See Yourself with New Understanding
By Donald R. Rickert, PhD
…offers readers an easy solution for improving emotional intelligence.
This blog site has been created to share the benefits of my book The Parallax, which tells a story of Frank and Sarah Beck who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in the Colorado Rockies when their world is shaken by events that cause them to see things differently. The Parallax is a story of restitution and forgiveness that reveals a strategy, through metaphor, for improving personal effectiveness by increasing emotional intelligence. Its straightforward delivery has been compared to popular books like The One Minute Manager and Who Moved My Cheese.
I structured The Parallax as a “nested story” to facilitate readers’ self-discovery and used organizational behavior and leadership concepts, within the construct of a fictional story to create an end result that I hope is both educational and entertaining.
I wrote The Parallax because I realized a short story that I had been writing was serving a therapeutic purpose for me. It is his hope that others will discover the same benefit with the guidance provided by the book and this website.
I developed The Parallax blog site as a supplement to help people achieve the goal of the book—“See Yourself with New Understanding.” Followers and contributors of this website will facilitate their ability to connect with shared emotions, providing access to their own story and increasing their emotional intelligence. Individuals looking for ways to improve their personal effectiveness; teachers, managers, and healthcare professionals looking for alternative strategies to help their patients; or anyone looking for a way to increase their emotional intelligence, will benefit from joining this discussion.
In addition to my own posts, I periodically select a comment, from replies to my posts, to highlight as a “Parallax Community Post” because I believe that comments from this community are the secret of The Parallax. They represent differing points of view, infinitely expanding the potential for achieving positive therapeutic outcomes and improved personal effective through increased emotional intelligence.
Become part of the discussion!
- Read The Parallax;
- Comment on any of the Author
- Comment on any of the Parallax Community
—Discover The Parallax
*Abbott Press, a division Writer’s Digest—the oldest and most respected publisher devoted to the education and advancement of writers.