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The power of heart : when and how to get out of your brain

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  • Running Time: 09:16 hrs
    Narrator: Susie Berneis
    Made available through hoopla, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Bloch, Amy
    Contributor: hoopla digital; Berneis, Susie
    Edition: Unabridged

    Amy Bloch, accomplished psychiatrist, busy and fully in control of her professional and family life, was dealt what she thought was a devastating, insurmountable set-back when her daughter Emily was born with a severe brain malformation. Amy tried desperately to "fix" Emily and exhausted herself in her efforts to deal with the "problem" using her intellect, going at it brain-first, the way we tend to approach any challenge in our society. Emily, by default, lives completely heart-first: She simply doesn't have the capabilities to approach life brain-first. The Power of Heart is the distillation of what Emily taught Amy-applicable to anyone's life. While the brain is amazing, powerful, and also quite useful, it does come with limitations. And there's some stuff the brain just doesn't know, which is where the heart comes in. Tapping into the heart helps your brain perform better-and makes you stronger and smarter than you will ever be trusting only the brain. The heart will allow you to live with uncertainty; find strength, resilience, courage, and persistence in tough times; know your true self; manage emotions; and cast off self-criticism and doubt. Amy's message of living heart-first, in conjunction with the brain, is presented in deeply thoughtful, life-affirming, inspiring, practical, and accessible chapters that will resonate with listeners of all ages and walks of life who are in search of coping strategies and self-improvement.

    Original Publisher: [United States], Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781974984367, 1974984362