Welcome to the fascinating world of behavioral paradoxes: apparent contradictions which make sense once we understand the human needs and motivations behind them. This inspiring book invites you to ponder contradictory behaviors which reflect our shared humanity and, surprisingly, offer pathways to improved mental health, meaningful living, and well-being for ourselves and others. Rich with common sense and examples from lived experience, Dr. Manassis (retired child psychiatrist) provides a fresh look at mindfulness, unselfconsciousness, reciprocity, wonder, and other "stuff" we need to live with equanimity and purpose. The ripple effects go well beyond our personal lives to affect our families, communities, and future generations. Happy thinking and reading!
About the Author:
Dr. Katharina Manassis is a recently retired Child Psychiatrist and Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She led a clinical-research program in childhood anxiety disorders for over 20 years at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, where she taught numerous students and published over 90 papers in professional journals. She has written 8 mental health related books for parents, professionals and other thoughtful readers including the Canadian bestseller Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child and her most recent works Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood and Why Taking Your Time Saves Time. She is the proud mother of two wonderful young adults. For more details, follow her on Goodreads and on her website: www.katharinamanassis.com/books-2/