The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress, and Better Relationships through Kindness

The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress, and Better Relationships through Kindness

by Nicole J. Phillips

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Overview

We're all pretty nice people, right? It's just that occasionally we're tempted to gossip or indulge in a little justified road rage . . . or snap at our spouse . . . maybe scream at our kids . . . I mean, if everyone else would get with the program, we wouldn't be this way!

But maybe the trouble isn't with all those other people who aggravate us. Maybe we're the problem—specifically, the way we react to inconveniences, accidents, and just plain old everyday life with negative words, thoughts, and actions. Because the truth is, when we stop focusing on how we're being affected and start responding in kind ways, that's when something remarkable happens: we actually feel happier ourselves.

With humor, compassion, and encouragement, Nicole Phillips draws on scientific research and real-life examples to help us recognize unhelpful negative thought patterns, show kindness toward others even when we don't feel like it, and discover how one little change actually changes everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540900104
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 73,604
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life's difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads her message of the healing power of kindness as host of the weekly show The Kindness Podcast, through her weekly syndicated newspaper column "Kindness Is Contagious," and as a featured guest on multiple radio and television programs. The author of Kindness Is Contagious and Kindness Is Courageous, Nicole is married to her childhood sweetheart, Saul. They live in South Dakota with their three children and an oversized goldendoodle.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Lessons from Dinoland 15

2 Identifying Your Inner Meanie 23

3 What Actual Experts Are Saying about Kindness 33

4 Drawing More Kindness into Your Life: Saying Yes to the Positive 47

5 Saying No to the Negative 61

6 What Counts as Kindness: Are People Taking Advantage of You? 73

7 When Kindness Isn't about You 83

8 Being Kind in Your Home and Other Places Where People Annoy You 93

9 Being Kind to People Who Hurt You 105

10 When Kindness Can't-Fix It 115

11 When Good Acts of Kindness Go Bad 123

12 Why Kindness Even Matters 133

Acknowledgments 139

365 Kindness Ideas 141

Author Q & A 165

Notes 169

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