Mindfulness (Ellen J. Langer)
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“Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought-provoking book, her research has been ‘translated’ for the lay reader. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless—as opposed to the mindful—develop mindsets of categories, associations, habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, she notes, stressing process over outcome, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives. Continue reading…
The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry (Harry Stack Sullivan)
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“Harry Stack Sullivan’s classic and groundbreaking synthesis of psychoanalysis, psychology and social science.
This book contains the fullest statement of Sullivan’s developmental approach to psychiatry, showing in detail how Sullivan traced from early infancy to adulthood the formation of the person, opening the way to a deeper understanding of mental disorders in later life.”
New Books Playground says: The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry is an amazing book giving a particular perspective on how we grow up and how that may shape us. Continue reading…
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky)
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“An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.”
New Books Playground says: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is one of greatest studies on how governments even in western countries influence the media and, with that, public opinion. Continue reading…
An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness (Britt Reints)
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“Britt Reints found her happiness through a near-divorce experience, lots of therapy, and ten months spent traveling around America in an RV with her husband and two kids. She approaches the topic of happiness with honesty, humor, and humility—and brings in the experts when necessary.
An Amateur’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness is a collection of road-tested maps—guidelines built from the personal experiences of other amateurs—that you can use to personalize your own happiness journey. Continue reading…
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It (Kamal Ravikant)
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“In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEO’s on the secret of life and how I’d figured it out the previous summer.
Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I’d shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about.
It’s something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it.
This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn’t. Continue reading…
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything (Stephen M.R. Covey)
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“Stephen M.R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients and, employees—is essential to a successful organization.
With nearly 750,000 copies in print, this instant classic shows that establishing trust is ‘the one thing that changes everything’ (Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) in both business and life.
Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high-performance, successful organization. Continue reading…
Imagine: How Creativity Works (Jonah Lehrer)
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“Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?
From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative ‘types,’ Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Continue reading…
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (Mark Manson)
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“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be ‘positive’ all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. ‘F**k positivity,’ Mark Manson says. ‘Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.’ In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. Continue reading…
The Solution To Social Anxiety (Aziz Gazipura)
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“Are you held back by shyness? Do many things seem out of reach due to social anxiety? Many people have settled into thinking this is just how life is… ‘This is just the way I am.’ However, nothing could be further from the truth.
In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz guides you along the path out of social anxiety and into greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. Continue reading…
Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
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“Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Continue reading…