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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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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!!!

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  • Angela
  • 17-06-2020

great listen

loved this book. really great for putting things in perspective. making a habit of kindness and why would be a great alternative title.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-2020

Moved me to tears numerous times!

The-perfect-blend of science, testimonials, and inspiration. David's enchanting narration is-full-of magic, kindness, love, and authenticity.

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  • Maureen Olofsson
  • 05-01-2020

Great ideas

This is one you need to read and listen to. So you can make notes. I still need to review the website.

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  • Tolo
  • 09-06-2018

Important Read

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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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 27-07-2017

I love this book

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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
  • 10-10-2017

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
  • 24-08-2017

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
  • 07-06-2017

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
  • 26-12-2019

Be kind

kindness is a choice and from now on i choose to be kind loved it<3

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  • Marissa Jennings
  • 23-08-2019

It’s made me be a better person and feel happier

I bought this book on a whim and I love the concept and it really was great. Since reading it I’ve tried in my every day life to do little to even bigger kind things that take me out of my comfort zone too. Today I got mentioned on a post for “Restoring someone’s faith in humanity” by tracking them down and returning their annual travel card, that they had dropped, to them. They felt so happy but I felt happier. Buy the book and feel your life become better and everyone’s around you. Thanks David

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  • topcat
  • 23-07-2019

brilliant

i thought this sounded familiar. its on my bookshelf. i highly recommend all his work.

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  • Rose
  • 25-10-2018

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This has been therapeutic to listen to both the words and the voice. Thank you.

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  • Liz Tucker
  • 04-10-2018

Love Love Love this!

This is the 2nd Dr David Hamilton book I've read after seeing him talk in Bristol. I'm a fan and think there are some really amazing scientific insights that are so easy to take on board but could be truly transformational in everyday life! Buy it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-2018

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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