The Negativity Remedy
Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress, and Better Relationships through Kindness
We're all pretty nice people, right? It's all those other people who are the problem.
Sure, occasionally we're tempted to gossip or indulge in a little justified road rage . . . or snap at our spouse . . . or scream at our kids . . . but if everyone else would get with the program, we wouldn't be this way!
Maybe the trouble isn't with all those other people who aggravate us. Maybe we're the problem--specifically, the way we react to inconveniences, accidents, and just plain old everyday life with negative words, thoughts, and actions. Because the truth is, when we stop focusing on how we're being affected and start responding in kind ways, that's when something remarkable happens: we actually feel happier ourselves.
With humor, compassion, and encouragement, Nicole Phillips draws on scientific research and real-life examples to help us recognize unhelpful negative thought patterns, show kindness toward others even when we don't feel like it, and discover how one little change actually changes everything.
"A must-read. If everyone took Nicole's messages of kindness to heart, what a joyful difference it would make in the world!"--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Servant Leadership in Action
"The definitive how-to guide for everyone wanting to make kindness an intentional part of their lives."--Dr. Neal Nybo, motivational speaker, trainer, pastor, and author
Nicole J. Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life's difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads her message of the healing power of kindness as host of the weekly show The Kindness Podcast, through her weekly syndicated newspaper column "Kindness Is Contagious," and as a featured guest on radio and television programs. The author of Kindness Is Contagious and Kindness Is Courageous, Nicole is married to her childhood sweetheart, Saul. They live in South Dakota with their three children and an oversized goldendoodle.
"The Negativity Remedy is a must-read if you sometimes need help dealing with difficult people. If everyone took Nicole's messages of kindness to heart, what a joyful difference it would make in the world!"
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Servant Leadership in Action
"I picked up this book and within minutes knew I'd found the insight I had been looking for. Nicole uses her past struggles and hilarious insights to help us understand that kindness is contagious. If you have even one doubt about yourself or the direction of your life, run to the register with The Negativity Remedy. It's a winner!"
Lu Parker, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and founder of Be Kind & Co.
"Nicole Phillips has written the definitive how-to guide for everyone wanting to make kindness an intentional part of their lives. Read The Negativity Remedy and learn from this brave author on the frontlines of the kindness culture."
Dr. Neal Nybo, motivational speaker, trainer, pastor, and author
"Filled with humor, insight, and refreshing honesty, The Negativity Remedy offers a beautiful way to live. Nicole's empowering message shows up in everyday moments to create real, attainable change. A fantastic book for us all!"
Lisa Barrickman, author of A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others
"This lovely book will show you how to erase the negativity in your life and replace it with compassion, connection, and courage. With delicious humor and fresh insight, Nicole Phillips shows how we can transform our perceptions--and our lives--through kindness. Not sterile, goody-goody kindness, but authentic, messy, and oh-so-powerful kindness! Give yourself and your friends the gift of The Negativity Remedy!"
Donna Cameron, author of A Year of Living Kindly
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