The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are

Author(s) : Ronald D. Siegel

The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 286
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 96291
  • ISBN 13 : 9781462538355
  • ISBN 10 : 1462538355

Reviews and Endorsements

"Deploying his rare mastery of mindfulness approaches, reinforced by decades of insight as a psychotherapist, Dr. Siegel offers reliable, effective, and simple guidance to escape what he aptly calls 'the trap of self-evaluation'--a trap all too familiar to many of us." - Gabor Maté, MD, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

"Brilliant and accessible, The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary gets to the very core of our human suffering and offers wise and helpful practices for taming our striving, comparing minds. The peace and contentment we long for arise naturally as we wake up from the limiting stories that habitually confine us, and begin to trust the truth of who we really are." - Tara Brach, PhD, author of Trusting the Gold

"Freeing us from toxic self-criticism and shame, this powerful book is an opening into deep self-acceptance, self-worth, and inner peace. Dr. Siegel’s warmth fills every page, along with insights and practical suggestions from his decades as a world-class therapist. With many examples and lots of brief experiential practices, he brings together current science, soulful wisdom, and his own humorous and down-to-earth perspective. Really a gem, this is a book both for help in the darkest night and for general guidance along the long road of life." - Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient

“In Zen, one of the highest accomplishments is to be ordinary. This means not to compare ourselves, but to be free to be authentic and real. In a wise and loving way, Dr. Siegel shows us how.” - Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

"This is an insightful, well-written, and extremely useful guide to finding happiness in the midst of imperfection. Chock full of practical exercises alongside easy-to-digest nuggets of wisdom, this book will help you let go of shame and negative self-judgments and instead embrace who you are with compassion." Kristin Neff, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

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