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[This book shows us that] life can be much easier if we cut its problems down to bite size. [The author, a] rabbi [and] a psychiatrist, shares with us some of the invaluable insights he has gained through his extensive experience.... There are many stresses in daily living, but we can take distress out of stress. We can modify our attitudes, use coping techniques, and reach out for help. Even big challenges can be dealt with effectively. [The author] shows how we can put a different spin on things, so that we can be more productive and happier. Here are just a few of the many ideas you'll find in this book: there's magic in a smile; stress can be beneficial; some mountains melt into molehills; lack of success is not equivalent to failure; you're more okay than not.... In this book, [the author] points out some of the things we can do. His simple, down-to-earth ideas are refreshing in a world of complexities. -Back cover.
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Publishers Weekly - 03/22/1999 page 86
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Studio: Shaar Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1999
Publisher Shaar Press
ISBN 1578192595 ISBN13 9781578192595
Availability 0 units.
More About Abraham J. Twerski
Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is a psychiatrist, an ordained rabbi, and founder and medical director of Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pennsylvania.
Charles M. Schulz created the PEANUTS comic strip in 1950. Since then, he has earned two Reuben Awards, six Emmys, two Peabodys, and the love of fans all over the world.
Abraham J. Twerski currently resides in Milwaukee New York New York, in the state of Pennsylvania. Abraham J. Twerski was born in 1928.
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Wisdom to make life easier Dec 7, 2004
Rabbi Twerski is a heralded psychologist one of the foremost experts on treating Addiction in the world. He is also a very learned Rabbi and prolific author . In this work he writes a series of small essays, little meditations all with the aim of helping the individual make life easier and better. Some of the titles of the essays give a fair idea of the kind of book this is." May you have many worries" "Behind at Half Time" "Who wants to be Married to a Loser?" " It all depends on how you see it." "Avoid the Need for Regrets" "Take Things in Perspective" The approach of dealing with the small things in life in a wise way , of having proper priorities is at the heart of the book. Rabbi Twerski's deep Jewish knowledge is not by the way incidental to the work but informs it and gives it a dimension outside those of most self- help works.
Wisdom from a Rabbi who is also a physician Apr 9, 2001
Rabbi Twerski is a remarkable man. Although he is a very orthodox Jew, he became a physician as well as a Rabbi. His field is psychiatry and he combines his two professions to give great advice in short chapters, generally about two pages. This book is a little like "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," with a twinge of the religious aspect added in. Nonetheless, Rabbi twerski's observations are universal and would be of interest to non Jewish as well as Jewish readers.
High quality and SHORT Apr 27, 2000
The book is full of 1 page wonders with great information of all aspects of life, specifically pertaining to Judaism.