´´In this landmark book, Jamil Zaki gives us a revolutionary perspective on empathy: Empathy can be developed, and, when it is, people, relationships, organizations, and cultures are changed.´´-Carol Dweck, author of Mindset Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren´t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States is suffering from an ´´empathy deficit.´´ Since then, things only seem to have gotten worse. It doesn´t have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki argues that empathy is not a fixed trait-something we´re born with or not-but rather a skill that we can all strengthen through effort. Drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, Zaki shows how we can harness this new mindset to overcome toxic cultural divisions. He also tells the stories of people who are living these principles-fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. We meet a former neo-Nazi who is now helping extract people from hate groups, ex-prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them, Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks, and NICU nurses fine-tuning their empathy so that they don´t succumb to burnout. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action. The future may depend on whether we accept the challenge. Advance praise for The War for Kindness ´´With alarming evidence of our society´s rapidly diminishing empathy, Zaki draws on decades of clinical research, along with experiments conducted at his lab, to consider the forces that impact our modern condition? [a] well-researched call to action and an urgent message.´´-Kirkus Reviews ´´In this masterpiece, Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever. If you´d like the world to be a kinder place, starting with your own capacity for empathy, read The War for Kindness. You´ll never be the same.´´-Angela Duckworth, author of Grit
Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and lively book tells you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself - and that includes your mind as well as your body. With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what you really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can´t control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Scritchfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003920/bk_drms_003920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think about it, a simple gesture of kindness can make a difference in your day, no matter how small the act. Thank volunteers for their kindness with this beautiful book. Promote the power of kindness in your work place or school. Not only does it make life more enjoyable, it is also good for you. Pass it on! Kindness is like a snowball that´s rolling down a hill. Each unselfish act or word is another snowflake that greets the others...creating something much larger than itself in the process. I once heard someone say, ´´If you teach your children the Golden Rule, you will have left them an incalculable estate. ´´ Truer words were never spoken. More than anything, the Golden Rule is about kindness. Kindness and honesty make you feel good about yourself and create trust in others. They improve your relationship with yourself and with others. It´s not much in fashion these days to talk about the benefits of kindness, honesty, and decency, but the benefits are there and they are valuable and worth the trouble. In fact studies have shown committing acts of kindness is actually good for your health. A rush of euphoria, followed by a longer period of calm after performing a kind act, is often referred to as a ´´helper´s high´´, involving physical sensations and the release of the body´s natural painkillers, endorphins. This initial rush is then followed by a longer-lasting period of improved emotional well-being. Just hearing stories of other´s acts of kindness will bring you joy and it is a wonderful message to share with friends or volunteers who have shown you kindness. Spread some kindness today...because nice matters! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Shetterly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001375/bk_gdan_001375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´ve ever wondered why people are resistant to your ideas, methods or approach in relationships then This is the Kindness is a must read. The goal in all relationships, whether it´s corporate teamwork, friendships, dating or marriages, is to quickly find compatibility and harmony so that you can achieve and complete a multitude of projects. In this book you´ll learn why listening to the needs of others, identifying what´s important to them, and giving your best are just part of the secret formula to strong partnerships. This is the Kindness offers wisdom, step by step methods and a fresh perspective on unity in relationships. Patterson´s practical advice stems from years of life lessons discovered through everyday activities and observations. You´ll gain instant revelations and knowledge from thoroughly perusing this book. You will have deeper dialogues and a firm comprehension of who you´re dating, working with or who you´ve married. Listen to this book and learn how to use their feedback to accomplish practical goals. Pastor Richard Patterson III has assisted countless partners in building, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. This book is his way of sharing his wisdom with the world. If you´re starting a new relationship or need help repairing damaged or broken relationships, then don´t give up, just grab a copy! Find out what kindness means to you and others as you attain solidarity to effectively co-exist in every relationship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117235/bk_acx0_117235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 11 years of writing the popular and informative Ask a Manager blog, Alison Green has seen it all, from dramatic exit interviews to the myriad ways our co-workers can get on our nerves. Throughout all the advice there seemed to be a common refrain: just talk about it. Now she´s written a book called Ask a Manager, filled with advice and scripts for how to deal with issues at work, from the mundane to the extreme. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000927/bk_amai_000927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This good deed book for children and parents will help you or your child to record their random acts of kindness (either using a separate notebook or, see paperback version of this same book), good intentions and experiences with the whole family and within the community. There are suggestions and ideas, plus suggested activities inside the book. This book can make a perfect gift for a friend and their child or, as a treasured keepsake of your own, to look back on over the years with your own child when they grow up. In this fast paced, ever-changing world, fill it up with wonderful new experiences, good vibes, and stay grounded. There are so many awesome things to do with your child, and this book can help to shape character building and good old fashioned values, so make those lovely memories together! It can be so easy to forget the incredible, special things your child will have done, so help make it a special journey for them too so you and your child will be able to look back, relive, and build on the memories of all their good deeds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089351/bk_acx0_089351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Despite what you might have been told, we´re not inherently selfish. The truth is we´re inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, and even slows the aging process. We´re actually genetically wired to be kind. In The Five Side Effects of Kindness, David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system. When we´re kind we feel happier, and our bodies are healthiest. In his down-to-earth and accessible style, David shares how: Kindness makes us happier Kindness is good for the heart Kindness slows aging Kindness improves relationships Kindness is contagious 1. Language: English. Narrator: David R. Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000352/bk_hayh_000352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.