"Completely [changed] the way I consider people who stress me out or rub me the wrong way or just see the world differently than I do.... [The Five Archetypes] is fascinating—and Davidson is brilliant.... Read the book, mull it over, and prepare to have your mind blown."
—Megan O'Neill, Goop
"If you knew there were specific ways that are most effective for you to destress or to negotiate with a colleague, would you want to know them? Most of us would jump at the chance and then want to learn the same for our partners, colleagues, and children.... Carey Davidson...has made these exact insights accessible by translating ancient wisdom into modern insights in her book, The Five Archetypes."
—Nell Derick Debevoise, Forbes
"The Five Archetypes gives us a peek into the rich, variegated territory of who we are. Understanding our nature reveals strengths and weaknesses—what we're good at and what we need to learn. Mastering how to live with ourselves and harness our power is our life's work, isn't it?"
—Harriet Beinfield, LAc, coauthor of Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
"A must-read for anyone who wants to deepen their self-awareness and cultivate strong, meaningful relationships. Carey Davidson provides valuable insight through a compassionate, loving lens and teaches us how to live an empowered life by fostering our unique strengths and attending to our needs."
—Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, MD MSc
"The Five Archetypes is an insightful life strategy for succeeding in self-awareness, self-care, and harmony. By understanding these universal patterns, we become empowered to build resilience and take control of our well-being."
—Sarah Mulukutla, MD-MPH, neurologist and founder of Mindful Neurology
“In this warm and accessible book, Carey Davidson demystifies the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help you identify your primary archetype and its strengths and stressors. Armed with this knowledge, you will have control over your reactions and understand how to shake off discomfort and return to a sense of ease and peace.”
—Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAc, bestselling author of Energy Medicine, Sex Again, and Making Babies
"Davidson provides a framework for living a more mindful and fulfilling life in this comprehensive analysis of five archetypes of behavior.... Readers well-versed in mindfulness exercises and Chinese medicine will be most interested in these pragmatic exercises for making lasting life improvements."