by Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin appears on the bookshelves on June 7th, 2011

What is to FLOURISH? – It is to find a path to genuine self-care, which includes: 

§  Expanding our inner space – our capacity to reflect, imagine, and empathize;

§  Seeking or creating beauty – which is everywhere, giving life meaning;

§  Handling our emotions wisely – by composting fear to develop courage, enhance self-trust, and foster self-reliance;

§  Creating harmony between our minds and bodies;

§  Bringing spirituality down to earth and into our lives;

§  Identifying what we are passionate about and forming a vision to harness that passion;

§  Deepening our integrity, moral empathy, and accountability;

§  Living authentically according to our deepest values and goals;

§  Achieving healthy intimacy – cherishing someone else while being our authentic selves, and enriching our closest relationships.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, creator of Meditative Psychotherapy, uses meditation, yoga and psychoanalytic principles and techniques to show readers how to overcome emotional anorexia and to achieve genuine self-care and lasting intimacy. Read more at:http://www.randomhouse.com/book/203204/the-art-of-flourishing-by-jeffrey-b-rubin-phd

Contact Dr. Rubin via email - jeffreyrubin@optonline.net or phone - (212) 664-0751. Join his blog about the book on Facebook – type in “Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin/ Author.”

Visit his web site www.drjeffreyrubin.com – for more information on the author and his earlier books and articles, as well as the dates for the upcoming workshops and talks.


From the web (at Random House)

We all want more love in our lives, especially when the world requires more from us every day. Lasting intimacy—a close and enduring relationship with someone we love who cherishes us—is an indispensable source of strength, resilience, and hope, one that we especially turn to in challenging times. But too often being in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise—or lose—vital aspects of ourselves. How can we avoid sacrificing our own self-care to get the love we want?

In this original, surprising, and deeply revealing exploration of the self and relationships, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin brings the art of flourishing to life. The idea is startlingly simple: self-care is the foundation of intimacy, and intimacy is the culmination of self-care. The Art of Flourishing provides the reader with the tools necessary to thrive, to live a life of meaning, passion, and fulfillment.

An expert on both Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions, Dr. Rubin draws on the best practices of each to create a new and accessible path to living authentically. His unique synthesis provides a remarkably lucid guide for handling our emotions wisely, discovering our purpose, and uncovering barriers to intimacy—the hidden emotional weeds that kill passion, such as conflicts over communication and power, boundaries and sexuality. Drawing from case examples and personal experiences, Rubin explains how to remove these obstacles to nurture empathy and mutual respect. Creating and cultivating a garden of love enables us to grow as individuals and nourish our connections with others. It widens our horizon of possibility, deepens our humanity, and helps us flourish, which is a priceless gift to the world.


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