The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Anchor
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Book Summary of Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them In the last several years, clients have increasingly expressed sadness and grief about experiences of family cut offs or estrangement. Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of Fault Lines refers to this dynamic as fractures. Here is a summary of his book, including the research, […]
Book Summary: Return to Center: Simple Strategies to Navigate Distress, Depression, and Disconnection. Fascinated by Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory (See The Polyvagal Institute), I embarked on a journey of sharing valuable tips and implementing new strategies with my counseling clients. Alongside this, I crafted a range of resources, encompassing exercises and comprehensive lists of […]
Book Summary of Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being, My favorite Positive Psychology book is Flourish by Dr. Martin Seligman. For many years I have been a fan of Seligman, a psychologist and founder of Positive Psychology. I was thrilled in 2009 to attend the first World Congress on Positive Psychology in Philadelphia. […]
This is a book summary of Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children by child psychologist, Eliana Gil. It proved to be a Godsend for many who found healing wisdom in its simplicity and clarity. Indeed, it did for me. It was in 1984 that I graduated with an MA […]
In Real’s book, Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship, he challenges traditional masculinity, gender role training, and more.
Patricia’s book encapsulates, in a manageable and organized manner, the lessons learned by many women since the advent of the Feminist Movement in the 1960’s
Emotional Agility: Get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life, authored by Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan David ranks high in my reading inventory. I place it with the likes of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ and Brene’ Brown’s Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience.
Using the metaphor of a highway you are guided through six steps. Explanations, rationale, and action items are provided for each step.
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing is not an easy to read self-help book. It is part memoir and part psycho-education.
Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain: Change Your Life has amassed neuroscientific research in an effort to convince us we need to care about our brains and mental capacity.
Words that Change Minds: Mastering the Language of Influence by Shelle Rose Charvet.