Thriving Mind: How to cultivate a good life

Thriving Mind: How to cultivate a good life

by Jenny Brockis
Thriving Mind: How to cultivate a good life

Thriving Mind: How to cultivate a good life

by Jenny Brockis


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Discover the amazing science for reclaiming your humanity and being happy!

We all feel it sometimes—all of us, we really do. Tired, hopeless, stretched too thin, a little scared about the future, a sense that something important is missing. Modern life is unbelievably stressful, and it comes at us from all sides. But there’s also an upside to the modern world: in our age of better information, technology, nutrition, and healthcare, we’re using our smarts to develop a science that can help us feel happier and more connected to our lives—and it really does work.

In Thriving Mind, Dr. Jenny Brockis draws on deep research and 30+ years of helping people solve persistent and serious problems to provide science-based strategies for overcoming them—as well as the habits to help avoid them in the future. Walking you through common issues such as loneliness, stress, relationship breakdown, loss of social connection, and mental health issues, Dr. Brockis shows that there are practical ways to alleviate or even banish these difficulties—and to reclaim a sense of meaning and vitality you might not have felt in years.

  • Discover how happiness works and how to engage your full spectrum of emotions and mindfulness to achieve it
  • Harness your natural biology (it’s worked for thousands of years!) for better energy, resilience, and mood
  • Connect with your superpower of social and enrich your relationships with compassion, respect, and courage
  • Take full control of your life by giving up on counterproductive short-term solutions and the blame game

Whatever your worries, it’s important to remember you’re not alone, and that by using the tools and strategies outlined here, you can take real scientific steps toward reclaiming your humanity—and start doing the things today that will bring a brighter tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780730383659
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 0.55(w) x 0.85(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

DR JENNY BROCKIS is a medical practitioner and lifestyle medicine physician committed to improving the lives of others through science. The best-selling author of Future Brain, she works with business, government, and academia, to help people live richer, fuller lives.

Table of Contents

About the author xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction xvii

Part I: Disruption 1

1 Don’t panic, but dinner is burning in the oven 3

2 Reconnecting to what matters 25

Part II: Happiness 31

3 Purpose and meaning — for a reason 39

4 Grateful for gratitude 49

5 Helping out helps everyone 57

6 Mindfully yours 65

7 Laugh and play makes your day 85

8 Mindset — dial up the positive 99

Part III: Thriving 113

9 Rest and recovery — the key to resilience 117

10 Sleep — not just for the wicked 131

11 Food to boost your mood 153

12 Exercise as medicine 173

13 Music and dance 191

14 Blue and green — complete the scene 203

Part IV: Human 215

15 Trust and respect 225

16 Kindness and compassion 243

17 Empathy: ‘I feel your pain’ 253

Conclusion: The times are a-changin’, and so can you 263

A note from Jenny 273

References 275

Index 291

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