The Colors of Kindness shares the sweet story of Rainbow whose colors become brighter with kindness.
Author: Kristen Bellamy
Publisher: Golden Brick Road Publishing House
The Colors of Kindness shares the sweet story of Rainbow whose colors become brighter with kindness. Her colors have become dull and gray, so Rainbow seeks help from her friend, Panda Bear, to learn the true meaning of kindness so that each of her colors can be restored, and she can shine brightly, once again.
Just like the glow of a brilliant sunset brings warmth and color to everything around it, so the color of kindness tints whatever it touches.
Author: Lisa Barrickman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Inspired by the author's fortieth birthday celebration where she committed to forty days of intentional kindness, this book shares the ripple effect that changed an entire community. In less than a year, more than 20,000 separate acts of kindness took place as others embraced the endeavour. A Case for Kindness equips you to have that same impact on the lives of your own neighbors, family, and friends. In this book, you will find forty kindness practices that easily fit the margins of your day-to-day interactions. It is a forty-day journey that will have a lasting impact on the lives of others, while enriching your own life in the process.
Author: Rebecca ScritchfieldPublish On: 2016-12-27
You're essentially exercising your brain's relaxation response, and the more you challenge it, the stronger exhale, imagine releasing the color red, ...
Author: Rebecca Scritchfield
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includes your mind as well as your body. Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. It's the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life.
Continue knitting with the primary color. Once you've reached the end of the row, weave secondary color ends into the back of the knitting.
Author: Sayraphim Lothian
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
# 1 Best Seller in Crafts & Hobbies, Stenciling - Resistance Crafts Craftivism can be your voice of resistance: Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism. In Guerilla Kindness: artist, scholar, activist, and YouTube art teacher Sayraphim Lothian gives you an introduction to the art of craftivism, and provides a brief history of creative resistance. This master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes including: Embroidery Cross stitch Knitting Stenciling Decoupage Stamping and much more Join us in the Craftivism movement: Craftivism is a growing worldwide movement in which hand crafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them. While it might seem that this most colorful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.
Kindness is a VAST color that only your heart knows how to paint. RAKTIVIST. During. spring 1981, one of my favorite ... 77 6 Show Kindness and Give Honor.
Author: MelindaJoy Mingo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
How diverse are your friendships? In a time when cultural divides are expanding, we can learn to see every human from God's perspective instead of through the lenses of prejudice and bias. Through vivid stories from several countries, MelindaJoy Mingo models reaching across cultures, showing the beauty of diverse friendships.
Red used to be my favorite color, and honestly it still is one of my go-to colors. However, sometime during the last year I had an epiphany: the color ...
Author: Jill Donovan
Publisher: Charisma Media
What if you had the power to rewrite a line in someone's chapter? In 2004, Jill Donovan's guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show ignited a change within her heart that would have a ripple effect on thousands of lives. Now, with her own nationally known jewelry business, Donovan knows a thing or two about the power in passing gifts from one person to another. This is not a how-to-guide on exercising kindness. It is also not just the story of Donovan's business, Rustic Cuff. This book shows what happens when you give generously to others, pursue your dreams and never give up. For Rustic Cuff creator Jill Donovan, it's not about the bracelet. It's about the connection that is made between two people in gift giving. Within the pages of this book are the experiences that inspired her most popular bracelets, now worn by celebrities such as Miranda Lambert, Gayle King, and Kristin Chenowith. The Kindness Effect gives you a glimpse into how this practicing attorney transformed her handmade cuffs into a flourishing business. Now a sought-after motivational speaker who encourages women to pursue their passions, Donovan often recites her favorite quote: "Don't compare your chapter 1 with someone else's chapter 20." Be inspired by this regifting movement, and discover the power in generous giving for a fulfilling journey through life.
Their color changed depending on the vision angle. We darkened the room, and their colors remained the same. In the dark room, we exposed the ring to a ...
Author: David Mueller
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
A kindness thread weaves through this story. It disappears and appears when least expected. Its path moves in time, in places, and in society, with surprises, but always with faith and caring. The characters face challenges with hope even in dire situations. At times, our strange living earth is examined in its awesome beauty. One would be surprised by what's lurking under the sea in the MUDD. Joe is a physician's assistant living in New Orleans. His life is good but not good enough to reach his dreams. He's gifted and can sense things most people cannot. His faith saves him when death is imminent. Joe's true love is found in the jungle, but trouble is there as well. Just when his hometown, New Orleans, appears safe and comfortable for his family, he encounters greed, heartlessness, and murder. He and a nurse friend, Jenn, come across tragedy and death in an eldercare facility. They also become seconds away from their death trying to expose the crime. Espionage looms over Joe and his family. The government moves in strange ways to protect its secrets. Jenn's terminal illness threatens her life, but Joe is instrumental in a cure with the help of the unusual family dog and a research laboratory.
The Cosmic Inner Smile is a powerful relaxation and self-healing technique that uses the energy of love, happiness, kindness, and gentleness as a language ...
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Taoist techniques for replenishing our internal energy with universal cosmic energy • Shows how to transform excess sexual energy (Ching Chi) into self-healing energy • Presents advanced Cosmic Healing Chi Kung practices, which gather the limitless resources of Cosmic Chi for healing • Explains how opening of the three tan tiens to the six directions allows personal consciousness to connect directly to higher sources of energy Taoists consider our sexual energy to be the creative force that we can use to regenerate the body’s internal energy, but we must learn how to harness excess sexual energy and transform it into chi, or life-force energy. When we circulate the sexual energy in the Microcosmic Orbit--a continuous energy loop that runs up the spine and down the front of the body--we transform it into self-healing energy that can be stored in the organs and the three tan tiens: energy centers in the brain, the heart center, and the lower abdomen. The Alchemy of Sexual Energy builds upon Microcosmic Orbit practices discussed in Healing Light of the Tao. The more we open the flow of our internal energy the more capable we are of connecting to the cosmic energy that exists outside ourselves in the universe. By learning to open the three tan tiens to the six directions, the Taoist practitioner combines mind power with extension of chi to draw cosmic energy into the body. This energy, too, can be stored in the three tan tiens and used as needed for healing. When we learn to flow in this way with the energy of the Tao, life ceases to be a struggle.
The two techniques—visualizing color and extending kindness—meld into a beautifully relaxing and vibrant journey through your interior landscape.
Author: Ronald H. Davis
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Category: Health & Fitness
Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year. The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season. This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.
When I was a child, I painted in water colors, the brighter the better. Now I'm more comfortable with oils. Like Van Gogh, I once used oils by the ...
Author: Catherine A. Hosmer
Ben Bairstow is a busy general surgeon whose life is filled with routine cases and life-threatening emergencies. Into that life comes a beautiful young woman, the wife of his partner, who needs his medical attention. He struggles between his attraction to her and his need to maintain a distance if he is to help her get well. She is also attracted to him, which complicates Bairstow's life. In his private life, Bairstow has three children, one of whom has been arrested for shoplifting, and a devoted wife. Developing conflicts in the family challenge each member, threatening to drive them apart while Bairstow strives to keep them, and himself, together.
... represent counterpart relations, the colors of the people represent their qualitative features (similar colors mean similar qualitative features).
Author: Caspar Hare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Caspar Hare presents a novel approach to questions of what we ought to do, and why we ought to do it. The traditional way to approach this subject is to begin by supposing a foundational principle, and then work out its implications. Consequentialists say that we ought to make the world impersonally better, for instance, while Kantian deontologists say that we ought to act on universalizable maxims. And contractualists say that we ought to act in accordance with the terms of certain hypothetical contracts. These principles are all grand and controversial. The motivating idea behind The Limits of Kindness is that we can tackle some of the most difficult problems in normative ethics by starting with a principle that is humble and uncontroversial. Being moral involves wanting particular other people to be better off. From these innocuous beginnings, Hare leads us to surprising conclusions about how we ought to resolve conflicts of interest, whether we ought to create some people rather than others, what we ought to want in an infinite world, when we ought to make sacrifices for the sake of needy strangers, and why we cannot, on pain of irrationality, attribute great importance to the boundaries between people.
“I think psychic phenomenon is much like the color spectrum.” “The color spectrum?” “The human eye can only detect certain colors: red, orange, yellow, ...
Author: Joyce M. Ross
“A warm engaging novel, rich in messages of love, forgiveness, joy, and kindness.” —Ted Kuntz: Psychotherapist, Inspirational Speaker and Author of Peace Begins with Me. www.peacebeginswithme.ca “A refreshing and inspiring read! Although heartrending at times, you will laugh and wonder as you see that by reaching outward, inward and upward—releasing shame, doubt and fear—love and prosperity are what boomerang back.” —Taslim Jaffer: Speaker and Author of Let ME Out! Blog. www.letmeoutcreative.com “A story showing human frailty and successful recovery, giving the reader hope and the tools to carve a magnificent future.” —Rev. Barbara Leonard: Sr. Minister, Balance Point Inner Garden Online Chapel. www.inner-garden.com “I wish this book were available when I hit ‘Brock bottom’ at age twenty-three. I’d have tucked it in my knapsack during my ten thousand mile bicycle tour seeding kindness across North America.” —Brock Tully: Kindness Ambassador, Speaker and Founder of the World Kindness Concert. www.brocktully.com The Heartmind Wisdom Inspirational Anthology Collection is available at www.kiklibrary.com, bookstore.balboapress.com and amazon.com. Direct Sales Be Better Than Good-Be GREAT! is available at www.kiklibrary.com and amazon.com.
The colors that become a part of our journey are defined by our experiences, our joys, and our dreams. Words can add color and meaning to our hearts.
Author: Niki Nicoletti
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Grace and Kindness of Words seeks to aid in the rediscovery of the beauty and magic of words. Every word tells a special story. For the love of wordsif this resonates in your heart, then this book is for you. If I, Niki Nicoletti, were president of the world, I would pass one law. Each day, every global citizen would be required to daydream for a minimum of twenty minutes. No cell phones allowed. No work allowed. No responsibilities. This would be time spent imagining what life would be like if you lived on a houseboat, or owned the red farmhouse you passed each day on your way to work. A simple life filled with stories created by your imagination. Finding joy in the simple things like receiving a special love note or being kissed for the first time can ensure that you laugh. And when you laugh, you are reminded that Life Always Unleashes Great Humans.
... came out in brightly colored lemon and blue and neon green silk frocks, ... some of the colors, with tall hats and a collection of stringed instruments.
Author: Tom Lutz
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Once again, Tom Lutz takes us to seldom-traveled corners of the world—the small towns of western Madagascar, the terraced rice fields in northern Luzon, the scattered homesteads on the Mongolian steppe, the hilltop churches on Micronesian islands, the riverside docks of Dhaka, Ethiopian weddings in Gondar, funeral pyres in Nepal, traditionalist karaoke bars in Bhutan—to bring us random reports of human kindness. You may never visit these places, but Tom Lutz will do it for you. And while global media may serve up a steady diet of division, violence, oppression, hatred, and strife, The Kindness of Strangers shows that people the world over are much more likely to meet strangers with interest, empathy, welcome, and compassion.
Your screen is the color blue, a bright, soothing shade of blue, like the sky on a clear spring day. Allow this image to fill your mind completely.
Author: Naomi Drew
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Increase empathy in the elementary classroom with ready-to-use lessons that teach students positive skills and attitudes. Kids learn better and feel better about themselves in an atmosphere of safety and respect. This book shows you how to help students in grades three through six: Foster kindness, compassion, and empathy Manage anger Prevent conflict Respond to conflict Address name-calling and teasing Deal with bullying Accept differences With mini lessons that span those seven topic areas, you can build community and student relationships in 20 minutes or less per day. The prep work is already done: each of the 126 lessons has a script, and worksheets are available with the downloadable digital content. Included in the book are anger management activities, conflict resolution strategies, and character-building lessons. And with concrete ideas about how to address bullying in the classroom, these lessons help students understand what bullying is and how they can stand up to bullies. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and teachers, this resource can be used alone or as a complement to anti-bullying or character education programs already in place. The digital content in this book includes reproducible handouts, bonus activities, forms for parents, and information on schoolwide responses to bullying.
Lia and I had made paper roses for Mother's Day, and we'd looked up on the Internet what the different colors meant. Our moms got pinkpainted flowers for ...
Author: Courtney Sheinmel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Chloe Silver has always been good at looking on the bright side. Even though her parents got divorced and she's moved to a new town, she knows that she will make great friends at her new school. So when she is assigned a science project with offbeat Lucy Tanaka and nerdy Theo Barnes, they have fun creating an experiment that tests out the laws of science through different acts of kindness . . . officially forming The Kindness Club. But when she is also asked join the cool girls' exclusive It Girls club, Chloe feels completely torn between the It Girls and The Kindness Club. Faced with the possibility of upsetting all her new friends, Chloe's capacity for kindness is put to the test. Sometimes mistakes yield the best discoveries, and there is one hypothesis that can always be proven correct: Kindness is the coolest. Inspired by kindness projects and anti-bullying campaigns across the country, the first book of this delightful series will have all readers thinking kind!
Notice the colors and fragrances. ... as she waited for animals to approach her was a reminder of how nature puts us in touch with our innate kindness.
Author: Tara Cousineau
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
It’s time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for others, and for our world—can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference, and open us up to a life of profound happiness. Compassion for ourselves and others is our birthright as humans—hardwired into our DNA and essential to our happiness. But in our fast-paced, technical savvy and hyper competitive world, it may come as no surprise that rates of narcissism have risen, while empathy levels have declined. We now find ourselves in a “cool to be cruel” culture where it’s easy to feel disillusioned and dejected in our hearts, homes, and communities. So, how can we reverse this malady of meanness and make kindness and compassion an imperative? The Kindness Cure draws on the latest social and scientific research to reveal how the seemingly “soft skills” of kindness, cooperation, and generosity are fundamental to our survival as a species. In fact, it’s our prosocial abilities that put us at the head of the line. Blended with moving case studies and clinical anecdotes, Cousineau offers practical ways to rekindle kindness from the inside out. We are wired to care. The very existence of our human species evolved because of an intricate physiology built for empathy, compassion, and cooperation. Yet we have an epidemic of loneliness, indifference, and cruelty, and we see these destructive trends on a daily basis in our families, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This important book teaches effective skills in compassion, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning, and reveals successful social policy initiatives in empathy taking place that inform everything from family life to education to the workplace. Kindness has the exponential power to renew relationships and transform how we think, feel, and behave in the world. Will you be a part of the revolution?
There is so much to see when you pay attention: the colors, the sounds, the tastes, and more. Wherever you are, use your senses to observe what is around ...
Author: Dale Atkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
In homes and school communities nationwide, there is re-energized interest in the values of community, compassion, and tolerance, and in finding our way to a kinder culture—a culture that starts with our families. Headlines speak of hate crimes, intolerance, and us-versus-them divisiveness. Recent political events have left many Americans yearning for unity, respect, and compassion in our national discourse. In our schools, bullying continues to be a pervasive problem, and in our homes, "screen-time" poses a constant threat to 'family time.' Research shows that connection and social engagement are key to successful, fulfilling lives, and yet we have never been less connected than we are now. Perhaps more than any other group, parents recognize the potential damage of this trend. Children who are raised in a culture where giving and compassion are valued become happier and more positively engaged with those around them. They are less likely to treat others disrespectfully. With increased concern about meanness and bullying, you may be among the many parents who see the need for more civil, respectful, and considerate behavior among our children. The Kindness Advantage is a practical and concrete guide for you to equip your child with the skills they need to have a positive influence on the world. We all benefit when children are raised with the understanding that they can have an impact by making conscious choices. It's never too early to start your child on a path of fulfillment through meaningful connection with others. Designed to be read with children as young as four, the book presents ten fundamental concepts to weave into your family's daily life. Using text, quotes, questions and real life stories, The Kindness Advantage is the first book parents need to think about and teach the necessary skills to be a kind, compassionate person. Each idea on its own is simple and unintimidating, yet together they form the powerful foundation parents need to go beyond teaching "please" and "thank-you" to form kindness habits that will last a lifetime. In a world where kindness is so greatly needed, The Kindness Advantage offers inspiration and activities to teach kids empathy, inspire a culture of compassion and connection, and empower children to make a difference in their community and the world.
... what the weather was, the colors of the walls in the room.” These feelings get seared into “flashbulb" memories—a dangerous kind of untethering.
Author: Jamil Zaki
“In this masterpiece, Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever.”—Angela Duckworth, author of Grit Empathy is in short supply. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States was suffering from an “empathy deficit.” Since then, things seem to have only gotten worse. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki shares cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, showing that empathy is not a fixed trait—something we’re born with or not—but rather a skill that can be strengthened through effort. He also tells the stories of people who embody this new perspective, fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. We meet a former neo-Nazi who is now helping to extract people from hate groups, ex-prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them, Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks, and NICU nurses fine-tuning their empathy so that they don’t succumb to burnout. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action. The future may depend on whether we accept the challenge. Praise for The War for Kindness “A wide-ranging practical guide to making the world better.”—NPR “Relating anecdotes and test cases from his fellow researchers, news events and the imaginary world of literature and entertainment, Zaki makes a vital case for ‘fighting for kindness.’ . . . If he’s right—and after reading The War for Kindness, you’ll probably think so—Zaki’s work is right on time.” —San Francisco Chronicle “In this landmark book, Jamil Zaki gives us a revolutionary perspective on empathy: Empathy can be developed, and, when it is, people, relationships, organizations, and cultures are changed.”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset