Getting Over Ourselves: Moving Beyond a Culture of Burnout, Loneliness, and Narcissism (Hardcover)
Move beyond empty "life hacks" to connect with your deepest humanity
In Getting Over Ourselves: Moving Beyond a Culture of Burnout, Loneliness, and Narcissism, human development specialist and leadership coach Christina Congleton delivers an insightful and urgently needed discussion of how people can break out of the tired cliches of the self-help genre, and move toward new levels of connection, engagement, and capacity in navigating an uncertain world.
In the book, you'll explore how modern attitudes of individualism that were once freeing now converge with environmental destruction, inequality, and an alarming uptick in depression, substance abuse, and suicide to significantly damage the potential of people everywhere. You'll also find concrete strategies--rooted in developmental psychology--that show us new ways to approach these challenging times.
Getting Over Ourselves offers:
- Insights into why "life hacks," productivity seminars, and more "adulting" are not the solutions to the issues faced by people today
- Frameworks that reject the idea that there is a separate, solitary self in need of constant improvement, and connect you with your deepest humanity
- Effective techniques for fending off burnout and ways to move beyond the unsatisfactory status quo
An essential and timely work, Getting Over Ourselves is the antidote to the skin-deep, ineffective "self-help" material that you've been looking for.