Tag archives: self help

Savvy and Sassy Sharp Advice from Marcus for Women Over 50
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 11, 2021

From the very first paragraph in Bonnie Marcus’ Not Done Yet!, the Santa Barbara author leaves no doubts about the attitude readers can expect from her new self-help book subtitled “How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence & Claim Workplace Power.”  “Okay. Right from the get-go, I’m gonna be straight with you. I’m pissed,” Marcus […]

Annual NVC Convention Teaches Nonviolent Communication Techniques to Cope During the COVID Crisis
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 23, 2020

What do communication techniques have to do with spirituality? Perhaps only everything we encounter on the human plane, as Nonviolent Communication, aka NVC, according to some, goes far beyond self-help communication skills to serve as a consciousness based on the intention to create positive connections. The core idea is that rather than be motivated by […]

Sears’ Catalog: Satire About Self-Help and Spirituality
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 9, 2019

There are a lot of paths to a career in comedy, but working as a life and emotional coach has to be one of the weirdest. JP Sears wouldn’t dispute that contention. In fact, his own life – which includes a decade and a half in the self-help industry working with individual clients – serves […]

Healing with the Hendricks
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 27, 2018

Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks ran their publishing and self-help operation out of Montecito for years before relocating to the mountains of Ojai more than a decade ago. Since then, their empire has only expanded, with regular workshops both locally and around the globe, a bunch more books, and an expansion into online offerings. All three […]

Jardin de Las Rosas
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2018

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing finally (postponed due to fire and flood) were able to have the grand opening of their new affordable housing development at 510 North Salsipuedes St. If you’ve driven down Haley Street, it’s that beautiful Spanish-style building on the corner. There were 300 applications, and a lottery was held for the 40 apartments […]

Gail-Force Feelings
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 9, 2017

Gail Brenner called her last book, The End of Self Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life an intriguing and possibly provocative title that could send an entire personal growth industry to its knees. But the Santa Barbara psychologist has no intention of causing dismay. In fact, […]