Book Recommendations

Book of the Month: Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler

Therapist’s Pick/Book of the Month
Therapist: Dawn Krull MA, MS, TLLP
Theme: Perspective, Life

Sometimes it is difficult to think of things in another way, to stop and exist in a single moment, or prevent ourselves from stifling our true potential. After much experience with death and the dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler were able to define patterns of lessons through their work. Life Lessons, Two experts on death & dying teach us about the mysteries of life & living discusses many lessons including those on authenticity, play, forgiveness, love, and power to name a few.

Life Lessons challenges the reader to look within to find what we desire out of life, what we are doing to get there, and how we can add more meaning. The book uses stories to explore the lessons, allowing the reader to relate more closely and reflect using their own experiences. I recommend this book for anyone looking to change their perspective on life, find a stronger sense of fulfillment, or who may just want life to slow down before it’s simply too late.

“From the beginning to the end, life is a school, complete with individualized tests and challenges. When we’ve learned all we can possibly learn, and when we have taught all we can possibly teach, we return home (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2000).”

Kubler-Ross, E., & Kessler, D., (2000). Life Lessons, Two experts on death & dying teach us about the mysteries of life & living. New York, NY: Scribner.

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