THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Johnny Lops
Reinvent Yourself: Essential Tools From a Brooklyn Psychiatrist Who Has Seen It All
How do we rise above anger and self-doubt to achieve our most deeply held goals? Countless writers have tried to answer this question—perhaps none with more searing honesty than Dr. Johnny Lops, a respected Williamsburg psychiatrist whose refreshingly no-nonsense and humane approach to personal and professional achievement draws on his own colorful experiences growing up in blue-collar Brooklyn during the 1980s and 1990s. Witty, funny, and sometimes disconcertingly frank, Dr. Lops takes us back to his obsessive, anxiety-ridden childhood (complete with twelve-year-old neighborhood tough guys); his disastrous early dating experiences; and the process of self-discovery that enabled him to become a professional actor, doctor, and amateur marathon runner. In this vividly written and engaging book that is part memoir and part instruction manual, Dr. Lops offers eleven simple, practical, and effective tools for maximizing our performance potential and regaining control over our lives.
-Not allowing your background and upbringing to define you; permitting yourself to become better than your parents
-Setting goals and taking small steps to achieve them; understanding that success does not come overnight and that the path to success is to be valued and enjoyed
-Living a life of balance; living life like a mutual fund and not a stock; Dr. Lops explains this perfectly
-Are more people suffering from depression today than in the past?
-When SSRIs may be a good idea; Dr. Lops explains how drugs should be used only after everything else has been tried
-The importance of an intact family on the emotional development of children
and so much more!
dr johnny lops on reinventing oneself in a challenging culture, july 21, 2015
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