A deep-dive into kindness, the science behind it and how we can better build it into our lives, from the author of The Art of Rest
Kindness can be your super-power. It feels good to be kind to others. And it feels good to receive kindness. Making the world better, in however small a way, feels good and does good. Did you know kinder bosses are more successful bosses? That paying it forward can help build a purpose-driven life? Being kind strengthens relationships. Acts of kindness, whether given or received, improve our mental and physical health.
Drawing on the latest research from psychology and neuroscience, and her work in collaboration with the University of Sussex and the BBC, Claudia Hammond sets out a prescription for a kinder life that you can adapt to your own circumstances, and explains how to use this guidance for ourselves, others and the world.
It’s time for a kindness revolution.
“Claudia Hammond’s books are a solace in troubled times”
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“[Hammond] doesn’t want to make kindness cool, she simply wants to prove — by hook, crook, her book and hard data — its value to society”
“Hammond’s book is a firm reminder of how important kindness really is – and why being kinder to yourself, others and the world around you is valuable for everyone”
”Praise for The Art of Rest: Fascinating, entertaining and lucidly written”
Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Bestselling Author Of The 4 Pillar Plan
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. She is Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind. She has been awarded the President’s Medal from the British Academy, the British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement & Media Award, Mind’s Making a Difference Award and the British Neuroscience Association’s Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award. She is the author of Emotional Rollercoaster, Mind over Money, Time Warped, which won the Aeon Transmission Award and the BPS’ Best Popular Science Book Award, and The Art of Rest, which was also shortlisted for the latter and was picked for Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Her latest book, The Keys to Kindness, won the People’s Book Prize Best Achievement Award.
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