Why Self-Help Books Don’t Work (And How To Nevertheless Benefit From Them)

Two weeks ago I launched my first so-called self-help book: No More Bananas: How to Keep Your Cool in the Collective Madness. It is a book that offers practical advice for staying calm and confident in today’s stressful world of social media and information overload. Even though very well-intended, I realize that its effect may be quite limited.…

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It Is World Well-Being Week: Five Practical Remedies To Calm Down And Feel Less Stressed

This week is “World Well-Being Week,” the one week a year when we are stimulated to explicitly pay attention to our own well-being and that of others. Of course, that is something to pay attention to every day, but a special week like this can help to draw attention to this crucial aspect of life. Because crucial it is. In today’s overheated society,…

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