BRAIN ON! – Deb Smolensky – Unlock Mental Well-Being!

A concise yet highly inspiring manual for promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace.

By Deb Smolensky ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 7, 2023

Consultant and speaker Smolensky provides a concise set of strategies for improving mental health in her nonfiction debut. She emphasizes that prioritizing mental well-being is the key to thriving at work. Smolensky has worked with hundreds of companies, including Fortune500 firms, to help thousands of employees create mental fitness routines. She explains that the two main regions of the human brain are the “emotional brain” and the “thinking brain”, and that by combining emotion and thought, one can reach “Energizer” status. This is essential for achieving a higher level of well-being and accomplishing goals. In Energizer mode, the day is devoted to showcasing strengths and skills, rather than just ticking off a to-do list. Smolensky’s chapters are quick and well-designed, with plenty of bullet points and discussion prompts. She outlines the benefits of reaching this level of mental clarity, as well as the obstacles to doing so, such as workplace choices that prioritize speed and ease. She stresses that one can always change their mindset, and she is a lively, friendly guide to the concepts she offers. Smolensky is highly sought after by companies to help their employees, and she doesn’t pull her punches in her assessments. She holds readers responsible for their own shortcomings, and acknowledges the difficult realities of maintaining daily mental health. However, she frames her explanations with a bracing optimism that readers are sure to appreciate.

Pub Date: Aug. 7, 2023
ISBN: 9781637556641

Page Count: 224
Publisher: Amplify Publishing

Review Posted Online: June 26, 2023