Three books to think about wellbeing

Many experts have delved into this question that haunts most of us: How can we be happy, or at least content, on a daily basis while fulfilling ourselves? Here are three new books on the subject that caught our eye and are worth checking out.

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Laila Maalouf

Laila Maalouf
The press

The Fullness of “Bittersweet”

American Susan Cain is the author of Success The power of discretion, which was a huge hit a decade ago by giving introverts back their letters of nobility. In this new book, using a combination of her personal experiences, research and concrete examples, she tries to explain all that “bittersweet” – that mixture of sadness and melancholy that leads us to listen to sad songs or rainy ones, among other things Loving days — harbors wealth and at the same time can serve as a catalyst for creativity. She’s also trying to break through this “forced positivity culture” that pervades the North American model work environment, with the ultimate goal of being able to welcome whatever feelings you may have in order to finally be “good.” to be.

The happiness of being sad

The happiness of being sad

Editions of Man

336 pages

Expand your tolerance window

French psychologist Ariane Calvo already has several popular psychological publications to her credit. In her foreword, she emphasizes that this book arose out of reflection on those “keys” that can heal and ultimately create lasting well-being – that sense of fulfillment on a personal and interpersonal level, as he puts it. Among the interesting concepts she proposes, she explains how she can expand her “window of tolerance” in the face of trials, stress and adversity, develop anchoring strategies to return to the present moment, or even suggest methods of getting out of “survival mode ” to come out “. We talk about psychological games, interpretative filters and emotional responsibility to achieve long-term, to surpass yourself and to build quality connections.

emotional autonomy

emotional autonomy

Robert Laffont

320 pages

An essential energy

Do you often trade on “autopilot”? Do you dare to ask your fellow human beings for help? What sources of energy and challenges are you missing? In this book, co-written by psychologist and professor at UQAM Jacques Forest, we are guided by questions to understand motivation, an energy that, according to the authors, is not only essential to get our work done, but also to get through our days to go and live our lives. “Motivation guides your behavior, drives you to move and act,” they write. In doing so, we discover that our mindset (optimistic, pessimistic) influences the way we motivate ourselves and how we motivate others – children, employees, etc. The explanations are peppered with real-world cases and we even cover working from home in the context of the pandemic so everyone can find the path that brings them happiness.

unleash motivation

unleash motivation

editorial staff

282 pages

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