Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Meditative Psychology & The Art of Flourishing


Just out today is Dr. Jeffrey Rubin’s The Art of Flourishing: A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and Finding Love in an Insane World.  Rubin uses his own brand of ”Meditative Psychology” to address challenges of modern life like information overload, demoralization and alienation.  The book proposes to help us “access hope.”  Rubin identifies twelve qualities that can help you flourish.  They’re not the usual positive psychology exhortations to increase PERMA.  Rubin talks about some of the lovely eastern concepts of expanding inner space, cultivating clarity and practicing self-care.

I’ve just had a quick peek and I’m really looking forward to settling down with it.  You may want to check it out.

2 comments:

Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin said...

Thanks Dr. Judith. Very sweet of you to mention my book in your blog.
With best regards,
Jeffrey

Judy'sAlterEgo said...

My pleasure. Hope the book's a great success.