Endorsements of Dr. Gail Gross

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“Dr. Gail Gross is a genius of the heart and soul as well as the brain.  Listen and learn.”

Dean Ornish, M.D
Founder and President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

“Gail Gross, Ph. D. brings to her understanding of education, many years of experience, substantive research in the field, and a psychodynamic understanding of the learning process and its various impediments.”

James Hollis, Ph. D.
Jungian analyst

“At some point, Dr. Gail Gross decided to use her life experiences, to expand consciousness, and to deepen soul.  This has led to a PhD. in education, and a PhD. in psychology (Jungian Studies).  She now is a significant voice in the conversation  about a psycho/spiritual  world view, one of the most significant conversations in the 21st Century.”

J. Pittman McGehee – Jungian Analyst.

“Dr. Gail Gross is a strong voice and dedicated advocate for the children of our nation. She is a wise, compassionate educator whose focus is on solutions… not just problems. Dr. Gross brings great energy and insight to her work in addressing the educational challenges facing our country. She is a skilled communicator with a passion for reaching out to others that is evident in the problems she has solved and the lives she has touched.”

Dr. Rod Paige United States Secretary of Education

“Dr. Gail Gross has a unique combination of intellect, sensitivity and personality that make her a great guest and resource. She is always engaging, thought-provoking and fascinating.”

Nancy Glass, Broadcaster

“I believe real healing takes place through reaching people through their hearts. I have worked with Dr. Gail Gross in interfaith medicine and psychiatry and on a wide variety of radio shows; she is reaching people through their hearts. Dr. Gross knows the issues and presents them well. Her greatest gift is her empathic response to the audience.”

Dr. Rama Pammarajou Rao, M.D.
Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama College of Medicine
Staff Physician at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama

“Dr. Gail Gross’s radio show is intelligent, inspiring, lots of fun and guaranteed to expand both the mind and the heart.”

Diane V Cirinciony, Ph.D.
Jerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.

“The thing that sets Dr. Gail Gross apart is her tremendous capacity for intimacy. Talking with her is like sharing time with a longtime friend. It’s a quality that listeners can feel from the moment they tune into her show. It’s one thing to know your stuff, and quite another to be able to make that knowledge accessible. Gail Gross does both, easily and with great charm.”

Arianna Huffington
Author and Syndicated Columnist

Endorsements of How to Build Your Baby’s Brain by Dr. Gail Gross

“Though your genes are a blueprint, they’re only a two-dimensional look at what will be a three-dimensional child. And now we know that the old argument between the influence of nature versus nurture has been settled, pointing to a 50/50 split of equal impact. Though nature supplies your genes, it is the experiences your child has that determine which genes are expressed and which are suppressed. In a sense, your child’s brain develops in reaction to the stimulation it receives, and every cuddle, every hug, every touch, will affect her brain development. As Dr. David Rice stated, ‘biology is not destiny.’ How to Build Your Baby’s Brain is about the neuroscience of early childhood development, teaching parent’s not only the stages of brain growth, but also how to positively affect them. This will give your child the greatest opportunity to reach her fullest potential, both emotionally and intellectually.”

Goldie Hawn
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress, and founder of the Hawn foundation

“‘Every touch, sight, smell, and interaction . . . impacts the wiring of your child’s brain.’ In the face of such a formidable statement, how very lucky we are to have Gail’s beautiful, wise, important book to guide us towards being the best that we can be for our children. Ultimately, How to Build Your Baby’s Brain is not only about helping kids grow, it is about building a better world. As always, Gail builds her case and teaches us with rigor, intelligence, and above all, her trademark compassion.”

Mariska Hargitay
Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress

“Dr. Gail Gross is a genius of the heart and soul as well as the brain. Listen and learn.”

Dean Ornish
M.D., founder and president, Preventative Medicine Research Institute

“In How to Build Your Baby’s Brain, Dr. Gail Gross tells us about the neuroscience of early childhood development, teaching parents not only the stages of brain growth, but also how they can give their children the greatest opportunity to reach their full potential, both emotionally and intellectually. A must-read for all parents.”

Arianna Huffington
founder & CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post

“Even the most loving and well-meaning parents can inadvertently make mistakes because they don’t understand how a child’s brain grows and develops in those formative first years. In this pioneering book, child development and parenting expert Dr. Gail M. Gross explains steps you can take to boost your child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. This practical approach to nurturing young minds is a must-read for every new parent.”

Lynda Resnick
entrepreneur, businesswoman, and owner of The Wonderful Company

“A ‘loving, nurturing, present parent’ is the most important element in the development of a child’s brain,’ says Dr. Gail Gross. A must read for all new parents.”

Marlene Malek
vice chairman of Friends of Cancer Research

“Give your child the greatest opportunity to reach her fullest potential, both emotionally and intellectually. In How To Build Your Baby’s Brain, Dr. Gross gives new meaning to every cuddle, every hug, every touch, with explanations of how they affect a baby’s brain development. This is must reading for parents and grandparents and settles the old argument of nature vs. nurture with enough neuroscience to explain the gene factor and helpful advice for the nurturing.”

Pat Mitchell
media executive, producer, curator of TEDWomen

“How to Build Your Baby’s Brain is a how-to guide on best practices for parents to ensure a baby’s optimal brain health. An engrossing read.”

Michelle King Robson
founder of EmpowHER, and CEO of Safeface cosmetics and founder of HER Inc.

“Dr. Gail Gross insightfully and persuasively affirms parents’ ability to affect the mental, emotional and psychological identity of their children: they become who they are largely through the experiences we share with them. This is a welcome and timely reminder of the gravity and importance of our children’s formative years: a must read for all present and prospective parents. Rich, stimulating experience and loving, compassionate relationships are the foundation to becoming all you can be. With important new data and incisive wisdom, Dr. Gail Gross is our guide to being a fulfilled parent of a child who is eager to learn and filled with wonder about the world and their place in it. In these days when we connect to each other through devices and data, Dr. Gail Gross reminds us of the vital importance of emotional bonding, physical connection, and quality time in raising a child that is healthy and happy in body, mind, and spirit. There is much compassionate wisdom in these pages, and I encourage you to experience it.”

Tara Guber
president and founder of Yoga Ed

“We all want our children to reach their maximum potential. But we are not all aware that we already possess the power to do so. With her signature brilliance and heart, Dr. Gail Gross proves in relatable terms how YOU can shape your child’s brain – and future.”

Lyn Davis Lear
MFT, PhD, psychologist, film producer, Sundance Board of Trustee, social and political activist and philanthropist

“Dr. Gail Gross has written a book with a keen observation that escapes many mothers but is an absolute. Bonding cannot be done by proxy; mom has only one chance . . . the key to early childhood development is being there.”

Ambassador Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn

“Dr. Gross has an innate ability to take highly complex subjects, in this case raising our children, and break them down to their most accessible roots. Her writing will both inform and inspire you to take a deeper look into the relationship between parent and child. What I find particularly remarkable about her writing is how well she blends the science with compassion, a sweet spot that is rare to find in highly personal topics such as this. I wish I had this book when I was raising my kids, but I will be sure to pass it along the day they have kids of their own.”

Sheryl Lowe
jewelry designer, founder & CEO of Sheryl Lowe Jewelry

“Once again Dr. Gail Gross has provided us with invaluable information that will enhance and improve lives. Every parent should read this scientific, yet approachable book about how our children will thrive when we learn how their brains develop and respond. As in her past writings, Dr. Gross communicates what can be a highly complicated subject, in understandable and loving terms.”

Ann Rubenstein Tisch
founder and president of The Young Women’s Network, and founder of seventeen schools around the country

“The importance of early childhood experiences in the development of an individual has been well established. In our busy world, we often look outward towards the latest new gadget or technological advancement to help in our child’s growth. Dr. Gross’s book is a welcome invitation back into the home, providing parents a practical outline to reengage with their child and foster emotional and social development. How To Build Your Baby’s Brain is a great book for the new and seasoned parent alike.”

Dr. Jeff Meyrowitz, MD

“How to Build Your Baby’s Brain is bursting with the key insights for parents to ensure they give their child the best start possible in life, and it gives readers a wealth of practical information they can start applying today in the vital quest to optimize their child’s future. Dr. Gail Gross, the author of this authoritative book, is a human behavior expert and family and child development specialist. She serves as a discerning and compassionate guide on the journey to understanding the developing brain by sharing insights from her own commitment to parenting and knowledge gained throughout her career. With patience and wisdom, Dr. Gross helps parents unlock the importance of genetics, the impact of environment, and the key role of bonding in triggering the blossoming of their child’s brain. She encourages parents to ‘optimize the window of opportunity’ so their children can develop the emotional skills that contribute to social and intellectual growth. And she cheers readers on so they can be perfectly positioned to make the difference in their children’s lives that only they can make. I am honored to call Dr. Gross my friend, and grateful to have her in my life. She understands the intricacy of our human existence and the scientific principles that can generate the results we seek. This book is a magnificent testimony to her devotion and service to others, and a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered if they could be doing more to support their child’s developing brain.”

Melani Walton
philanthropist and co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation

“We’re obsessed with the latest gadgets to make us better. Turns out the most advanced gadget is still the human brain. Dr. Gail Gross just delivered to us the manual.”

Deborah Duncan
senior producer/host of Great Day Houston, KHOU-TV CBS

“Dr. Gross teaches you how your baby’s growing brain is a work in progress, and how you can be part in helping your child attain their fullest potential. The science is there. Make this your manual for giving your child or grandchild the greatest gift you can offer them, the gift of higher intelligence.”

Alberto Villoldo, PhD
bestselling author of One Spirit Medicine

“Dr. Gail Gross has written another outstanding book, How to Build your Baby’s Brain. When you find out you are having your first child, you experience both happiness and fright. The frightening part is that you have the responsibility of raising this child. You as a parent have that power. You build your child’s brain by stimulation – cuddling, reading, singing, etc. Bond and nurture your child; your time with them is powerful. Take control and mold this baby into a healthy, happy child who is ready to take on the world. How to Build Your Baby’s Brain will point out the tools you need to do this. Know in your heart that you have these tools.”

C. R. “Bob” Bell
Vice Admiral (retired) United States Navy

“Gail Gross is a genius in taking complex issues and making them easy to understand. Every young couple – as well as grandparents – should read how to build your baby’s brain. It is powerful in teaching us how to be a major influence on our child’s brain development.”

Michael B. Yanney
Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Burlington Capital

“We all want the children in our lives to grow into happy, successful adults. In her new book, How To Build Your Baby’s Brain, Gail offers clinically proven guidance and actionable advice for boosting your child’s positive mental and physical trajectory.”

Renee Parsons
businesswoman and philanthropist, founder of the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

“In 1980, my husband and I started our family of four children, and began the life-long journey of parenting. For me, an integral part of being a mother was being our children’s first teacher. Every day was a day to explore together the world around us. I read the latest, most cutting edge books on parenting and child development but found nothing to support or explain what I was observing in our children’s development. How to Build Your Baby’s Brain was exactly the book I was looking for and yearned to read. I can personally attest to the tremendous benefits you will find in your own child’s growth and future development–even through their adulthood– by applying the principles and techniques found in Dr. Gail Gross’s book. What I was learning by trial and error and without understanding why some things worked and others didn’t, you will discover in this book. I highly recommend that every parent, teacher, and grandparent read this brilliant work and utilize what you will learn to maximize the potential of the little ones you love and cherish. You will find that you can and will profoundly contribute to their bright future. You will be building your baby’s brain!”

Renée Brinkerhoff
founder and driver, Valkyrie Racing and Valkyrie Gives

“Knowing Dr. Gail Gross as well as I do, knowing how passionate she is about her profession and reaching out to help people, knowing the tremendous amount of love she has in her heart, and not to say the least about her exceptional intelligence, I strongly urge every parent and parent-to-be of a newborn to read every word she has written in How to Build Your Baby’s Brain. It can have a very positive impact on your child’s future.”

Ronald M. Simon
Founder of RSI Home Products, RSI communities, and The Simon Foundation for Education and Housing

“How to Build your Baby’s Brain is a beautifully written must-read for parents interested in truly understanding their responsibility and power in shaping their children’s developing brains.”

Glenda Greenwald
founder and president of the Aspen Brain Institute

“Gail’s book has given Extraordinary Clarity of the Miracle of Life. Each page gives the Wisdom and understanding of how early nurturing is essential to life’s long growth. I’m in total awe of this book. I found it to be so insightful. And on every page, I felt Gail’s heart and passion. How to Build your Baby’s Brain takes an in-depth look at the turmoil of our world today. And, it should be a part of our education, as parenting is the most important job we will ever have. I’m honored to be included in this extraordinary journey.”

Tova Borgnine
American-Norwegian businesswoman, founder of Beauty By Tova

“Dr. Gail Gross is a dynamo! How to Build Your Baby’s Brain is a gateway to the deepest understanding of your child’s intelligence and well-being. It helps you to teach your children the right things at the right time. Dr. Gross integrates the intellectual, the spiritual and the psyche into a harmonious whole. This book will benefit everyone. It lives up to its title and I intend to share it with all of my friends and their children. I could go on and on but I hope everyone will just take my advice and read it!”

Lauren King
interior designer and wife of Richard King, the director of King World Productions

“What if all the pre-pre-K schooling, the extra tutors, the special education toys, the latest electronic teaching machines, and best children television programming aren’t delivering what parents are promised? Or what they want? Worse, what if all the investment of that time and turns out to be counter-productive? Dr. Gail Gross, in her latest book, argues about a more effective and more productive way for parents to begin their parenting relationship. Her latest effort yields solid research-based recommendations for parents who truly are seeking the best way to bring up their children . . . as well as getting better results than promised by today’s trend to earlier and more extensive educational immersion. As a parent of two grown boys, I wish Dr. Gross’s book had been available many years ago when we had our first child, but for today’s parents just starting out, it offers a welcomed and revealing commentary on some of the best documented child rearing techniques.”

Lloyd M. Bentsen III
president, Bentsen Financial Corp.

“New parents can easily become overwhelmed by the amount of information coming at them at a time when they are already under a lot of stress. How To Build Your Baby’s Brain can be a wonderful source of guidance for new parents. It is filled with practical and research-based information written in a clear and comprehensive manner. A great read.”

Elena Epstein
NAPPA Awards Director

Endorsements of The Only Way Out is Through by Dr. Gail Gross

“Drawing on her own personal experience of transformation, and the universal concepts of psychoanalysis that helps to understand them, Gross offers her readers an insightful guide to navigate pain, loss, and grief, and to ultimately uncover the profound growth that they offer.”

Claire Nana

“Dr. Gail Gross has once again gifted us with valuable information on how to navigate through the challenges of life’s many transitions for our long-term happiness. I do think, as you can imagine, that this is a very important book for everyone to read, as we all face many of life’s difficult transitions. She has gifted the reader with valuable information for life’s happiness.”

Goldie Hawn
actress and author

“The Only Way Out is Through is one of the few books that merges Jungian psychology with contemporary psychological methods to support the importance of the interior life, in relation to personal transition. As a result, Gail has written a book for everyone—defining new ways for individuals to grow personally and for societies to benefit universally.”

Pat Mitchell
former CEO, Public Broadcast Service

“The Only Way Out is Through is more than a title, it’s a hard-earned wisdom. What a privilege it is to follow Gail Gross on her journey through the mystery and power of the inner world, and to learn from her as she illuminates the way our unconscious organizes our life experience to bring us to consciousness. Her heart was forged in fire, and what an exquisite heart it is.”

Mariska Hargitay
actress and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation

“Dr. Gail Gross, one of our revered scholars of psychology, applies her personal experiences to strategies – applicable to all – in taking grief to healing and wholeness of life. It is simply riveting and practical advice. Once you start reading The Only Way Out is Through, you will not be able to stop.”

C.R. (Bob) Bell
vice admiral (retired), United States Navy

“With startling honesty and courage, Gail Gross charts her journey through one of the greatest tragedies a parent can experience and shows us what unexpected revelations and gifts await on the other side of darkness.”

Tara Lynda Guber
founder, Yoga Ed.

“Dr. Gail Gross shows us the way through the grief, the pain, and the sorrow of loss, and into great personal healing and inner peace. She shows us that the path to the light is through a deep review of our lives, and that surrender does not mean giving up, but having the courage to be reborn and return renewed back to our family and to ourselves. Keep this book by your bedside, it will inspire you to greatness!”

Alberto Villoldo
bestselling author of One Spirit Medicine

“With the informed mind of a psychologist, and the wise heart of a parent, Dr Gail Gross, a devoted meditator has developed an illuminating guide to make grieving a conscious process that can increase capacity for healing and renewal. Filled with self-empowering wisdom, this book is a significant contribution to understanding the connections between Jungian psychology and conscious choices in the path of transformation. Grief can be devastating to each of us in some stage in our lives. Gail’s comprehensive assessment of grief will be invaluable to those who want to come to terms with traumatized feelings and steer back to a path of full health and quality of life.”

Mireille Gillings
founder and CEO of HUYA Bioscience International

“The Only Way Out is Through explores new ground in the area of individual transformation. Dr. Gross offers powerful tools we can apply to help us better understand how to successfully navigate life’s transitions.”

Lynda Resnick
vice chair and co-owner, The Wonderful Company

“Dr. Gail Gross has written an epoch book that will be of great value. Parents and others can follow her empathetic approach to successfully getting through the healing process from grief. She is a brilliant psychologist with a great perspective.”

Michael B. Yanney
chairman emeritus, Burlington Capital

“An exquisite book that takes the reader on a masterful journey of transition from grief to enlightenment. Life provides us with many lessons, all of which can help us to grow and flourish. The Only Way Out is Through delivers the reader a guide to navigate painful and debilitating sorrow when struck with sudden loss and the knowingness that life has changed forever. The fragmented remnants remain, and the shards are gathered, which become the essential elements for the transformative journey. In time, a new life emerges with the wisdom, patience, and depth of compassion for those learning to crawl, as well as the grace and dignity to rejoice with those taking flight. ‘What the caterpillar calls the end of life, the master calls a butterfly.’ I am so blessed to call the author my friend and feel honored to have her in my life. She understands the fragility of life, which enables her to offer a truly intimate and personal perspective. In reading this book, I am reminded of a quote ‘Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.’”

Melani Walton
co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation

“Gail’s courage is on full display throughout this book. Not only does she allow the reader a first-hand look at her own personal tragedy, she’s gracefully woven her insights into a series of lessons to help others struggling with grief, loss, and pain.”

Renee Parsons
businesswoman and philanthropist

“The Only Way Out is Through provides a compelling analysis of the seriousness of grief, especially grief over the loss of a special loved one. In her opening chapters, Dr. Gross thoroughly examines the life threatening, relationship destroying aspects of grief as well as the beginning of a potential transformational process which can lead to a more purposeful, more complete life. It is the danger that grief poses that should cause us to take its condition seriously and guard ourselves against much conventional wisdom.

Dr. Gross writes about the subject with both a deep sensitivity, as someone who has felt the depths of grief, as well as with a beautiful understanding which comes from an inspired intellect. The Only Way Out if Through is her journey as she seeks an answer to the mystery of a sudden loss of someone who had so much to live for and so much living to do. She examines the breadth and depth of religion, philosophy, social conventions and customs, and psychology, as Dr. Gross is well regarded and sought after for her expertise in dream analysis.

However, it is her discussion of what we make of ourselves and our grief, a new self and its potential, and her recommendations for living through our grief and suggestions of how to live with our grief by facing a new reality, which speaks to a broad audience. Her advice speaks to both those who grieve and those who want to help the griever with very practical and productive methods of not only avoiding the potential dangers of grief but to use our grief to empower and lead us to a better place and a better life.

In a sense, Dr. Gross’ book ends where it begins but on the other side of a way out is through. Deeply personal, intellectually challenging, rich in suggestions for getting through the grief process, The Only Way Out is Through ends as it begins as a testament to love, vulnerability and self-discovery.”

Lloyd M. Bentsen III
President, Bentsen Financial Corp.

“I was so moved by Gail’s book that I had to step back for a moment to put my feelings into two or three sentences. Gail has written a book for all humanity, knowing her journey I am thrilled that she can now share the wisdom and the pain with others that need her sharing and use her incredible guidance.”

Tova Borgnine
chairman, TOVA Beverly Hills

“When life seems confusing, and it often times does, Dr. Gross has an amazing way of helping us to make sense of it all.”

Deborah Duncan
senior producer/host of “Great Day Houston,” KHOU-TV CBS

“A moving, inspiring, highly actionable book from an expert voice in grief recovery.”

Dr. David Eagleman
neuroscientist at Stanford and a New York Times bestselling author

“As the owner of King World Productions, the distributor of Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Oprah Winfrey, I have a ‘PhD in people,’ and I respect Dr. Gail Gross. In fact, I mentored her in talk radio, which became a big hit on National Broadcasting Radio. All of her degrees, caring for people, and trying to make a difference in the world has really paid off. I’m thrilled that she’s my friend and that she thinks I’m worthy to leave this message for you. She’s a renowned author, and she has a big following of her own. Through tragedy and everything she has been through she has come out a champion, not just for herself but for the people that need her, her guidance and her experience. This has all culminated in her book The Only Way Out is Through, a book for anyone moving through life’s transitions, including grief.”

Richard King

“For all those who have lost a loved one, Dr. Gail Gross offers a gift of friendship and hope through a deeply moving book about her own personal journey of loss. When the loss is so great and you know you need help from someone who has ‘been there,’ follow the healing pathways of Dr. Gail Gross’ personal journey, The Only Way Out is Through.”

Lynne Davis Lear
psychologist, film producer, Sundance Board of Trustee

“Gail’s healing words can help turn darkness into light, regret into rebuilding and despair into renewal. Her book is a must-read for anyone traveling through the lonely journey of grief and loss.”

Robert (Bob) Parsons
American entrepreneur and philanthropist

“Who among us will not experience loss or grief? Out of her own heart-breaking story, Gail Gross has created a practical, thoughtful, and deeply human handbook to the process of grieving. Allowing grief to reveal itself as a pathway to healing and renewal, she offers us this compassionate and much needed guide, a support and a friend for any one of us facing loss, crisis, or change.”

Sogyal Rinpoche
Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author of The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying

“For anyone who’s experienced loss The Only Way Out is Through is a must-read. Dr. Gail Gross uses her own wisdom and personal experience coupled with her vast knowledge in psychology and child and family development to guide you back to wholeness. The Only Way Out is Through is a compelling and useful guide to lead you out of the darkness and into the light. A must-read for anyone who’s experienced loss. You will be given the tools you need to navigate yourself back to a life of wholeness. There is no one better than Dr. Gail Gross to guide you through the loss of a loved one, to leading a life of wholeness.”

Michelle King Robson
founder, HER, Inc.

“Gail Gross has turned her deeply agonizing suffering of grief over the loss of a beloved child into a glorious hymn to life. She has sung it in the pure tones of great compassion, offering to the so many others who have faced, or will face this dread situation the broadly researched and deeply experienced tried and true methods of going through the valleys of despair and finally transcending death through total openness to the gift of love and life reborn I cannot recommend highly enough this beautiful book and its path to healing.”

Robert A.F. Thurman
Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University; Founder, Tibet House US; author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet

“Leave it to Dr. Gross to extend this wisdom and knowledge to those who are suffering from the unspeakable loss . . . the loss of a child. Her words are consoling yet without sugar coating or simplifying the emotional and intellectual experience. This work is not only important, it is a must-read on anyone’s path to healing.”

Ann Rubenstein Tisch
founder and president, The Young Women’s Leadership Network