Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative

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The challenges smart and creative people encounter - from scientific researchers, genius award winners, to bestselling novelists, Broadway actors, high-powered lawyers and academics - often include anxiety, over-thinking, mania, sadness and despair.

Specifically, the challenges that smart people face, including:

racing brain syndrome

living in an anti-intellectual culture

finding ideas worth loving

dealing with boredom and hypersensitivity

finding meaning in their lives and their work

struggling to achieve success

In WHY SMART PEOPLE HURT, psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology.

His thoughtful strategies include using logic and creativity to cope with the problems of having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat. With a series of questions at theend of each chapter, he guides the reader to create his or her own roadmap to a calm and meaningful life. WHY SMART PEOPLE HURT is a must-read for parents of gifted children as well as the millions of smart and creative people that are searching fora more meaningful life.

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"Eric Maisel has devoted his life to sharing his deep understanding of creativity, meaning and life purpose. In this new book, Maisel explores the suffering of smart people and once again offers innovative paradigms and practical solutions to end their pain." --Gail McMeekin, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women and The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women

If you re so smart, why are you in so much pain? Dr. Maisel gets to the root of the special mental challenges of bright people, provides a new system for deriving meaning and joy from life, and helps you conquer the special challenges of being smart with compassionate and invaluable advice! This book will make a smart person even smarter. --Dr. Katharine Brooks, You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

"This is a wise, insightful and compassionate guide for bright, sensitive and creative people. If you're smart, you'll get it. --Michael J. Gelb Author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

If you re so smart, why are you in so much pain? Dr. Maisel gets to the root of the special mental challenges of bright people, provides a new system for deriving meaning and joy from life, and helps you conquer the special challenges of being smart with compassionate and invaluable advice! This book will make a smart person even smarter. --Dr. Katharine Brooks, You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

"This is a wise, insightful and compassionate guide for bright, sensitive and creative people. If you're smart, you'll get it. --Michael J. Gelb Author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

About the Author:

Eric Eaisel is the author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, psychology, coaching, mental health and cultural trends. He is a psychotherapist and creativity coach and writes for Psychology Today and Professional Artist Magazine and presents workshops internationally.

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