When we step outside ourselves and our own needs and let go of so many of our common fears, we can reach a new life full of meaning. So says author Dr. Kathryn Haber, a practicing organizational psychologist for more than 20 years. Dr. Haber shared passages as part of a book signing for her latest work: “Fear Less, Love More.”
The book signing, held June 10 at Columbine Country Club, was officially hosted by businesswoman, Celia Dietrich, and supported by Kim Harris and Megan McIver; all friends of the author.
She shared her experiences of losing her mother, father, brother, and sister to cancer, and her own cancer battle with three young children under three years of age at home at the time. To help make it through these losses and other life challenges, Dr. Haber explored self-help predecessors, leaders in spirituality, and the works of the greatest minds in the field.
According to the author, we find ourselves in protect mode, falling prey to our egocentric behaviors rather than thinking beyond ourselves, considering the whole environment, our community, and what’s in the best interest of others.
But when we abandon egocentric attitudes in favor of “eco-centric” ways, she said, we can become our best selves and connect with others for a greater good. Helping others gives us a sense of purpose, which goes beyond the fleeting emotions of feeling happy, creating an internal peace that is sustainable over time.
Today, she is the Executive Coach for Ball Aerospace in Broomfield and sits on several non-profit boards including Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research. She helps leaders become their best selves personally and professionally. The book is available online and in book stores. For more information on Haber and her latest book please visit her web site: www.kathrynhaber.com