Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative

Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative

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By (author) Eric Maisel

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  • Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1573246263
  • ISBN 13: 9781573246262
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 77,428

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The challenges smart and creative people encounter--from scientific researchers, genius award winners, to bestselling novelists, Broadway actors, high-powered attorneys, and academics--often include anxiety, over-thinking, mania, sadness, and despair.Specifically, the challenges that smart people face, including: "racing brain syndrome"living in an anti-intellectual culturefinding ideas worth lovingdealing with boredom and hypersensitivityfinding meaning in their lives and their workstruggling to achieve successIn "Why Smart People Hurt," psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology.His thoughtful strategies include using logic and creativity to cope with the problems of having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat. With a series of questions at the end of each chapter, he guides the reader to create his or her own roadmap to a calm and meaningful life."Why Smart People Hurt" is a must-read for parents of gifted children as well as the millions of smart and creative people that are searching for a more meaningful life.For more information please visit: www.whysmartpeoplehurt.com

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Eric Eaisel is the author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, psychology, coaching, mental health and cultural trends. He is a psychotherapist and creativity coach and writes for Psychology Today and Professional Artist Magazine and presents workshops internationally.

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"In this insightful examination of the challenges bright individuals face, Eric Maisel explores how to reclaim your passion and to live a richer and more productive life. It's a smart move to read this wise book." --John Moir, "Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction"