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

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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.comshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Conari Press,U.S.
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • 1573246263
  • 9781573246262
  • 99,881

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"If you're so smart, why are you in so much pain? Dr. Maisel gets to the root of the special mental challenges of bright people, provides a new system for deriving meaning and joy from life, and helps you conquer the special challenges of being smart with compassionate and invaluable advice! This book will make a smart person even smarter." --Dr. Katharine Brooks, "You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career"show more

About Eric Maisel

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.show more

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