276: Donna Cameron on Kindness

Released Tuesday, 16th April 2019
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Donna Cameron has spent her career working with non-profit organizations and causes as an executive, consultant, a trainer and a volunteer. She’s the recipient of multiple awards an has published numerous articles. In 2011 she co-authored a book with Kristen Leathers called One Hill, Many Voices: Stories of Hope and Healing. In this interview, Donna and Eric discuss her book, A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change … You’ll hear insights into what it means, feels like and looks like to live kindly and your perspective on kindness will be broadened and enriched – possibly even changed – as a result. 
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In This Interview, Donna Cameron and I Discuss…
  • Her book, A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change …
  • That incivility is contagious
  • That kindness is contagious
  • Listening for the missed note instead of the music
  • Playing “Gotcha” in the way you look at life
  • The negativity bias
  • The power of kindness
  • The difference between nice and kind
  • Her year of living kindly and blogging about it
  • Quantifying the benefits of kindness
  • Being indifferent and still being nice
  • How you can’t be indifferent and still be kind
  • That it takes courage to be kind, it doesn’t take courage to be nice
  • Extending yourself beyond what is comfortable
  • Caring, making an effort without worrying about getting anything in return
  • The chasm between kindness and unkindness
  • Not being unkind doesn’t mean that you are being kind
  • Keeping score and being kind
  • That when we say yes to one thing means we’re saying no to something else
  • The health business of kindness
  • How kindness alleviates social anxiety
  • Employing curiosity instead of judging people – “I wonder what’s going on in their lives?”
  • Various kindness practices
  • Practicing a pause
  • Asking yourself “What is the kind response here?”
  • Receiving graciously as an act of kindness

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