- What is the importance of having good family dynamics?
- What are some negative impacts of living with a difficult family?
- What are some skills or tools that can help a person overcome this difficult situation?
- What are some common types of dysfunctional families you’ve seen through your work?
- What are some common characteristics or signs of a family that has really good dynamics?
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than fifty books including his latest, Overcoming Your Difficult Family. He has been quoted or featured in a variety of publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Self. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Inspirational quote – “People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.” – Luciano Pavarotti
Alternative Practice – Family therapy and dynamics.
Action Step – To institute a morning creativity practice on a practical level.
Major Life Lesson – Despite all the difficulties of family life, there’s nothing more important or meaningful than family life, when it works.
- Best Advice – When I was a philosophy major, I turned in a paper to a philosophy class and the professor said “You Should be in Psychology”. At the moment, I realized that my true place was in psychology.
- Personal Habit – Morning creativity practice. I think it’s very important for me to know exactly where I’m going at 5 in the morning so that I’m not caught up in the blandishment of the emails or this or that.
- Book Recommendation – The Plague by Albert Camus
Learn more about Eric at www.ericmaisel.com
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