Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving


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The beloved creator of Blues Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and protégé of Fred Rogers explores the importance of kindness and how it can change your life in this essential guide and tie-in to the PBS special, “The Power of Radical Kindness.”

Angela C. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today’s most popular educational children’s shows believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life changing benefits follows.

From the true meaning of self-care and the gift of vulnerability, to the importance of active listening or the magic of asking for help, Radical Kindness goes beyond The Golden Rule and entreaties to “be nice,” contending that kindness is the key to recognizing others, and ourselves, as worthy of love and understanding.

Much like gratitude, Angela contends we need a kindness practice. A practice in which we learn to see with our hearts and act from a place of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Through practicing radical kindness—toward ourselves, with loved ones, and to the world at large—we can transform ourselves, our neighborhood, and our world for the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062913364
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,094,447
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ANGELA C. SANTOMERO is the co-creator, for the award-winning Blue’s Clues, and the creator of the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Super Why!; Creative Galaxy and Wishenpoof; and Charlie’s Colorforms City. The chief creative officer of 9 Story Media Group, she is the recipient of a Peabody Award, two Television Critics Association Awards, and the 2018 World Screen’s Kids Trendsetter Award. She has been nominated for more than twenty-five Emmy Awards and numerous Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards. Angela is the author of Preschool Clues and blogs on AngelasClues.com. She lives in New York with her husband, two daughters, and two puppies.

Deepak Chopra, MD is the author of more than eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.

Table of Contents

Foreword Deepak Chopra xiii

Mister Rogers Saw Me: A Definition of Radical Kindness 1

I What Is Radical Kindness?

1 Heart-Seeing: The First Step Toward Radical Kindness 9

2 First See, Then Act: Radical Kindness Means Action, Not Reaction 23

II Be Kind To Yourself

3 Tune In to Glinda, Mute the Wicked Witch: Softening Your Inner Voice with Kindness 33

4 Heart-See Yourself: Radical Kindness to Oneself 41

5 Persona or Person? Finding Your Authentic Self 57

6 "Can You Help Me?" Receiving in Order to Give 67

III Be Kind To Others

7 Hit the Pause Button: Seeing Others with Your Heart 77

8 Kindness to Family and Friends: Heart-Seeing Your Inner Circle 87

9 Lean In: The Art of Active Listening 109

10 Beyond First Impressions: Seeing the Person Underneath 119

11 Assume the Best: Defusing Conflict with Kindness 127

IV Radical Kindness For A Better World

12 Speak the Common Language of Kindness: Heart-Seeing the "Other" 141

13 Kindness Without Credit: Anonymous Kindness for a More Giving World 157

14 Changing the World One Kindness at a Time 165

15 Thirty-Two Acts of Radical Kindness You Could Do Today 175

Acknowledgments 205

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