Mel O’neil-King

Mel is the co-owner and coach of Athlete-X in Bibra Lake, WA. A man like many others around him has made it apart of his ethos personally and professionally to choose kind. A man that goes out of his way to better others, community and environment.

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Choose Kind

The choose kind project was born out of a desire to improve the mental health of the world. It was sparked from a close friend of Mel who committed suicide. 

What began as 12 days of Kindness’ social media challenge has grown into a movement that aims to positively impact the world of using the message of choose kind. 

The Choose kind project have developed and are selling merchandise to raise funds for charities making a positive impact on mental health. To check out the merchandise, head to 

In this episode Mel talks to the 3 pillars of choose kind: 

  1. Kind to yourself – celebrating the small wins you have achieved and acknowledging achievements. Not comparing yourself to others but be happy with your life experiences and how it has served you. 
  2. Kind to others – celebrating the wins for others and performing small tasks and deeds for others, acknowledging you’re in their space. 
  3. Kind to the environment – you are looking at yourself and asking, ‘Am I choosing kind to my environment’.  

Mel’s tips on how to start with a little kindness

  • Start with the smallest possible task

For example when heading to the shops let the person in front of you walk in first, or even hold the door for them and wish them a happy day. 

  • Completing small tasks or deeds each day

It will then become inherit and kindness will become part of your day-to-day life. 

Links of Interest

5 ways giving is good for your health -University of California, Berkeley

Ep. 016 – The power from taking breaks w/ Ben Rashleigh The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

In this episode it’s all about ‘Breaks’ and the importance of breaks, and how breaks can make you more productive, efficient and have health benefits. There is a lot of research that supports taking a break throughout a working day that doesn’t involve any work, or personal tasking can improve one’s mood and support wellbeing and reduce stress.  There is also research that supports that multitasking is not as efficient and productive as when focusing on one single task at a time. So spend the next 15 mins solely focussing on the episode. Enjoy! For show notes, visit:    
  1. Ep. 016 – The power from taking breaks w/ Ben Rashleigh
  2. Ep. 015 – Choose kind – how the smallest thing can make someones day w/ Mel O'neil-King
  3. Ep. 014 – Affirmation & intention – creating meaningful moments in daily life w/ Siobhan Delaney
  4. Ep. 013 – Injury – stigma, recovery and how it can define you w/ Frances Brown
  5. EP. 012 – What is self care? – It's all about the individual w/ Ben Rashleigh