The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life



The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life is a self-help book for people who normally would not be interested in self-help books. It uses the adorable metaphor of cheese (Swiss mainly, holes and all) to teach the reader practical life lessons about letting go of regret and positive thinking.

The set-up of the book is unique in that each chapter deals with a particular concept, such as perfectionism, and it outlines ways to identify if you are falling prey to this issue. It then utilizes quotes and cartoons plus the addition of real world examples from the authors therapy practices. It makes each concept easy to understand and provides lots of different ways in which you can make the improvements and identify ways you may be falling victim to that particular issue.

Concepts that stood out to me on personal level:

  • Being unable to go back.
  • Letting the past stay in the past.
  • Focusing on things that you cannot change is a pointless pursuit.
  • The chapter on positive thinking really struck a nerve. It is something that I struggle with.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Swiss Cheese Theory Of Life by Judith A. Belmont, MS and Lora Shor, LSW and took away a lot of lessons.

I have one copy of the book to giveaway. To win, please leave a comment on one time you turned a negative situation into a positive. For extra entries which you can do one each day, please share inspirational quotes or posters that helped you through a difficult time or your favorite cheese.  I will pick the winner via Random.Org on October 28th.

I was given a copy of the book to review and one for the giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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