Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.
Shift the world from fear to love with a dose of Fierce Kindness: a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.
Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep it with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions with Fierce Kindness.
Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.
|Publisher:||Yellow Pear Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Melanie Salvatore-August is a creator of Fierce Kindness a movement of nonviolence and global consciousness shifting. She is also the author of Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life. In addition, she is a yoga and meditation teacher/trainer mentor for Yogaworks, CTA Yoga-Based Life Coach, Reiki healer, lululemon Brand Ambassador and a mama to three little boys. She lives in the SF Bay Area on her budding urban homestead. Find her virtually at melaniesalvatoreaugust.com.
What People are Saying About This
“…we are blessed with a simple and easy manual that can bring [Melanie Salvatore-August’s] wisdom, humor and practical advice into our lives. This book invites you into the kind of love that takes no prisoners - the kind of love that our world so desperately needs today."
Katie Silcox, Teacher and NYT Best-Selling Author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy
“Inspirational, heart-full, and just the tiniest bit butt-kicking, Fierce Kindness is a must-have on your bookshelf….This book can change your life.”
Rachel Scott, author of Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat
“Fierce Kindness is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking a fresh, positive perspective on life….The teachings in this book will foster both personal and collective well-being.”
Lisa Danylchuk, founder of Yoga for Trauma Online Training , and author of Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress and How You Can Heal: A Strength-Based Guide to Trauma Recovery
"Where to begin? How can I Be the change? Fierce Kindness can help one peel through the layers to get to the heart of the matter...your heart in the matter. It's not just a book, it's a way of being and the author leads the call by example.”
Carl John, musician and author of The Journey Home
"When I experience Mel's work, names like Brené Brown, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson come to mind. This sensible book is brimming with deep wisdom that will spark inspiration and groundedness in everyone from parents to young adults to functional healing skeptics to entrepreneurs to the elderly to the wildly successful. Could there be any greater gift than the sensation that WE ourselves have the tools to live a more peaceful, calm, less fearful and worrisome life…and all we need to do is unlock them? This book will get you there."
Sara Courter, Certified Nutritionist and yoga teacher
“Melanie Salvatore-August offers us yet another outlet to grapple with an uncertain future and find our way back to solid ground. With her new book Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change , the author offers guidance, inspiration and a go-to place to explore our feelings.”
Mary Corbin, YourBerkeley.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a gem of a book! It is chock full of helpful, simple, and practical ways to shift from negative to positive, from fear to love, from closed to open. Changing a negative mindset to a positive one is much easier said than done, especially in today's world of social media, materialism, and competition. This book provides numerous practical exercises and ideas for making permanent changes to how we view ourselves and, in turn, the world. And the exercises are not complicated, they don't require a bunch of homework, and you don't have to slog through a bunch of science to get to the helpful bits. Melanie shares her own personal stories and how these exercises helped her in a natural and easy manner. This is a lovely little book with really practical, easy-to-incorporate tips for shifting from a negative to positive viewpoint. I know I'll reference it frequently.
Melanie is a pioneer in the field of holistic wellness, social activism, and practical self-care. The ideas and practices she presents in Fierce Kindness are what I, as a longtime student of hers, lovingly refer to as "mental hygiene." Why do we exercise our bodies, feed ourselves nutrient-dense food, bathe and groom, but so often forget about our minds, the control center of our existence? The liberation one gains access to when one is lead to the tools and exercises of questioning one's thoughts, is quite simply magnificent. Melanie is gifted in her unique way of pragmatically guiding her students and readers to the threshold of the most profound journey; that of self-healing. Perhaps you've been well on your mindful way for some time now. This book is still the necessary step to breathe life into the ideas you've been taught for so long, but don't always have the capacity to bring to fruition. When I experience Mel's work, names like Brené Brown, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson come to mind. This sensible book is brimming with deep wisdom that will spark inspiration and groundedness in everyone from parents to young adults to functional healing skeptics to entrepreneurs to the elderly to the wildly successful. Could there be any greater gift than the sensation that WE ourselves have the tools to live a more peaceful, calm, less fearful and worrisome life…and all we need to do is unlock them? This book will get you there.
I have been blessed to have attended Mel’s Yoga classes for over five years. Having Mel as a mentor in the YogaWorks 200 & 300 Teacher Training Program I am continuously amazed at her passion and love for people. I find her classes magical, brilliant, entertaining, dramatic and breathe taking. You now have the same opportunity to share her passion and find the true love channel within yourself with this wonderful book Fierce Kindness. Let us all celebrate her love and this “tool box” of practical exercises and life changing ideas that promote the TRUE YOU; a being of light, kindness and compassion. The world needs more of what Mel has written! Bravo!!
Fierce Kindness is an accessible, straightforward love letter to gratitude. Melanie Salvatore-August reinforces the universal truth that gratitude heals. She outlines a long list of useful tools, including an extensive exploration of the “power of the pause” — all of the many ways we can pause long enough to redirect our thoughts and actions toward compassion and healing. Melanie guides her readers to be fiercely kind to themselves and to others in a time when we could all use a reminder.
This book is a breath of fresh air. It is a reminder that we are in charge of our thoughts, not the other way around! Fierce kindness reminds the reader that redirecting our thoughts outward to being kind to ourselves and others truly makes a difference in both health and quality of life. It also gives great suggestions on how to live your life this way. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in getting out of a rut and being positive! The book is also beautifully laid out and would make a great gift.