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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: Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors Book Review: Also Human: The Inner Lives of DoctorsIt’s hard to imagine having someone’s life in your hands. It’s also hard to imagine what could possibly prepare a person for the emotional cost of such as endeavor as an occupation. And we often don’t. “Much of what we require doctors to do is shielded ...

Book Review: Unsafe Thinking: How To Be Nimble & Bold When You Need It Most Book Review: Unsafe Thinking: How To Be Nimble & Bold When You Need It MostSafe thinking might just be a bit of a misnomer. For one thing, it presumes that events can be predicted, situations accurately interpreted, setbacks nimbly sidestepped, and failures deftly avoided. Yet as anyone who has ever tried to forecast an outcome has learned, the world offers ...

Book Review: 8 Steps to High Performance Book Review: 8 Steps to High PerformanceMany things in life are guided by trial and error, but this is especially true when we try to improve our performance. We take the best advice we are given, throw out what doesn’t seem to work, and hope for the best. Yet according to Marc ...

Book Review: Breaking Up With Busy Book Review: Breaking Up With BusyTo be busy, it seems, is to be in demand. Our importance is measured by the number of clients we meet each day, the meetings we attend, the committees we are on, and the fact that we simply have no time for anything else. “Busyness is ...

Book Review: Leftover in China Book Review: Leftover in ChinaOne out of four of all the women in the world live in China. The current generation includes young women who live radically different lives than their mothers did when they were young. As Roseann Lake, a reporter for The Economist, notes in her new ...

Book Review: How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An Adult Book Review: How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An AdultThe search for better is inherent in us all. It may appear as the drive toward economic success, public validation, or improved relationships. However, the primary thing we desire, according to Ira Israel is to be loved unconditionally. In his new book, How To Survive Your ...

Book Review: Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life Book Review: Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your LifeA banner at the top of the Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life…But This Book Will! cover proclaims, “The Blockbuster Book of the Year!” I don’t know what this definition of “blockbuster” is, but I am doubtful that this will prove to be true. While this is ...

Book Review: Scientists Making a Difference Book Review: Scientists Making a DifferenceAs a kid, I heard countless grown-ups say the same odd thing when I asked how they’d chosen their careers. “I had no idea I’d be a ceramics teacher,” they’d say. Or “wouldn’t have guessed in a million years back when I was your age that I’d ...

Book Review: Face Value Book Review: Face ValueThe last time you voted for a political candidate, you likely thought about their political party affiliations, their positions on the issues that are important to you, and perhaps their voting record. What you might not have considered was the first impression they made on ...

Book Review: One Minute Mentoring Book Review: One Minute MentoringMany of you will recall Ken Blanchard’s One Minute Manager series from the 1980s and 1990s. Blanchard has written many books since then, some of which have been updated and re-released. Claire Diaz-Ortiz  has also written seven books, and has enjoyed a career with Twitter as ...

Book Review: The Idealist's Survival Kit Book Review: The Idealist's Survival KitBurnout. It’s become something of a buzzword lately, especially among those in the nonprofit and public service sectors. Usually it comes with an admonition to engage in self-care, draw on your support system and leave time for reflection. But what is burnout, really, and, more ...

Book Review: The Stress-Proof Brain Book Review: The Stress-Proof BrainWho wouldn’t love a stress proof brain? The title of this book, The Stress-Proof Brain, is enough to intrigue anyone going through a stressful time. Melanie Greenberg provides background on how our brains respond to stress and how that response is what determines how we feel. ...

Book Review: The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers Book Review: The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social WorkersSelf-care is a growing area of interest in the mental health field and in popular culture. Mental health workers encourage their clients to practice mindfulness and be aware of the present moment, which has been shown to have positive effects on a person’s well being. ...

Book Review: The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream Book Review: The New Better Off: Reinventing the American DreamCourtney E. Martin opens The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream with the fact that “For the first time in history, nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe that the next generation will be ‘better off’ than their parents are — an opinion shared ...

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