Synopses & Reviews
A practical guide to freeing oneself from anxiety and stress, offering positive, effective advice that focuses on resilience and renewal
This book is about harnessing the power of resilience to transform our lives in troubled times while acknowledging and learning to live with our vulnerability. In the face of tragedy, human nature is to regroup and construct a new normal. Resilience is the muscle we develop in tough times to cope with the next challenge; it's what allows us to bend and not break. We have had an economic earthquake and the landscape of many lives has been changed beyond recognition—but, we're still here. The book's message is about adaptation, resilience, and survival. It's also about taking control of our lives from crippling worry, anger, and poor self-esteem; the feelings that keep us stuck; and about finding a balance so that we can face, feel, adapt to, and transform our new reality. Made up of short chapters on the feelings that bind us to our past and preconceived notions of normal, with step-by-step exercises we can use to free ourselves to enable us to live fuller lives, this is a plain-language guide to being a real person in tough times. It also contains reflections and poems to raise, soothe, and stretch the human spirit.
From time to time we all feel as if we're losing control in our lives. These feelings can occur due to loss of a job, change in personal circumstances, or, even, the death of a loved one. Here well-known bereavement counselor and author Christy Kenneally and his wife, psychologist Linda Finnegan, show us the ways we can acknowledge those feelings of helplessness and how we can take back control of how we feel in difficult situations, thereby beginning the healing process.
A plain-language guide to taking back control of your life in an ever-changing world
Do you sometimes feel stuck or have the sense that life is passing you by? Would you like to feel happier and more fulfilled but not sure how to get there? In Say Yes to Life, psychologist and psychotherapist Dr Linda Finnegan and well-known broadcaster, author and motivation speaker Christy Kenneally look at ways you can release the power of your own potential to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. In their groundbreaking 'Pathways' system they show you how you can: Overcome obstacles to happiness such as worry, destructive anger, self-doubt and perfectionism, Increase your self-esteem by talking back to negative self-talk, Change the way you think and react in difficult situations, Discover inner strength you never knew you possessed, and Find your pathways to happiness. Say Yes to Life - Today.
About the Author
Linda Finnegan is a psychologist. Christy Kenneally is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Remnant and Second Son. He is a well-known Irish television host who scripted and hosted a series on the great religions of the world.