You’re born with a brilliant mind, but it doesn’t come with a user’s guide or an on-off switch. Left to its own devices, it can feel like your worst enemy when its survival-based default program keeps you focused on what is wrong with you and your world.
This book is the user’s guide that puts you in charge of how your mind works. With positive psychology and emotional intelligence working for you, you will become the conscious creator you were born to be.
Goodfinding activates your brilliant mind with gratitude, appreciation, and optimism for your past, present, and future, deriving value and opportunity from all of your life experiences.
William G. DeFoore, Ph.D., a mental health counselor for more than fifty years, shares this roadmap to help you achieve your desired outcomes. The premise of the book is that you have a good heart, and when you use your brilliant mind effectively, it will be in direct service to that inner goodness.
Goodfinding will become your manual, guide, and companion as you expand into the best version of the person you choose to be. What you pay attention to grows, and finding the good helps the good find you.
What others are saying about Goodfinding:
Goodfinding offers several lifetimes of wisdom on each and every page. There are so many engaging ideas and tools for readers to live their most present life, in mind, body, and spirit. The entire book is a well-informed and life-giving workbook, and a therapy book for a doctorate level course in Awakened Living!
Carolyn Craft, PsyD. Unity Minister, Pastoral Counselor, Coach, and media executive
First the name “Goodfinding” attracted my attention as a clever and warm-hearted summation of William DeFoore’s core philosophy. Then in page after page of life experience, practical wisdom, and useful tools and perspectives, I found my mood brighten along with my faith in humanity. Thank God we have teachers like William to share essential knowledge so critical to humankind in these troubled times.
Bruce Cryer, MA, former CEO, HeartMath, adjunct faculty, Stanford University
Dr. William DeFoore’s book, Goodfinding, is inspirational. It manages to describe important, complex systems in easily understandable terms. The basic principles outlined in Goodfinding are laid out in very practical vignettes that make them immediately accessible to the person ready to put them in practice. Most impressive is Dr. DeFoore’s ability to put into practice, through his easy manner of relating to the reader, the very principles he describes in the text designed to promote self-confidence, self-acceptance, compassion, and optimism.
Larry J. Benoit, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
In Goodfinding, Dr. William DeFoore has made available to all of us a path, a way of using our mind and heart to make a positive contribution to life, starting with our own. It’s so clear: If we are likely to find what we are looking for, why not look for what is ‘good’? And when we truly appreciate people and things, we live up to the original meaning of that word: we see the positive value and quality of what is there.
Dr John. J. Scherer, author, Leadership Development Facilitator
William DeFoore’s Goodfinding presents a recipe for discovering joy and happiness in your life. And it does so by inviting the reader to directly participate in highly effective, efficacy-based strategies for positive change, presented in a beautifully flowing, profoundly engaging, grounded but succinct, and to-the-point tour of how to find the good in living. How can anyone join Dr. DeFoore on this virtual romp through the land of positivity, of possibilities, of Goodfinding without becoming overcome with the pure exhilaration of being alive? You will enjoy this ride.
Larry C. Stevens, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University