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Praise for Fierce Kindness

“Original and informative, thoughtful and thought provoking, inspired and inspiring, impressively practical and directly applicable, Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.”
—Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review

Fierce Kindness is a breath of fresh air. The book reminds us that we are in charge of our thoughts, and its pages are filled with empowering affirmations and advice to create the life we desire, and to find inspiration in everyday life….The beautiful design makes this book user-friendly, accessible, and engaging. With bold colors, pretty typography and cute illustrations, this pocket-sized gem is robust with a big heart.”
—Katie Ness, YogiApproved.com

“When was the last time you shone a little light in the world while simultaneously making your own life better?  In Fierce Kindness: Be A Positive Force for Change, Melanie Salvatore-August provides an easy to follow recipe to combine compassion and courage into an elixir of uplifting action.”
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“[Fierce Kindness] offers a chance to indulge in self-reflection, broaden our thinking, and learn how to radiate good vibes everywhere we go. It’s a quick read, yet one we keep re-reading, as a daily reminder to consciously make an effort to spread kindness, positivity, and a little sunshine every day.”
—Whirl magazine

“Melanie Salvatore-August offers us yet another outlet to grapple with an uncertain future and find our way back to solid ground…[Salvatore-August] offers guidance, inspiration and a go-to place to explore our feelings.”
—Mary Corbin, YourBerkeley.com

“Reminiscent of You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed, Fierce Kindness by Melanie Salvatore-August is a movement of the power of choice…..If you choose to devour the book in one sitting, the five chapters and 99 pages will fly by.”
—Nicole Booz, GenTwenty.com

“We are blessed with a simple and easy manual that can bring [Melanie Salvatore-August’s] wisdom, humor and practical advice into our lives. This book invites you into the kind of love that takes no prisoners—the kind of love that our world so desperately needs today.” 
—Katie Silcox, teacher and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy 

“Inspirational, heart-full, and just the tiniest bit butt-kicking, Fierce Kindness is a must-have on your bookshelf….This book can change your life.”
—Rachel Scott, author of Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat and Yogi’s Guide to Dating

Fierce Kindness is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking a fresh, positive perspective on life….The teachings in this book will foster both personal and collective well-being.”
—Lisa Danylchuk, founder of Yoga for Trauma Online Training, and author of Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress and How You Can Heal: A Strength-Based Guide to Trauma Recovery

“When I experience Mel’s work, names like Brené Brown, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson come to mind. This sensible book is brimming with deep wisdom that will spark inspiration and groundedness in everyone from parents to young adults to functional healing skeptics to entrepreneurs to the elderly to the wildly successful. Could there be any greater gift than the sensation that WE ourselves have the tools to live a more peaceful, calm, less fearful and worrisome life…and all we need to do is unlock them? This book will get you there.”
—Sara Courter, Certified Nutritionist and yoga teacher

 

 

Join in upcoming Book Events:

Vancouver, Canada 

May 27th 1-3pm YYOGA West Sixth with Rachel Scott  Vancouver BC

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May 28th 2-3:30pm Indigo Books Granville  Vancouver BC

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NYC Book Events

Wednesday May 31st Bowery Yoga 6:30pm 302 Bowery #3 (Houston & 1st St) NYC

Thursday Thursday June 1st lululemon Flatiron Hub17 1:30-3pm  Fierce Kindness Flow

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Thursday June 1st ISHTA Yoga 7:30pm with Sarah Platt-Finger

Operation Fierce Kindness: Community kindness Ignition with Melanie Salvatore-August and Sarah Finger

Friday June 2nd YogaWorks Soho 11am-12:15pm  Fierce Kindness Flow

JULY

Sunday July 9th Yoga In the Park* sponsored by lululemon 9:30am Civic Park Walnut Creek CA

AUGUST

Saturday August 12th 2pm South San Francisco Public Library

OCTOBER

Oahu HI

Fierce Kindness Immersion in Oahu Oct 8-13th 2017

“The only way that a book like Fierce Kindness can be written, is from the heart and mind of someone who truly embodies it. When I think of the kind of love and kindness that invokes respect and admiration, I think of Melanie Salvatore-August  And now we are blessed with a simple and easy manual that can bring her wisdom, humor and practical advice into our lives. This book invites you into the kind of love that takes no prisoners – the kind of love that our world so desperately needs today.” Katie Silcox, Teacher and NYT Best-Selling Author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy. 

•“Inspirational, heart-full, and just the tiniest bit butt-kicking, “Fierce Kindness” is a must-have on your bookshelf. In her characteristic no-nonsense, mama bear style, Melanie empowers you with immediate and tangible tools to make yourself – and the world – a better place. This book can change your life. Thank you Melanie for putting this into the world! Lightworkers unite!”  Rachel Scott- E-RYT 500, MFA, MSci, Educational Designer, Teacher Trainer, yogi and author of Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat.

“Melanie is a pioneer in the field of holistic wellness, social activism, and practical self-care. The ideas and practices she presents in Fierce Kindness are what I, as a longtime student of hers, lovingly refer to as “mental hygiene.” Why do we exercise our bodies, feed ourselves nutrient-dense food, bathe and groom, but so often forget about our minds, the control center of our existence? The liberation one gains access to when one is lead to the tools and exercises of questioning one’s thoughts, is quite simply magnificent. Melanie is gifted in her unique way of pragmatically guiding her students and readers to the threshold of the most profound journey; that of self-healing. Perhaps you’ve been well on your mindful way for some time now. This book is still the necessary step to breathe life into the ideas you’ve been taught for so long, but don’t always have the capacity to bring to fruition. When I experience Mel’s work, names like Brené Brown, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson come to mind. This sensible book is brimming with deep wisdom that will spark inspiration and groundedness in everyone from parents to young adults to functional healing skeptics to entrepreneurs to the elderly to the wildly successful. Could there be any greater gift than the sensation that WE ourselves have the tools to live a more peaceful, calm, less fearful and worrisome life…and all we need to do is unlock them? This book will get you there.”

Sara Courter- Nutritionist, Teacher, Writer and Holistic Maven

“Melanie Salvatore-Augusts second book, Fierce Kindness, is a remarkable call to action from the heart of sacred truths. Though served in a light, palatable format, the teachings are full of depth and tradition. If you want to change the world you must first change yourself.  However, sometimes the steps along the way can leave one in a state of paralysis.  Where to begin? How can I Be the change? Fierce Kindness can help one peel through the layers to get to the heart of the matter…your heart in the matter. It’s not just a book, it’s a way of being and the author leads the call by example. Carl John-musician, author, soul healer

 

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Operation Fierce Kindness: Community kindness Ignition with Melanie Salvatore-August and Sarah Finger

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“Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Shift the world from fear to love with a dose of Fierce Kindness: a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.

Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep it with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions with Fierce Kindness.

Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.”

 

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An inspiring twist on integrating yoga and life, the author of Kitchen Yoga cooks up poses and practices to do wherever you are. From a modified Down Dog while waiting for your morning coffee to steep to Detox practices in your bathroom, Locust Pose in the living room and many more. Finish your day with relaxation exercises in bed and slip into a calm, peaceful sleep. East-to-follow yoga “recipes” coupled with helpful illustrations will transform your simmering stress-filled life into feast for the mind and body.

Kitchen Yoga is available everywhere books are sold and currently on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target online.
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Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life

“Kitchen Yoga is a self-care manifesto.”
~Sara Courter;  Holistic Nutritionist/Teacher/Writer

“Melanie’s Kitchen Yoga reminds us that…we have simple, sacred chances to re-arrange ourselves so we can breathe deeply, become present, and remember who we are.”
~Elena Brower, Author of Art of Attention

“Self-practice is where the real yoga and transformation takes place. This book will help you develop your Sadhana, which is your connection to who you really are.”~Yogiraj Alan and Sarah Finger, Founders of ISHTA Yoga, LLC.

“This book is a gem of user friendly yoga tools that anyone and everyone can apply daily!!!  I highly recommend this compact book of wisdom!”
~Nikki Estrada Director of Trainer Development YogaWorks Nor Cal, Trainer 200/300hr Programs