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52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory * Minimize Stress * Increase Productivity * Boost Happiness
     

52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory * Minimize Stress * Increase Productivity * Boost Happiness

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by Brett Blumenthal
 

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Small changes work. In this practical book, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week—from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of

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Small changes work. In this practical book, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week—from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately leads to improved memory, less stress, increased productivity, and sustained happiness. Backed by research from leading experts and full of helpful charts and worksheets, 52 Small Changes for the Mind provides a road map to a better life—and proves that the journey can be as rewarding as the destination.

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Library Journal
★ 11/15/2015
The goal of Blumenthal's new book (after 52 Small Changes) is for people to make one small change suggested by the author's 52-week program and experience less anxiety, be more productive, have better memories, and feel all-around happier than they did a year before. The author takes a holistic approach to wellness and asks readers to do easy things, such as smiling more, as well as undertaking more difficult tasks such as facing personal demons. Each weekly challenge comes with a pertinent quote, rationale, and step toward change. VERDICT Perfect in its simplicity and comprehensiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452131672
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
12/08/2015
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
79,485
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Brett Blumenthal is a bestselling author and certified wellness expert. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory * Minimize Stress * Increase Productivity * Boost Happiness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SLViehl More than 1 year ago
Most self-help books are fairly general, particularly when the author is addressing anyone instead of a targeted audience. 52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal suffers a bit from the one-change-fits-all approach, but still offers plenty of ideas and resources for those looking to make mindful changes in their lives for the first time. I would not recommend following this book as the weekly guided program it was intended to be. Not all of the changes are small (Be a Guru) and some will be costly (Get Out of Town). While I appreciate many people will like the Get a Rubdown change, those of us who are disabled, suffer from chronic pain or simply not comfortable with being touched by strangers would absolutely not benefit from it. Any changes in regard to diet should be first discussed with your physician before implementation; some may cause problems with certain medications or conditions. This book is well-written, and has much to offer the mindful-living novice, but it probably should have been formatted as a resource reference versus a program guide. If there is a person out there who can actually make and maintain all these changes in 52 weeks? I bow to you in advance.