Friday 24 August 2012

Flourishing - or not!

I spent half the day at my friend Siobhan's house today and she is currently reading:
"Flourishing". By Maureen Gaffney.

I read a few paragraphs in Siobhan's copy of the book, and couldn't get my kindle out of my handbag quick enough to buy it.  The beauty of the kindle is that it was with me within 90 seconds.

This is what Google says about Flourishing:

Flourishing people are not just happier - they are more resilient, optimistic and creative.They spot opportunities, purse goals with conviction and get on well with others.They are able to manage their emotions and they face setback with wisdom, courage and a sense of possibility.As they take on life's challenges, flourishing people have a head start.You may find the idea of flourishing like this unimaginable. You may think that in crisis times survival is the best we can hope for. However, distinguished psychologist Maureen Gaffney believes passionately that not only is it possible for all of us to flourish, but in an increasingly uncertain world, it is essential that we plan to do so.Flourishing is about achieving a deeper sense of well-being, meaning and purpose despite, and indeed very often because of, adversity. Indeed, Maureen Gaffney explains that adversity can be a positive turning point in our lives. Her message is that we can all flourish and in this exciting and innovative book - packed full of practical examples and techniques - she shows us how.FLOURISHING is a unique book - a one-stop resource for positive living. Drawing on her vast experience of working with people and organizations, and on a fascinating body of recent research, Maureen Gaffney has written a gripping, stimulating and inspiring manifesto that will reward readers for years to come.Learning to flourish - and helping others to flourish - is the most powerful and worthwhile investment we can make in our own well-being and in our country's future.
Google also says it is £10 online, but I only paid £5.49 for it on Kindle!

Anyway, it is quite a "deep" book so is best read slowly!

From the few chapters I have read, I have already managed to work out exactly what is wrong with my marriage.

I'll try and update you as I read it.

Hopefully as Aaron's had an early night, I will get to read some tonight.

Bye for now, Liska xxx

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