Author Christine Carter, from UC Berkely Greater Good in Action Science-based practices for a meaningful life, hits the perfect balance between clear,Author Christine Carter, from UC Berkely Greater Good in Action Science-based practices for a meaningful life, hits the perfect balance between clear, simple, and practical steps, strategies and habits that are backed by a current review of literature in psychology and sociology. A quick and easy read to do as audio. No need to take notes, author’s website provides great worksheets and a nice summary at the end (11:25 from end of audio).Also provide an excellent review of the literature on choosing care and making decisions. http://www.christinecarter.com/book/w...
Summary of 10 steps (and table of contents) which all (except for the first one) can be done during the final step: 1) Put on your oxygen mask first 2) Build a village (nurture bonds of relationships around kids community) 3) Expect effort and enjoyment, not perfection (growth mindset thinking and praise. 1 mistake I made today... high and low points of the day...) 4) Choose gratitude, forgiveness, and optimism (grace at dinner give the benefit of doubt) 5) Raise their emotional intelligence (family feelings list) 6) Form Happiness Habits (family dinner, grace etc) 7) Teach Self-Discipline 8) Enjoy the Present Moment (mindfulness) 9) Rig their environment for happiness (rat cage vs rat park) 10) Eat Family meal together (at least 5x week help prep, set of table, mindfulness moment, grace, review day 1 mistake I made, happiness/goal tracker, clean)
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Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table ofQuick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn’t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and avoid feelings. Emotional Eating: in response to any kind of feelings (positive or negative) Stress Eating: consuming eating in response to feeling overwhelmed
The 50 healthy self soothing skills provided are organized in 5 categories: mindfulness techniques strategies to change your thoughts strategies to calm your body distraction strategies social strategies for support
This Full Spectrum Affirmation sums up the philosophy of the book:
“Physically: I have a healthy body Emotionally:I am a strong person and a survivor, I have coped with many difficult things in my life and I cope with emotional eating Intellectually: I am a smart person, I kind find many other logical and rational alternative Creatively: I kind think outside of the box and brainstorm many other creative strategies and solutions Socially: I deserve respect, when I take care of my body I am respecting myself
Eating won’t resolve this problem I am good at tackling a challenge head on I can do this, it just takes time I am on the road to feeling calmer I can wait, my hunger will pass with a little patience I can soothe myself, I don’t need food to do that I am going to feel less stress any minute, I can hang in here I enjoy being healthy, I feel good inside and my outside is just about to catch up with me”...more