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It's not as tough as you think
how to smooth out life's bumps
1st ed.
Abraham J. Twerski.

Published 1999 by Shaar Press, Distributed by Mesorah Publications, Ltd. in [S.l.], Brooklyn, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

[This book shows us that] life can be much easier if we cut its problems down to bite size. [The author, a] rabbi [and] a psychiatrist, shares with us some of the invaluable insights he has gained through his extensive experience.... There are many stresses in daily living, but we can take distress out of stress. We can modify our attitudes, use coping techniques, and reach out for help. Even big challenges can be dealt with effectively. [The author] shows how we can put a different spin on things, so that we can be more productive and happier. Here are just a few of the many ideas you'll find in this book: there's magic in a smile; stress can be beneficial; some mountains melt into molehills; lack of success is not equivalent to failure; you're more okay than not.... In this book, [the author] points out some of the things we can do. His simple, down-to-earth ideas are refreshing in a world of complexities. -Back cover.

Table of Contents

May you have many worries
Behind at half time
Who wants to be married to a loser?
You want to be heard, don't you?
Avoid the need for regrets
Judge favorably and act accordingly
Stay within reality
Aged wine is superior
Run for your life
Life emulates prayer
Losing can be winning
There may be salvation in a crisis
The sage of the salmon
Nowadays, it's tougher
We are never alone
A move in the right direction
Don't get paranoid
First things (big things) first
Tolerating suspense
The narrow bridge
A sober outlook
Well-chosen words
Don't respond prematurely, even in thought
Silence speaks in a loud voice
Converting a mistake into something meaningful
Keep your interest fresh
Crying is not a sin (and certainly not a shame)
Expect the best, not the worst
Ambition or proving yourself?
Maybe I do have an erroneous self-concept
They are really not talking about you
Positive parenting
Want to be nudnik-proof
You are worth it
Don't wait for the other person to say he's sorry
Hear no evil, speak no evil
Growth is not painless
Accentuate the positives
I'm not perfect, you're not perfect
Keeping it simple
Lunchtime is not worktime
Self-sacrifice is not necessarily noble
Cut your losses
Setback or opportunity?
Criticism, constructive or destructive?
Brief is better
Do you look how you feel or feel how you look?
Alone or lonely?
Have mercy on fools
Power can be seductive
Keep an open mind
Don't extrapolate
Wisdom or prophecy, which would you choose?
Some fears are good for you
Watch out for distorted perceptions.


Library of Congress
BF335 .T85 1999

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236 p. ;
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