Self Help

Self Help Book List

 

How to Be a Champion Every Day
How to Be a Champion Every Day
By Theismann, Joe
2020-06 - Radius Book Group
9781635767124 Check Our Catalog

 

Overachiever Joe Theismann had reached the pinnacle of success as an elite NFL quarterback, with a Super Bowl victory and NFL MVP award. But the memory that sticks with many fans is the gruesome injury--his leg was shattered on Monday Night Football--that ended his career. The end of his days on the gridiron wasn't the end of life for Theismann, though. In How to Be a Champion Every Day, Theismann …More
 

Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness
Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness
By Murthy, Vivek
2020-04 - Harper Wave
9780062913296 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The book we need NOW to avoid a social recession, Murthy's prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community.

Humans are social creatures: In this simple and obvious fact lies both the problem and …More
 

Navigate Your Stars
Navigate Your Stars
By Ward, Jesmyn
Illustrator Triplett, Gina
2020-04 - Scribner Book Company
9781982131326 Check Our Catalog

 

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award-winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University's 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for oneself and …More
 

The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable
The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable
By Pratt, Katherine Schwarzene
2020-03 - Pamela Dorman Books
9781984878250 Check Our Catalog

 

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

" The Gift of Forgiveness] will spark conversations across families, across friendships, at workplaces, everywhere." -Maria Shriver

A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace.

"When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us …More
 

Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End
Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End
By Kerr, Christopher
Author Mardorossian, Carine
2020-02 - Avery Publishing Group
9780525542841 Check Our Catalog

 

The first book to validate the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears.

Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are …More
 

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
By Denworth, Lydia
2020-01 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393651546 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The phenomenon of friendship is universal and elemental. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds?

In Friendship, science journalist Lydia Denworth takes us in search of friendship's biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. She finds friendship to be as …More
 

Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life
Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life
By Wise, Nan
2020-01 - Houghton Mifflin
9781328451309 Check Our Catalog

 

A sex therapist and neuroscientist describes anhedonia, the inability to feel a satisfactory amount of pleasure--and provides the pathway back to fully enjoying sex, food, time with family and friends, and other pastimes, while also staving off depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Assaulted with opportunities for pleasure everywhere--from sex to food or exotic escapes--our culture is …More
 

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life
Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life
By Grafton, Scott
2020-01 - Pantheon Books
9781524747329 Check Our Catalog

 

Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience--works by Oliver Sacks come to mind--Physical Intelligence gives us a clear, illuminating examination of the intricate, mutually responsive relationship between the mind and the body as they engage (or don't engage) in all manner of physical action.

Ever wonder why you don't walk into walls or off cliffs? How you decide if you …More
 

Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History
Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History
By Kelly, Lynne
2020-01 - Pegasus Books
9781643133249 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs exercise. In the last few hundred years, we have stopped training our memories and we have lost the ability to memorize large amounts of information--something our ancestors could do with ease.

After discovering that the true purpose of monuments like Easter Island and Stonehenge were to act as memory palaces, Kelly takes this knowledge and …More
 

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
By Murphy, Eleanor Kate
2020-01 - Celadon Books
9781250297198 Check Our Catalog

 

 

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

If you're like most people, you don't listen as often or as well as you'd like. There's no one better qualified than a talented journalist to introduce you to the right mindset and skillset--and this book does it with science and humor.

-Adam Grant, #1 New York Times …More
 

Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of Rain
Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of Rain
By Brach, Tara
2019-12 - Viking
9780525522812 Check Our Catalog

 

One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart

Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and …More
 

Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down
Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down
By Smith, Kathleen
2019-12 - Hachette Books
9780316492539 Check Our Catalog

 

In the spirit of You Are a Badass and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, a helpful and humorous guide to shedding our anxious habits and building a more solid sense of self in our increasingly anxiety-inducing world.

Licensed therapist and mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn't …More
 

The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness
The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness
By Lifford, Tina
2019-11 - Amistad Press
9780062930286 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, from the sage teacher and breakout star of the critically acclaimed drama, Queen Sugar, from Executive Producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay for OWN.

Featured on Essence Magazine's Culture List

In all your years of schooling, did you ever take a single class …More
 

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief
By Kessler, David
2019-11 - Scribner Book Company
9781501192739 Check Our Catalog

 

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler--an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth K bler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving--journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

In 1969, Elisabeth K bler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler …More
 

Love and Life
Love and Life
By Schlessinger, Laura
2019-11 - Humanix Books
9781630061258 Check Our Catalog

 

For over 30 years, the New York Times-bestselling author and #2 Sirius Radio Talk Show host has been doling out no-nonsense relationship and family advice, advocating a strong sense of personal responsibility. In her newest book, she covers the most popular topics and thorniest problems that people face today. …More
 

Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life
Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life
By Tharp, Twyla
2019-10 - Simon & Schuster
9781982101305 Check Our Catalog

 

One of the world's leading artists--a living legend--and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. From insight to action, Keep It Moving is a guidebook for expanding one's possibilities over the course of a lifetime.

At seventy-seven, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she …More
 

Dreams: Unlock Inner Wisdom, Discover Meaning, and Refocus Your Life
Dreams: Unlock Inner Wisdom, Discover Meaning, and Refocus Your Life
By March-Smith, Rosie
2019-10 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465482419 Check Our Catalog

 

Explore the psychological function and meaning of dreams, and unlock their power for self-improvement.

Have you ever dreamt you were being chased? Or that your teeth were falling out? Does fire, water or lost love recur in your dreams? With expert advice and guidance, find out how to decode and interpret your dreams to reveal how the images, stories and emotions you experience in sleep …More
 

Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick
Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick
By Wood, Wendy
2019-10 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9781250159076 Check Our Catalog

 

Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek. …More
 

I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live by
I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live by
By Kotb, Hoda
2019-10 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780735217416 Check Our Catalog

 

From New York Times-bestselling author and Today show anchor Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her 1 million+ Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope. and hope. …More
 

The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
By Wiking, Meik
2019-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062943385 Check Our Catalog

 

 

What's the actual secret to happiness? Great memories Meik Wiking--happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke--shows us how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming book.

Do you remember your first kiss? The day you graduated? Your favorite vacation? …More
 

Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness
Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness
By Allen, Cory
Foreword by Marcus, Aubrey
2019-09 - Tarcherperigee
9780525538042 Check Our Catalog

 

From the popular host of The Astral Hustle, an accessible guide to hacking your mind--and life--to feel more fully present and alive, even if you're not the "the meditating type."

Through his popular podcast The Astral Hustle and online meditation course Release into Now, Cory Allen has helped thousands of people better cope with the stress of daily …More
 

Indistractable
Indistractable
By Eyal, Nir
2019-09 - Benbella Books
9781948836531 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."

--James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

"If you value your time, your focus, or your relationships, this book is essential reading. I'm putting these ideas into practice."

--Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

…More
 

 

You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity
You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity
By McPherson, Don
2019-09 - Edge of Sports
9781617757792 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"A crucial read for anyone interested in learning more about how sports culture informs limited definitions of masculinity, and how such definitions are destructive for boys and men, and dangerous to girls and women. Don McPherson, a former NFL and college quarterback, urges readers to think critically about the unfair expectations society sets based on gender, and how to upend them."

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Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection
Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection
By Grazer, Brian
2019-09 - Simon & Schuster
9781501147722 Check Our Catalog

 

Featured on CBS This Morning, Squawk Box, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, and more.

"Reading Face to Face is like being a fly on the wall, watching Brian Grazer work his magic. Utterly entertaining, this is how you become Hollywood's best producer." --Malcolm Gladwell, author of Talking to …More
 

24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
By Shlain, Tiffany
2019-09 - Gallery Books
9781982116866 Check Our Catalog

 

In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.

Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, …More
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy: 101 Stories about Creating Your Best Life
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy: 101 Stories about Creating Your Best Life
By Newmark, Amy
Author Norville, Deborah
2019-09 - Chicken Soup for the Soul
9781611599923 Check Our Catalog

 

These 101 true stories will inspire you to think positive to live a happier life.

Everyone can use a little more positive thinking--to create an even better life. Your attitude is a powerful tool, and these stories from real people show you how to think yourself into a more fulfilling, happier life.

As co-author Deborah Norville says, "Change your thoughts and you'll change your world. …More