Have you heard of the break-through therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR)? American psychologist, Francine Shapiro developed it in the early 1990s. In 2012 Shapiro released a self-help book to help the public access her theory and processes. In Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR, Shapiro […]
In 2009, Elizabeth Edwards published Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities. It is a quick 213-page read, written in a frank but intimate style. Overview: Edwards attracted a significant and fond following in 2004 when her husband, John Edwards, ran for Vice-President of the United States. Her three main stories […]
We live in an addiction-prone culture filled with many invitations to become addicted. Magazine and television advertisements are filled with promises of a quick fix (they say cure) from many physical, mental or emotional discomforts. I am not denying the need for medications for real pain, clinical depression or other mental health disorders. The problem […]
Overview: It was a thrill when Patricia O’Gorman read and endorsed my book From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work. It was also an honor as she was one of the first experts to write specifically about women’s resilience. She saw women as vulnerable to losing touch with their personal power because of […]
Overview: In 1986, Byron Katie found herself in a residential treatment house for an eating disorder. There she had an awakening. Some might describe her experience as a spiritual transformation or a shamanic healing or a rebirth. Regardless the definition of her new awareness, when she returned home, her husband and children noted a difference—a […]
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Anchor
Seligman released Flourish. Seligman is a researcher, questioner and thinker who is willing to re-think his research finding, theories and positioning.
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.
The Good Marriage by Judith Wallerstein