Tag: psychology

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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Nov 12

Book Review: Come as you Are

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski My general rule of thumb for non-fiction is that if I learn one new thing that changes my view of the world, it’s worth the time it took to read it. I certainly learned some important things about …

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Nov 19

Book Review: The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky This isn’t the first book I’ve read about happiness, so at best I was hoping for a refresher course. It is a good refresher course, and a good supplemental, as Lybormirsky has a lot of new information that I haven’t read in other books. Lybormirsky’s information comes from …

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Nov 15

Book Review: Choice Theory

Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom by William Glasser My best summary of Choice Theory is that unhappiness almost always results from an unsatisfactory relationship, and unsatisfactory relationships almost always involve one person trying to control the other. You can’t control another person, you can only give them information.* This book expands this …

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