What to do do, what not to do, and no regrets

Things might go terribly wrong, or you might marry the wrong man. Or you could rewire your brain and live with your heart wide open and no regrets. Figure it all out with some of our latest new books this August.

Syndetics book coverLiving with your heart wide open : how mindfulness & compassion can free you from unworthiness, inadequacy & shame / Steve Flowers, Bob Stahl.
“The way we talk to ourselves is often unkind and filled with self-judgments. These overly harsh self-criticisms can make us feel unworthy and incomplete. What if what you really need is not higher standards for yourself, but greater self-compassion? In Living with Your Heart Wide Open, you’ll discover how mindfulness and self-compassion can free you from the thoughts and beliefs that create feelings of inadequacy and learn to open your heart to the loving-kindness within you and in the world around you.” (Book cover)

Syndetics book coverZero degrees of empathy : a new theory of human cruelty / Simon Baron-Cohen.
“Simon Baron-Cohen, expert in autism and developmental psychopathology, has always wanted to isolate and understand the factors that cause people to treat others as if they were mere objects. In this book he proposes a radical shift, turning the focus away from evil and on to the central factor, empathy. Unlike the concept of evil, he argues, empathy has real explanatory power.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverRewire your brain : think your way to a better life / John B. Arden.
“Once thought to be “hard-wired,” the brain is actually “soft-wired” by experience – meaning it is possible to rewire parts of your brain to improve everything from your mood and your memory to your relationships, sleeping habits, and more. Rewire Your Brain guides you through this breakthrough process, revealing how to minimize your anxiety and enhance your brain’s longevity in order to live a vibrant life free of self-imposed limitations.” (From the book cover)

Syndetics book coverWhom not to marry : time-tested advice from a higher authority / Father Pat Connor.
“Father Pat Connor knows marriages. Having presided over more than two hundred weddings and conducted pre-marriage and marriage counseling for more than forty years, he’s something of an expert. And now he is sharing his wealth of experience with women everywhere on the subject of Whom Not to Marry. Father Pat’s philosophy is simple: A love affair may lead to marriage, but love itself cannot make a marriage work. That’s why it’s important to weed out the bad seed’s before you fall in love. Sounds easy enough, but in the early stages of romance, when infatuation trumps judgment, it can be difficult to see the flaws in your mate and to think rationally about your future. That’s where this book comes in.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverNo regrets : last chance for a father and son / Barry Neil Kaufman.
“This books emphasizes the opportunities presented when the challenge of facing the death of a loved one knocks at your door. Instead of focusing on the need to grieve, the Author explores the beautiful relationship that can develope in the final years, months, weeks or days between family members that can serve to heal the wounds of life. This book is a must for anyone who is either approaching or going through the illness or death of a loved one.”  (Amazon.com customer review)