Be Happy Without Being Perfect
Author: Alice D. Domar & Alice Lesch Kelly
Abstract: If you feel trapped in any way by the need to have a perfect body, a perfect house, or a perfect life on any level, you need this book! Learn how to break free of perfectionist thinking once and for all, and start enjoying yourself and your life.
Author: Daniel Goleman
Abstract: Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals the Protect Us From Violence
Author: Gavin de Becker
Abstract: True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are
Author: Brene Brown
Abstract: This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.’ Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading this book feel like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice.
Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Abstract: Based in positive psychology, this book teaches readers how to live a more fulfilling life.
The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living
Author: Russ Harris
Abstract: This book will help readers with acceptance and how to live a more personally meaningful life.
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything-Yes, Anything!
Author: Albert Ellis
Abstract: This book teaches the basic philosophy of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy- that people make themselves upset by holding on to irrational beliefs, and that the way to change your feelings is to identify and refute these beliefs. It describes changes in speech, thought, and behavior you can make in order to feel less distressed and can be applied to lots of different troubling feelings.
Man's Search For Meaning
Author: Victor Frankl
Abstract: Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of, his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Author: Susan Cain
Abstract: This book demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture. This book shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Author: Brene Brown
Abstract: When we deny our stories, they define us. This book teaches us that when we own our stories, we get to write the ending.
Author: Tara Brach
Abstract: This book will teach you how to cope with distress during difficult times in life. It emphasizes mindfulness/acceptance and self-compassion as coping strategies, as well as provides practical strategies to help cope with distress.
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
Author: S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport
Abstract: The goal of this book is simple: To teach you habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that's holding you back from living a meaningful life. The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more “space” in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
Author: Steven Hayes & Spencer Smith
Abstract: This book serves as an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It teaches readers how to make sense of and accept their painful experiences or suffering.
Mindset Makeover: Making Assertive and Mindful Choices
Author: Steven Schuster
Abstract: This book will help you discover how your mindset is working against you. Aided by scientifically proven research and practices, Mindset Makeover will help improve your critical thinking skills and develop better judgment in battling self-sabotaging thoughts. Learn how to face and solve your problems in a constructive way.
Wherever You Go There You Are
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Abstract: This book serves as an introduction to Mindfulness. It will teach you various mindfulness practices and skills and how to apply these concepts into everyday life.
The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out
Author: Russell Ramsay & Anthony Rostain
Abstract: This book serves as a coping guide for adults living with ADHD. It does not just present useful coping strategies but also provides specific tactics designed to help readers implement these skills in their daily lives and brings them to life in a user-friendly format. The authors discuss many different settings in which ADHD may cause difficulties, including work, school, matters of physical health and well-being, and the issue of excessive use of technology.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Author: Edmund J. Bourne
Abstract: The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook can help you make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.
The I AM Journal: Gratitude and Positive Affirmations Help Your Manifestation
Abstract: To be someone different and achieve something different, you have to create new thought patterns, new attitudes, and new expectations with repetitive positive thoughts. Be persistent for at least 21-30 days in which a new habit created.
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Author: Spencer Johnson
Abstract: This profound book from bestselling author, Spencer Johnson, will show you how to anticipate change, adapt to change quickly, enjoy change and be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in your work and in life.
Getting Past Your Breakup
Author: Susan J. Elliott
Abstract: Want to learn how to turn a devastating loss into the best thing that ever happened to you? This book is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.
He’s Scared, She’s Scared
Author: Steven Carter & Julia Sokol
Abstract: Commitmentphobia is one of the most discussed romantic dilemmas of our time. It impacts all parts of a relationship. This book is for people who want to become aware of and overcome their fear of commitment.
Health at Every Size
Author: Linda Bacon
Abstract: This is not a diet book. Instead, this book will convince you of the best way to win the war against fat and give up the fight against dieting.
Life Without Ed
Author: Jenni Schaefer & Thom Rutledge
Abstract: This book provides new hope for the disorders that plague millions of women and young girls. It is inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own person E.D. (Eating Disorder).
Author: Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter
Abstract: This book provides a proven, step-by-step plan that doesn't control your eating habits--but cures them, once and for all. It will show you how to give up dieting forever and discover that you actually eat much less without the pressure of restraining yourself from foods you enjoy and sociocultural expectations.
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession
Author: Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter
Abstract: This book explores the reasons why women cling to diets, despite overwhelming evidence that diets don’t work. The authors teach us how to think about our problems (instead of eat them) and how “bad body thoughts” are clues to our emotional lives.