26 September 2023

Thriving Mind: How To Cultivate A Good Life

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Dr Jenny Brockis, Wiley, $27.95.

Discover the amazing science that helps you reclaim your humanity and to be happy and healthy. As a trained medical practitioner, an award-winning speaker and facilitator, Dr Brockis is well placed to give advice.

She draws on research and more than 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.

She empowers people to cultivate a thriving mind, what it takes to stay well, think smart and stay safe.

As Dr Brockis notes: “Seeing the spark of insight in someone’s face when they ‘get’ what they can do for themselves, is what gets me out of bed in the morning”.

The good news is that starting and finishing every day feeling productive, motivated and on track during these turbulent times is easier than you might think. In fact, Thriving Mind starts right here: this is where neuroscience and the good doctor can help.

“I help you understand why you think and act the way you do, and then implement science-backed behaviour change so you can make distractions, foggy thinking and mental roadblocks a thing of the past.”

Modern life is unbelievably stressful, and it comes at us from all sides, but there’s also an upside to the modern world: we live in an age of better information, technology, nutrition and health care. We are able to develop a science that can help us feel happier and more connected with our lives.

Whatever your worries, it’s important to remember you’re not alone, and that by using the tools and strategies outlined in Thriving Mind, you can take real scientific steps and start doing things today … so you can have a brighter tomorrow.

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