Saturday, 15 March 2014

Switch ON Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The Key to Peack Happiness, Thinking, and Health  

Excerpt from Prologue: What would you do if you found a switch that could turn on your brain and enable you to be happier, healthier in your mind and body, more prosperous, and more intelligent?

In this book you will learn how to find and activate that switch. What you think with your mind changes your brain and body, and you are designed with the power to switch on your brain. Your mind is that switch.

You have an extraordinary ability to determine, achieve, and maintain optimal levels of intelligence, mental health, peace, and happiness, as well as the prevention of disease in your body and mind. You can, through conscious effort, gain control of your thoughts and feelings, and in doing so, you can chance the programming and chemistry of your brain.

Review: I requested to review this book a couple of months ago out of desperation. I was going through a particularly difficult time, and in a moment of defeat I asked for this “self help” book. I figured it couldn’t hurt, and the promise of happiness was all it took for me to crack the cover and start reading. Just to put this in context, I never read these kinds of books.  I feel that I don’t need someone else’s questionable methodology and worse yet – theology – to live a healthy, happy, Godly and productive life.

I still strongly hold to the belief that the best “self help” book ever written is the Bible. Every answer to life can be found within its pages. The Bible is God’s guidance letter to us. That being said, there are times when it is difficult to pick up the Bible, and even when you do, it is a struggle to figure out why you are struggling the way you are.

I found this book by Dr. Caroline Leaf very thought provoking. She uses scripture to back up her recommendations and they seem solid. The mind is a powerful tool, and this book explains how you can use your mind with disciplined thinking, purposeful thinking, and careful thinking to ‘remodel’ your brain. As a scientist myself, I was very intrigued by this book and appreciated what Dr. Leaf had to say. There is validity to the research she has done.

I am giving this book a strong recommendation with an emphasis towards anyone who is struggling with depression, anxiety, or any other form of mental illness or handicap. 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

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