Psychology & Happiness

Exploring the Divine Within: Unveiling the Goddess Archetypes

In “Goddesses in Everywoman” by Jean Shinoda Bolen, the author — a Jungian analyst and feminist — explores the archetypal goddesses that reside within every woman. Drawing from Greek mythology, Bolen presents a compelling framework through which to understand and embrace the diverse aspects of the feminine psyche. By delving into the realms of Athena, …

The Subversive Act of Doing Nothing: Cultivating Joy and Resistance

In “How to Do Nothing,” Jenny Odell invites readers on a compelling journey towards reclaiming our attention and discovering the value of localized presence in an increasingly distractible world. Drawing on diverse disciplines like art, philosophy, and environmentalism, Odell challenges the dominant narrative of productivity and offers a refreshing perspective on the importance of “doing …

Unveiling the Depths of Human Eroticism: A Summary of A Billion Wicked Thoughts

In the groundbreaking book “A Billion Wicked Thoughts,” Sai Gaddam explores the hidden world of human sexuality through the lens of the internet. Gaddam, a neuroscientist and data scientist, ventures into the realm of human desires by examining billions of online searches and web page views. His unique research uncovers striking patterns, challenging traditional notions …

Understanding Natural Childbirth: The Bradley Method Simplified

In “Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way,” Susan McCutcheon provides expecting parents with an empowering and informative guide to achieve a natural and fulfilling birthing experience. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge and experience as a certified childbirth educator, McCutcheon presents the renowned Bradley Method®, a comprehensive approach that emphasizes the importance of relaxation, education, and active …

Empowering Your Birth Experience: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth

In “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth,” acclaimed childbirth researcher and writer Henci Goer offers an empowering resource for women seeking a deeper understanding of their options during pregnancy and childbirth. With a background in biology and medical writing, Goer delves into the evidence-based information surrounding key decisions made throughout the birthing process. …

Exploring the Psychology of Self-Talk in Chatter

In “Chatter,” Ethan Kross explores the fascinating realm of our inner voice and its impact on our lives. Through engaging anecdotes, scientific research, and practical techniques, Kross delves into the concept of “chatter” and its profound influence on our thoughts, emotions, and decision-making. As a renowned psychologist and Director of the Emotion and Self-Control Laboratory …

Age is Just a Number: The Younger Next Year Breakdown

In “Younger Next Year“, Chris Crowley, a former litigator turned retired attorney, teams up with Henry S. Lodge, M.D., a renowned internist and preventive medicine expert, to deliver a groundbreaking guide to living a vibrant and fulfilling life in the later years. In this book, Crowley and Lodge share their unique perspectives, combining personal anecdotes …

Empowering Parents: Embracing the Gift of Failure

In her insightful book, The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey delves into the perplexing dilemma faced by parents and educators today – the desire to protect children from failing, which inadvertently impedes their growth and achievement. With her background as an educator and parent, Lahey offers a refreshing perspective on the modern parenting and education …

The Power of Observation: A Summary of Snoop by Sam Gosling

In “Snoop,” Sam Gosling explores the intriguing world of personal possessions and how they reflect the hidden aspects of our personality. As a renowned psychologist and professor at the University of Texas, Gosling delves into the science of snooping around people’s belongings to uncover their true character. Through his extensive research, Gosling reveals the fascinating …

Harnessing Inner Strength: A Step-by-Step Guide to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook is a comprehensive guide designed to help individuals effectively manage their emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and navigate challenging life situations. Drawing on the principles of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this workbook is a powerful tool for anyone seeking to enhance their emotional well-being. As the co-author of numerous best-selling …