Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Rewired Brain: A Book Review

About The Book:

What if unleashing the power of your mind could help you live your best life?

Trade negative thinking for confident, fearless living
Most of us don't realize we have a surprising amount of control over our own thoughts and behaviors. While unconscious feelings and reactions from our past can unintentionally influence our behaviors negatively, there's good news. We have a great capacity to call upon the parts of our brain responsible for intentional choices in order to end destructive cycles, live well, and become our best selves.

The ReWired Brain offers you a clear framework for understanding your brain and the decisions you make. It shows how certain fears and instincts can drive unhealthy emotional dysfunctions and related behavioral patterns in the most meaningful areas of your life. Most importantly, it shows how to reframe your negative experiences, overcome your fears, experience emotional and spiritual healing, and ultimately rewire your brain, empowering you to be free and to live fearlessly.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

Dr. Ski Chilton is a professor in the department of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has authored or coauthored more than 130 scientific articles and four books, including Inflammation Nation. His work is regularly featured in such venues as WebMD,Men's JournalMen's HealthPrevention, the Wall Street JournalABC News, and more. He lives in North Carolina.

Dr. Margaret Rukstalis is an addiction psychiatrist who has studied the brain and behavior change for over twenty-five years. She received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School, is currently on faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and has coauthored more than fifty scientific articles and book chapters. She lives in North Carolina.

A. J. Gregory is the author of Messy Faith and Silent Savior. She has also partnered with high-profile figures on over thirty-five memoirs and self-help books, some New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New Jersey.

My Review:

Why do we do things that make us miserable and we know aren't good for us? As humans this is something that happens all the time, along with clinging to the negative in our lives, either present or past and we just don't know how to let go. Dr. Chilton takes these behaviors and tosses them upside down with scientific facts and shows us not only why we do it but how to let go of the negative and live without fear! 

While it does have a lot of scientific jargon, it is a rather easy to read book, and I especially loved the reflection questions that are included.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Rewired Brain at your favorite book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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