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Old 10-28-2006, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Have you ever read, and learned things, from any "self-help" book? I have and don't mind at all saying it. One time, I was told by a friend to get
Dr. David Viscott's book called, Risking. Dr. Viscott was a phyciatrist in LA who wrote some excellent books. When I first started reading the book Risking, it hit "to close to home" in my feelings about life and I wanted to throw it away. But, I kept on reading it and boy did I learn a lot of things about myself and how to take "risks" in life. Dr. Laura Schlissinger has some very good books also. I figured, "what the heck, if I can improve me by reading a good "self-help" book.....why not". Some people think Dr. Laura is to "harsh".....not me. She tells people the truth, not necessarily what they want to hear. I am a BIG Dr. Laura fan!!!!!!!
I'm also a firm believer in seeing a Physiologist, if needed of course. Some problems in life just can not helped by yourself, family or friends. Marriage and Family Counselors can also be big helps with todays problems.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:38 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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For me the best self help book is the Bible
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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For me the best self help book is the Bible
I second that. \0/
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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We firmly believe in the Bible, but we sure didn't think religion was going to come into this topic.
A book better than the Bible? For some folks, none.....for other folks??????
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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Sure! But I couldn't find a self-book about my specific problem, so I decided to write one.

Unfortunately, I didn't sell a single copy! The book was called: "Kleptomaniacs: Help Yourself."

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Old 10-29-2006, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Sure! But I couldn't find a self-book about my specific problem, so I decided to write one.

Unfortunately, I didn't sell a single copy! The book was called: "Kleptomaniacs: Help Yourself."

I like that. Sharp wit and quick. I'll be keeping an eye on you! By the way "mariatherese" are you in any way related to Sister MaryMathew. If so please tell her my knuckles are still not healed, thank you very much!
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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I don't read them but I would if I needed help in an area. I was going to get a book on becoming an optimist because I struggle with that and I want my son to think that way. But not to the point like some people where they think nothing bad can happen to them. See there I go..
I did get Dr. Phill's family first but it started out really dry and I realized that there was nothing wrong with my family that needed fixing so I never got past the first chapter. Both my husband and I are able to step back and look at ourselves and analyze our lives. Not that we are perfect, we are just aware of our flaws and work on what needs fixing. I think that everyone needs to sit back and take a look at their life occasionally.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:03 AM
 
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"Psycho Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz. I liked that book.

I'm more into the husband/wife books though. Seems that the happier she is, the happier I is.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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I'm more into the husband/wife books though. Seems that the happier she is, the happier I is.
Kind of like the old saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:59 AM
 
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Kind of like the old saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".
You have that absolutely correct. She's no spoiled brat, but I really enjoy keeping her happy, because I really enjoy her keeping me happy.
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