90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience, and Authenticity

90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience, and Authenticity

by Joan I. Rosenberg PhD

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How to manage your most difficult feelings and building the emotional strength you need to create the life of your dreams.

Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability. In 30 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Joan Rosenberg has found that what most often blocks people from success and feeling capable in life is the inability to experience, move through, and handle these 8 unpleasant feelings. Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence, emotional strength, and resilience. Yet when we distract or disconnect from these feelings, we move away from confidence, health, and our desired pursuits, ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions.

Neuroscientists suggest that the biological lifespan of a feeling, often known first through bodily sensations, lasts approximately 90 seconds. Dr. Rosenberg teaches readers to be aware, consciously lean into, and balance these unpleasant emotions by riding one or more 90-second waves of the bodily sensations. By staying present to these 8 feelings, we cultivate the confidence that we can handle life's challenges and the deep sense we can pursue whatever we want.

Combining more than three decades of clinical experience with aspects of clinical psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience research, 90 Seconds to a Life You Love is a strategic and practical guide on building core emotional strength, reducing anxiety, and developing the confidence you need to create a life of your design — a life you love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316419956
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,234,799
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Joan Rosenberg, PhD, is a cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, speaker and trainer. A two-time TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her thought leadership in personal development. She is a professor at Pepperdine University and a United States Air Force veteran.

She has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries I Am with Tom Shadyac, The Miracle Mindset with JJ Virgin, Pursuing Happiness with Adam Shell, and The Hidden Epidemic with Daniel Amen. She's been seen on CNN's American Morning, the OWN network, and featured on radio programs across the country.

Table of Contents

Foreword 3

Introduction 7

Part I Skills Building

Chapter 1 Living a Life by Design 17

Chapter 2 The Rosenberg Reset 32

Chapter 3 Understanding the Eight Unpleasant Feelings 59

Part II Avoiding Pitfalls

Chapter 4 Identifying and Overcoming Distractions 89

Chapter 5 Releasing Anxiety 109

Chapter 6 Resolving Faulty Thinking 132

Part III Benefits

Chapter 7 Speaking Your Truth 163

Chapter 8 Moving Through Grief 197

Chapter 9 Upleveling Confidence and Resilience 219

Chapter 10 Committing to Your True Self 248

Acknowledgments 267

Appendix I 271

Appendix II 273

Notes 275

Index 289

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