In Swipe, psychologist and management consultant Tracy Maylett, and writer Tim Vandehey discuss what happens when we instinctively, unthinkingly divert our attention from something meaningful to us and refocus it on something low-risk and low-effort. Borrowing a term from the world of dating apps, they call this “Swiping,” as in swiping away from whatever is […]
In The Ruby Rule, Arthur F. Coombs III deftly tackles how to interact with people who have opposing points of view about controversial subjects, including race, cancel culture, politics and religion, by employing “The Ruby Rule.”
Coombs’ Introduction acknowledges our current polarized society and explains that his book is “about the incivility, anger, and unwillingness […]
Rahinah Ibrahim, a professor of architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), shares a unique blueprint to help students obtain a Ph.D. in three years by using this clear, rigorous guide to hone their critical thinking skills.
Her innovation is the EAGLE table, a research design framework that requires students to think through key research decisions […]
While working in his psychiatric practice, Dr. R. Duncan Wallace saw how prevalent stress is in our lives and how it can negatively impact physical health and quality of life. In response, he developed a method to help people release 95% of stress. He, himself, has been stress-free through this technique, he writes, since 1981.
In Meet Carey Jones, author Christie Somes draws on her own experience to provide information for survivors, parents and educators about childhood sexual abuse.
While Somes begins with a brief personal account of abuse she suffered and weaves details of her subsequent healing process throughout, this is not a memoir. Designed as a roadmap for […]
Adversity to Adaptability: Turn Life’s Greatest Challenges into Your Greatest Opportunities offers 15 chapters by life and business coaches from the Certified Coaches Federation about overcoming adversity, with a goal of inspiring others to overcome their own life challenges.
Editor Rod Macdonald wisely starts the book with an essay by Jennifer Albrecht. One of the […]
Grammar for a Full Life is a charming, accessible, and erudite exploration of the ways that our choices in syntax, sentence structure, and punctuation can affect our accumulation of psychological and spiritual benefits. Written by Lawrence Weinstein, an English professor and co-founder of Harvard’s Writing Center, it also stands as a thoughtful reflection on the […]
Survivors of environmental disasters like floods, fires and earthquakes have already learned what many are just discovering with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic: that no one can rely solely on government to provide them with food and shelter in dire times. Crisis Preparedness Handbook is a comprehensive primer designed to help readers develop […]
With his insight into how and why we suffer, psychotherapist Dr. Bryan Bushman offers valuable advice on how to change behaviors that result in misery
Bushman introduces the human condition succinctly: “We experience pain because we’re alive; we experience suffering because of how we respond.” To relieve suffering caused by unhealthy responses, he offers a […]
Mary Dolor’s Throes is part fictionalized memoir, part self-help book that recounts the tortured path of a mother and her substance-abusing daughter.
Dolor’s “parable” uses a mother and daughter as archetypes symbolizing those possessed by “the beast” of addiction. The story is narrated by Susan, adopted mother of Mariah.
As a child, Mariah exhibited sudden […]