In Effective Living, Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., shares with us two of the most important truths he has learned in his many decades of cutting-edge work, both as a psychiatrist and as a rav.
Change is hard. And change is possible.
Drawing upon his years of experience with thousands of people who want to live meaningful and satisfying lives, he shows us how to become more effective in our relationships - as parents, as spouses, as employees and as human beings living in an increasingly complex world. We learn how to walk the fine line of "assertiveness" - the balance between passivity and aggression. We discover how to motivate ourselves and others; how to uncover just what it is we really want to do, and how to make it happen; how to find the strength within us to change "I wish" to "I will."
Dr. Twerski does not back off from addressing many of the ills of contemporary society, such as eating disorders, anxiety and depression, "burnout," and ADHD. Whether it is we or our loved ones who must deal with them, we will gain immeasurably from his balanced and compassionate perspective on understanding and coping with these challenges.
Effective Living includes sections on parenting young children and adolescents, on the specific challenges of the "sandwich generation," on issues of aging, and on the primary importance of prayer-its profound power and the peace of mind it proffers. And of course, the book features the true-life stories that bring Dr. Twerski's wisdom to vivid life.
In Effective Living, Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. takes us on a grand tour... of ourselves, our personalities, our minds, and our amazing capacity for growth.