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Book Review: Happy Singlehood Book Review: Happy SinglehoodThe age of the happy, accomplished, unapologetic single person has arrived. Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, by Hebrew University sociologist Elyakim Kislev, is here to herald it. There is no place for pity in Happy Singlehood. Kislev shows that single people ...

Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & Confessions Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & ConfessionsHard to Love: Essays and Confessions is Briallen Hopper’s deep, thoughtful, moving, and beautifully written book on relationships. It is unlike anything else out there and perfectly in keeping with how we actually live in the twenty-first century. In the U.S. and other countries around the ...

Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual Path Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual PathIn her wedding vows for her second (or maybe third) marriage, my sister said, “…as long as this lasts” instead of “’til death do us part.” Was it wry and dark humor, or a pretty accurate reflection of how modern relationships play out? The American ...

Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a BelovedIn a rare way, I am a perfect reviewer for this book, written by a psychologist in the devastated wake of (and through the long aftermath of) the suicide of her boyfriend. I, too, am a psychologist, and my father committed suicide, leaving me in ...

Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused InterventionsFor a young child, traumatic experiences can lead to a pattern of mistrust, anticipation of further trauma, avoidance, and difficulty relating to others. Their development can be compromised. Their sense of self can become fractured, and their lives become merely an expression of their trauma. Helping ...

Book Review: The Promise of Wholeness Book Review: The Promise of Wholeness“The quest to discover the meaning of life, transcend illusion, and unravel the mysteries of enduring love and happiness perplexes people today, as it has throughout history,” writes Eric Ehrke. In his new book, The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a ...

Book Review: Grief Day By Day Book Review: Grief Day By Day“Shortly after my husband died, I bought a sign that read, ‘Have an adequate day.’ It made me smile. I could have an adequate day even if I wasn’t having a good day,” writes Jan Warner. In her new book, Grief  Day By Day: Simple Practices ...

Book Review: Creating Compassionate Kids Book Review: Creating Compassionate KidsParents want to raise compassionate, caring children who are prepared for the variety of challenges they will face, who are sensitive to the needs of others, and who know what empathy is and how to express it. The question is: How do we do that? According ...

Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern WorldPeople today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many don’t have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World, Kate Leaver shares stories and experiences about friendship in today’s world and she tries to explain ...

Book Review: Mastering Adulthood Book Review: Mastering AdulthoodActing like an adult means regulating our emotions. It is about recognizing our habitual patterns of responding, taking responsibility for them, and changing our behavior to better help us navigate our lives. However, for many people, it is easier said then done. “Something keeps getting in the ...

Book Review: Whole Again: Healing Your Heart Book Review: Whole Again: Healing Your HeartThere is a trauma that often goes unseen. It is not obvious to the naked eye. Sometimes it only occurs behind closed doors. It may only exist in subtle comments, but its effects linger long after the abuse ends. And yet, many people fall prey to ...

Book Review: Promoting Healthy Attachments Book Review: Promoting Healthy AttachmentsDeborah Gray has been working with children, parents and families for a long time. As I read her new book, Promoting Healthy Attachments: Hands-On Techniques to Use with Your Clients, I thought how great it would be to be one of her practicum students, just ...

Book Review: Somebody Hold Me Book Review: Somebody Hold MeImagine sending an email to about a dozen friends proposing a four-hour get-together “to do a little experimentation around human touch.” You assure your friends that nothing sexual will be involved, clothes will stay on, and the gathering will not take place in a bedroom. Are ...

Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your Relationships Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your RelationshipsThere are many ways we can try to feel better. We can try to improve the way we think. We can try to make more money. Have more stability. Get a better job. But all of these things, say Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Richard Frey, are ...

Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders“The body,” says Clara Mucci, “is the essential go-between in the relationship between the self and other.” In personality disorders, this relationship between the self and the other is especially troubled. However, this “other” can be the body itself. Mucci describes psychosomatic disorders as an outcome of ...

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