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Exuberance: The Passion for Life

Exuberance: The Passion for Life By Kay Redfield Jamison Exuberance The Passion for Life With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind s pathologies Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states exuberance This abounding ebullient eff

  • Title: Exuberance: The Passion for Life
  • Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
  • ISBN: 9780375701481
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Exuberance: The Passion for Life By Kay Redfield Jamison With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states exuberance This abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion manifests itself everywhere from child s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk taking, social cohesiveness, and suWith the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states exuberance This abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion manifests itself everywhere from child s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself Exuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.
    Exuberance: The Passion for Life By Kay Redfield Jamison

    Exuberance The Passion for Life Jamison, Kay Redfield Exuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. Exuberance The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison Exuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy. Exuberance The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison Sep , Exuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. Exuberance The Passion for Life Kindle edition by Exuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. Exuberance The Passion for Life Audible There are many great examples on the role of passion, especially in terms of discovery, curiosity, daring and adventure And then there are the acutely keen descriptions of what happens when passion goes into mania, when it leaves out history, and the sobering effects of integrating the past. Exuberance The Passion for Life Walmart Walmart Up to sh backExuberance The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz s Snoopy It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. Exuberance The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison This is a book about risk takers and nature lovers, the vain and the brilliant and the assertive, those who know what it is to feel musical bliss, religious ecstasy, and love fulfilled. Exuberance The Passion for Life C SPAN Nov , Ms Jamison spoke about her book, Exuberance The Passion for Life, published by Knopf She spoke about her work as a researcher and psychiatrist. Exuberance Quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison Prolonged cocaine use, which diminishes dopamine functioning, gives support to the general rule that external sources of exuberance are ultimately overruled by the brain s inclination to seek out equilibrium Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance The Passion for Life likes

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    1. Dan Rivas on said:

      What I learned from this book Talking about exuberance really isn t that exciting.

    2. Laurel on said:

      This book takes an in depth look not just at happiness, but at something less rarely examined pure joy and exuberance The author explores historical figures and fictional characters she felt exemplified this trait, such as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, Peter Pan, Tigger and Snoopy She also gives examples of how various types of animals dolphins, elephants, dogs and even rats and porcupines also seem to exhibit forms of joy There s less than I expected in the way of scientific exploration of this e [...]

    3. stephanie on said:

      i got this book in hardback the minute it came out it s beautiful, and it makes me happy the psychology of happiness is becoming on one of the newest fields of research, and i think that s awesome for so long, the field has focused on the depressing things, the crazy things, no one has thought to look at positive emotions and why they happen which is ironic, in a way, because you would think if you could increase positive events emotions in say, a depressed person s life, it would help their dep [...]

    4. Riva Sciuto on said:

      Mixed feelings on this one While Jamison s thesis is important that exuberance, joy and enthusiasm should be examined just as much as grief, sorrow and depression the book itself is a bit scattered and extremely repetitive Pros she provides detailed biographical examples of the prominently exuberant Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, Winston Churchill, FDR, James Watson, Walt Whitman, and others she adequately addresses the detriments of exuberance gone too far mania, war and she touts the benefits of [...]

    5. Michelle on said:

      I have been a fan of Kay Redfield Jamison s since I read An Unquiet Mind in college, so I thought I would try out one of her scholarly books instead of her memoirs I like scholarly reads, but I kind of found myself getting bored, as the Jamison just pulled and examples of exuberance, many of them I thought overlapping and redundant The book omitting endnotes is about 300 pages, and I felt like it could have been considerably shorter because I felt like many of the chapters overlapped and repe [...]

    6. Sherry (sethurner) on said:

      Kay Redfield Jamison has written a book that was for me a joy to read She looks at that champagne of emotions, exuberance Joy, curiosity, playfulness, and love are all aspects of exuberance, and Jamison looks at how it is important to, even essential in the development of animals including humans Then she goes on and shows how it is manifested in people like Teddy Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, John Muir, PT Barnum, and Richard Feynman She also looks at joyful exuberance in fictional characters S [...]

    7. James M. Madsen, M.D. on said:

      Although scholarly than John D Gartner s The Hypomanic Edge q.v , Exuberance was actually, I thought, a duller book Gartner captures better the joie de vivre and the outright craziness that can often characterize the person who is chronically high on life However, Jamison is a far careful writer, and she doesn t go out onto a limb nearly so much as does Gartner, whose main thesis is supported by dramatic anecdotes rather than by a lot of hard science.

    8. Larry Bassett on said:

      Had to struggle to get through it Just never captured my interest Was that because my psychiatrist recommended it to me I guess he thought I needed passion in my life But this book didn t do it.

    9. Michael Burnam-Fink on said:

      There s a lot published about psychological pathology than there is about positive emotions Jamison follows up her breakthrough memoir An Unquiet Mind with a multidimension study of exuberance, a bubbly, playful, extremely joyful emotion that seems inextricably tied to what we consider the good life.Jamison weaves together literary analysis of classic children s stories Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Williow , with biographies of exuberant men Teddy Roosevelt, P.T Barnum , and summaries of th [...]

    10. Michelle Cristiani on said:

      A bit meandering, but I wouldn t expect any less from Jamison s full mind More meta analysis than thesis, the book explores the history, usefulness, and context of zest for life I enjoyed the portraits of those exuberant figures in history, including, of course, Theodore Roosevelt and PT Barnum I don t remember seeing any women in their midst, though Is that an artifact of recorded history, or lack of research on female emotions I like that the book is all descriptive and no proscriptive It s no [...]

    11. Jimmy Ele on said:

      Entertaining take on the feeling of exuberance throughout the different spheres of humanity s prominent exuberant figures I reveled in it s take on the subject of exuberance in science and disliked the moments when she tried to link the feeling of exuberance with the apes who she believes are our ancestors The reason for the loss of a star is for the moments of flights of fancy where she attributed the seasons to gods and other moments that didn t seem too scholarly However, after getting throug [...]

    12. Cindy on said:

      A nicely researched survey of man s inherent desire to capture and retain exuberance Jamison discusses the various means some of us use to preserve the often fleeting joys of exuberance experienced in our youth, and describes some particularly vibrant individuals for whom exuberance is a natural and integral component of their personalities She highlights the productive capacity of exuberance to propel ideas forward into action, but also explores the connection between exuberance and depression [...]

    13. Lightreads on said:

      Context and analysis on positive mood and passion Chewy, verdant, wild and dense, like all of her books She suffers from an extreme case of bipolar, and you can tell that many of her books are conceived and written at the height of controlled mania It lends them a scope, a degree of lateral thinking, an inclusiveness that s pleasing and a little overwhelming I tend to walk away from her books, including this one, with a deeper knowledge ofhistory, poetry, or literature This book is particularly [...]

    14. Kristen on said:

      Because of her own history and struggles, I love everything this author has to say about states of mental health and illness It s difficult to find a nonfiction writer who writes as beautifully as she does I love the opening lines of the book It is a curious request to make of God Shield your joyous ones , asks the Anglican prayer Shield your joyous ones God is usually asked to watch over those who are ill or in despair.

    15. Carolyn Christopher on said:

      Really interesting and insightful Reading about artists, presidents, writers, poets who exuded exuberance was quite helpful in understanding this so neglected emotion I appreciate this quality so much and reading about the negative aspects of this aspect of personality was helpful.

    16. Angela on said:

      Amazing reminder to add play to the schedule and how much better life is for those that do.

    17. Lisa Bonack on said:

      I really like Kay Redfield Jamison although I think I prefer her as a speaker vs an author and this book was informative, but I thought it focused too much on animals Sure, I love elephants as much as the next guy, but I was hoping for information about human exuberance I went ahead and bought this because I chose this topic for a talk I m giving, but I think it s destined for a little free library.

    18. Stephanie Keil on said:

      because unlike people with borderline personality disorder who are creative geniuses I REALLY DO have a passion for life not jealous in any way

    19. Kate on said:

      Less compelling than her other books Well researched by dull Definition of Exuberance in areas such as play, teaching, war etc is explored via research studies and quotes.

    20. Sandy on said:

      After having read Dr Jamison s autobiographical work, An Unquiet Mind , I was let down by this book Her unique personal voice in An Unquiet Mind was not found in Exuberance.There were a few gems such as quotes from Muir, but basically it was a listing of famous people in different phases of exuberance I wish her love of her own words, her own life and illness would have come bursting through these pages as exuberantly as it did in her amazing work on her own bipolar disorder in An Unquiet Mind A [...]

    21. Trevor on said:

      Kay Redfield Jamison s book is an absolute joy to read She looks at that champagne of emotions, exuberance Joy, curiosity, playfulness, and love are all aspects of exuberance, and Jamison looks at how it is important to, even essential in the development of animals including humans, using a number of interesting case studies involving well known people Exquisitely written.

    22. Tucker on said:

      A fresh approach to history, tracing the life stories of luminaries based on their joy The book feels animated by the same sense of wonder that propelled many of its subjects to creative discoveries and great accomplishments.Jamison points out the etymological difference between enthusiasm and exuberance one is a divine inspiration found inside, the other is a fertile overflow that is transmitted to others She quotes Winston Churchill as having said, We are all worms But I do believe that I am a [...]

    23. Ashley on said:

      The pages of this book manage to encapsulate the effervescence of a particular mood state exuberance Only someone as ebullient as those portrayed in her haphazard vignettes could describe them with such vigor and beauty As harped on throughout its pages, exuberance is extremely contagious However, in my opinion, the limiting factor to this is the reader s current mood state of mind One day Jamison s excitement will transmit like electricity, and another day shrink your ego with the stark contras [...]

    24. Linda on said:

      On the eve of his expedition to search for the source of the Nile, Richard Burton wrote in his journal of escaping world weariness, the apathy of the known Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares, and the slavery of Home, man feels once happy The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood Excitement lends unwon [...]

    25. Bookmarks Magazine on said:

      In three controversial if well received books, Jamison previously examined manic depression, bipolar personality disorder, suicide, and their relation to creativity Exuberance, which explores the biological and evolutionary roots of happiness, switches gears Jamison approaches her subject by offering up diverse case studies, from animals to the accomplishments of writers, politicians, and scientists While entertaining and informative few scientists study happiness , her unflagging exuberance and [...]

    26. Jessi on said:

      Do you ever wonder why some people seem happier than others Some people are psychologically inclined to be happy, to find excitement and joy in the small details of life, to see the world through bright rose colored glasses , and this book explores these personality traits in detail The author is a prominent psychologist, and draws on her valuable experienceIn this country anti depressants are among the most common drugs and rising What if we were able to pick out the psychological tendencies t [...]

    27. Jena Ball on said:

      I m sure everyone knows someone like this brilliant, high energy, compelling, and productive until a bout of depression hits Kay Jamison, who hid her own issues for years behind a brilliant career, calls this exalted state Exuberance Knowing someone who struggles with exuberance makes this a hard as well as fascinating read The ability to understand and articulate how the cycle works doesn t change the fact that it still happens, that there is a physiological side that won t be denied I was at o [...]

    28. Doug on said:

      I liked this book, against the odds Some in depth discussion of the correlation causation between exuberance, mania, and creativity Interesting treatment of scientific genius and passion for discovery, adventure, and the mysterious Great section on teaching, how the best teachers are exuberant and committed to their subject matter Neat data on brain activity and creativity A bit of a dark ending, wherein manic depression is detailed, but brought to the fore in a yin yang kind of argument I ident [...]

    29. JaniceDurante on said:

      If, like me, you re weary of the never ending depressing news these days, you might find respite, even delight in this wide ranging account of people who lived authentic lives People like John Muir, Wilson Bentley, Robert Louis Stevenson people whose lives were informed by passion, energy, and, at times, wisdom While I found myself skimming some chapters, I was often surprised by joy, especially with the many wonderful quotes.

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