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Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, ...

Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman EmperorStoicism, according to Donald Robertson, is experiencing a resurgence. As we come to realize that not only does this philosophical approach to life offer a greater connection to our virtues and values, we also become aware that some problems have deeper roots that modern therapeutic ...

Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional ChildA trip down a bookstore aisle will reveal that there are as many different approaches to parenting as there are books to choose from. For every approach, there is an expert and a book to go along with it. In this modern age, there is ...

Book Review: The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book Review: The Stressed Years of Their LivesEver increasing competition, constant pressure to perform, no room for errors, and everything on display — this is the typical life of a college student. And what used to be a single bad grade is often now felt as a complete and total devastation. For parents, ...

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 CBT Workbook for Perfectionism Book Review: The CBT Workbook for PerfectionismIt seems we are never doing enough. At every turn, there is someone accomplishing more, telling us we should be doing more, too, and more often than not, promising us that once we do, we will be happy. Yet this is just the myth of perfectionism ...

Book Review: EMDR Therapy & Somatic Psychology Book Review: EMDR Therapy & Somatic PsychologyMany therapists and trainees will be familiar with the terms “somatic psychology” and “EMDR therapy,” and there have been many authors who have tried to write a book that encapsulates both of these topics succinctly, but in my opinion, none have succeeded in quite the ...

Book Review: Change Your Genes, Change Your Life Book Review: Change Your Genes, Change Your LifeWe have all been dealt a set of genetic cards. Some may determine our height, athletic prowess, proclivity for creative writing, or the ability to rapidly add successive numbers. But how we play those cards — through the stimuli we expose ourselves to, how we ...

Book Review: Dancing on the Tightrope Book Review: Dancing on the TightropeWe all face challenges in life, and more often than not, we feel they are unique to our lives and unlike other peoples’ challenges. However, according to Beth Kurland, PhD, the challenges of being human are more common than we might believe. She writes, “There are ...

Book Review: Brain Tingles Book Review: Brain TinglesThere is a universal feeling that happens when someone lightly touches the skin on our back, plays with our hair, or whispers in our ear. We immediately feel calmer, more relaxed, and soothed in their presence. This feeling, according to Craig Richard, PhD, is called the ...

Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Child Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy ChildHow do you raise an emotionally healthy child in a world that seems focused on selfies, immediate gratification, and constant stimulation? It is a question that has likely troubled many parents, teachers, and caregivers. The answer, says Maureen Healy, begins with three simple words: stop, calm, ...

Book Review: The Disordered Mind Book Review: The Disordered Mind“Self-awareness leads us to question who we are and why we exist,” writes Eric R. Kandel. Seeking answers to questions like this is what makes us human, but how do we explain how our consciousness arises from the physical matter that is our brain? In his new ...

Book Review: The Empath's Survival Guide Book Review: The Empath's Survival Guide“Like many empathic children, I never fit in. In fact, I felt like an alien on earth waiting to be transported to my real home in the stars,” writes Judith Orloff. For empathic people, the world is both excruciatingly painful and exquisitely beautiful. They feel the ...

Book Review: Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster Book Review: Escaping the Emotional Roller CoasterAre you a super feeler? Are you easily overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you act out in ways you later wish you had not? In Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster, Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona’s goal is to help people who become overwhelmed by the way ...

Book Review: Palaces for the People Book Review: Palaces for the PeopleWe face daunting problems in the twenty-first century — polarization that has people at each other’s throats, the isolation that can result from our fraying social bonds, the growing inequality that is exacerbating so many problems. Psychologists offer one set of solutions, such as helping ...

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