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You Can Rejoin Joy: Blogging for Today's Psychology highlights social media tools for self-development

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Psychological counseling is helpful, but self-help can be a good alternative given all the tools we have today.

Social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter allow users to compare their lives with others’ accomplishments.

Many users site social media as a significant motivator for self-improvement.

Dr. Gerald Young, a practicing psychologist, says he wanted to use blogging as a tool to propel self-help when he launched his blog Psychology Today.

“With blogging, I get to provide my most current ideas on my work,” says Young. “I’m able to take my industry know-how and write for my readers.”

In his new book You Can Rejoin Joy: Blogging for Today’s Psychology, Young compiled his blog posts to aide readers in a journey of self-improvement.

The posts in the book, spanning topics from relationships to stress management to family, provide simple strategies and techniques for self-development from a psychological viewpoint.

“Psychological counseling is helpful, but self-help can be a good alternative,” says Young. “Especially given all the tools we have today.”

For more information, visit http://rejoiningjoy.com.

You Can Rejoin Joy: Blogging for Today’s Psychology
By Gerald Young
ISBN: 978-1-4759-2969-0
Softcover retail price: $18.95
E-book price: $3.99

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Dr. Gerald Young is a practicing psychologist, researcher and professor. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Montreal. He is the editor-in-chief of Psychological Injury and Law, an academic journal, and writes his blog Psychology Today. Although diagnosed with incurable lymphoma, he credits his work and family for keeping his spirits high. You Can Rejoin Joy: Blogging for Today’s Psychology is the ninth book in the series Rejoining Joy.

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