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The Art of Flourishing: How to Truly Love Yourself . . . To Build Your Deepest, Most Intimate Relationships Ever

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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--or lose--vital aspects of ourselves. How can we avoid sacrificing our own self-care to get the love we want?

In this original, surprising, and deeply revealing exploration of the self and relationships, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin brings the art of flourishing to life. The idea is startlingly simple: self-care is the foundation of intimacy, and intimacy is the culmination of self-care. The Art of Flourishing provides the reader with the tools necessary to thrive, to live a life of meaning, passion, and fulfillment.

An expert on both Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions, Dr. Rubin draws on the best practices of each to create a new and accessible path to living authentically. His unique synthesis provides a remarkably lucid guide for handling our emotions wisely, discovering our purpose, and uncovering barriers to intimacy--the hidden emotional weeds that kill passion, such as conflicts over communication and power, boundaries and sexuality. Drawing from case examples and personal experiences, Rubin explains how to remove these obstacles to nurture empathy and mutual respect. Creating and cultivating a garden of love enables us to grow as individuals and nourish our connections with others. It widens our horizon of possibility, deepens our humanity, and helps us flourish, which is a priceless gift to the world.

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Blends principles in meditation and psychotherapy in a guide that counsels readers on how to balance self-care with care for others, explaining how to foster healthier and more fulfilling relationships by appropriately addressing personal needs.

About the Author

\JEFFREY B. RUBIN, PhD, is the creator of meditative psychotherapy, a practice that he developed through insights gained from decades of study, teaching, and helping thousands of people flourish. The author of the critically acclaimed books Psychotherapy and Buddhism, The Good Life, and A Psychoanalysis for Our Time, Dr. Rubin is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City and Bedford Hills, NY, and has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes, and Buddhist and yoga centers. He lectures around the country and has given workshops at the United Nations, the Esalen Institute, the Open Center, the 92nd Street Y and Yoga Sutra. His pioneering approach to Buddhism and psychotherapy has been featured in The New York Times Magazine.

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ISBN:
9780307718914
Subtitle:
A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and Finding Love in an Insane World
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Rubin, Jeffrey
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Meditations
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110412
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
340

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