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Define Your Values in a Way That Makes a Difference

I just finished reading Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil. This book is filled with practical insights. And, I still disagree with Weil’s tendency to equate happiness with pleasant feelings. There’s a more practical and powerful definition—acting in alignment with your values, moment by moment. As the body of literature on Constructive Living reminds us, feelings are … Continue reading Define Your Values in a Way That Makes a Difference

Won’t Get Fooled Again—Three Levels of Credibility in Self-Help Books

There are vast differences in the quality of self-help material that you’ll find in print and online. Don’t get fooled. Look for three major distinctions. 1. Books grounded in theory and research This is the gold standard. Go to this level whenever you can. For example, books that are based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are … Continue reading Won’t Get Fooled Again—Three Levels of Credibility in Self-Help Books