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Spread meaningful kindness in your everyday life with this essential guidebook to making the world a kinder, more accepting place.

Practicing kindness is an essential step in helping to repair a world that has grown to be more divisive, lonely, and anxious than ever. But with quotes like “Just be kind” or “Throw kindness around like confetti,” we’ve oversimplified what it takes to actually demonstrate kindness in a world crying out for it. 

Deep Kindness pairs anecdotes with actions that can make real change in our own lives, the lives of others, and throughout the world. Diving into the types of kindness the world needs most today, this book takes an honest look at the gap between our belief in kindness and our ability to practice it well—and shows us how to put intention into action. Exploring everything from the empathy gap to the skill of emotional regulation, Deep Kindness is perfect for anyone who believes in a kinder world and recognizes that there is a lot of work to do before we achieve it.

©2020 Houston Kraft. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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This audiobook is exceptional...everyone please listen, and be mindful how your actions impact the people and world around you

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  • Jordan Stclaire
  • 25-11-20

So slow

The book is great with lots of awesome insights and stories and tips but I had to listen at 1.7x because the author speaks so slowly

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  • Rebekah Pham
  • 30-09-20

A must read

I have this book both in audio and print. In listening to Houston’s stories, I can’t help but feel like he is speaking directly to me. If you want a book that will leave you with tears, a warm heart, and a gentle hug all in one- this book will be a book you read over and over again.

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  • Lori L
  • 13-07-21

Incredible & Thought Provoking

So much to digest. I'm going to have to listen quite a few more times to begin to put better into practice living kind.

I especially enjoyed hearing the author read this book. Only he would be able to bring proper inflection to really shine light on the ideas he is trying to convey.

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  • Shannon I
  • 07-01-21

Every human needs to read this!

A beautiful and truth filled book about being kind on every level , raising your emotional IQ and reminding us that we are what we practice, what we prioritize and what we hold important. I cant recommend this book enough! If you allow it to.......this book will change your life......in the best way possible. Am I the only person who would love to have a long meal with the author just so I can meet and talk with a man who understands kindness on a deep level? I hope he writes more books with the same depth and passion.

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  • CC
  • 02-01-21

A true gem

Houston not only performs this book in an engaging and enjoyable way. He pours his heart into the telling. There’s great courage in telling such vulnerable stories in order to truly get past the “confetti” kindness. Thank you for your bravery, Houston, and bravo!

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  • Christin Gray
  • 19-12-20

What humanity as a whole and I as an individual need.

The work Houston has done over the years is incredibly inspiring. His vulnerability sharing his story in this book is hope giving. If that wasn’t enough some how this book also goes deep into the practical actions we can take to become even just 1% more kind.
We need this book. I needed (still need) this book.
Thanks Houston for your courage and deep kindness.

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  • 03-12-20

Fantastic, uplifting, and perfect for everyone you know!

Houston has poured his heart and soul into bringing guidance around living an intentionally kind life. Being kind is not as easy as it seems, but Houston shares stories and gives prompts to help you start to choose deep kindness every day.

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  • Chad Songy
  • 02-12-20

Beautiful and Applicable

What I loved about this book is the tangibles examples and ideas. A topic like this can be broad and hypothetical but the author nails it with applicable next steps about how we can practice kindness each day.

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  • Family of 6
  • 24-11-20

Difficult to listen with his voice

Good story just had a hard time with the narration cadence. It was exhausting. There some great points in the book though.

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  • Kristi Young
  • 17-10-20

Houston read his book with amazing feeling!

This book made me think deeply about myself as a person, a mom, a friend, a co-worker, a teacher, and a human as I interact with people every day. Wow! Now I need to listen to it again as I apply deep kindness to my own life. I am excited to go on this journey. Houston, thank you for your humor and deeply touching stories that hit home your ideas. You had me laughing and crying. Most importantly, you made me think and take action! Thank you for your action prompts. They are doable. I am excited for the 30 day challenge! Great book and very timely!