Category Archives: Books

Reality Slap

I recently read Dr. Russ Harris’s book, The Reality Slap: How to Find Fulfillment When Life Hurts.  This is a wonderful book for anyone who is dealing with the emotional aftermath of being “slapped” by a life experience that is … Continue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is an unavoidable part of life, yet most people have no idea what to do with it.  University of Houston professor, Dr. Brene Brown, has a very powerful message about vulnerability in this excellent TED talk.  I have referred many of … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future and Impact Bias

Years ago, I read a stimulating interview with Dr. Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness.  (http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/gilbert03/gilbert_index.html).  In this interview, he basically says, that most of us are really not very good at predicting our future emotional states.  So, we might believe that … Continue reading

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The Five Things You Cannot Change

I just read David Richo’s book, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them.  The focus of the book are five “truths” one should attempt to accept in life: 1. Everything changes and ends. 2. … Continue reading

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Getting Closer: The Power of Oxytocin

I’ve noticed more articles being published about oxytocin, a hormone often referred to as the “love hormone.”  Oxytocin fuels feelings of love, trust, and generosity.  It helps couples stay close and parents bond to their children.  This hormone also plays a vital role in … Continue reading

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