In this short post, I share an announcement as well as my top book recommendations for two related topics:
1) Compassion, self compassion and wisdom for healing and growth
2) Positive Psychology
So, some major changes have been happening here, and I can't wait to share some of them with you.
After a year now in private practice, I've decided to join a wonderful company, BetterUp, as a Behavioral Scientist. In my role there, I'll be working with companies to design, deliver and evaluate interventions aimed at improving the wellbeing of their employees. While we’re starting this work with corporations, the goal is to bring the greatest tools for improving wellbeing to as many people as possible.
Joining this company gives me the opportunity to reach more people and have greater impact, not to mention the chance to work with some really wonderful humans and get back into research. All in all, I expect to learn a lot about how to improve the wellbeing of our working population, and I can’t wait to share what I learn with you.
Its been such a pleasure this past year to design workshops and courses and bring them to you, and I very much intend to keep doing so, so stay tuned.
Now, since I’ve received many requests for this, I figured I’d share some of my favorite ever book recommendations:
Compassion, self compassion and wisdom for healing and growth:
The Mindful Path to Self Compassion - Chris Germer
Self Compassion - Kristen Neff
The Happiness Trap - Russ Harris
The Reality Slap - Russ Harris
Mindsight - Dan Siegel
Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach
When things fall apart - Pema Chodron
Bouncing back - Linda Graham
Happiness is an Inside Job - Sylvia Boorstein
Drama of the gifted child - Alice Miller
Real Happiness, Sharon Salzberg
The Compassionate Mind, Paul Gilbert
Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom, Roshi Joan Halifax
Flourish, and Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman
The Upside of Stress - Kelly McGonigal
Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Positivity, and Love 2.0 - Barbara Fredrickson
The How of Happiness - Sojna Lyubomirsky
The Happiness Hypothesis - Jonathan Haidt
The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz
Mindset - Carol Dweck
Spark - Jon Ratey
I'll be continually updating this list. As always, feel free to reach out with any inquiries, and I wish you all a wonderful spring!