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Publisher's Summary

Despite what you might have been told, we're not inherently selfish. The truth is we're inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, and even slows the aging process. We're actually genetically wired to be kind.

In The Five Side Effects of Kindness, David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system. When we're kind we feel happier, and our bodies are healthiest. In his down-to-earth and accessible style, David shares how:

  • Kindness makes us happier
  • Kindness is good for the heart
  • Kindness slows aging
  • Kindness improves relationships
  • Kindness is contagious

©2017 Hay House (P)2017 Hay House

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The author blended the hard facts and research with heart warming real life stories. A perfect reminder of how to offset the turbulence spread across our planet today

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I love all of David Hamilton's work (and his accent) this book is one of his best and is full of science and insight as well as great examples. Incredible book

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  • Jason
  • 10-10-17

Wonderful, inspiring and uplifting book

I liked the positive message of this book. I will be listening to this book over and over again. Thank you very much for producing what I think is a great book. The reader of the book did a great job, very upbeat.

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  • Angie
  • 08-24-17

Loved it

I loved the book (even if -being a foreigner- struggled a bit with his strong scottish accent :), I can only recommend it. Very uplifting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-17

Inspires me to be a better person! Well done!

It is the 2nd of David's books i have read and it has not disappointed. Yet again i feel inspired and that there is good in the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-18

great and inspirational book

Being kind is opposite of stress. kindness is can change our lives and lives of people around us.

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  • Nicolette
  • 02-25-17

A MUST read for every person on the planet.

Besides the delightful accent of Dr Hamilton, the stories and examples, suggestions are so inspiring, I have planned to re-read (listen to) a chapter a day for the rest of the year! Thank you Dr Hamilton!!!