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Health and Fitness
Author: Anne Twomey,Kay Redfield Jamison
ISBN: 0739316818
Subcategory: Mental Health
Publisher Random House Audio; Abridged edition (September 21, 2004)
Language English
Category: Health and Fitness
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by Anne Twomey,Kay Redfield Jamison


Adding passion and or exuberance to our lives is a good medicine that is helpful for elevating the symptoms of depression. Great encouragement to lead a life worth looking back on with satisfaction.

Adding passion and or exuberance to our lives is a good medicine that is helpful for elevating the symptoms of depression. 2 people found this helpful.

Also by kay redfield jamison. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Honorary .

Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best-sellers An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. Dr. Jamison, the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in 2002 and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2003. She is a John P. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

Exuberance: The Passion for Life. Written by Kay Redfield Jamison. Narrated by Anne Twomey. John Muir's lifelong passion to save America's wild places, Wilson Bentley's legendary obsession to record for posterity the beauty of individual snowflakes, the boundless scientific curiosity behind Watson and Crick's discovery of DNA, sea lions that surf and porcupines that dance-Kay Redfield Jamison shows how these and many more examples both human and animal define the nature of.

Original, inspiring, authoritative, Exuberance brims with the very energy and passion that it celebrates.

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Jamison, Kay Redfield

Jamison, Kay Redfield. in this lies much of its value, complexity, and potential danger. Passionate enthusiasms, I have argued throughout this book, are as essential to survival as they are indispensable to imagination and social change. Passions bring to our attention the overlooked; they compel commitment of time and heart.

by Kay Redfield Jamison (Author), Anne Twomey (Narrator). Jamison, the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in 2002 and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2003

by Kay Redfield Jamison (Author), Anne Twomey (Narrator).

Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.

The author of the bestselling An Unquiet Mind–and internationally renowned authority on mood disorders–now gives us something wonderfully different: an exploration of exuberance and how it fuels our most important creative and scientific achievements.John Muir’s lifelong passion to save America’s wild places, Wilson Bentley’s legendary obsession to record for posterity the beauty of individual snowflakes, the boundless scientific curiosity behind Watson and Crick’s discovery of DNA, sea lions that surf and porcupines that dance–Kay Redfield Jamison shows how these and many more examples both human and animal define the nature of exuberance, and how this exuberance relates to intellectual searching, risk-taking, creativity, and survival itself. She examines the hereditary predisposition to exuberance; the role of the brain chemical dopamine; the connection between positive moods and psychological resilience; and the differences between exuberance and mania. She delves into some of the phenomena of exuberance–the contagiousness of laughter, the giddiness of new love, the intoxicating effects of music and of religious ecstasy–while also addressing the dangerous desire to simulate exuberance by using drugs or alcohol. In a fascinating and intimate coda to the rest of the book, renowned scientists, writers, and politicians share their thoughts on the forms and role of exuberance in their own lives.Original, inspiring, authoritative, Exuberance brims with the very energy and passion that it celebrates.From the Hardcover edition.
Rigiot
This is one of my all time favorite books ever. It is nothing less than brilliant. It can be dense but every dense spot is uber worthwhile.
There are many great examples on the role of passion, especially in terms of discovery, curiosity, daring and adventure.
And then there are the acutely keen descriptions of what happens when passion goes into mania, when it leaves out history, and the sobering effects of integrating the past.
Without the past, we are shallow, and without our sadness we are shallow as well.
Jamison is amazing. I have read her other books, but I'm biased. This book to me is necessary reading. It is something I quote from and return to again and again.
I apologize if I am seeming too exuberant myself right here, but it's really that I realized that I have owed the book and author at least the superlative comments, as the way I see it.
Uste
Here we have the author uses actual places, things, and events to entertain and educate about how exuberance effects life. Here are some examples when the author describes how many bubbles are in a bottle of champagne, She describes how at one time in europe, people sold their houses for a single orchid, She describes how, in Africa, whole villages were overtaken by a laughter 'Virus', She describes how ex-president, Theodore Roosevelt thought he was a glowworm, while other people were not so lucky. Adding passion and or exuberance to our lives is a good medicine that is helpful for elevating the symptoms of depression.
Bloodhammer
For a person suffering from bi-polar disorder, this book is excellent reading. Author suffers from bi-polar and knows what she is taking about. Opened up my eyes to my disorder and at times I thought she was talking about me. For people who suffer from this order, or their family or friends who want to understand the torment we live with, this book is a must!
Memuro
Great encouragement to lead a life worth looking back on with satisfaction. Life's a grind so find your passion in all you do. it is up to you!
playboy
Beautifully written and informative - and inspiring.
Mataxe
As a scientific work, this book is well-written and presented in an interesting fashion. It consists mostly of brief anecdotes about people who were unusually exuberant, including Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and Richard Feynman. There isn't a great deal of technical or clinical data, just well-written observations. The author's exploration of the dark side of exuberance was brief, but intriguing. If you are looking for a book about how to bring exuberance to your daily life, this isn't it. The author takes the position that exuberance isn't something that can be developed, but rather occurs naturally.
Rich Vulture
I love this author!
An unusual book on a subject usually not treated with such respect. A very readable and inspiring book by an experienced psychiatrist.