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    • ISBN:9781409172628
    • Publication date:07 Sep 2017

The Little Book of Kindness

Everyday actions to change your life and the world around you

By Bernadette Russell

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Kindness - learn how to take action to change the world, one act of kindness at a time

The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity.

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781409172611
  • Publication date: 07 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Orion Spring
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
'Food for thought' — Fabulous 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"
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