Popular Psychology

Cut the CRAP and Resolve Your Problems     by David R. Cox, Donald A. Sanders "Brilliant Book, teaching you your not stuck and how to relive the problems of every day life. Absolute must reading for those who unsatisfied in their daily lives but have no idea on how to change this. Written in everyday language without the common psycho babble. Easy to read. Close to a 12 Step Program for every day life."



The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom: A Toltec Wisdom Book     by Miguel Ruiz, Don Miguel Ruiz "Featured in the premiere issue of O: The Oprah Magazine and on Oprah's Favorite Things 2000 segment, The Four Agreements reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob people of joy and create needless suffering."

"A good friend lent me his copy to read, he knew that I would find the book interesting. Well, I read it in one day, I couldn't put it down! I then ordered all Don Miguel Ruiz books! This book has touched me in so many ways, I have my own copy and I will always refer to it. I believe spirituality is much deeper than any religion can be. Totally inspirational book..."

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People     by Stephen R. Covey "I read this book several years ago when it was first published and attended one of Stephen Covey's workshops a few months later. Both were fantastic and have dramatically changed my personal life and the way in which I have approached my professional career.

I had been hired to help turnaround a small company that had been struggling for some time. After reading the book, I wanted to see if we could apply the concepts presented in Mr. Covey's book to our business challenge. I purchased copies of the book for each employee, and over the next couple of months, we spent an hour each week reviewing and discussing the approach outlined in Stephen Covey's book. Staff members became discussion leaders for different sections of the book. Our company began to experience dramatic improvements in revenues and customer service, and I am convinced that Mr. Covey's book had much to do with our success.

As Mr. Covey recommended, I also prepared a Personal Mission Statement and have attempted to remain focused on it and my personal goals each and every day. I have also tried my best to apply the '7 Habits' concepts to every aspect of my family life and my interactions with others.

One of the '7 Habits' has probably impacted my life more than anything else that I have ever read..."seek first to understand and then to be understood." Prior to reading this book, I was much more interested in communicating what I thought than in understanding the rationale that might exist behind the views of others. Now, I try very hard to understand why others are saying something before I worry about expressing my views.

I would highly recommend this book anyone who might be interested in gaining a better understanding of how he/she can have a more successful and fulfilling life."

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment 
    by Eckhart Tolle, Russell E. Dicarlo "This book is so filled with truth, so powerful, so crystal clear that I was compelled to write this review and share it with other people. THE POWER OF NOW and WORKING ON YOURSELF DOESN'T WORK by Ariel and Shya Kane are the two most powerful and insightful books on self-awareness I've ever had the pleasure to read. Reading both of these books is like working with Zen masters, compassionate spiritual teachers who can free us from the torture that our minds and our judgments inflict on us constantly. I am not exaggerating when I say that THE POWER OF NOW was like a breath of fresh air. Tolle gets right to the point and explains so much about inner peace and how our minds actually work that I found myself wanting to share what he and the Kanes have discovered. If THE POWER OF NOW is the technical manual for reaching fulfillment (because it is mostly explanations about awareness rather than illustrative examples), then WORKING ON YOURSELF DOESN'T WORK is the practical guide with real world examples and insights that describe exactly how satisfaction is possible in everyday life. You'll want both of these books. I've found what I was looking for thanks to these wonderful authors."

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters    by Phillip C. McGraw Ph.D. "Phil McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES presents a no-nonsense approach to getting your life together and feeling good about yourself. But this is no easy "feel good" book with affirmations empty of action. His 10 Laws of Life remind us that having a good life (and a happy one) means taking responsibility for every aspect of it-including our attitude about our experiences and the wrongs done to us by others. Until we take control of our lives instead of talking about "someday," we stay stuck in our problems. I did not take issue with any of Dr. McGraw's "laws," nor with any of his examples. Well done. I'd like to see this book assigned in schools to fifteen-year-olds. His chapter, "A guided tour of your life," really gets down to the specifics people can use to get their lives on track."