What if everything you’ve been telling yourself about being caring, successful and productive contributes to your unhappiness and self-defeating habits?
What if these very qualities that you view as virtuous and necessary to succeed in the world are keeping you disconnected from yourself and sabotaging your life?
Dennis Portnoy provides practical and effective solutions to a problem many people face: neglecting one’s inner self in order to "fit in” with external demands, real or perceived.
Susan Page, author of WHY TALKING IS NOT ENOUGH
THE INTRINSIC SELF presents down-to-earth wisdom to form a practical, personally transformative guide that provides concise and accessible ways to transform lives that are outwardly focused into lives based on one’s core values.
Kirk Schneider, author of AWAKENING TO AWE
"This book will help men and women who are caught in the cultural norm of defining success through our achievements. I believe it will be particularly helpful to men. Too many men blame themselves when they aren't able to live up to the standards of success that are demanded by our money-driven society. Portnoy's book offers a sensible and compelling way to be successful in today's world."
Jed Diamond, Ph.D, 12 RULES FOR BECOMING YOUR OWN MAN: Your Guide for Living Fully, Loving Deeply, and Making a Difference in the World (forthcoming, Fall, 2019).
“The Intrinsic Self provides a focus in keeping with these goals, but delves deeper into psychological and personal growth process to pinpoint common misperceptions stemming even from altruism and apparent success. The Intrinsic Self offers the kinds of insights that promote self-examination and growth. It's a highly recommended pick for anyone who would consider embracing different values, tackling long-held assumptions and redefining core purposes and perceptions during the process.”
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Portnoy is pointing out that the very ways that we define ourselves and our sense of worth is often the source of our unhappiness. More than a self-help guide, the book expands its focus with the claim that external focus is a ‘modern day epidemic’ (Organized, easy-to-read, and insightful, The Intrinsic Self convinces that working toward inner harmony is worth the effort.”
— Mari's Book Reviews
My talk at Book Passage at the Ferry Building on March 25th @ 6 PM has been postponed due to the Corona virus
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