Inward Bound: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Psychology - 228 pages
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A reissue of a long out-of-print book by the author of the New York Times bestseller Fire in the Belly, completely revised with new material and a new introduction. Keen explains how to take the time to understand what our bodies and minds are telling us when we are bored or depressed, moody or sapped of energy.

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INWARD BOUND: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions

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Here, rescued from out-of-print limbo in an apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of Keen's bestselling A Fire in the Belly, comes a 1980 Keen work, slightly revised and given a new ... Read full review

Contents

The Boredom Epidemic
3
A Short History of the Blues and the Noontide Demon
16
Runners Fighters and Hiders
36
A Map for Psychonauts
42
The Personal Energy Crisis
48
Monotony
59
Chronic Boredom
80
Depression and Apathy
102
The Joyful Art of Doing Nothing
117
Beyond Guilt and Shame
127
The Renewal of Imagination and Desire
136
Unfreezing Emotions
143
Risk Taking
160
From Sex to Intimacy
178
The Politics of Depression and Hope
198
Notes
220

The Wholesome Life
111
A Preview
115
Index
223
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About the author (1992)

Sam Keen, author of twelve books, including Fire in the Belly, served as consulting editor at Psychology Today for many years. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and lives in Sonoma, California.

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