The Transformative Power of Kindness

by Eva Ritvo, MD

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Does it feel as if kindness is in short supply lately?

Could your life be enhanced by more kindness?

Would you like to feel uplifted and more optimistic about humanity?

If your answers are yes, Bekindr is the book for you!

Bekindr was compiled and written by Eva Ritvo, MD, a leading authority to help you cultivate a life filled with kindness.

Sixty-four contributors, in their own voices, share the ways they were positively impacted by the kindness of strangers.  A wide range of stories from the mundane to the heroic were selected:

  • A stranger on a NYC subway whose casual remark shifted someone’s whole perspective.
  • A remarkable love story that came out of the darkest of times, a story so compelling it’s part of a Broadway musical.
  • The author’s own father, the beneficiary of awe-inspiring kindness…a heart transplant.
  • From a photographer’s creative genius, a young woman leaves her cocoon emerging beautifully full of life’s promise.
  • A Purple Heart Recipient’s dreams come true by a stranger’s act of kindness
  • And the list goes on.

Interspersed, Dr. Ritvo shares research into the science of kindness, with wide ranging examples of kindness by historic figures, scholars, and celebrities, practical tips to help you Bekindr plus dozens of inspirational quotes. This beautifully designed book is complemented with photos from many contributors. Created to be read at any pace and in any order,  Bekindr is something you can keep by your bedside to come back to again and again

About the Author

Eva Ritvo, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience practicing in Miami Beach, Florida. She’s the founder of Bekindr, a movement to foster more kindness in the world. She is also the co-founder of the Bold Beauty Project (BBP), a non-profit that pairs women with disabilities with award-winning photographers and creates art shows.

She is an international speaker and is frequently seen on TV, radio and in print. She is currently the host of the PBS series TechVersify. She is the co-author of The Beauty Prescription and The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Ritvo is the former Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the former Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She’s a
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association. She serves on the board of United Community Options. In 2015, she was recognized as their National Volunteer of the Year.

Dr. Ritvo received her undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA, and she completed her psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medicine.


Trim size: 5×8
Cover price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-9994151-0-8
Page count: 224