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 essential ingredients for a happier, healthier life

We all want to lead a good life, but the demands of modern life often leave us feeling overwhelmed and burned out. We strive to achieve so much, but our ability to care for ourselves, our mental wellbeing and relationships are all suffering. In Thriving Mind, best-selling author Dr Jenny Brockis offers a comprehensive, in-depth framework to help you reset your operating system and create a more sustainable, healthy and fulfilled self.

This grounded, science-based, thought-provoking guide will show you how to:

  • rediscover yourself and your purpose
  • de-stress, get healthy and sleep better
  • become mindful to enhance the everyday
  • build a lifestyle that will help you truly thrive
  • create deeper connections at work, at home and beyond.

Whether you're ready for a deep change, or simply to embrace some new ideas, Thriving Mind will show you what's possible in your life, and give you a clear and practical roadmap to get there.

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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