Our Mission is to increase well-being and happiness in individuals, organizations, and communities through "Kindness Grants."



Lasting Happiness: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults by Doug Carnine,  Mary Opalenick, and Christina Cox

Lasting Happiness: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults is a practical template for developing kindful habits that nurture happiness in individuals and their communities. Using personal narratives from youth in diverse circumstances who have found kindfulness to be an asset, including incarcerated, homeless and LGBTQ voices, all readers will recognize the emotional and social dynamics that are affecting their lives. This workbook gives youth the opportunity to change their self-defeating habits through mindful kindness. The book’s research documents the critical role of mindfulness and kindness in nurturing relationships, which are the gateway to lasting happiness.

Paperback workbook available through Amazon

How Love Wins by Doug Carnine

How Love Wins will show you:

  • the undeniable power to transform your life to be happier and more fulfilling than you thought possible.
  • why such a wide range of scholarly fields, from experimental psychology to evolutionary biology, have verified the effectiveness of this approach to greatly impact your happiness.
  • how you can effect real change in your life and the lives of those around you.

“While creating enduring relationships and seeking happiness and fulfillment can seem daunting, this book breaks down the ways one can nurture positive relationships in life and prioritize kindness and mindful action.” — The Booklife Prize

Available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon

Saint Badass: Personal Transcendence in Tucker Max Hell by Doug Carnine

“My life was the result of my crazy childhood.” With these words began an extraordinary correspondence, between Roy Tester, a double-murderer serving a life sentence in the notorious Arkansas prison, Tucker Maximum Security Prison, and Doug Carnine, a meditation teacher and lay Buddhist minister on the other side of the country. In the letters that followed — more than 700 over seven years — these two men, along with three other prisoners at Tucker Max, developed a profound spiritual partnership that changed all of their lives. Saint Badass tells the inspiring story of these unlikely friends in their own words and follows their journey as they rediscover their humanity in one of the most inhuman places on Earth.

The heart-wrenching and inspirational explanations from prisoners of the benefits of mindful kindness make one think if they can do it, so can I.