Author Ora Nadrich offers more than a focus on positive psychology in her latest book Says Who?
At first glance, Ora Nadrich’s book Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever is a self-help title focused on positive psychology. While she definitely encourages remaining on a “positive track” with our thinking, and rerouting negative thinking in a productive direction, she explains that her Method isn’t all about thinking positively. It’s about mindfully identifying the source of our thoughts and beliefs and then objectively (using the Method’s set of seven questions) analyzing whether they are true and whether they support our well-being.
Her decades of study in Buddhism, Jungian analysis, and Kabbalah, combined with motherhood and working in the entertainment industry, have mixed the perfect cocktail for a 21st century guide to thinking differently. As accessible and practical as it is, the questions the book encourage us to enter the transformative space of sincere self-confrontation — in the temple of our own mind.
“You are the master and creator of your internal dialogue, which creates your reality,” writes Ora. Says Who? seems to answer a need left by The Secret, the cultural phenomenon which introduced the excitement and possibilities of positive thinking with The Law of Attraction. The Secret left us empty-handed regarding tools to manage the negative thinking we had been taught. With the Says Who? Method, we know what to do when we have a negative thought: Face it head on, find out where it came from, and ultimately ask ourselves, “Do I want to keep this thought or let it go?”
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Reviewed by Ben Decker, a public relations professional, community activist, event planner, and lifelong meditator who teaches at Unplug Meditation, Wanderlust Hollywood, Den Meditation, and Thrive Market: benjaminwdecker.com.