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On True Connection v. Connectivity

I recently heard Bill Moyers interview Sherry Turkle about the impact of cyber-technology on relationships and our communications, based on Turkle’s book Alone Together: Why We Expect more From Technology and Less […]

Unfinished Conversation

I’ve recommended many books in the last year as particularly powerful and pithy resources for recovering resilience.  This month’s e- newsletter focuses on a particularly poignant as well as powerful […]

Hardwiring Happiness

I am truly delighted to enthusiastically recommend Rick Hanson’s newest book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence.  Those of you who have already enjoyed <em”>Buddha’s Brain: The […]

Scientific American Mind on Resilience

The July-August 2013 issue of Scientific American Mind features a cover story on resilience: “Ready for Anything.” The authors, Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney, draw on research presented in their book Resilience: […]

Brene Brown on Shame and Resilience

There’s good reason why Brene Brown’s June 2010 TED talk on Vulnerability has had, as of this posting, 10.5 million views and her March 2012 TED talk on Listening to Shame has […]

A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships

A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships is the sub-title of John Amodeo’s brilliant and courageous new book Dancing with Fire.  With incredible deftness, drawn from years of study and practice in […]

The Real Power of Habit

I posted the exercise below on the skills of creating a new habit as part of a post From New Year’s Resolutions to Reliable Habits in January 2013.  Just last week, two […]

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

My determination to integrate practices of mindfulness and compassion from the Buddhist wisdom tradition with practices of reflection and empathy from contemporary Western psychotherapy fueled, in large part, the research […]

Bouncing Back Continues to Evolve

Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain For Maximum Resilience and Well-Being has arrived in bookstores; it’s more than amazing to hold my heart and soul in my hands. And to recommend that […]

From Retirement to Renaissance

From retirement to Renaissance is a phrase from Michael Gelb’s book Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age that inspires me greatly. How to foster vitality, creativity, and active […]

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