Self help

Here are 10 trending Self-Help books that will change your perspective of life.

The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to
the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest
scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer to these questions
may be closer than you realize. What makes a life fulfilling and
meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The
stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy,
satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Harvard Study of
Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others
can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through
life. The invaluable insights in this book emerge from the revealing
personal stories of hundreds of participants in the Harvard Study as they
were followed year after year for their entire adult lives, and this wisdom
is bolstered by research findings from this and many other studies.
Relationships in all their forms—friendships, romantic partnerships,
families, coworkers, tennis partners, book club members, Bible study
groups—all contribute to a happier, healthier life. And as The Good Life
shows us, it’s never too late to strengthen the relationships you have, and
never too late to build new ones. Dr. Waldinger’s TED Talk about the
Harvard Study, “What Makes a Good Life,” has been viewed more than 42
million times and is one of the ten most-watched TED talks ever. The Good
Life has been praised by bestselling authors Jay Shetty (“Robert Waldinger
and Marc Schulz lead us on an empowering quest towards our greatest need:
meaningful human connection”), Angela Duckworth (“In a crowded field of
life advice and even life advice based on scientific research, Schulz and
Waldinger stand apart”), and happiness expert Laurie Santos (“Waldinger and
Schulz are world experts on the counterintuitive things that make life
meaningful”). With warmth, wisdom, and compelling life stories, The Good
Life shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through
our connections to others. Read more

The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how
to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create
self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often
until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from
our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better
understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a
cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves,
we can step out of our own way and into our potential. For centuries, the
mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face,
especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains,
we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma,
building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the
end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves. Read more

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

This beloved book has touched hundreds of thousands of lives with its
profound and actionable advice. Retaining the core message of becoming more
mindful in our relationships, this edition includes new and revised
material that addresses how we live and love today. A new preface touches
on David Richo’s experience with the book over time and outlines the key
updates, including attention to online dating and modern communication
styles as well as new perspectives on anger and ending relationships.
“Most people think of love as a feeling,” says Richo, “but love is not so
much a feeling as a way of being present.” How to Be an Adult in
Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a
key role in our relationships. Adult love is based on a mutual commitment
to what Richo calls the “five A’s”: attention, acceptance, appreciation,
affection, and allowing. Brimming with practical exercises for couples and
singles, How to Be an Adult in Relationships offers heartening insights
into a lifelong journey of love. Topics include: • Becoming conscious of
our relationship patterns and how they relate to childhood • Recognizing
and attracting someone who can show adult love • Understanding the phases
relationships go through • Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries
• Overcoming fears of abandonment and engulfment • Expressing anger
and other emotions in adult and loving ways • Surviving break-ups with
our self-esteem intact • Understanding love as a spiritual journey Read more

The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy (The Seven Days Series)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“This book feels so hopeful because it’s
direct, it’s really honest, and it’s so actionable.” —Brene BrownFrom New
York Times–bestselling authors Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz
Gottman, a simple yet powerful plan to transform your relationship in seven
daysWhat makes love last? Why does one couple stay together forever, while
another falls apart? And most importantly, is there a scientific formula
for love? Drs. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman are the world’s
leading relationship scientists. For the past forty years, they have been
studying love. They’ve gathered data on over three thousand couples,
looking at everything from their body language to the way they converse to
their stress hormone levels. Their goal: to identify the building blocks of
love. The Love Prescription distills their life’s work into a bite-size,
seven-day action plan with easy, immediately actionable steps. There will
be no grand gestures and no big, hard conversations. There’s nothing to buy
or do to prepare. Anyone can do this, from any starting point. The
seven-day prescription will lead you through these exercises:Day 1: Make
ContactDay 2: Ask a Big QuestionDay 3: Say Thank YouDay 4: Give a Real
Compliment Day 5: Ask for What You NeedDay 6: Reach Out and Touch Day 7:
Declare a Date NightThere is a formula for a good relationship, and this
book will show you how a few small changes can fundamentally transform your
relationship for the better. Read more

You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “You Owe You is full of insight and guidance
for those seeking their inner selves.”—MICHAEL B. JORDAN No matter your
story or your struggle, Eric Thomas—celebrated motivational guru, educator,
and problem-solver to many of the top athletes and business leaders—will
“help you work harder, discover your real motivation, and crack the code of
enduring success” (Ed Mylett, #1 bestselling author of The Power of One
More)If you feel like success is for others, that only certain people get
to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is your wake-up
call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take
control of your life is one he wishes someone had given him when he was a
teenager—lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the challenges
of being a young Black man in America. Once he was able to break free from
thinking of himself as a victim and truly understand his strengths, he
switched the script. And now, with this book, Thomas reveals how you, too,
can rewrite your life’s script. With support, he recognized that his unique
gift is being able to capture the attention of all kinds of people in all
kinds of settings—boardrooms, locker rooms, churches, classrooms, even the
streets—thanks to his wealth of experiences and command of language. Today,
Thomas considers himself blessed to speak to an audience that is as large
as it is diverse, from the rich and famous to kids struggling in school to
young men in prison hoping for a new start. Thomas’s secrets of success
have already helped hundreds of thousands on their journey, but this is his
first guide to show you how to start today, right now. These critical first
steps include deeply understanding yourself and the world around you,
finding your why, accepting that you may have to give up something good for
something great, and constantly stretching toward your potential. No matter
where you are on your journey toward greatness, you owe it to yourself to
become fully, authentically you. And Eric Thomas’s You Owe You can help get
you there. Read more

For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story

New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller!From the bestselling
author of The Beauty of What Remains, a guide to writing a meaningful
letter about your life.Writing an ethical will, a document that includes
stories and reflections about your past, is an ancient tradition. It can
include joy and regrets, and ultimately becomes both a way to remember a
loved one who is gone and a primer on how to live a better, happier
life. Beloved Rabbi Steve Leder has helped thousands of people to write
their own ethical wills, and in this intimate book helps us write our
own.Because our culture privileges the material over the spiritual, we
sometimes forget that our words carry greater value than any physical thing
we can bequeath to our loved ones. Rabbi Leder provides all the right
questions and prompts, including: What was your most painful regret and how
can your loved ones avoid repeating it? When was a time you led with your
heart instead of your head? What did you learn from your biggest
failure?Including examples of ethical wills from a broad range of
voices—old and young, with and without children, famous and unknown—For You
When I Am Gone inspires readers to examine their own lives and turn them
into something beautiful and meaningful for generations to come. Read more

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond
our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships.Use your
head.That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a
difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve got
it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer
Annie Murphy Paul, is think outside the brain. A host of “extra-neural”
resources—the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in
which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us—can help us focus
more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.The
Extended Mind outlines the research behind this exciting new vision of
human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive
scientists, and psychologists, and examining the practices of educators,
managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking
outside the brain. She excavates the untold history of how artists,
scientists, and authors—from Jackson Pollock to Jonas Salk to Robert
Caro—have used mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and
create new works. In the tradition of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind or
Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, The Extended Mind offers a
dramatic new view of how our minds work, with practical advice on how we
can all think better. Read more

Gratitude Keeper® No Rain, No Water (Volume 1)

Wisdom and Resilience in the Healing Art of Gratitude
Release yourself from the spiral effects of unfruitful thinking and unwanted emotions of the past.
I have shared proven strategies that will help you align your thoughts and feelings to overcome emotional fatigue and anxieties about life. Discover inner clarification and peace through inspiring affirmations, quotes, breath exercises, and meditations.
There are some experiences and stories from my journey on the gratitude path, interwoven with proven techniques to help you explore and develop coherence with your inner voice.
Practicing gratitude is made easy, it will create a massive transformation in your life and help you live a new normal.
Live Better!
I welcome you to take a peek into this exponential journey and the value of practicing gratitude.
Build confidence and relieve your fears and anxieties.

My Thoughts on how to be better each and every day | 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages

Each day we better a chance to be our best selves. This journal is a 6 x 9
lined journal that allows you to record your thoughts or bookish notes on
how to be better each day. I love self-help books and often use journals to
record the gems that I read. I know you will love this journal. This is
also a great book to gift someone special in your life. My Thoughts on how
to be better each and every day 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages Read more

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs.

What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success?

At the height of his career at the age of 50, Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. From Strength to Strength is the result, a practical roadmap for the rest of your life.

Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits that anyone can learn, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, connection and service to others, and spiritual progress, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness.

Read this book and you, too, can go from strength to strength.

The World Is Still Learning

The World Is Still Learning encompasses the reality of life experiences while also bringing a framework of reassurance that you are not alone. This book cracks open the rawness of many topics often not discussed regularly in society today. From race relations, social injustice, abuse, and mental health, this book is written to be therapeutic to all people while also providing a sense of hope and solidity behind each atrocity. Written in three volumes, the book leads you down a journey of life experiences. Volume one helps the reader understand the emotional pain of adversities and reflects different sides of controversial topics in society. Volume two provides a framework of understanding the pain symbolically and reaches into the minds and thoughts of many around us. Volume three provides hope and a pathway toward survival, self-love, awareness, and acceptance, as well as the key message that you are not alone.

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love

What if there were scientific solutions that could wipe out your deepest fears of falling ill, receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, or feeling the effects of aging? What if you had access to the same cutting-edge tools and technology used by peak performers and the world’s greatest athletes?

In a world full of fear and uncertainty about our health, it can be difficult to know where to turn for actionable advice you can trust. Today, leading scientists and doctors in the field of regenerative medicine are developing diagnostic tools and safe and effective therapies that can free you from fear.

In this book, Tony Robbins, the world’s #1 life and business strategist who has coached more than fifty million people, brings you more than 100 of the world’s top medical minds and the latest research, inspiring comeback stories, and amazing advancements in precision medicine that you can apply today to help extend the length and quality of your life.

This book is the result of Robbins going on his own life-changing journey. After being told that his health challenges were irreversible, he experienced firsthand how new regenerative technology not only helped him heal but made him stronger than ever before.

Life Force will show you how you can wake up every day with increased energy, a more bulletproof immune system, and the know-how to help turn back your biological clock. This is a book for everyone, from peak performance athletes, to the average person who wants to increase their energy and strength, to those looking for healing. Life Force provides answers that can transform and even save your life, or that of someone you love.

I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants)

Is it just me? Am I the only one who’s lonely? Am I the only one without friends?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, founders of the widely popular “Sister, I Am with You,” are raising their hands to say, “Yeah, us too.” And they want to encourage, equip, and reassure you that you have what it takes to build the kind of friendships you want.

I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) provides you with the how of cultivating deep relationships in this messy, chaotic, beautiful life. Through Amy and Jess’s wisdom, humor, and confessional stories about the ups and downs of sisterhood, you’ll learn how to

admit you need friends—then go out and find them,
dismantle the lies you’ve believed about friendship,
love yourself so you can find people who will love you for you,
be a good friend even though you can’t be a perfect one, and
heal from a friend breakup—and find the courage to try again.
It’s time you felt completely accepted as you are—from the top of your messy bun to the tips of your unpedicured toes. Let’s start making friendships a priority—together.

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self

As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”

In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us—people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits—all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.

Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. She shows how to read our internal signals that lead us towards our true path, and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us.

With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach and human being to help readers to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives, but also bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

The Year of Magical Thinking

Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later—the night before New Year’s Eve—the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.

This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness … about marriage and children and memory … about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.

Dreaming Big Again

DREAMING BIG AGAIN.I wrote this content to share some of my experiences worldwide. The content took the form of a book to travel as far as possible. It is an honest and sincere effort to convey all my thoughts to as many people as I could, as far as possible on the globe. The purpose of this book is to highlight an existing problem that, unfortunately, is rarely mentioned, and we all push it under the rug. One billion of our fellow human beings have a mental illness, according to statistics released by the UN on October 10th, world health day. One person (son, father, daughter, mother, brother, sister, beloved for some) ends his life every 40 seconds. The need for a different and new way of thinking is no longer a luxury that few have; it is a necessity. Self-development, Auto-suggestion, and Positive thinking are now more crucial, more important than never before. This new way of thinking should be a must and should become a way of living for us all, as long as, of course, we are open to it. Our story hero, Jason, was born and raised in Greece, one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Undoubtedly the country that generously shared ancient knowledge and wisdom with most people. At the same time, a country that now knows very well what anxiety, depression, and despair mean and has been punished and tested for years. Unfortunately, the phenomenon is now global and is not a privilege of the Greek people anymore. Every year more and more countries are in a recession, and millions of people suffer through poverty.This book has not been written to analyze the problem, of course, nor does it have scientific content, nor even close. It has been written hoping that it would help some of our fellow human beings relate to our hero’s story, but mainly to show another way of living, an alternative. The book you are about to read is an attempt of the storyteller to introduce you to a different way of thinking and living and open a door for you to a world that most people, unf

Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom

Before Tabitha Brown was one of the most popular personalities in the world, sharing her delicious vegan home cooking and compassionate wisdom with millions of followers across social media, she was an aspiring actress who in 2016 began struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain. Her condition made her believe she wouldn’t live to see forty–until she started listening to what her soul and her body truly needed. Now, in this life-changing book, Tabitha shares the wisdom she gained from her own journey, showing readers how to make a life for themselves that is rooted in nonjudgmental kindness and love, both for themselves and for others.

Tabitha grounds her lessons in stories about her own life, career, faith, and family in this funny, down-to-earth book, built around the catchphrases that her fans know and love, including:

Hello There!: Why hope, joy, and clarity are so very needed

That’s Your Business: Defining yourself, and being okay with that

Have the Most Amazing Day . . . : Choosing joy and living with intention

But Don’t Go Messin’ Up No One Else’s: Learning to walk in kindness even when the world doesn’t feel kind

Like So, Like That: Living life without measurement

Very Good: Living in peace and creating good from the bad

Rich with personal stories and inspirational quotes, and sprinkled with a few easy vegan recipes, Feeding the Soul is a book to share–and to return to when you want to feel seen, loved, and heard.

The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit

Don’t let the title fool you. This isn’t a book about high fiving everyone else in your life. You’re already doing that. Cheering for your favorite teams. Celebrating your friends. Supporting the people you love as they go after what they want in life.

Imagine if you gave that same love and encouragement to yourself. Or even better, you made it a daily habit.

You’d be unstoppable.

In this book, Mel teaches you how to start high fiving the most important person in your life, the one who is staring back at you in the mirror: YOURSELF.

If you struggle with self-doubt (and who doesn’t?) …
If you’re tired of that nagging critic in your head (could somebody evict them already?) …
If you’re wildly successful but all you focus on is what’s going wrong (you’re not alone) …
If you’re sick of watching everybody else get ahead while you sit on the couch with your dog (don’t bring your dog into this) …

…Mel dedicates this book to you.

Using her signature science-backed wisdom, deeply personal stories, and the real-life results that The High 5 Habit is creating in people’s lives around the world (and you’ll meet a lot of them throughout this book), Mel will teach you how to make believing in yourself a habit so that you operate with the confidence that your goals and dreams demand.

The High 5 Habit is a simple yet profound tool that changes your attitude, your mindset, and your behavior. So be prepared to laugh and learn as you take steps to immediately boost your confiden

The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature

Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, has been the consigliere to millions for more than two decades. Now, with entries that are drawn from his five books, plus never-before-published works, The Daily Laws offers a page of refined and concise wisdom for each day of the year, in an easy-to-digest lesson that will only take a few minutes to absorb. Each day features a Daily Law as well—a prescription that readers cannot afford to ignore in the battle of life. Each month centers around a major theme: power, seduction, persuasion, strategy, human nature, toxic people, self-control, mastery, psychology, leadership, adversity, or creativity.

Who doesn’t want to be more powerful? More in control? The best at what they do? The secret: Read this book every day.

“Daily study,” Leo Tolstoy wrote in 1884, is “necessary for all people.” More than just an introduction for new fans, this book is a Rosetta stone for internalizing the many lessons that fill Greene’s books and will reward a lifetime of reading and rereading.

Follow Your Heart: Live, Eat, Be

Arzu Dogan began writing to document her healing journey from an auto-immune illness. She learned, among other things, food was medicine, and she was not living her truth and her purpose. Dogan read self-help books, attended workshops, explored natural medicines and the power of organic food, and adopted mindfulness to “be” and have a more purposeful life. She learned about holistic health and how well-being – both mentally, spiritually, and physically – is all connected and when nurtured, one can live in true harmony with health and inner peace. In “Follow Your Heart”, Dogan tells what it means to follow your heart and tune into your intuition. This guide offers advice and tips on how you can live, eat, be your truest, healthiest, and highest self, beaming with love and light. Dogan’s story offers a true testament to how your heart is the key to expansion and transformation; you just have to follow it.

A Notebook of Love: My Story on Mental Health

Luis a U.S. Army War Veteran and his wife are separated and about to divorce after 14 years of marriage. Luis has Bipolar and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and faces a tough question from his wife, who has various mental illnesses: Is she worthy of love? She knows very little of his mental health and history of abuse, leading Luis into a mental whirlwind and trying to find a valid answer. Luis reveals his true love and worthiness by providing his story and perspective from his beginning to the present. Luis provides details about being a victim of child abuse, alcoholism, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD and strives for self-improvement, from a Male’s perspective.
Love – Borderline Personality disorder – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Bipolar Disorder – Anxiety – Depression – Marriage