Health and Happiness | Self-Help Reviews, November 15, 2015


HAPPINESS, that elusive state everyone craves, is the theme of this month’s column. Selections present a number of respectable ways to achieve contentment and fulfillment.

Making and Breaking | Self-Help Reviews, September 15, 2015


MAKING AND BREAKING is a pertinent theme for this month’s column. The titles go from connecting with nature and other people to cutting the ties that bind to exploring New Age philosophies and the lost art of grace.

Mind, Brain, & Enlightenment | Science Previews, Feb. 2016, Pt. 3


Gelernter, David. The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness. Liveright: Norton. Feb. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780871403803. $26.95. SCIENCE Yes, he’s a Yale computer scientist and AI expert, but Gelernter powerfully discounts the notion that we can artificially replicate the thought patterns of the human mind. To understand how we think and, more deeply, […]

Guidance on Mastering Habits, Coping with Alzheimer’s, Positive Relationships | Self-Help Reviews, February 1, 2015


This month’s titles delve into specific areas of concern such as suicide prevention, retirement, and the care of elderly family members, with tips and suggestions for leading a more satisfying, productive life.

Guidance on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Creating a Positive Life, Overcoming Hypervigilance | Self-Help Reviews


While nearly half of self-help titles give global advice to make life more successful, happy, or fulfilled, many selections in this column present a slightly different message.

Guides to Public Speaking, the Upside of Low Self-Esteem, Recovering Intimacy, & More | Self-Help Reviews


Hoogterp explains how to “work the stage” and be memorable; Rufus describes the upside of low self esteem and a variety of healing strategies; Sayers helps service members and their families readjust after long periods apart