The Language of Kindness

'A powerful insight into the life of nurses' The Times, Books of the Year 'A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath' Ruby Wax

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473549035

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Read Costa Award-winning author Christie Watson's incredible No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling memoir of nursing today. 'It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt and Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand. 'A powerful insight into the life of nurses' The Times, Books of the Year 'A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath' Ruby Wax

The Courage to Care

We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.

Author: Christie WATSON

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9781784744212

Category: Nurses

Page: 272

View: 903

A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond- in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. In The Courage to Care bestselling author Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression. The critical-care team try to save the life of a teen suffering from stab wounds when a visit from his school nurse allows him to show his vulnerability. And when a pregnant woman loses frightening amounts of blood following a car accident, it is a military nurse who synchronises the emergency department into immaculate order and focus. Christie makes a further discovery- that, time and again, it is patients and their families - including her own - who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care. Praise for Christie Watson- 'Let's be thankful for wonderful nurses - and writers - like Christie Watson' Jacqueline Wilson 'Christie Watson is a remarkable writer turning her attention to a crucially important conversation' Nathan Filer 'Christie Watson writes with the fullness of her heart to give us insight into the world of patients and nursing, inspiring us to recognise it is how we treat people, how we speak and respond to them, as well as what we do, that heals' Julia Samuel


The Language of Kindness

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. From birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS is an account of a profession defined by acts of care and compassion.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785416101

Category: Care of the sick

Page: 324

View: 885

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. From birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS is an account of a profession defined by acts of care and compassion. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrives. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.

The Gospel of Kindness

Chapter 1 explores the era of Protestant revivalism and social reform that generated a movement theology and a language of kindness and cruelty, ...

Author: Associate Professor of American Studies History and Women's and Gender Studies Janet M Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199733155

Category: Animal rights

Page: 320

View: 548

"From Sarah McLachlan as spokesperson in ASPCA commercials to Animal Cops television shows, the prevention of cruelty against animals seems a core value in American society. Yet flogging horses, betting on cockfights, and shooting species of birds to extinction to adorn women's hats were once common. After the Civil War a culture of animal advocacy developed in the United States. How and why a social movement centered on the defense of animals came about--and how this changed American culture--is the subject of Janet Davis' wide-ranging book. Janet Davis describes a period during which animal power was gradually being replaced by industrial power. Animal welfare organizations developed out of an urban setting, as humane societies mandated the humane treatment of laboring horses and oxen, combated vivisection, demanded care of animals bound for stockyards and for circus shows, and called for an end to the needless killing of birds for fashion. Advocates also preached the gospel of kindness abroad in India, Morocco, Turkey, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, seeing kindness toward animals as a crucial part of modern American values that should replace the ways of backward cultures. Drawing heavily on religious faith, animal humanitarians connected animal welfare with virtually all facets of life--food, sanitation, entertainment, literature, labor, transportation, and many other topics--and made those they reached with their message think carefully about what divides humans and animals"--

The Kindness of God

Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language Janet Martin Soskice. a cosmetic change which conceals a more profoundly idolatrous tendency to pray to a male God.

Author: Janet Martin Soskice

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019826951X

Category: Religion

Page: 203

View: 409

Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? Janet Martin Soskice opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship, by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology.



Intelligent Kindness

It is certainly not what we mean by intelligent kindness. ... It canVt be an economic language since part of the problem is that we have for too long spoken ...

Author: Penelope Campling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110885088X

Category: Psychology

Page:

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Intelligent Kindness examines and rehabilitates the concept of the 'welfare state'. Despite, or perhaps because of, relentless prescriptive regulatory and structural reforms, scandals continue. Staff are increasingly alienated. Drawing upon narratives and case studies, this book examines what is at stake from perspectives including ethology, psychoanalysis, group relations, and social psychology. The front line of health and social care can be bleak, despite the many rewards of the work, often leaving staff demoralised and exhausted. Their continued well-being, while delivering compassionate and effective care, depends on the cultivation of a culture of kinship, mutuality and collaborative relationships. The authors provide practical, achievable advice that will support and sustain healthy organisational culture and effective, humane practice. Grounded in lived experiences and observations, Intelligent Kindness is a powerful argument for the welfare state and a valuable approach to service reform.

The Creation of Kindness

Other tribes were forced to accept the language of an outside conqueror . Some
countries that are host to refugees today expect the refugees to use the language
of the host country . Language Divisions . Three main language groupings are ...

Author: Cora E. Cypser

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780962577437

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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A new vision of our ongoing creation that sees the roots of the Bible extending far back in time & space from Palestine to Egypt, India, & geological eras; that acknowledges the use of legends & ancestral prototypes from many cultures in the Bible. This book takes one on a grand historical tour, starting from the very beginning of humankind, spanning millenia, peoples, & civilizations, showing how current spirituality stems from the providential interplay of widespread ideas, thus yielding a common heritage of gems from many cultures. This overview leads to the exploration of a wide range of possibilities of our theological beginnings. The migrations of peoples & the consequent exchange of ideas from many lands challenge the reader to consider some startling new theories on the significance of Bible stories. The underlying theme is the action of a providential God, gradually inspiriting all peoples of the earth, with ALL humans as THE PEOPLE OF GOD in a common process of creation. With a greater understanding of the rich sources of Bible stories, we can better appreciate the wisdom they convey. Order from Kim Pathways, 16 Young Road, Katonah, NY 10536, phone (914) 232-1524.

The Star

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Category: Theosophy

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Changing the World Through Kindness

Though we sometimes overlook its power , the people receiving kindness do not . ... Kindness Through kindness we speak a universal language that transcends ...

Author: Steve Sjogren

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830736713

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 460

When you think of spiritual warfare, what comes to mind? Stressed-out saints duking it out with demons? Mystical believers "seeing" things most of us can't? According to but they also keep most of us from gaining the spiritual victories God wants us to enjoy. Changing the World Through Kindness shows how every believer can fight the powers of darkness through the greater power of kindness. Using real- life stories to illustrate effective principles from the Word of God, Sjogren shows readers step-by-step how to live a life that will change them, their families, their neighborhoods and their churches - and eventually the world.

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS AND THE COURAGE TO CARE 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857380257

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 933

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS. 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.

Where Women are Kings

A story of family, belonging and love from the Costa-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781849163811

Category:

Page: 352

View: 993

Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son. Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together. Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.

The Kindness Cure

kindness does happen. What's going on? Has our speedy technological world made it too easy to disengage from one another, fetishize our differences, ...

Author: Tara Cousineau

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259712

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 632

It’s time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for others, and for our world—can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference, and open us up to a life of profound happiness. Compassion for ourselves and others is our birthright as humans—hardwired into our DNA and essential to our happiness. But in our fast-paced, technical savvy and hyper competitive world, it may come as no surprise that rates of narcissism have risen, while empathy levels have declined. We now find ourselves in a “cool to be cruel” culture where it’s easy to feel disillusioned and dejected in our hearts, homes, and communities. So, how can we reverse this malady of meanness and make kindness and compassion an imperative? The Kindness Cure draws on the latest social and scientific research to reveal how the seemingly “soft skills” of kindness, cooperation, and generosity are fundamental to our survival as a species. In fact, it’s our prosocial abilities that put us at the head of the line. Blended with moving case studies and clinical anecdotes, Cousineau offers practical ways to rekindle kindness from the inside out. We are wired to care. The very existence of our human species evolved because of an intricate physiology built for empathy, compassion, and cooperation. Yet we have an epidemic of loneliness, indifference, and cruelty, and we see these destructive trends on a daily basis in our families, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This important book teaches effective skills in compassion, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning, and reveals successful social policy initiatives in empathy taking place that inform everything from family life to education to the workplace. Kindness has the exponential power to renew relationships and transform how we think, feel, and behave in the world. Will you be a part of the revolution?

A Heart of Kindness

I have you in my heart, always. Forever Grateful, Your Daughter Your Sister Your Mother Your Friend. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and ...

Author: Wendy Comeau

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525515500

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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A Heart of Kindness is the courageous and insightful story of one woman’s quest to heal her broken heart. Wendy Comeau suffered the biggest tragedy a mother can face when she lost her son Christopher to a rare disease when he was only twenty-five. When her brothers and parents all died within a few years as well, she was faced with a decision—allow herself to spiral into depression and anger or find the hidden lessons and gifts, open her heart and spread hope and kindness. This book explores how Wendy was able to transform her unbearable heartache and learn to live again with the help of her family and loved ones. Her powerful story will encourage people to do the inner work they need to do to restore their faith, embrace love and show compassion to others after tragedy has struck. Full of wise teachings on grief, self-reflection, acceptance and forgiveness, A Heart of Kindness is a triumphant testament to the resilience of the human spirit even in the face of unimaginable loss.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Random Acts of Kindness

... to educating my young granddaughter in the joy that giving can bring to us. ~Linda S. Locke Playing Nice Kindness is the language which the deaf can.

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161159961X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 385

A collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the hidden heroes around you and inspire you to be a hero in someone else's life. From random acts of kindness to doing what's right, this book shows how positive attitudes and good deeds can change the world. Print run 50,000.

Deep Kindness

SWIMMING: Commit to learning the ten most common and useful words or phrases in a language different from your own. Try to practice with someone who speaks ...

Author: Houston Kraft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982163119

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 277

Spread meaningful kindness every day with these anecdotes and actions that can help bring change to our lives, our relationships, and the world. 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.

The Anatomy of Human Kindness

This is way beyond misuse of human kindness! In my opinion, any nation needs an official language simply for the sake of communication among its people, ...

Author: Chi C. Mao, M.D., Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480952516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 88

View: 189

The Anatomy of Human Kindness By: Chi C. Mao, M. D., Ph. D. In this examination of contemporary American society, Chi C. Mao, M.D., Ph.D. reminds us that human kindness is a double-edged sword. Rightful use can help—but the misuse of kindness can be destructive to not only individuals, but to society, the country and the very survival of our species. His keen observations on the sad changes in U.S. culture have provoked this treatise on the dangers of kindness and the effects it has had on the American spirit in recent years. In the distribution of kindness, Dr. Mao states: “One, do no harm. Two, use it in a most effective way.”