The one with gratitude

The one with gratitude
Hosted by Srividya Sivakumar
 Srividya Sivakumar

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Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a...

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| 11 January 2024

Kindness moves the world. 

This episode of Dear Mynd explores the lasting effects of good deeds and how kindness and gentleness brings joy to everyone. 

‘Lulah, the Fish, and the Whale,’ is an unusual exploration of the power of thoughtfulness and the magic of empathy all while having a whale of a time!

Dear Mynd aims to create and encourage conversations around mental health. We do this through stories, through shared experiences that teach us that we are not alone. 

We are, after all, our stories. And our stories are us. 


Details of the episode

  • A small deed can have gigantic results. 
  • Kindness is neither big nor small – it just is. 
  • When one is truly content, one does not need much. 
  • Everyone is capable of kindness- child, adult, creature. 
  • There is nothing random about random acts of kindness. 


Meet the host

Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a speaker. But what really occupies her mind are those strange things that come hardbound or within soft paperbacks or on a device.  Books. Yes, she’s a self-avowed bibliophile and a firm believer in the magic that 26 letters and a few punctuation marks can create.  A critically acclaimed poet, TEDx Speaker, and voiceover artist, Srividya believes in using her voice as a vehicle – one that drives change, sparks conversations, inspires calm, and encourages you – to slow down, one story at a time.


Author bio

“Lulah, the Fish, and the Whale” is written by Jade Maitre, and illustrated by Anna Vilchynska. 

Jade is the founder of, which offers free children’s stories online, and enjoys more than 20 million reads a year. She is also the voice behind their audio books, which have been downloaded more than 5 million times since 2020.

Jade’s first work of adult fiction was shortlisted for The Australian Vogel Literary Award 2011.

Jade previously worked as a lawyer, an editor for human rights publications at UNESCO, a communications consultant for NGOs, and as the Digital Media Editor for MTV Australia and New Zealand. She has also been published as a travel writer and a journalist.

Resources and attribution

Lulah, the fish, and the whale (English), is written by Jade Maitre, illustrated by Anna Vilchynska

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