Book Review: How To Be Our Own Psychologists?

Title: How To Be Our Own Psychologists?
Author: Meirav Harel
Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Do you want to end the negativity and start being nicer to yourself?

Are you stuck, in pain, or suffering? Do you want to stop berating yourself and begin to love yourself more? If any of your answers to these questions is positive, this book is for you. Whether or not you are in therapy, you can improve your condition, feel better, and begin being nicer to yourself with “The Trilogy” – an analytic method that interweaves a higher spiritual perspective into our daily reality, granting a new viewpoint that facilitates change, gets through internal or external obstructions, and even leverages them into opportunities for personal growth.

Anyone Can Do It!

Designed for the layman, it contains practical tools to map our consciousness and emotions, help us understand why we behave as we do, change our perceptions, and find out who we really are. Once we connect with the part within us that knows and ask the right questions from that place, even a layperson can perform miracles.

How To Be Your Own Psychologist is a life-improvement, self-help book that tackles issues such as: how can we love ourselves more? How can we let go of negativity? How can we gain insight into who we really are? How can we be nicer to ourselves?

Personal growth is key throughout the book, and not only does it offer helpful tips and insights, it also explains how we can get stuck in spirals of negativity and how we can sabotage our own personal growth.

An insightful read that I would recommend to just about everyone! Let’s all stop bringing ourselves down and become our own most passionate supporter.

Book Review: Conversations About Evaluation by Miri Levin-Rozalis

Title: Conversations About Evaluation

Author: Miri Levin-Rozalis
Genre: Non-Fiction, Counseling & Psychology
Rating: 3 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Hey Mom, what’s this evaluation that you are busy with all the time?

Through the ingenious use of dialogue, this book discusses key issues of evaluation, such as: the origins of evaluation knowledge, the historical and social role of evaluation, concerns about ethics and social justice; dealing with the complexity of the real world; the challenge of giving voice to a broad spectrum of cultures and narratives; and the duties, rights, and responsibilities of an evaluator.

You mean to tell me it’s a real profession!?!

The book analyzes important considerations for conceptualizing and carrying out evaluation in varied programs and projects, providing thought-provoking answers regardless of one’s own approach to evaluation. Providing a coherent professional worldview, it gives the reader an in-depth understanding of program evaluation as a vital, research-based, independent profession.

Both theoretical and practical, this text is an important resource for practitioners, students enrolled in program evaluation courses, and their teachers.


“Evaluation” is just about the most dreaded word in my vocabulary. Even just hearing it, gives me the shivers. Yet, in Conversations About Evaluation, the author managed to make me hate the word a little less…a little.

Evaluation does serve a purpose, and it’s not just to taunt or bully people – its purpose is to gain insight into existing practices, reflect upon them, and help shape a better future. If something worked in the past but it did not always work as was intended, then evaluation can help uncover what went wrong and how this can be improved.

The book focuses on mother-daughter dialogues for evaluation, and makes the subject more interesting, even understandable – and lo and behold, by the end of the book, I didn’t cringe when I heard the word ‘evaluation’ anymore (okay, so I admit,  I still cringed a little, but not that much).

Book Review: The Brain Show by Zeev Nitsan

Title: The Brain Show
Author: Dr. Zeev Nitsa
Genre: Nonfiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A wild journey into your brain

Behind the Scenes of the Brain Show offers far-reaching insight into the human brain, packed with fascinating insight from the fields of science, philosophy, history and literature. This important volume showcases your brain’s development, from the embryonic phase until old-age, while describing the changes the brain goes through in all of its emotional and social states, such as love, depression, joy, concentration, sleep and dream.

Understand your mind

  • What are dreams made of?
  • How are memories formed and preserved, and how can we improve our memory?
  • How is a thought born and materialized?
  • What is the duration of a thought-beat and how much electricity does it consume?
  • How does your spouse affect your brain and how does your offspring change it?
  • How do thoughts jump from one brain to another and why do some thoughts go ‘viral’, and spread to numerous brains?

Get the answers to these questions and improve your understanding of yourself. Gain surprising and practical insights that will impact your daily life. Get to know the patterns of your brain activity to illuminate and control hidden elements in your life and potential.

The Brain Show is an extraordinary book. It’s quite long, but it didn’t feel that long while I was reading it. It talkes about the human brain (duh) and what goes on in our brain while we live our ordinary, day-to-day lives. Things like how memories are formed, why we dream and how that happens, how the brain changes over time and how people can influence your brain.

The subject matter is complex (our brains are complex things after all) but the author conveys all this information in a straightforward, down-to-earth style. The chapters all focus on different aspects of the brain, and covers a long list of subjects related to the brain, even talking about brain injuries and the effect they have on people.

This is an intriguing book and anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about how our brain works, should definitely read it.