My 4 favorite books so far this year; The Curse of the Capable with John Allen Mollenhauer, The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck, and The Talant Code by Daniel Coyle, and T__ M__________ M_______ by? Guess what the 4th book is and I'll send you a free copy of The 7 Rules of Achievement. I'll give you a hint. The author had a near death life altering experience that led to the writing of his ...
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The Power of a Suppotive Story. The Basic Unit of a Positive Psychology.

John-Allen here, co author of The Curse of the Capable. What is "the curse" of the capable person? Well there are several definitions of the curse, depending on how comprehensive a picture of a persons psychology you want to look at and your perspective, but here are the recurring definitions that have developed in getting feedback from hundreds of people. There is the core definition of the curse, that is the basis of the book by Dr ...
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The New Good Life – A Living Example of a Changed Story

About 20 years ago, I read a book that truly changed my life. It was called Diet for a New America by John Robbins. In subsequent years, I would come in contact with John Robbins many times through my studies of the health sciences and stints in the vegan and vegetarian worlds where he is a prominent speaker. Also, through my work with motivational guru Tony Robbins (no relation) who would feature John Robbins at his ...
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Goodness uncovered by Trauma

A few weeks ago I was talking with one of my patients about his recent release from the hospital where he was treated for a major infection. He was telling me he had to get home to cook the turkey for Thanksgiving. He was bringing the meal to his elderly parents, his mother is recovering from her second bout of breast cancer and his dad is currently struggling with the effects of Leukemia. Joe also ...
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A Holiday Wish- The Need for Goodness in our Troubled World

Goodness is defined as the best part of anything. Goodness is surely the best part of human beings. It is when we act with kindness, generosity, strength and integrity. Henry David Thoreau said that “goodness is the only investment that never fails”. It never fails because when we engage others with an attitude of goodness we produce what we are biologically and spiritually programmed to do. We produce the hormone oxytocin, which has been called the ...
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The Holidays are a Blessing, But Can Amplify “The Curse” Too.

In the book, The Curse of the Capable, there is a concept called "the downward trend"; it's what happens when an unsupportive internal psychology manifests physically, particularly during busy times. Thanksgiving has just passed, and surely it was a very busy time for you. How are you feeling? For many people who suffer from the curse, unable to stop themselves from being active all the time; accomplishing, achieving, doing everything to the 9's, it take a physical toll. ...
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The Empathy Solution to the Bullying Crisis

Not long ago a patient of mine pleaded with me to find time to see her son in consultation. Marie is a single mom raising two boys, ages 19 and 16. She has been divorced for several years, her alcoholic husband hit her one too many times and she left him when the boys were quite young. Her oldest son Nathan has had a very troubling life, often acting out in school, quite aggressive and extremely ...
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Turn Fear into Strength, Anxiety into Action and Go From Getting By to Feeling Better Relatively Fast with The 5-Step Process to Change Your Story!

Tonight, we are delivering the first The Introductory Webinar Revealing the 5 Stages to Greater Love, Health and Success Get Free of “the Curse”. Are you a “High-Achiever?” You may be surprised to know that it’s not your level of success and riches that determine if you are one. | It’s less a matter of what you have achieved than the nagging desire for more. Achievers drive themselves non-stop. They often seek love and respect from what they ...
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Can we sustain Love without Sex?

In my last group therapy session members were discussing their levels of happiness in relation to all aspects of their lives.  This particular group ranges in age from mid-forties to mid -fifties. One of the women who was recently divorced said her major frustration in life is not having a sexual partner. “I haven’t had sex in more than a year, she kiddingly made light of the situation but we could all tell she was ...
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Are You a Story Teller? Truth or Consequences

In our newly released book, The Curse of the Capable we mentioned how Tiger Woods single minded focus worked successfully for him before he was married and how his life had supposedly become more balanced as he married and started a family. I don’t pretend to know Mr. Woods other than what I have read and observed so I mean no disrespect to him or his family for including him in this article.  His relevance ...
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