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The War for Kindness

This book will not provide ten simple steps for how to be kinder today. It won’t promise that, despite appearances, people are essentially good after all. Humanity might naturally be 39 percent kind, or 71 percent kind, or somewhere in between. What matters is not where we begin, but where we can go.”

– warforkindness.com

 

The Power of Kindness

As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career. He wondered what kindness truly looks like—in himself and in others.”

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Dare to be Kind

In this daring, inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt and empowers us to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and depression she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity and hope.”

– goodreads.com

Living a Feminist Life

In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them.”

– goodreads.com

All About Love: New Visions

All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early childhood.”

– goodreads.com

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

“Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.”

– radicaldharma.org

Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm

“Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading Kingian Nonviolence trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice (utilized by the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter), and proves that nonviolent civil resistance remains the most effective strategy for social change in hostile times.” 

– goodreads.com

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community

“Through research, interviews, and stories of lived experience, How We Show Up returns us to our inherent connectedness where we find strength, safety, and support in vulnerability and generosity, in asking for help, and in being accountable. Showing up—literally and figuratively—points us toward the promise of our collective vitality and leads us to the liberated wellbeing we all want.”

– miabirdsong.com

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

SEE NO STRANGER is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future.

-valariekaur.com

We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice

We all have work to do. Our work is in the light. We have no perfect moral ground to stand on, shaped as we are by this toxic complex time. We may not have time, or emotional capacity, to walk each path together. We are all flailing in the unknown at the moment, terrified, stretched beyond ourselves, ashamed, realizing the future is in our hands. We must all do our work. Be accountable and go heal, simultaneously, continuously. It’s never too late.”

– adriennemareebrown.ney

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My Kind of People

My Kind of People is a podcast celebrating leaders and community members from across the world who all share a passion for positive change. Each week we will explore the power of community, leadership, passion and positivity and the beauty that can be created when these values come together.”

– Apple Podcasts

 

Connect Kindness

“Our mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring the founders and directors of the organizations on our podcast, our listeners can learn more about the nonprofits.”

– connectkindness.com

Compassionate Las Vegas

“Compassionate Las Vegas – The Podcast is part of the grassroots organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and the movement of compassion in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Compassion acts as our guiding principle. Nearly all moral and religious institutions suggest a version of the Golden Rule that we should “do to others as you would have them do to you”, and yet we are a world divided. We believe the need for more compassion is the most pressing issue of our time. There is data to support that love and compassion are not luxuries but are necessities for human survival.”

– Spotify

How Love Will Defeat Hate | Russell Brand & Deeyah Khan | Under The Skin

“Documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan is determined to confront hate and prejudice by meeting some of the most extremist groups in the world. She has sat down with White Supremacists in the US and interviewed former Jihadists to further understand what drives people to join these groups. 

Her film “White Right: Meeting The Enemy” won an Emmy and is available on Netflix. We discuss the role politics, class, feminism and everything in between plays in relation to this issue.”

– Youtube

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The Kindness Diaries

“Leon is a man with a mission. Counting solely on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter and fuel, he travels around the world on a vintage motorcycle looking for the good in humanity. This is an uplifting social experiment that examines the nature of generosity and gives glimpses into the hearts of some truly selfless people. It gives one real hope in a world where too often greed is revered as a virtue and caring as a liability.”

– IMDB

 

Kindness is Contagious

“Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary by David Gaz, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best selling author of the novel (and film) Pay It Forward. It’s a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. Kindness Is Contagious profiles cutting-edge scientists and best-selling authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people from all walks of life whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery.”

– kindness-is-contagious.com

 

Is there a Science Behind Human Kindness

For generations, we’ve believed that man is driven only by ruthless self-interest. But over the past decade, this idea has been increasingly challenged. New research from fields as diverse as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics is forcing us to rethink human actions and motivation.”

– YouTube 

Each Kindness

Chloe doesn’t really know why she turns away from the new girl, Maya, when Maya tries to befriend her. And every time Maya asks if she can play with Chloe and the other girls, the answer is always no. So Maya ends up playing alone. And then one day she’s gone.”

– YouTube 

The Secret Power of Kindness - Russell Brand

“Dr. John Gottman reveals that kindness is the secret to all relationships succeeding. Be kind soon and often! Is this the secret to self care and self love too? Be kind to yourself? What do you think?”

– YouTube 

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