Cognitive Dominance: The Book
Now available on Amazon:
"Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear" has been a labor of love. I'm pleased to announce that it's now available. I hope you enjoy it and that you find it valuable.
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