The Kindness Cure
Stay tuned for the launch of my first book! Coming in February 2018 (New Harbinger Publications).
What’s it about? Here’s the gist:
“Compassion for ourselves and others is our birthright as humans—hardwired into us and essential to our happiness. It can be easy to lose sight of this truth in a world that’s also full of selfishness and cruelty. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to teach the reader simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for our friends and family, for our society, and for our world—that can dissolve our feelings of fear and our habits of indifference, and open us to a life of profound happiness.”
- Do you have a story about kindness (as a giver, receiver or witness)?
- Do you remember a gesture or act of generosity, love or compassion that changed your life?
- Did anything shift your perspective about the goodness in humanity?
As part of this adventure I will be collecting stories and anecdotes, if not for the book for my blog. We need to share the goodness in humanity and elevate kindness to the virtue that it is. You may contact me here.
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What others are saying about The Kindness Cure:
“I’ve known Dr. Tara Cousineau and enjoyed her writings for several years. She is consistently smart, heartfelt, and wise. Her suggestions are practical and realistic… her writing sparkles with humor, encouragement, just enough science, and of course her trademark moxie. Wonderful work.”
~Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author, Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha’s Brain
“Tara’s understanding of kindness goes beyond her natural human ability to care. Through science-based interventions and a practiced ability to teach, Tara’s work has helped countless people to be more kind to each other and, more importantly, themselves.”
~Alexandra Jamieson, Co-Creator, Super Size Me; Author, Women, Food, and Desire
“For many years Tara Cousineau, Ph.D., has shared her message about the power of kindness and compassion to lift others out of the distress and despair of every- day living: from daily hassles to wrestling with inner feelings of low self-worth, and sense of disconnection. Putting her message into a book about our innate ability to care and be kind and how to nurture this capacity is timely and much needed. I, for one, would welcome it as a resource for clients and colleagues.”
~Nancy Etcoff Ph.D., author of Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty, Assistant Clinical Professor; Psychologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Director of Programs in Aesthetics and Well Being
“Dr. Tara Cousineau is truly onto something with the idea of a book on kindness. It is a forgotten concept but one which is vital for our health and well-being. Her principle of KISS is original and effective. The proposal is a glimpse into what this book will provide to the reader: up-to-date scientifically-based information, effective strategies for incorporating or reintroducing kindness into our lives, with enough personal and patient anecdotes to keep the reader interested and motivated.”
~Alice Domar, PhD, Live A Little (with Susan Love MD), Be Happy without Being Perfect, Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself As Effectively As You Care for Everyone Else
“Our world is hungry for kindness, and I know Tara Cousineau as someone who is dedicated to inviting more kindness, compassion, and understanding through her writing. I highly endorse her future book and look forward to reading and sharing her wisdom with others.”
~Donald Altman, author 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience, The Mindfulness Toolbox, and One-Minute Mindfulness
“In her warm and wise voice, Tara Cousineau reminds us that beneath our often frenzied and distracted lives, kindness is at the heart of our being. Even with the practice of mindfulness, life is difficult for everyone. Kindness is an action we can perform in almost every moment; it connects us to others and brightens all our lives.”
~Susan M. Pollak, author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindful-based Psychotherapy and President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
“Kindness and compassion may not be the usual vocabulary of the business world, but leaders must start speaking the language of Tara Cousineau. Why? Because the research is clear that the employee engagement that drives success grows in an ecology of genuine caring and meaningful support. Tara’s book gives leaders in any organization well-researched insights into how we need to treat each other in any aspect of life — including work — to attain the levels of relationship, reciprocity and imagination required to succeed in a trying world.”
~Kate Sweetman, former editor at Harvard Business Review, Co-author of The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By, and designated an Emerging Management Guru by The Times of London
“Tara Cousineau has shared herself in my tele-classes. Her voice is filled with caring and concern for all. I half expect her to have wings! She has a gentle presence, with something deep and solemn inside her. She is kindness; she lives kindness. If she can write what she embodies, we will have a special gift to lift us a little closer to heaven.”
~Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul, Soul Vows, and The Soul-Discovery Coloring Book