Tag: psychology

Oct 17

Book Review: Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost Stuff fascinates me. Why do we accumulate stuff, what is our relationship to it, and why can our relationship get to the pathological stage? I’m a child of people who are, well, if not hoarders, certainly on the spectrum of that, and I …

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Sep 18

Book Review: Unthinkable

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson This is a good book for any fans of neurology studies who has read about case studies of people with really odd brains and wondered what the people themselves were really like. From the woman who gets lost in her own home to …

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Aug 28

Book Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn If you like female-centric thrillers, where it’s all about the mystery and the tension and the veiled danger, this is a great example of the genre. It has an unreliable narrator who isn’t a very good person, more than one twist in the plot, and sufficient danger. …

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Nov 27

Book Review: Mind Over Money

Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz Recently I’ve become fascinated by the relationship that people have with money. It means so much to so many different people, and it is one of the last taboos, so it’s mysterious. I devour articles on The Billfold about what …

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Nov 08

Book Review: Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by BrenĂ© Brown Like many people, I watched Brene Brown’s TED talk and kind of put her in the category of woo-woo semi-spiritual women’s life coach, kind of like a one-note Elizabeth Gilbert. She’s more than that; she’s …

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