Saturday, May 19, 2018

Life Falls Apart, but You Don't Have To By Julie Potiker Review

Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos
Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Julie Potiker turns some enormous lemons in her life into the sweetest lemonade in this wonderful book. She brings together practical brain science, powerful methods from psychotherapy, and her own friendly, funny, encouraging, and heartfelt voice to offer a wonderful roadmap and toolbox for when life throws some lemons at you.—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom; and Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.

At one point in her life, Julie Potiker was so stressed that she began manifesting symptoms of a stroke. It was at this point she realized she needed to change her life and find better ways of managing the challenges she would inevitably face.

Now she’s sharing the methods she developed with you. In this compassionate and courageous new guide, Potiker shows you how to

find happiness apart from your children’s lives,
practice important self-care rituals,
rewire your own brain to receive happiness,
feel safe and comforted in the midst of the chaos, and
listen to your inner critic without letting it tear you down.
Potiker also introduces Jewish tradition into her mindfulness lessons and explains the importance of following your own spiritual and emotional values as you embark on this new journey.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author shares her light and truth for the reader to feast their mind on.  The chapters provide steady and informative ways to pull yourself together, with the help of true stories to bind the effect.  I would recommend this for a reader who is down or in the negative space of life because it offers more than just self help. 

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