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The Art of Flourishing: A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and Finding Love in an Insane World

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We all want more love in our lives, especially when the world requires more from us every day. Lasting intimacy—a close and enduring relationship with someone we love who cherishes us—is an indispensable source of strength, resilience, and hope, one that we especially turn to in challenging times. But too often being in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise— ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Harmony
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Despite the title which may sound right for the spiritual or self-help reader, this is a book for anyone interested in modern psychology, and combines new and thoroughly researched disciplines for taking care of ourselves. "Flourishing," author Dr. Jeffrey Rubin says, is the new "happiness." I couldn't agree more. It's all about finding balance, particularly in relationships, or creating that self-flourishing that leads to finding the right significant other.

Highly recommended for young and old,
Not my type of book. Just did not grip me. The ideas did not hold my attention. I can tell as I did not desire to take any notes.
This book has some interesting ideas of how to use yoga, deep breathing, and meditation in our lives to help us to flourish and lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I enjoyed the first part of the book a lot, but the last section focused a lot on marriages in trouble and gave lots of case studies of married couples and their problems that I found rather boring. I would have enjoyed the book more if stayed with the theme of what we can do as individuals to be happier, I did not need a look at mar ...more
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
This book was not my type of book. I'm not into this type of mystical, psychotherapy stuff. However, the book is well-written and should appeal to those interested in this subject.
I enjoyed that the book was based a in psychology, which I find to be a fascinating topic. I did enjoy reading it, but I don't know how much of it I can apply to my life.
For me this book couldn't of come my way any sooner, the writing style
is very accessible and easy to adapt to one's life. I connected strongly
with chapter 3 in the book.
Kristina Franken
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
The concept is good and it's a pretty good book. Was too basic for me, though, and didn't hold my attention.
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