Tomato Bisque for the Brain

A Book of Psychological Wisdom and Empowerment, Inspirational Quotes, and Positive Affirmations

by David A. Wright MD MM MBA MHSA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781663209894
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781663209887

About the Book

Tomato Bisque for the Brain is a book of wisdom, abundance, empowerment, prosperity and success.

Tomato Bisque for the Brain is the best way to increase your self-improvement, self-development, self-motivation, self-reflection, self-actualization, self-determination, self-transformation and self-enhancement on a daily basis!

The book’s purpose is to help individuals move forward in life in positive ways through increased self-improvement, self-development, self-motivation, self-reflection, self-actualization, self-determination, self-transformation and self-enhancement.

In addition to carrying 2/3rds of a year’s worth of motivational quotations and inspirational self-affirmations (in Chapter 7), this book also helps to enable you to move forward in positive, transformational ways by presenting you with techniques, methods and strategies for helping you control your mood, create success, sideswipe negativity, escape emotional and behavioral ruts, and reset your mindset when needed.

At its core, Tomato Bisque for the Brain illustrates the concept that pills alone will not solve most mental, emotional and/or psychological problems.

The idea for this book came from watching Super Soul Sundays (R) on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) (R). Watching the show has been such an inspiration for me. Tomato Bisque for the Brain's been a teacher. Oprah's "Thought for Today" newsletter (R) has also been a great inspiration. As an MD with two Abundance, Empowerment, Mind-setting and Prosperity Practices, MLC Of Greater Atlanta [MLCOGA], and Atlanta Coaching and Hypnotherapy Associates [ACHA], I help my clients to realize that there are motivations, inspirations and moments of insight that are readily available to them. In practice, I found myself continually sending my clients to other sources to find concepts, affirmations, quotes and statements that would help empower them and fuel their meditations on a daily basis. So, I decided to create one for them so that I wouldn't have to necessarily send them elsewhere.

Together, the chapters of this book will empower you with success-driving techniques while also providing you with the basic concepts, underpinnings and foundation for the formation of the habits upon which healthy mindsets and success are built.

David A. Wright, MD, MM, MBA, MHSA

“Tomato Bisque for the Brain is inspiring. Tomato Bisque for the Brain taps into the very essence of self-esteem building and affirmation. Dr. Wright manages to boost the spirits of readers by employing short, straight-to-the-point quotes that are enabling, timely, emotionally tranquilizing, and useful for readers. These quotes are spiritually rich in nature and can, like a hot bowl of tomato bisque soup, indeed lift your spirits, allay your cravings, and comfort you.”

Dr. Bettye Dunn-Wright

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Associate professor, School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Past School District Superintendent & Elementary School Principal

“Tomato Bisque for the Brain is an outstanding addition to the motivational self-help field as we have been awaiting a compendium of practical self-help quotes and positive affirmations. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, life direction, or challenges and obstacles will find this immensely valuable. I have known Dr. Wright for over ten years. He is an intelligent, observant, levelheaded, practical, and innovative thinker in the mental health field. This should be required reading for all individuals who struggle with purpose and direction!”

Todd M. Antin, MD

Board certified in adult, addiction, forensic, and geriatric psychiatry

CEO and Medical Director of PACT Atlanta LLC

Psychiatry Department Medical Director for Emory DeKalb Medical Center

About the Author

Dr. David Wright achieved his MD in July of 2010, graduating summa cum laude [4.0 GPA] from Xavier University School of Medicine. His primary emphases in medical school were forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry (addiction medicine), and neurology. While attending medical school, Dr. Wright concurrently completed 3 Masters degrees back to back: an MHSA in healthcare law and policy, an MBA in healthcare administration and an MM in healthcare management. Dr. David is a physician (i.e., MD), a board certified hypnotherapist, a board certified NLP practitioner, a board certified coach, and a board certified TimeLine ® Therapy practitioner who specializes in non-pharmacologic, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic methods of helping individuals and groups to achieve positive changes and breakthroughs.

Instead of pursing a residency in psychiatry Dr. Wright chose to study and train in disciplines that were more in line with the techniques used by the Father and Uncle of Psychiatry, Dr. Sigmund Freud (The Father of Psychiatry) and Dr. Milton Erickson (The Uncle of Psychiatry), respectively. As such, he chose to approach mental health from a more natural, holistic, root cause-based, logic-centered and psychoanalytical and psychodynamic outlook instead of choosing an approach primarily based on handing out pills to simply address the surface symptoms rather than addressing the underlying, root causes (which is how psychiatry is generally practiced today). Dr. Wright believes that individuals, groups and communities need (society needs) more real, root cause-oriented, long-term solutions, not more pills. He frequently asks the question, “Do most Americans really want to be on yet another pill?” In 2016, Dr. Wright completed his formal training in disciplines outside of traditional medicine and psychiatry and opened his first practice, MLC Of Greater Atlanta, in Decatur, Georgia, across the street from Emory DeKalb Medical Center. Dr. Wright opened his 2nd practice, Atlanta Coaching & Hypnotherapy Associates (Also Known as Atlanta Coaching), in 2018. Both practices, the techniques that he uses and the therapies that he provides are based on getting to the underlying causes (i.e., Root Causes) of presenting symptoms so that they don’t remain chronic or reappear in yet another symptom pattern.

Dr. Wright’s methods and approaches to both general and mental health challenges empower his clients to gain the skills, agency and mental muscles needed to be successful in life—without the use of pharmaceuticals agents or addictive prescriptions (that have been frequently used in the past, leading to the opioid and benzodiazepine prescription pill epidemics that plague western medicine in America; essentially turning innocent, well-meaning, struggling patients into helpless addicts and unfairly stigmatized drug-seekers).

Dr. David’s specialties are Life Direction, ADHD, Anxiety, Worry, Racing Thoughts, Trauma, PTSD, Repeating Destructive Cycles, Emotional Ruts, Relationship Issues, Grief, Bereavement, Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD; AKA "Winter Depression). Dr. David has a very high success rate in helping his clients lose weight, better manage their chronic health and mental health conditions, stop smoking, fix their sleep problems (i.e., Insomnia), resolve grief, build self-esteem and self-confidence, get past mental blocks, overcome sadness and depression, remove psychological baggage and eliminate defense mechanisms and unsuccessful behavior patterns. By getting to the underlying root causes of symptoms, Dr. David provides his clients with therapies, methods, skills, mental resources and psychological strategies that enable and empower them to overcome their presenting symptoms and challenges and also help them approach life’s challenges and obstacles with proven strategies throughout the rest of their lives.

Dr. Wright is presently accepting new clients and referrals. Dr. Wright also provides consulting services to other healthcare professionals and is a featured speaker and corporate trainer. Dr. Wright is an expert in the areas of “Change Management”, “Personal & Professional Development” and “Performance Improvement.” Dr. Wright has helped hundreds of clients overcome life challenges and reset their life’s trajectory. His current books include “Sweet Potato Pie for the Spirit, Soul & Psyche (a Self-Improvement & Self-Empowerment Book),” “Tomato Bisque for the Brain (a Self-Improvement & Self-Empowerment Book),” and “The Nutrient Diet: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Diet, Impulse Control, Habit Formation, Eating Behaviors & Weight Management”.

In particular, Dr. Wright’s self-improvement books were inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Super Soul Sundays ® on the Oprah Winfrey Network ® (OWN) and by Oprah’s “Thought For The Day” Newsletter ®, which is featured on his website. The Nutrient Diet was also inspired by the courage and confidence by which Oprah Winfrey took on health conditions like being overweight and obesity during the 80s and 90s on the Oprah Winfrey Show ®--taking away much of the stigma and shame associated with weight-oriented challenges and body image.