New book published on UK Kindness Day shows the power of kindness to change your life Monday 7 November 2011 PDF Print discover the astonishing power of kindness to change your life for the better on UK Kindness day and every day Kindness is the key to happiness - but with all the pressures of work, finances, relationships, parenting and health issues, living a kind-hearted life isnβt always easy. Inspired by the Dalai Lamaβs philosophy that βworld peace must develop out of inner peaceβ, Am I Being Kind shows you how by simply asking yourself βam I being kind?β you can change your life, and the lives of those around you. Published to coincide with UK Kindness Day , Am I Being Kind gives simple tips and suggestions how to actually be kind in every one of your daily actions Author Michael J Chase identifies the βkeysβ to kindness: -Being Aware β become mindful of your thoughts, words and actions. -Asking β Ask yourself each day βam I being Kind?β -Performing β Perform spontaneous acts of kindness (be it giving up your seat for somebody on the tube, offering directions to someone looking lost to passing on the magazine you have finished reading) ... and illustrates how you can use these to practice compassion immediately. He shows you how to turn your βto-doβ list into a βto-beβ list to encompass simple acts of kindness. For example the dreaded afternoon meeting on your to-do list becomes enthusiastic on your to-be list and dropping off your clothes at the charity shop becomes to be charitable on your new list. With help from the book you can discover the astonishing power of kindness to change your life for the better on UK Kindness day and every day. Am I Being Kind is available for extract. About the author: As someone who was unhappy in every sense of the word, Michael J Chase can personally verify that misery leads to heartless behaviour, and vice versa. At the age of 37, following a life-changing epiphany, Michael ended an award-winning photography career to found The Kindness Center. After gaining extensive media attention for his 24 hours of kindness event, he quickly became a sought-after speaker and workshop leader throughout the world. An expert on the subject of kindness, Michael has inspired thousands to make positive choices that not only impact their own lives, but also those of others. This is his first book. www.thekindnesscenter.com For publicity enquiries and extract permission please contact Angharad Hunt on 0208 962 1230 or email AngharadHunt@hayhouse.co.uk. To download a jacket image go here UK Kindness Day is on the 13th November β the day encourages everyone to perform at least one act of kindness or good deed, which is, after all free to do and we all know that it really can make you feel good! For more information about the day you can visit www.kindnessdayuk.com. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Hay House Publishers in the following categories: Men's Interest, Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.