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Rewire Your Brain for Love by Marsha Lucas, Ph.D.
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Rewire Your Brain for Love by Marsha Lucas, Ph.D.
Feb 01, 2012 | ISBN 9781401931629

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“This is great stuff. The latest, best mindful brain science in a wildly practical form, with wise and clear practices that can radically transform your relationships.”
— Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

“Change your brain’s pathways and you change the path of your relationships: that’s what neuropsychologist and psychotherapist Marsha Lucas, PhD, offers in Rewire Your Brain for Love. She uses her sense of humor and compassion as much as her knowledge of neuroscience and mindfulness to get you growing toward new, more vibrant relationships. Incredibly useful and highly engaging!”
— Marci ShimoffNew York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason

Rewire Your Brain for Love is delightfully engaging and easy to read. Everyone will find something life-enhancing inside these pages.”
— Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Honest, warmhearted, and funny. Lucas explains neuroscience in plain English, so all of us can understand. She brings great clarity to the sometimes murky waters of romantic relationships and gives us a wonderful introduction to mindfulness meditation and its benefits.”
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness

“Marsha Lucas takes the mystery out of two mysterious subjects—the inner workings of our brains and the successful pursuit of true love. She’s a wise and funny cupid, bringing together our hearts and minds as she explains amygda-las and anxiety, frontal lobes and commitment-phobes. She’s an excellent ad-vocate for meditation, presenting its benefits in a unique, compelling way.”
— Priscilla WarnerNew York Times bestseller and author of Learning to Breathe

“Each of us has the potential to live with an open, loving heart. This book shows us how meditation awakens our capacity for increased presence, intimacy, and understanding in our relationships. With clarity and humor, Marsha Lucas gives us both the fascinating science behind this transformation, and the practices that make it possible.”
— Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington

“With Rewire Your Brain for Love, Marsha Lucas has pulled off an achievement that is as valuable as it is rare: she synthesizes complex neu-rophysiological information about the brain’s role in relationships, in clear, reader-friendly ways; and combines this with really smart, practical, effective tools and suggestions for beefing up the capacity for attachment, drawing from a very smart, sophisticated combination of meditative, mind-body, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. And there’s a bonus: she’s a really fine, witty, accessible writer. Anyone who struggles with garden-variety anxiety about love, all the way up to full-blown phobia, should read this book, more than once. And it should be dog-eared and well worn on every therapist’s reference shelf.”
— Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes and creator of the Health Journeys guided-imagery series

“Dr. Lucas shows readers how to use the power of neuroplasticity—the capacity of the mind to change the brain—to build up the ‘circuits’ of resil-ience, empathy, and assertiveness for relationships. Her voice is warm, funny, down-to-earth, practical, and so very helpful. This book is like having a best friend who is both savvy about the brain and a world-class therapist.”
— Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain

“With entertaining humor and enlightening clarity, Dr. Lucas blends cutting-edge discoveries in neurobiology and psychology with time-honored practices from ancient wisdom traditions to help us navigate the challenges of intimate relationships. Full of real-life examples and practical tools, this book is a de-lightful must-read for anyone wanting to get along better with other people.”
— Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; author of The Mindfulness Solution

“Marsha Lucas’s Rewire Your Brain for Love is a smart and reader-friendly guide for an exciting journey through our hearts and brains. Dr. Lucas skill-fully interweaves her therapeutic and neuroscientific knowledge with personal wisdom into a rich, meaningful, and accessible tapestry that expands our self-awareness in the service of sustaining and deepening our relationships.”
— Louis Cozolino, PhD, professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University; author of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships

“This book is a fun and funky ride into love and neuroscience. You will learn, laugh and maybe change how your brain deals with the most important moments in your love life.”
— Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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