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Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life
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In Whose Mind Is It Anyway I show you how to separate what you want from what your brain wants and how to do less when your mind is trying to trick you into doing more.
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I love love love the book … I have shared it with two people at work already and we are planning on using it for our social and individual counseling sessions when we come back to school next year. Rebecca Bittner, CSP Special Educator, North Harford Middle, Maryland.
"Lisa and Franco manage to share age-old truths about human life in an unbelievably creative, hilarious, and smart way. The truths they write about are deep and profound, and yet this book is fun, light, and entertaining. Dr. Amy Johnson, Psychologist and author of Being Human and The Little Book of Big Change.
"... a fun, charming and delightful book that carries a deep healing message for anyone wanting keys to life with ease and inner happiness. It is easy to read and will warm you heart. I will be recommending it to youngsters and adults alike. Dr. Ken Manning, Licensed Psychologist and President of Insight Principles, Inc.
I am an author and speaker with a unique, no-fuss, easy-to-understand approach that will make you feel—maybe for the first time ever—that you’re okay, just as you are. You'll gain confidence to take the steps you want to take, and life-changing insights, that didn't make sense before, will fall into place.
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