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Self Help Book List

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
By Shetty, Jay
2020-09 - Simon & Schuster
9781982134488 Check Our Catalog

 

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

When you think like a monk, you'll understand:

-How to overcome negativity

-How to stop overthinking

-Why comparison kills love
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The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life
By Eger, Edith Eva
2020-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781982143091 Check Our Catalog

 

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger's powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. …More
 

The Socrates Express: Adventures in Philosophy
The Socrates Express: Adventures in Philosophy
By Weiner, Eric
2020-08 - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
9781501129018 Check Our Catalog

 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each--from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir--offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times.

We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the …More
 

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature
The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature
By Stuart-Smith, Sue
2020-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781476794464 Check Our Catalog

 

A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives.

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the "real" life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the …More
 

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
By Sow, Aminatou
Author Friedman, Ann
2020-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781982111908 Check Our Catalog

 

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don't talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.

Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big …More
 

The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom
The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom
By Dugdale, Lydia
2020-07 - HarperOne
9780062932631 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A Columbia University physician comes across a popular medieval text on dying well written after the horror of the Black Plague and discovers ancient wisdom for rethinking death and gaining insight today on how we can learn the lost art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes …More
 

Craigslist Confessional: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers
Craigslist Confessional: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers
By Bala, Helena Dea
2020-07 - Gallery Books
9781982114961 Check Our Catalog

 

"Touching." --The New York Times

For fans of Humans of New York and PostSecret, a collection of raw, urgent, and heartfelt stories, shared anonymously.

Helena Dea Bala was an exhausted and isolated DC lobbyist, suffocating under the weight of her student loan debt, when she decided to split her lunch with a man who often panhandled near her office. …More
 

A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right
A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right
By Howes, Molly
2020-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9781538701317 Check Our Catalog

 

Through its four essential steps, A GOOD APOLOGY gives groundbreaking advice on how best to make an effective apology toward rebuilding any relationship, for readers of The Body Keeps the Score.

We've all done something wrong or made a mistake or insulted someone -- even if by accident. We've all been hurt and wanted the other person to help us heal. It …More
 

You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success
You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success
By Roker, Al
2020-07 - Hachette Go
9780316426794 Check Our Catalog

 

The Today Show coanchor Al Roker presents an entertaining guide to achieving a life of happiness and success through the power of "yes "

These days, the road to success can feel jam-packed with scheduling, networking, nonstop hustle, and flat-out absurdity. And no one knows that better than Al Roker--beloved cohost of The Today Show, weatherperson …More
 

I Tried to Change So You Don't Have to: True Life Lessons
I Tried to Change So You Don't Have to: True Life Lessons
By Love, Loni
2020-06 - Hachette Go
9780306873720 Check Our Catalog

 

One of Amazon's Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 So Far

An inspiring, hilarious memoir about learning to resist the pressures of conformity, love yourself for who you are, embrace your flaws, and unlock your true potential.

Now cohost of Fox's The Real and SiriusXM's Caf Mocha, Loni Love hasn't taken the typical path to becoming …More
 

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
By Kaur, Valarie
2020-06 - One World
9780525509097 Check Our Catalog

 

An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

"In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie …More
 

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
 

Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice
Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice
By McGinnis, Patrick
2020-05 - Sourcebooks
9781492694946 Check Our Catalog

 

 

What are you really missing out on?

You're home on a Friday night, scrolling through Instagram, ready to go to bed.

You see pictures on your timeline of a party you were invited to, but didn't go to. You were confident when you said no, but now you can't stop thinking about it, and you start feeling worse.

You have FOMO, or, Fear of Missing Out.

Coined …More
 

Detox Your Thoughts: Quit Negative Self-Talk for Good and Discover the Life You've Always Wanted (Self-Help Book for Overcoming Anxiety and
Detox Your Thoughts: Quit Negative Self-Talk for Good and Discover the Life You've Always Wanted (Self-Help Book for Overcoming Anxiety and
By Bonior, Andrea
2020-05 - Chronicle Prism
9781452184876 Check Our Catalog

 

Ditch the 10 mental traps that are making you feel anxious and insecure

Toxic thought patterns zap your energy, kill your motivation, and upset your calm. The good news is that you can change not just the way you think, but the way your brain is wired. In Detox Your Thoughts, clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), …More
 

The Art of Showing Up: On Being There for Yourself and Your People
The Art of Showing Up: On Being There for Yourself and Your People
By Wilkerson Miller, Rachel
2020-05 - Experiment
9781615196616 Check Our Catalog

 

If you're having trouble connecting with those around you, know that you're not the only one. Adult friendships are tricky Part manifesto, part guide, The Art of Showing Up is soul medicine for our modern, tech-mediated age. Rachel Wilkerson Miller charts a course to kinder, more thoughtful, and more fulfilling relationships--and, crucially, she reminds us that "you can't show up for …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 New Alpha Male: How to Win the Game When the Rules Are Changing
The New Alpha Male: How to Win the Game When the Rules Are Changing
By Allred, Lance
2020-03 - Sounds True
9781683643760 Check Our Catalog

 

 

With keen insight into the changing state of masculinity, Lance Allred presents a bold new vision of a winning path forward for men.

These days, we hear plenty about what's wrong with men--like toxic masculinity, patriarchy, mansplaining, and male privilege. But how does a man get it right? "Men are being asked to adapt to our changing world, yet many still want to play by the …More
 

Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything
Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything
By Frankl, Viktor E.
Introduction by Goleman, Daniel
2020-03 - Beacon Press
9780807005552 Check Our Catalog

 

Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international bestseller Man's Search for Meaning.

Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, …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
 

Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World
Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World
By Balcetis, Emily
2020-02 - Ballantine Books
9781524796464 Check Our Catalog

 

Successful people literally see the world differently. Now an award-winning scientist explains how anyone can leverage this "perception gap" to their advantage.

"Get ready for this book to change how you see everything you see."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

When it comes to setting and meeting goals, we …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