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Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being by Jonah Paquette, PsyD, resonates more with Resources for Recovering Resilience than anything I’ve come across in a long time. It’s a gem of a book, engagingly written, delightfully easy to read, superbly well-organized, and wonderfully specific and practical. Please indulge and find many, many practices […]

Neuroscience of Resilience Interview with Australia Counseling

I’ll be teaching Bouncing Back to psychotherapists in Brisbane, Australia September 3-4 and in Melbourne, Australia September 7-8, 2015. Here’s a link to my June 4, 2015 30-minute interview with Clinton Powers of Australia Counseling; one of my favorites of all time. An excellent review of the major concepts of Bouncing Back. Use the link […]

How to Challenge Your Brain to Keep Growing

Happify Daily is a marvelous online resource for research-based exercises in developing more happiness and more resilience. Here’s the link to a fascinating talk by Carol Dweck, the Stanford University researcher who developed the concept of the “growth mindset.” Listen, learn, practice, enjoy.

8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals

(This post from Happify Daily arrived in my inbox just hours after I scheduled next Monday’s post, my April 2015 e-newsletter “The Willpower Instinct.” (Which will be archived soon after posting on my website. Perfect timing. And the first suggestion – to practice self- compassion – is what I teach everywhere these days to tame the […]

Self-Compassion Is a More Powerful Motivator than Self-Criticism

Today’s accompanying Resource for Recovering Resilience – 8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals – offers research to demonstrate that self-compassion – being kind to ourselves in moments of challenge or difficulty – gives us the strength to face our fears, both real and imagined. Even in moments of failure, people who practice […]

Simple Self-Care When Life Gets Hard

I had the privilege and deep joy of spending time with Ashley Bush Davis and Elisha Goldstein, among many others, at the 2015 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium last weekend. Both have new books that offer simple but effective tools for managing stress, anxiety, depression, etc. when life gets hard. Simple Self-Care for Therapists: Restorative Practices to […]

Hugging is a Handshake from the Heart

(As you receive this post in your inbox, I will be teaching many of these same tools, based on much the same research, at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, D.C. in a workshop “The Art and Science of Brain Care.” Re-posted from Happify Daily, a great online resource for recovering resilience. Enjoy the learning; enjoy the […]

Clearing the Way for Positive Neuroplasticity

Several clients last week brought in an excellent article sub-titled “Clearing the Way for Positive Neuroplasticity,” exploring how experiences we might not even think of as trauma – freezing in an argument with a spouse, feeling shamed in front of a boss, “losing it” when something we hoped for falls through – can derail the […]

Installing Love

Tech Support: Yes … how can I help you? Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process? Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed? Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first? Tech […]

Be Super Resilient This Year

(This article was published in the January 2015 issue of Complete Well-Being, India’s leading magazine on wellness. It was a joy to write the article, and a joy to share it with you now.) Adversity is a given and strikes everyone from time to time; it’s how you handle it that really counts. Unfortunately we […]

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