Daily Kindness: A Book For Self-Care

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“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering” -Ben Okri

When Trish Collins reached out to me to review Daily Kindness by National Geographic, I leaped at the chance. I knew I had found my match the minute I read the title of this book. No other book has reflected my values and aspirations so clearly. This book could not have come at a better time in my life, and I cannot wait to share it with you.

What Is Daily Kindness?

Daily Kindness: 365 Days of Compassion is a beautifully curated collection of inspiring quotes for each day of the year. Spiritual seekers and philosophers have shared their words of wisdom to help you lead a more mindful life. These raw words of advice are strong rooted reminders of how to live an enriched, authentic and kind life.

“You cannot live life when you are untouchable. Life is vulnerability” -Edouard Boubat

Each month, you will practice a new virtue. Some of these virtues include patience, authenticity, gratitude and strength. It acts as a guide to keep you grounded through the flight of life. Staying kind in the midst of our chaotic lives is not always a simple task.

“If it is right, it happens- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away” -John Steinback

My Honest Thoughts

When I first received this book in the mail, I was taken aback by it’s small, dainty size. It may be small, but it is mighty. Daily Kindness is heavy with thought provoking words to inspire its readers. Since Daily Kindness is by National Geographic, the photos in this book live up to their profound accompanying quotes. This book’s photography is a mesmerising display of captivating natural scenes from corners across the globe.

The quality of the book itself is wonderful. The photos are top tier quality, and there’s even a small string bookmark to help you keep track of where you are in your journey.

“The purpose of our lives needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, of harming others. For our life to be of value… we must develop basic good human qualities- warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful- happier” -Dalai Lama XIV

What I’ve Learned

Since reading this book, I have been able to find a sense of clarity in many aspects of my life. There is great weight to these short but carefully chosen quotes.

Daily Kindness is a celebration of the big and small moments of life. I was not expecting to find such a moving message within each chapter of this book. I am so glad that I did. Each page is an uplifting reminder to spread joy, gratitude and love through our daily lives.

Why You Might Love It, Too

If you are looking for a book to help you enrich your life and spread kindness daily, this is the book for you. Some days, we need a gentle reminder to embrace kindness. to believe in our strength, and to be authentic to our true selves. This book is a great tool to practise self-care with, and to use while practicing meditation. I would recommend reading this book more than once, as you may seek out different words of advice during the changing tides of your life.

This book would make a lovely Christmas gift to a friend, family member or loved one. I am so glad I have had the opportunity to review this book and share it with you all. I strongly recommend it to all of my readers, as it is a book that can be used in your daily self-care practises as well as in your daily life.

If you’d like to purchase this lovely book, head over to one of these links below:

About Daily Kindness

β€’ Hardcover: 464 pages
β€’ Publisher: National Geographic (October 24, 2017)

Lead your best year yet through 365 days of kindness.With enriching quotes from celebrated luminaries and striking National Geographic photography, each page of this moving book will inspire you to live with sincerity, compassion, and benevolence. Each month, you’ll practice virtues like patience, respect, and generosity that will focus your mind and heart, creating fulfillment and contentment. Both inviting and motivating, Daily Kindness invites you to reflect on life’s big and small moments, providing a way to embrace new ideas and enrich your life every day of the year.

Purchase Links

National Geographic | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

What do you think of this book? Do you have any books that have inspired you lately? I’d love to hear about your latest reads!

  • I love the look of this and the idea behind it. Definitely going to pick it up next time I see it x
    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you, it was a wonderful read πŸ™‚

  • This book sounds lovely, I really like the idea behind it. Might make a good Christmas gift as well!


    • Diana Maria

      Thanks Alice, I think it would be such a thoughtful Christmas gift to give!

  • Ah this is such a lovely post and the book sounds great! Will definitely check it out! πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far and look forward to seeing more posts!

    Layla xx


    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Layla! I’m glad you enjoyed the read, have a wonderful weekend love xx

  • That books so good, I need to read it

    • Diana Maria

      It’s a wonderful read Laura xx

  • Looks interesting! I should get myself a copy.


    • Diana Maria

      It’s a lovely book!

  • Hey! Great Blog! This is my first time here, I guess. πŸ™‚

    – Kristina of http://www.tinnavila.blogspot.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kristina, welcome! πŸ™‚

  • RosieBaillie

    This sounds like a really good book, and a nice gift. I like that it prompts you to focus on a new thing each month. I’m not great at keeping up with things like this, but if it gives you something to think about each day perhaps I’d be excited to keep up.

    • Diana Maria

      I’m the same way, I think the book would definitely help with that in certain ways πŸ™‚

  • This book sounds amazing, I might add it to my Christmas wish list. I love that it helps you practice different virtues each month and that all the quotes are so uplifting. I really like the quote about not hurrying, it can be so tempting to do things as fast as possible but then we completely forget that life is not about the future but about the ‘now’. xx


    • Diana Maria

      I thought that was such a lovely idea too! I’m glad you enjoyed the read Mira xx

  • I haven’t heard of this book before, but I’m going to have to look into it, this sounds like something I would really enjoy!

    Danielle xx

    • Diana Maria

      I think you’d like it Danielle, it’s a beautiful book πŸ™‚

  • Molly Hogan

    I need this book! Always love finding new ways to practice self care.




    • Diana Maria

      Agreed, I think you’d really enjoy this one! πŸ™‚

  • #sweetreats

    I’m adding this book to my Christmas/Birthday wishlist(yes my birthday’s in December). This book sound wonderful, awe-inspiring, adventurous(basically everythingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). Also, I really adore your home blog page! Really pretty.😊 Following you on Bloglovin…now!

    #sweetreats xx http://www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much! Happy early birthday, December must be such a busy month for you. I will be sure to check out your blog as well πŸ™‚

  • this sounds like a great book. we could all use an inspiration everyday
    The Glossychic

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you, I think so too xx

  • this seems like such a wonderful book. i’m surprised you said it’s so small when it’s 450+ pages – that’s as thick as a harry potter book!

    becky @ star violet

    • Diana Maria

      Right? It’s a little compact version haha it’s nice since it’s not so condensed with information, but still has inspiring words within it πŸ™‚

  • This book sounds really beautiful and definitely something that everyone should have in their lives. It’s going on my Christmas list πŸ™‚
    Hannah x

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Hannah, I agree, you’d definitely enjoy it! xx

  • I will definitely add this book to my Wishlist, because it just sound so lovely and positive! x

    • Diana Maria

      I hope you get the chance to read it Ania πŸ™‚

  • What a beautiful post! Kindness really is the glue that knits us all together, a very important thing to embrace daily.

    This sounds like a great book to read. Inner beauty really does radiate from the inside out.

    Wonderful to come across your blog!

    Laura xo

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Laura! That’s a very true statement, I think it’s important to keep that in mind. You’re so kind πŸ™‚

      • you’re very welcome! Kindness really is a magical trait to have.

        I tried following you on your other social media platforms but the links didn’t work πŸ™ If you follow me (all links are in my about me) I’ll follow you back, it would be great to keep in touch with such a kind-hearted person!

        Take care!

        Laura xo

  • I love these type of books! They definitely help to be more mindful. Something I need around the holidays haha. πŸ˜‰

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Diana Maria

      Agreed, I’m all for self help kind of books, I’m glad you enjoy them as well πŸ™‚

  • Kim

    What a nice book! Sometimes, we all need a bit of encouragement and motivation to get us through the day!


    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kim- I think so too!

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Such a lovely post and your thoughts were really inspiring. Such a nice book tip as well – I will keep it in mind for sure πŸ™‚
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Carmen, it really is a lovely book xx

  • As soon as I read the title of the book I immediately thought of a few people on my Christmas shopping list who would love to read it (myself included!) Sounds like such a powerful little book!

    • Diana Maria

      Agreed, I feel like this would make a wonderful Christmas gift! xx

  • Daiana Abagnale

    That’s really so beautiful, my life is based on this kind of thoughts πŸ™‚
    xx Dasynka

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Dasynka, I’m glad to hear that πŸ™‚

  • This sounds truly wonderful! Xxx
    All my best wishes,

    Keep Calm and start writing –

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Amelia!

  • Whoa with the quote, I will keep it. This is similar to Life Vest in TED. To share kindness without expecting in return.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Katya, I will definitely check out to Life Vest in TED! xx

  • trish

    I’m so glad you loved it! “Nothing good gets away” gave me chills and instantly brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful thing to remember. I think I’m going to buy this for myself for Christmas.

    Thank you for being on this tour!

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Trish, I’m so glad to have been apart of it- thank you! It’s such a wonderful book, you will definitely enjoy it πŸ™‚

  • Book worm

    It seems to be really inspiring… Got to put in my top TBR list!

    The book worm


  • Sheena Sreekeessoon

    Sounds like I need to add this on my “to-read” list! x


  • Beautiful images and the book sounds amazing, I’ll have to check it out <3

    Charlotte | https://charlotteidek.com