“Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life”, by Dr. Neil Kobrin shows us how through mindful awareness and embracing the present moment, we can transform our life. It provides a rich illustration of how we developed emotionally and what we can do as adults to lead a happier, more meaningful life. It brings a modern day perspective to topics that have always seemed to intrigue us, such as the meaning of life, our happiness, and our feelings of isolation and separateness. It presents ways to cope with life in the wake of stress, anxiety and misperception. It examines issues related to identity, and explores the basic question, “Who are we?”
Emotional Well-Being combines the interest of Western psychology, spirituality, and Eastern philosophy in a self help format that is practical, highly accessible and has universal appeal because it deals with the human condition. Through the use of wonderful stories, both professional and personal, and from films, TV, and Eastern philosophy, Emotional Well-Being provides us with an understanding of our emotional journey.
At a time when stress across the globe is mounting and millions of us are feeling distressed and anxious, we need to find a better way, a mindful way.
Emotional Well-Being provides that way.
The Cover Story
Every spiritual tradition has stressed that this human life is unique, and has potential that ordinarily we hardly even begin to imagine. If we miss the opportunity this life offers us for transforming ourselves, they say, it may well be an extremely long time before we have another.
Imagine a blind turtle, roaming the depths of an ocean the size of the universe. Up above floats a wooden ring, tossed to and fro on the waves. Every hundred years the turtle comes, once, to the surface. To be born a human being is said ….to be more difficult than for the turtle to surface accidentally with its head poking through the wooden ring. And even among those who have a human birth, it is said, those who have the great fortune to make a connection with the teachings are rare; and those who really take them to heart and embody them in their actions even rarer, as rare, in fact, “as stars in broad daylight”
“Dr. Neil Kobrin has taken a deep, piercing look at what it takes to dissolve our roadblocks to happiness. There is insight on every page.”
~Marianne Williamson, bestselling author of A Return to Love and internationally acclaimed spirituality lecturer.
“In ‘Emotion Well-Being,’ Dr. Neil Kobrin provides a very lucid and accessible integration of psychology and mindfulness for the general and professional reader. In his contribution to this conversation, the author includes personal anecdotes and illustrative case examples to show the relevance and intersection of these two perspectives. He makes clear the distinction between ‘our true nature’ and the overlay of experience and culture which hides it and offers mindfulness as the process of recovery of our original condition. This book should get a wide reading from an interested audience.”
~ Harville Hendrix, Ph. D., bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, and internationally acclaimed for his work with couples.
“Kobrin shows the positive and practical ways mindful psychology can benefit your life.”
~ Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., bestselling author of A Path With Heart, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
“In ‘Emotional Well-Being,’ Dr. Neil Kobrin identifies the root causes of imbalance in our lives and presents a set of skills that can help restore balance. For psychological issues ranging from anxiety to emotional dependency, Neil offers practical advice for finding well-being which he brings to life through personal and archetypal stories. This is a book filled with beneficial insights.”
~ Phillip Moffitt, author of Emotional Chaos to Clarity and Dancing with Life, founder of Life Balance Institute, and Co-guiding Teacher Spirit Rock Meditation Center
“Dr Neil Kobrin’s book is a must read, providing riveting real life stories, old world philosophies, and tools to understand ourselves, our place in this life and how we can achieve peace, harmony and joy in our lives during these current and radically changing times. It’s time to find out what is really running us and how we can access incredible joy no matter what the circumstance. Dr. Kobrin has created a masterpiece marrying stories and analogies to help us understand how and why it is so important to become an observer in this life. The real life experiences reveal keys to understanding how to become aware of all the ways we attract, react to, create the environment around us, and how we can change the way we view things by being the observer.”
~ Heather Williams, Dream Developers