Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression.We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that kindness has evolved in us and thus its effects are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we're kind, our bodies are healthiest.This groundbreaking book is filled with fascinating new discoveries, including:. how kindness developed in our genes. that love and kindness can make a damaged heart regenerate faster. how kindness and compassion alter the neural structures of our brains. that gratitude can make you at least 25% happier.This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many levels on which taking the time to make a difference could transform your health - and your whole world.
This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer
Author: David Hamilton, PhD
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression. We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we're kind, our bodies are healthiest. In his down-to-earth and accessible style, David shares how: • Kindness makes us happier • Kindness improves relationships • Kindness is good for the heart • Kindness slows ageing • Kindness is contagious This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many ways in which giving your time, energy and love to another could transform your health – and your whole world.
In a global climate of increasing complexity and uncertainty, there have been calls for a more responsible form of leadership in business and society. The relationship between kindness and leadership is therefore a topic of fundamental importance for our well-being as individuals, for the success of our organisations, and for the future of our global community. Kindness in Leadership is one of the first books to explore both the concept and practice of kindness in leadership and consider them in different societal and organisational settings. Its uniqueness lies in combining an innovative mix of personal views from leaders with explorations of organisational philosophies and practices. It opens with a definition of kindness and its contours and underpinnings. It then explores the importance of kindness within different organisations, parts of the world, economic strata, age groups and genders, drawing on research on organisational compassion and neuroscience. In order to support learning, each chapter is supported by a series of questions for consideration and discussion. This will be a stimulating and thought-provoking read for a wide audience of practicing managers and leaders in organisations of all shapes and sizes, for academics involved in educating for leadership, and for students aspiring to develop their own kind and compassionate leadership style.
Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, the human pursuit of happiness through the use of scientific methods has yet to be fully examined. Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society is an essential reference source that offers in-depth studies that anchor concepts of happiness, kindness, wellbeing, and empathy from a scientific perspective. Featuring research on topics such as cognitive revolution, neurobiology of wellbeing, and rational emotive behavior therapy, this book is ideally designed for sociologists, academicians, psychology professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking scientific coverage on happiness, kindness, and empathy.
Everyday actions to change your life and the world around you
Author: Bernadette Russell
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity. Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. The Little Book of Kindness is packed with fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life - online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community, to yourself - and change the world, one act of kindness at a time.
Everything you need to know about raising school-age kids
Author: Michael Carr-Gregg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
If you want to land your kids in therapy, then by all means, give them everything under the sun. In his work as a family psychologist, Michael Carr-Gregg has noticed a worrying trend in our modern parenting styles, which sees kids running riot and parents running for cover. In our desire to give our kids the best, we may have given them way too much, and overlooked the importance of setting boundaries. He believes it's a recipe for disaster. In Strictly Parenting, Michael asks parents to take a good hard look at the way they are parenting - to toughen up and stop trying to be their kids' best friends. He instead offers practical evidence-based solutions on how to take back the reins and start making the most of the precious family years. With a user-friendly A-Z guide covering all the tricky issues that parents encounter over the years - everything from birthday parties and bedtimes to sex and drugs - this is an invaluable and very timely resource for parents of all school-aged kids.
Meet the daughters of King Arthur's descendant, Merin Pendragon. They have an appetite for adventure and a gift for driving men wild with desire. Marrying them off may seem an easy task, but it's only going to prove that when it comes to these girls, trouble follows in threes. Join New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small for a delicious new tale of proud, passionate sisters who live and love according to their own rules. . . The Dragon Lord's Daughters Averil She may be the Lord's eldest--and illegitimate--daughter, but Averil knows her dazzling beauty can buy her what she wants most: marriage to a great and powerful lord. But fate has other plans in the rugged form of Rhys FitzHugh. Thinking her the sole heiress, the penniless bailiff kidnaps the beauty. Now, to salvage his honor, he must marry the openly hostile Averil and accept his greatest challenge--winning her love, her loyalty, and her trust. . . Maia As the legitimate heiress with a hefty dowery, Maia can have any man she chooses, namely Emrys Llyn, a descendant of Lancelot and the Lady of the Lake. But strange, dangerous rumors surround the handsome Emrys. . .his name means "immortal," and two of his wives have died suddenly under mysterious circumstances. Can her unwavering love prove his innocence. . .or will Maia suffer the same fate as Emrys's previous wives? Junia As charming as she is irrepressible, Junia is the Lord's youngest daughter. Her father has long since given up trying to control her whims. Junia is content to roam the countryside where she can be alone with the golden-haired Richard de Bohun who she meets and loves in secret. But he is the son of her father's sworn enemy, and loving him may cost more than she could ever imagine. . . Bertrice Small is the author of over thirty-two novels of historical romance. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, which was founded in 1640. And because she believes in happy endings, she's been married to the same man, her hero, George, for forty years.
A Guide to Raising Compassionate and Caring Children
Author: Rachel Tomlinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
A simple and sweet parenting book with 365 tips—a new one to try every day! As a parent, you want the best for your child, and one of your greatest hopes is that your child will grow up to be a good person. So, what makes a good person? Generally, we think about good people as being kind: those who are compassionate, empathetic, generous. However, it seems that, in our fast-paced, individual-driven society, kindness is fading and the pressure on parents to raise socially conscious, empathetic, and caring children can seem overwhelming at times. In Teaching Kids to Be Kind, Rachel Tomlinson draws from her professional experiences to provide 365 inspiring strategies to help children and families practice kindness every day of the year. Daily tips include: Taking your child shopping around the holidays to select a new toy to donate to another little boy or girl their age. Leaving little notes in their lunch box or school bag for them to find. This models unconditional love and consideration for others. Baking a cake together to teach patience and teamwork and build on their ability to delay gratification. An essential tool for parents, Teaching Kids to Be Kind will help children develop empathy, regulate their emotions, and improve their general well-being as well as support families in strengthening their overall relationships.
The encouragement we crave—when we’re most in need Out of the deepest hurts of the human condition, Randy Alcorn brings into clear focus our most pressing questions about evil and suffering—including those that wrench our souls when we or someone we love is victimized by evil or assaulted by disease. He faces these questions with seasoned sensitivity, skillful insight, and a heart of compassion. He dodges none of the difficulties, and never lapses into platitudes, hand-wringing, or oversimplification. On this troubling but inescapable topic, you’ll find frank acknowledgment of the inherent limitations that set humanity apart from the God who has none. There’s also generous, real encouragement that brings God nearer in our understanding when we need His comfort the most. And amid our heavy doubts and swirling confusion on this topic, Randy Alcorn points us ultimately toward Jesus as “the only answer bigger than the questions.”
The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
Author: Tracy McMillan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Family & Relationships
This paperback edition includes an exclusive conversation between Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, and Tracy McMillan, one of its expert matchmakers. This new relationship show features three of America’s most eligible guys searching for their soul mates. If you’re looking to get married and you’re not, there’s most likely a very good reason: you. Hey, you’re certainly not a bad person! You just haven’t yet become the woman you need to be in order to have the partnership you want. That’s where this book comes in. Based on her wildly popular Huffington Post article, Tracy McMillan’s Why You’re Not Married . . . Yet dishes out no-holds-barred practical wisdom for women hoping to head down the aisle. And this new edition features even more candid advice and sisterly insight. McMillan points out the behaviors that might be in your blind spot and shows you how to adjust them to get the relationship you deserve. Do any of these chapter headings sound familiar? • You’re a Bitch: How defensiveness can hide behind a tough exterior, and why being nice is never a sign of weakness. • You’re a Liar: How to stop lying to men—and get honest with yourself—about the kind of relationship you really want. • You’re Selfish: The big secret about marriage: It’s about giving something, not getting it. A funny, insightful guide, Why You’re Not Married . . . Yet will change your life and the way you think about relationships, and it may very well lead you down the aisle. “Very wise . . . Give this book to every single girlfriend [you] have.”—Marie Claire “Equal parts BFF, boot-camp instructor, and relationship guru, Tracy McMillan will change the way you think about yourself and your relationships. This book is for every woman out there who wants to have a great marriage.”—Ricki Lake