The Trouble with Thinking
In The Trouble with Thinking Lauren describes how our habits of thinking don’t always help us. In this surprisingly funny book, she shows how often we run on autopilot, making up negative stories about our lives and the people in them.
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, she describes the way that our emotions, our judgments, our upbringing, even our biochemistry, can affect us more than we would like. The decisions we make based on this “thinking” can lead to all kinds of unhappiness—hurt feelings, antagonistic relationships, and serious mistakes.
By detailing our automatic thinking, the Rat Brain Loop as she calls it, Lauren shows how to change this unconscious pattern. For truly, we can make choices about how we interpret information, how we interact with people, and how we can own our thinking instead of letting it own us.
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