Auckland Council Libraries: On kindness and compassion

On kindness and compassion

This selection of titles is about the power that kindness and compassion brings to our lives. Readers will be able to transform and heal themselves by reading some of these titles.

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Angels on Earth

Laura Schroff

From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a teacher who changed a lost boy's future - Angels on Earth will introduce a series of remarkable people whose invisible thread stories will move, surprise and inspire readers.

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Practical kindness

Raje Airey

Throughout the book there are plenty of practical ideas and mindfulness exercises, for bringing more kindness into your lives.

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The kindness diaries

Leon Logothetis

Follow the journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. This book will introduce you to adventure, renew your faith in connecting with people and inspire you to accept kindness in your own life.

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The power of kindness

Piero Ferrucci

Known as one of the world’s most respected transpersonal psychologists, Pero Ferruci explores the many surprising facets of kindness in this book.

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Sky lantern

Matt Mikalatos

Matt Mikalatos offers a poignant look at a father's relationship with his children, the healing power of a small act of kindness and the certainty that even death can't stop love in a deeply moving memoir.

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The five side effects of kindness

David R. Hamilton

This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people.

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Dare to be kind

Lizzie Velasquez

In this inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the path to self-acceptance, tolerance and provides a framework for living with confidence and resilience.

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The meaning of nice

Joan Duncan. Oliver

With emphasis on philosophy and interpersonal relationships, Joan Duncan Oliver probes theories and practices to explain why and how nice girls can get the corner office.

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Go only as fast as your slowest part feels safe to go

Robyn L. Posin

In this collection of emotionally uncensored tales, the author shares stories through which the reader vicariously experiences ways to move from self-reproach to self-nurture and self-acceptance.

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Tiny beautiful things

Cheryl Strayed

Everyday across the world, people go through the full and glorious gamut of life - but sometimes, a little advice is needed. For several years, thousands turned to Cheryl Strayed, an anonymous internet Agony Aunt.

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