This book has changed my life. Never has a book rang more true and given such sound guidance on how to manage the stress of "small stuff". I am forever grateful that Richard Carlson wrote this book and I was able to listen to it on Audible. Highly recommend!!
It flows nicely with good examples and the breaks with the female voice works well.
No, however, this reader does not share his philosophy completely.
Too New Age, So Yes
Would not necessarily cut anything, as much as restructure and redefine. This readers beliefs are more focused and specific, therefore, it becomes 'a take what you need and leave the rest reading'
Practically speaking, secularly positive, altruistic very Zen. However, His philosophy wreaks of "people pleasing" rather than diplomacy and The Charity of God. Advocating Virtues such as Prudence, Temperance, Solid Judgement in everyday practical and personal affairs is a struggle for all of us at best. Doing it without daily prayer, almsgiving, and fasting in ones life reduces all this to altruistic works. When tragedy, real tragedy, hits in our life, and we begin to sweat the big, big stuff: God, not Dr. Carlson will be Who a person needs to turn to. And everything in this life is a reherrsal for The Next and Final Life. So that IS how we are SUPPOSED TO BE LIVING IT.
THIS BOOK GOES IN THE NEW AGE SECTION GENRE!!! !!!!!!![
VICTOR FRANKL LEARNED ALONG TIME AGO JUST HOW IMPORTANT THE BIG STUFF IS!!!!!!!!!
Great book, but make sure you read it the right way. The helpful tips are like fine wine. Sip them and swish them around. Don't be in a hurry. Read a few minutes per day and it will change the way you move through your day.
This book contains a lot of useful tips on how to deal with adverse and stressfull situations and how to lead a more peaceful life with what you got.
I would recommend it to anyone. Ive been using his advice to improve my stress level and communication. I feel it's working!