Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1101594993
ISBN 13: 9781101594995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daring Greatly Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold! Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

Brené Brown: the Power of Vulnerability Journal

Brené Brown: the Power of Vulnerability Journal
Author: Brene Brene
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798605199502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brené Brown: the Power of Vulnerability Journal Book Review:

Brené Brown :Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability Journal It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!

The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability
Author: Anu Koivunen,Katariina Kyrölä,Ingrid Ryberg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781526133090
ISBN 13: 1526133091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Vulnerability Book Review:

This book is available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.This book investigates the new language of vulnerability that has emerged in feminist, queer and antiracist debates on media, taking a particular interest in the historical legacies and contemporary forms and effects of this language. Contributors such as Jack Halberstam and Sara Ahmed examine how vulnerability has become a battleground, how affect and vulnerability have turned into a politicised currency both for addressing and obscuring asymmetries of power, and how media activism and state policies address so-called vulnerable groups. Taking on such heated topics as trigger warnings and diversity policies, the book will be of interest to scholars and students in media and cultural studies, affect theory, gender studies, queer theory and critical race studies.

Summary of The Power of Vulnerability

Summary of The Power of Vulnerability
Author: Ninja Reads
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781701855960
ISBN 13: 1701855968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Power of Vulnerability Book Review:

*PLEASE NOTE: This concise summary is unofficial and is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the original book's publisher or author.*Short on time? Or maybe you've already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy read, you can take the main principles from The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage!Brené Brown's twenty-minute TED talk, "The Power of Vulnerability," is one of the most watched TED talks of all time with more than forty million views. In this audiobook (not available as a book), she explores the idea more fully in a series of six one-hour talks. Brown explains how her research taught her the techniques we can all use to deepen and enrich the ways we live our lives and love other people. The goal, she says, is to live "whole-heartedly" and the key is to increase our capacity for vulnerability by breaking through all the barriers we put up against it. She keeps her live audience entertained and engaged with her wisdom about the struggles we all face, her understanding of what is essential, and her funny, personal stories.

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0399592520
ISBN 13: 9780399592522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dare to Lead Book Review:

In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, "One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of skills and practices that are 100 percent teachable. It's learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It's why we're here." Whether you've read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you're new to Brené Brown's work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability
Author: Barry Kaplan,Jeffrey Manchester
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 1626344744
ISBN 13: 9781626344747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Vulnerability Book Review:

In The Power of Vulnerability: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting INward authors Barry Kaplan and Jeffrey Manchester have leveraged their decades of experience and created a guide to finding success and fulfillment for teams and individuals. Based on their work through Shift180 with executives and their teams, The Power of Vulnerability offers a new approach to transforming corporate culture so that you can thrive at work and in life. Work is often a source of dissatisfaction for people because in their desire to get ahead, they often lose touch with their values and internal sources of power. The authors teach readers how to: • Create a sense of safety • Encourage exploration • Develop an INpowered team that transcends organizational hierarchy • Foster communication • Be authentic Manchester and Kaplan can help you find INpowerment so that you and your colleagues can create a fulfilling, supportive, and open corporate culture. This fulfillment creates loyalty and long-term employee commitment to organizations. The Power of Vulnerability includes everything that you need to unlock the potential of yourself and your organization. Get INpowered. Start a cultural revolution. Begin your journey today.

I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't)

I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't)
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Avery
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1592403352
ISBN 13: 9781592403356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Thought it was Just Me (but it Isn't) Book Review:

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0812995856
ISBN 13: 9780812995855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braving the Wilderness Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”

Rising Strong

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 081299583X
ISBN 13: 9780812995831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Strong Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post

The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN 10: 1592859895
ISBN 13: 9781592859894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Imperfection Book Review:

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

The Power of Belonging

The Power of Belonging
Author: Will van der Hart,Rob Waller
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780830775934
ISBN 13: 0830775935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Belonging Book Review:

The Power of Belonging unpacks the universal longing to belong and the shame that keeps leaders from leading with authenticity, confidence, and hope.

The Unmasking: Unlocking the Power of Vulnerability

The Unmasking: Unlocking the Power of Vulnerability
Author: Ciera Jeter
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 132959892X
ISBN 13: 9781329598928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unmasking: Unlocking the Power of Vulnerability Book Review:

TAKE BACK THE POWER OF BEING VULNERABLE All our lives we've been told to be vulerable is to be weak, so we masked our vulnerabilities to protect ourselves from looking weak or being hurt. However, that is been far more damaging to us. It caused us to become mentally bound, people pleasing inidiviuals. It has caused us to lose or in some cases never gain our own identity. In this guide, you will discover how to unlock the power of exposure. Although being vulnerable means you are capable of getting hurt, it doesn't mean you cannot tap in to the power of your vulnerability and live free from the mental capativities we find ourselves in just because we don't want to seem weak. Some of the topics include: Getting to know You Learning to love You Getting through the Pruning Process Overcoming Fear of Rejection Sharing Your Value with Others

(Un)Qualified

(Un)Qualified
Author: Steven Furtick
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1601424612
ISBN 13: 9781601424617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

(Un)Qualified Book Review:

Who you think you are is not as important as who God says you are... Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change. This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things. Being unqualified is God's favorite qualification... Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God’s qualifying system is different than the world’s. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves. In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great “I AM,” and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them. The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

VulnerABLE: How to Notice the Power of Vulnerability Through Lettuce, Laundry, and Love

VulnerABLE: How to Notice the Power of Vulnerability Through Lettuce, Laundry, and Love
Author: Julia Ruggiero
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781641372244
ISBN 13: 1641372249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VulnerABLE: How to Notice the Power of Vulnerability Through Lettuce, Laundry, and Love Book Review:

VulnerABLE: How to Notice the Power of Vulnerability through Lettuce, Laundry, and Love, is a non-fiction book that speaks to people going through a time of transition; people looking to reframe their mindset, and notice the power in their voices.Have you ever said to yourself, "My voice isn't worth it. I'm crazy!"?Have you ever been told to "suck it up!"? You're going to mess up. The person sitting next to you will, too. Let's talk about it.We all make mistakes. We all experience immense shame and guilt. And we all use our voices to spread a message. In VulnerABLE, you'll notice the power in one's voice, and how to recognize what you were meant to share with the world. By exploring the meaning of vulnerability versus oversharing, and the importance of understanding ourselves and each other, we will look at lettuce, laundry, and love in a different light. We will explore the true meaning of connection.By "positively exposing" herself, Julia hopes that we too will notice the worth in our voices, feeling comfortable in our own skin. Through sharing personal stories from her own life, as well as stories from others, every reader can find a glimpse of wisdom to notice the rocky but powerful path of vulnerability. In this book, you'll learn how to notice vulnerability and gain confidence in knowing you are not alone through three parts: * How our own voices and thoughts hold us back from embracing our worth* How other's voices, criticism, and opinions influence how we look at ourselves* How to notice the bigger, realistic meaning of love and connectionWe all experience doubt, sadness, confusion, or loneliness. Confidence in our own voices will allow us to listen and accept other voices. Welcome to the VulnerABLE Movement.

Taming the Tiger Within

Taming the Tiger Within
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-10-21
ISBN 10: 1101217316
ISBN 13: 9781101217313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taming the Tiger Within Book Review:

Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life-a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships. Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.

The Power and Vulnerability of Love

The Power and Vulnerability of Love
Author: Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1451484674
ISBN 13: 9781451484670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power and Vulnerability of Love Book Review:

Gandolfo constructs a theological anthropology that begins with the condition of human vulnerability as a site to answer why human beings experience and inflict terrible suffering. This volume argues that vulnerability is a dimension of human existence that causes us great anxiety, which forms the basis for violence but also affords the possibility of human openness to the redemptive work of divine love. Poised paradoxically between tragic and redemptive vulnerability, human beings need existential resources and empowering practices to cope with and manage our vulnerability in more compassionate ways.

Precarious Life

Precarious Life
Author: Judith Butler
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781844675449
ISBN 13: 1844675440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precarious Life Book Review:

An appraisal of post-September 11 America presents the U.S. government's decision to attack Afghanistan and Iraq as a response to loss and grief, arguing that the vulnerability being experienced in the western world is posing an opportunity to imagine a global political community without violence. Reprint.

Your Living Compass

Your Living Compass
Author: Scott Stoner
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 0819229407
ISBN 13: 9780819229403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Living Compass Book Review:

• Structured holistic wellness program for individuals and groups based on a highly successful retreat model developed by priest-psychotherapist • Builds on the national network of Living Compass workshops, presentations, and publications, and soon, the 14-room Nicholas Center, a faith and wellness retreat and training center in the heart of Chicago • Each chapter includes questions for reflection If Barbara Brown Taylor and Steven Covey ever wrote a book together, this might be the book! Living Compass is a church-based faith and wellness program designed for individuals and small groups. Readers engage in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, consisting of daily ten-minute readings, plus questions that guide the user to make small, meaningful action steps designed for getting “your life, your relationships, and your work headed in a new direction,” according to the author. Deeply spiritual and exceedingly practical, the new book joins the national Living Compass ministry, which includes educational classes on a multitude of wellness topics, small groups that promote and support those who desire to make healthy changes in their lives and, wellness resources (including a free Living Well with Living Compass app), social media, and soon, a new center for trainings and retreats that will be located in the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Make Peace with Your Mind

Make Peace with Your Mind
Author: Mark Coleman
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 160868430X
ISBN 13: 9781608684304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Peace with Your Mind Book Review:

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

A Year of Living Kindly

A Year of Living Kindly
Author: Donna Cameron
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1631524801
ISBN 13: 9781631524806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year of Living Kindly Book Review:

2019 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Self Help Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018 Being kind is something most of us do when it’s easy and when it suits us. Being kind when we don’t feel like it, or when all of our buttons are being pushed, is hard. But that’s also when it’s most needed; that’s when it can defuse anger and even violence, when it can restore civility in our personal and virtual interactions. Kindness has the power to profoundly change our relationships with other people and with ourselves. It can, in fact, change the world. In A Year of Living Kindly—using stories, observation, humor, and summaries of expert research—Donna Cameron shares her experience committing to 365 days of practicing kindness. She presents compelling research into the myriad benefits of kindness, including health, wealth, longevity, improved relationships, and personal and business success. She explores what a kind life entails, and what gets in the way of it. And she provides practical and experiential suggestions for how each of us can strengthen our kindness muscle so choosing a life of kindness becomes ever easier and more natural. An inspiring, practical guide that can help any reader make a commitment to kindness, A Year of Living Kindly shines a light on how we can create a better, safer, and more just world—and how you can be part of that transformation.