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Why Kindness is Good for You

Why Kindness is Good for You

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By (author) David Hamilton

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  • Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 214mm x 21mm | 324g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848501781
  • ISBN 13: 9781848501782
  • Sales rank: 21,559

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Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression. We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that kindness has evolved in us and thus its effects are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we're kind, our bodies are healthiest. This groundbreaking book is filled with fascinating new discoveries, including: how kindness developed in our genes; that love and kindness can make a damaged heart regenerate faster; how kindness and compassion alter the neural structures of our brains; and that gratitude can make you at least 25 per cent happier. This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many levels on which taking the time to make a difference could transform your health - and your whole world.

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Dr David Hamilton worked in the pharmaceutical industry for four years after gaining his PhD. Now a bestselling author, he travels throughout the world, offering workshops to help people understand the power of the mind on the body.

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David Hamilton has the unique gift of combining spirituality and science in a simple but powerful way. Everyone must read his work! -- Suzy Greaves Health & Fitness Magazine Very impressive. Red magazine David Hamilton is an expert on how our thoughts and minds can physically change our bodies. Daily Express An interesting, thought-provoking read that is realistic throughout. -- Natasha Harding The Sun 20100219 Kindness doesn't just make you feel good about yourself - it can improve your health. Daily Record 20100315 Do at least one act of kindness for 21 days and see how good you feel. Woman & Home Magazine 20100501 The Kindness Kick Woman & Home Magazine 20100501 Learn how kindness will impact your immune system, help you live longer and be an antidote to depression. Health & Fitness Magazine 20100501 David Hamilton has manifested in words what all humans innately know, that the simple choice of acting kindly begets goodness. This profoundly compelling text reveals the keys to physical, emotional and spiritual health, not only for each of us, but for all of us. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, Author - Power Up Your Brain - The Neuroscience of Enlightenment