Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Readin' Had Me A Blast: Two Ways To Cool Your Soul In The Heat

The Summer of 2012 is going down in my mind as the best ever.  Even though, like you, I am witnessing record breaking heat, random acts of violence, an unstable economy, and a nasty political campaign.  At the same time, I am feeling more joy, fulfillment, and potential than at any other point in my life.  Why?  Because I have been reading new books written by two of my living heroes that have completely changed the game for me on how I'm approaching this thing called "world."

The first is written by spiritual leader, author, and "demotivational speaker," Jacob Glass.  For the last two decades, Glass has shared his messages of wisdom, inspiration, and peace with mass audiences in the Southern California region.  He has assisted tens of thousands of people (myself included) in making permanent changes by eliminating toxic relationships, and finding ways to pursue dreams with humor, patience, and love.  Now anyone can access his work.  His latest book, "Starve A Bully, Feed A Champion" provides a series of helpful and insightful tips for coping with the stressors that we are all facing in today's world.  Chapters such as, "An Attitude of Gratitude," "Just Like Me!", "The Proof Is In The Fruitage," and "A World Of Wonder", offer essential tips for helping you to see the world, and your relationships with others, in a completely fresh way.  It reminds me that although I cannot change the violence, the extreme weather, or political mudslinging, I do choose how I experience and react it to it.

The other book that is helping me tap into a whole new level of empowerment and self-efficacy this summer is titled, "The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive."  Written by New York Times best-selling author Brendon Burchard, "The Charge" offers a concise and brilliant outline that helps the reader, regardless of your location or situation, access a focused and conscientious ascension in your daily life.  It helps you to note where you are getting "stuck", and then how to take focused and intelligent steps in a healthier direction.  What I love about Burchard's work is that he presents profoundly instructive concepts in ways that are down-to-earth, easy-to-follow, ethical, and effective.  His ideas are grounded in Positive Psychology, a decade of training some of the world's top speakers, and advances in Neuroscience.  I began reading his books and studying his trainings about a year ago. And I can honestly tell you that his information has made a substantial difference in my work, in my income, and most importantly, in the joy I experience on a day-to-day basis.

In my private psychotherapy practice in New York City I help individuals and couples cope with feelings related to global and personal violence, challenges in relationships, and the basic "blahs" of daily living.  While each person's emotional experience is unique and personal, I have found unequivocally that emotional pain becomes alleviated when perspective is changed.  When one stops fighting reality with "shoulds", and begins living reality with humility and acceptance, then they make room for emotional changes.  My work helps people understand how they can integrate tools of healing, growth, and resilience, into every day situations and circumstances.  To learn more, feel free to respond to this email, or call me at 347-227-7707.  Also feel free to check out my Therapick profile where you can see a short video of my work, and free profiles of other therapists in your area.

So please don't let these long hot messy days bring you down.  Take back your mind, take back your mood, take back your life by checking out this new reading material.  Let me know how I can help.

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