Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professional educator, and longtime student of Eastern philosophy. Her work with people seeking to lead happier and more fulfilling lives lies behind this enlightening work on transforming our emotions, thinking positively, and using the five tools that create lasting change.

According to Bijou, emotions are spontaneous physical reactions to what happens to us during the day. They color our moods and actions and shine through our bodies. She defines the six core attitudes as sadness, joy, anger, love, fear, and peace.

The five tools that provide us with the means of building a better life are: emotions, thoughts, intuition, speech, and action. It is possible to reframe our thinking and behavior by demolishing bad habits and replacing them with new behavior.

Throughout this accessible and soul-stirring psychological work, Bijou presents charts of actions and practices which can move us from sadness to joy, from anger to love, and from fear to peace. Her theory of "Attitude Reconstruction" is good medicine for anyone on the path of spiritual transformation.