Several studies show how the millennials of today are not just twice, but four times more likely to have many opposite sex friends than those from our parents’ generation. Opposite sex friendships are the new normal. We study together, take on the same jobs, play the same sports and do other stuff men do, now more than ever before. Opposite sex friendships, however, do not have a straightforward social ‘script’ and hence they can range from a simple companionship to the more complicated ‘friends with benefits’ relationship. Just Friends’ has been designed for women to enable them to initiate and sustain long-term, fun and meaningful friendships with men.
The main question of this book is why despite all the promise of modern day society and specifically marketing we are still not happy and how we can maximize the quality of life.
The ARTISTRY of SELF represents an invigorating and fresh new approach to self-discovery and self-development. People are dynamic and changeable but most do not know how to change, develop and create themselves the way they want to be. Self-actualization can be achieved through comprehension and cultivation of capabilities and operational states. The ARTISTRY of SELF presents an approach to viewing the overall nature of self, self-development, and self-actualization. It provides a framework for understanding, as well as, offering the methods to master the skills that will enable you to develop and self-actualize as your best self.
The book opens by describing how I was told by my diabetic doctor that there were early signs of retinopathy forming in my eyes. This diagnosis could ultimately lead to me losing my eyesight. I was therefore compelled to look at ways in which I could improve my health beyond my doctor’s standard advice. Through doing my own research, I found that there were huge benefits to be gained by following a low-carb diet, and that it could even prevent type 2 diabetes. I adopted this diet myself, and document my experiences and overall results in the decade that followed.