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The little book of kindness: everyday actions to change your life and the world around you

The little book of kindness: everyday actions to change your life and the world around you

Russell, Bernadette, author

Being kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity - will make you happier and more connected to everything and everyone than you have ever been. Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. 'The Little Book of Kindness' is packed with fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life - online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community, to yourself - and change the world, one act of kindness at a time

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Orion Spring, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Bernadette Russell
ISBN: 1409172619, 9781409172611
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 125 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
Subject: Happiness.; Society.; Kindness.

Author note

Bernadette Russell started a blog called 366 Days Of Kindness in 2011, detailing her attempt to be kind every day to a stranger, which began as a response to the UK riots of that year. In 2015 she was selected as one of the Southbank Centre's 67 Changemakers for this on-going project, which has resulted in two large scale interactive installations (Dear Stranger and Coat Tales) an international touring theatre show (366 Days Of Kindness), a U.S radio documentary (The Kindness of Strangers) and two children's activity books. She is a columnist for Balance magazine, writing a monthly musing on the theme of kindness.

Reviews

Bernadette's work is a beacon of hope and generosity - and this lovely book is packed full of inspiring ideas for how we can all 'be the change' and help create a kinder, happier and more trusting world
Dr Mark Williamson - Director, Action for Happiness||An uplifting, authentic manual for life packed with charming anecdotes and practical tips guaranteed to stir even the stoniest of hearts. This is exactly what the world needs
Balance Magazine||Bernadette Russell set out actively to use kindness, to lift herself out of despair about the state of the world. It changed her life. In this book, she shows you how to do the same - for your own sake and for the sake of the people around you
John-Paul Flintoff, author of How To Change The World (School of Life)||Bernadette Russell inspires us to make the world a kinder place. I love this book so much. It is not just a 'must read', it is also a 'must buy for all my friends to read'
Lucy-Anne Holmes, author and founder of No More Page 3||This lovely and practical book, written by the smart and whole-hearted Bernadette Russell, soothes, inspires and reminds me: kindness. Try it. Especially helpful if you're feeling lost and sceptical.
Vera Chok, actor and co-contributor to "The Good Immigrant"