Tribute to a Mentor

Many people thank a personal mentor for helping them understand and fulfill their potential. If you have been fortunate enough to have one – trusted friend, relative, counselor or teacher – you know how life-changing a rewarding mentoring experience can be.

In his latest book, Seeing More Colors – A Guide to a Richer Life, Michael S. Lewis, MD, physician, author and photographer, shares what he learned from his mentor, Abraham Maslow.  

Maslow, a prominent professor of psychology, introduced several concepts, including the characteristics of self-actualized people. Lewis met Maslow when he attended Brandeis University in the early 1960s. “He was a mentor to me, and I had a close personal relationship with him. His ideas have continued to capture my imagination for almost 50 years.”

In Seeing More Colors, Lewis explores and illustrates the characteristics that help self-actualized people lead more satisfying lives. Capacity to shape our own realities. Creativity – responding to challenges with creative solutions. Appreciating the moment. Autonomy – independent thinkers. Focusing beyond oneself. Humor and Celebration. Kinship – capacity for friendship and reciprocity. Loving and being loved. Peak experiences.

 While Abraham Maslow discussed his theories in books and articles, and other authors have written about him, “it’s exciting to be able to express Maslow’s ideas not just in my own words,” Lewis says, “but also in the words of others, and in my photographic images from all seven continents.”

People of all ages and situations will find Seeing More Colors engaging and motivating when meeting today’s challenges. As these concepts did for Lewis, they can help us expand our worlds, lead more enriched lives…and fulfill upcoming new year’s resolutions.

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