Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure wants to "put the spotlight back on kindness," she exclusively tells Closer Weekly of the impetus for writing her new self-help book, Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously. The idea sprung from her time as a co-host on The View, where lively conversations were the norm. "Just being in the position of [learning] how to keep it respectful and keep it kind" helped her realize how quickly "we react to everything, become angry," says Candace, 42.
But the actress, who's preparing to film Season 4 of her sitcom Fuller House adds, "It takes very little effort to be kind and really change someone's day around." Scroll to read her expert tips!
Candace and her husband, Valeri. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
BE NICE ONLINE
"One of the most difficult struggles is with social media," she says. "It can be hard to take the high road." But, Candace insists, "when you kill people with kindness, they don't engage back. They usually drop it and move on."
Giving people — even strangers — compliments "makes me feel confident," she reveals. "When I’m walking by and [say], 'Wow, your eyes are beautiful!' I know it's going to make the person feel good."
Candace likes to hike and says, "Exercise is really important... and helps my mental health stay strong easier to let little annoyances go."
"A part of kindness is being kind to yourself. It makes it easier to pass the kindness on to other people," says Candace, who spends time "centering myself and focusing through prayer."
RELY ON FAMILY
The mom-of-three, who's married to former ice hockey pro Valeri Bure, 43, says, "We're a super-tight family. Those things are important to keep grounded, too."
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