Non è facile per nessuno comprendere quanto l'infelicità sia in realtà una questione di scelta. E anche quando questa consapevolezza esiste, spesso persistiamo ugualmente nella scelta disastrosa pensando di non essere abbastanza forti da farne una migliore. Ciascuno di noi tuttavia può cambiare il corso della propria esistenza. Attraverso una serie di suggerimenti, esempi pratici e test, questo libro ci insegna come superare i momenti difficili, come trasformare le nostre debolezze in forza e come conquistare una duratura autostima, grazie alle «dipendenze positive». Perché una corsa tutte le mattine, una pausa di meditazione quotidiana o una sessione di yoga, possono aiutarci ad affrontare la vita con maggior fiducia, creatività e serenità.
- ISBN: 8850200676
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 192
“The thesis of this book is that many people, weak and strong, can help themselves to be stronger, and an important new path to strength may be positive addiction. If more of us gain strength maybe we will make a better world; there is little chance we will do so if too many of us are weak.” ~ Willi Leggi tutto
My grandfather got me hooked on psychology and self-help literature since I was very young, and I really enjoy learning about the brain and behavior modification. In this book Glasser explains the plasticity of the brain and his theory that all developed proficiency is in fact an addiction. He then
The concept of positive addiction and his research into it is interesting. However, though the book doesn't focus on mental illness, he makes it clear that he thinks that many mental illnesses, including depression and schizophrenia, are, deep down, a choice. He makes some other sweeping claims, too Leggi tutto
This book is a bit dated it its psychological theories, but makes some good points. The author examines two groups of people: those addicted to running and those addicted to meditation. He supports such addictions, and sees great benefit to getting yourself addicted to some sort of positive activity Leggi tutto
Big Ideas: + The Positive Addiction (PA) state of mind is passive in the sense that it one cannot directly cause it to happen - Running is the surest way to achieve PA state of mind (probably because humans depended on it for survival so there’s something primal to us about it) - Meditation is easier t Leggi tutto
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso I read this over the course of a year, finding it particularly interesting because of my professional interest in exercise, meditation, Reality Therapy and A.C.T. The last chapter really ties it all toge Leggi tutto
Such an interesting book, and I don't think it could have been written today. I bet many modern readers find it quite objectionable with Glasser's talk of weak and strong minds. Perhaps it is a gross oversimplification...or maybe we've made everything much too complicated in our quest to be politica Leggi tutto
An insightful read on how developing habits where you can put yourself in a non self critical state can build strength. A bit repetitive though. Interesting thoughts on the difference between strong and weak minds. It's not too long, worth a read if you keep in mind it's a little dated.
This is a very interesting book. I like the inspiration for positive addiction, but I disagree with his claim that mental illness is a choice.
I don't remember when I read this book. 2000? I think I was in college, but still in OK. The main thing I remember learning from this book was the existence of "runner's high."
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