Activist, documentary filmmaker, and founder of the nonprofit Lunch on Me, LaRayia Gaston offers inspiring and practical guidance for bringing kindness, generosity, and love to a world in need.
If the world’s problems feel overwhelming and making a difference seems impossible, you’re not alone. So many of us wish we could be doing something good and purposeful, but we get stuck. We think that what we do won’t matter, or that we’ll do it wrong, or that we don’t have enough time or resources to begin with. But caring about each other is a natural instinct all humans have—what is it doing to our minds, bodies, and souls to ignore this part of our humanity?
In Love without Reason: The Lost Art of Giving a F*ck, Gaston shares an inspiring and actionable guide to help us connect with our hearts, reawaken our innate desire to make a difference, and then make that difference in a way that not only helps others but also nourishes our own joy. Through Gaston’s inspiring stories and practical guidance, you will:
• Dismantle the blocks that stop you from reaching out to your fellow humans—both personal fears and societal obstacles
• Learn how to help in a good way—a way that’s needed, matches your gifts, and feels uplifting for you and those you serve
• Create positive energy exchanges—the energy behind how we give is as important as what we give
• Identify the places you can bring more kindness and caring into the world—to your community, your loved ones, and yourself
• Reconnect with your natural instincts for empathy and service—and experience the joy that arises when you do
• Explore a list of dozens of micro-gestures—simple, intentional acts of caring for another person that can be done by anyone, anywhere, at any time
Filled with profound heartwork exercises, journaling prompts, and real-world practices, Love Without Reason helps you discover that showing you care—showing you actually give a f*ck—doesn’t have to be difficult and isn’t about sacrifice. It’s about joy, and it’s about love.
About the Author
LARAYIA GASTON is a former model, actress, and founder of the nonprofit Lunch On Me, an organization dedicated to feeding organic, healthy food and holistic healing to those experiencing homelessness. She's also a regular public speaker, podcast guest, and activist. She filmed a documentary 43 Days on Skid Row, which shows her time living with LA’s skid row residents and offers up a true picture of what life is really like in one of America’s largest homeless communities. She resides in Los Angeles. For more, visit lunchonme.org.
“From the moment I met LaRayia, I knew she had a book in her. You could see it in her eyes and in her life. In a world where it can be easy to become complacent, LaRayia shows us how to find our passion again—not just for ourselves, but for others as well. She clearly shows us the power that unconditional love has to change our hearts and the lives of those around us. The radical love you will learn to tap into in this book is not the vapid ‘love’ so flippantly used today, but a deep, authentic love. This book is a beautiful manual of how to live from that love above all else. A revolutionary manifesto to Love Without Reason.” —Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine expert and bestselling author of The Inflammation Spectrum and Ketotarian
“In these fragmenting times, LaRayia Gaston offers inspiring, tangible awakening tools to get engaged, lean into to giving a f*ck, and activate micro-gestures of empowered service. Love Without Reason is an impassioned call to rise together, transform food scarcity, and nourish our soul’s call to be part of the circle of exchange.” —Shiva Rea, author of Tending the Heart Fire and founder of Global School for Living Yoga
“LaRayia Gaston walks her talk like no other, honey. This woman is 100% LOVE! Reading about her journey will inspire you to celebrate your unique gifts, radiate love, and make a difference in the world.” —Sah D’Simone, author of Spiritually Sassy
“Love Without Reason is an empowering yet humbling read that not only reveals why we need to exhibit more love in our life but most importantly how to actually do it. Through personal and relatable stories, LaRayia Gaston makes the complex and daunting concept of doing our part to make the world a better place seem achievable.
“Gaston’s honesty in describing her journey of integrating the practice of love into her everyday life illustrates how we must strive for progress rather than perfection when making fundamental personal change.
“Love Without Reason is an invaluable guidebook to expanding the way we understand love and actualizing the universal good that comes from giving it freely.” —Ash Beckham, author of Step Up