A Short Course in Kindness: A Little Book on the Importance of Love and the Relative Unimportance of Just about Everything Else

A Short Course in Kindness: A Little Book on the Importance of Love and the Relative Unimportance of Just about Everything Else

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by Margot Silk Forrest
     
 

More than simply thought-provoking, A Short Course in Kindness challenges and inspires the reader to effect change through kindness. In warm and engaging prose, this book explains true kindness as opposed to mere niceness and explores its power and benefits. It motivates individuals to exhibit and practice kindness, describing in clear and simple terms ways to…  See more details below

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More than simply thought-provoking, A Short Course in Kindness challenges and inspires the reader to effect change through kindness. In warm and engaging prose, this book explains true kindness as opposed to mere niceness and explores its power and benefits. It motivates individuals to exhibit and practice kindness, describing in clear and simple terms ways to integrate kindness as the response of choice. Included are techniques for developing the ability to empathize with others and strategies for being kind to oneself.

Author Biography: Margot Silk Forrest is the founder of The Healing Woman, a nonprofit organization for adults recovering from childhood abuse. She is a former editor for the San Jose Mercury News and the Dallas Times-Herald and the coauthor of EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma and The Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Humanity is "irrevocably interconnected, for better or worse" notes Forrest (coauthor, EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma), and she figures it might as well be for the better. In unerringly upbeat writing, she puts in a plug for kindness. The tactics that she promotes sound deceptively simple (e.g., listen, offer companionship, encourage laughter), but to perform them truly takes guts and courage. Kind and nice are sharply distinguished; the latter can be faked while the former, which can change someone's life forever, cannot. This will raise awareness and give readers very real, if subjective, food for thought. Whereas other books, like Random Acts of Kindness, merely talk about inspiration, this actually inspires. Like one of Batman's plans, it's so crazy that it just might work! With a foreword by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pay It Forward), this is recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780970804907
Publisher:
L.M. Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 7.16(h) x 0.40(d)

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Short Course in Kindness: A Little Book on the Importance of Love and the Relative Unimportance of Just about Everything Else 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Kindness is not wimpy, not 'nice', not for the faint of heart. In this little gem of a book Ms. Forrest shows us time after time that kindness takes courage, strength and ultimately the decision in the moment to reach out to those around us, one by one. 'We can save the world, because we are the world,' the author tells us. There have been a few titles in my lifetime that I have given to the people in my life who are closest to me. 'A Short Course in Kindness' has joined that list. Buy this, read it, and then live it in your day to day life - you won't be sorry.