Bahamian-born Haitian-American author Dr. Cholet Josue offers brain tools for good living

WASHINGTON, DC, April 03, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Over the course of his journey from Haitian immigrant to neuroscientist, Dr. Josué has discovered the three things he says we need to live a good life: financial stability, health, and a supportive community. Now, he is using behavioral cognitive neuroscience to recommend three tools people can use to access these essentials:

• Self-compassion
• Emotional intelligence
• Critical thinking

“If any human being can get these three tools into their brain,” Dr. Josué says, “they can get the resources they need to live a good life. My goal is to educate people about their brains, emotions, and behaviors, because that’s what governs our lives.”

In his forthcoming book “Twelve Unending Summers: Memoir of an Immigrant Child” (spring 2019), Dr. Josué shares what originally inspired his research into living one’s best life: his immigrant story. The tools he used to survive and thrive have become a centerpiece of his work as a physician and neuroscientist today.

“Some of the things I did well were using critical thinking and emotional intelligence,” says Dr. Josué. “And one thing I’ve always had — though not in a perfect way — is self-compassion. What self-compassion teaches us is not to feel sorry for ourselves. There is a balance in that — to see your flaws and your imperfections and accept them with compassion. Critical thinking, emotional intelligence, self-compassion — those are the things that carry us as human beings.”

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About: Dr. Cholet Kelly Josué is a Bahamian-born Haitian American author and physician seeking a home among the three cultures that have played a role in his life. Born in the Bahamas of Haitian parents who wanted their children to experience their ancestral roots, Cholet moved to Haiti with his siblings when he was four years old. There he spent the next twelve years of his life reveling in a simple and decent, if checkered, childhood until he was sent across the Caribbean Sea in a wooden boat to join his mother in South Florida after the death of his father.

While still an undocumented immigrant, Cholet earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Florida Atlantic University. Then he spent the next six months at the University of Miami law library preparing to represent himself in the trial of his life: the quest to become a legal resident.

Cholet received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and did his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently Cholet practices medicine in the greater Washington, D.C. area with a functional and integrative approach and draws on his special interest in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Maryland Psychiatric Association, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Society for Neuroscience.

His forthcoming book (spring 2019) is entitled “Twelve Unending Summers: Memoir of an Immigrant Child.” Visit

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