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The Positive Shift

Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity
Narrated by: Catherine A. Sanderson
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

It’s the reason why spending time on Facebook makes us feel sad and lonely. Why expensive name-brand medicines provide better pain relief than the generic stuff, even if they share the same ingredients. And why a hospital room with a good view speeds up recovery from surgery. 

The truth is the way we think about ourselves and the world around us dramatically impacts our happiness, health, how fast or slow we age, and even how long we live. In fact, people with a positive mindset about aging live on average 7.5 years longer than those without. 

That might sound alarming to those of us who struggle to see the bright side, but the good news is we can make surprisingly simple changes or small shifts to how we think, feel, and act that will really pay off. 

In The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Catherine Sanderson breaks down the science of thought and shows how our mindset - or thought pattern - exerts a substantial influence on our psychological and physical health. Most important, this book demonstrates how, no matter what our natural tendency, with practice we can make minor tweaks in our mindset that will improve the quality - and longevity - of our life. 

Combining cutting-edge research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as vivid real-world examples of the power of mindset, The Positive Shift gives listeners practical and easy strategies for changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors, so they can live longer, happier lives. These behaviors include:

  • Appreciating nature, with actions as simple as eating lunch outside
  • Giving to others, like volunteering
  • Spending money on experiences, not possessions 

Living your best life is truly mind over matter. Believe in yourself, and rethink your way to a happier reality.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Catherine A. Sanderson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with BenBella Books.

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  • Shoe Fanatic
  • 12-04-19

Excellent Read!

A very down-to-earth, clearly written work that will jumpstart anyone to living a happier life. It’s chock full of interesting studies on which her analysis is based. I truly enjoyed this book and I’ll be happier because of it.

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  • Jefre Palmer
  • 02-03-19

Another 'Top Shelf' library addition

My life is one of follow the dots and connect the dots. It currently has me in the role of agile coaching, which is how I came by this book. I've been trying to dive into the world of positive psychology and how to help others connect to their purpose, but I've neglected to see that I too need to connect. This book provoked much introspection and self-reflection, to where I felt an emotional healing take place. It quite literally helped me break mental crutches from my life's pain that was preventing me from helping others. Right place, right time? Destiny? Uncertain of why now this book entered my life, but it is now a top shelf favorite. Thank you Dr. Sanderson. You are amazing!

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  • Craig E. Wood
  • 07-03-20

A Joy!

I would recommend this book to anyone. Scientific based facts to increase well being. Efficient with some humor. Having read many positive psychology books, this one is particularly enjoyable. Useful and you end the read with a smile.

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  • Florida Sanchez
  • 12-10-19

Good book

Easy advices for every day life, easy to read and the most important is that it's based on studies

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-19

My life changing novel!

I enjoyed this novel and all its strong points on life and the changes you can make. In complete understanding I just would have liked more input that could have replaced the constant references that she referred to on previous chapters. But overall this book is definitely a game changer on life.

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  • Mark
  • 31-05-19

Pretty Good

Decent read. Author should not have narrated; it's rarely a good result when they do. Some nice info from time to time. A little long winded. Not sure I'd recommend this to anyone.

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