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New Books for Living Your Best Life

Check out all the new books we’ve added since July, to help handle stress and anxiety, build good habits, get inspired, and make the world a better place!

December 31, 2020

Check out all the new books we’ve added since July, to help handle stress and anxiety, build good habits, get inspired, and make the world a better place!

In this list:

    • Stress, emotions, and self-care
    • Good habits and self-improvement
    • Inspiration
    • Making the world a better place
    • Paperwork (ugh!)
    • Work and leadership

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Stress, Emotions, and Self-Care

Anxiety

Anxiety
The Missing Stage of Grief

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

Breaks down the physiology of anxiety and shows it critical connection to grief in order to help readers move forward and heal.

The Anxiety First Aid Kit

The Anxiety First Aid Kit

Rick Hanson

When anxiety and stress feel too intense to handle, readers need quick, in-the-moment relief, not psychological jargon. Written by a dream team of mental health experts and grounded in evidence-based therapy, The Anxiety First Aid Kit offers simple tools for triaging stress and anxiety in a crisis.

The Book of Moods

The Book of Moods

Lauren Martin

The founder of the Words of Women online community describes how a more informed perspective about her relatable struggles with anxiety and low self-esteem helped her tap unrealized personal strengths that became positive sources of self-care.

Can't Even

Can’t Even

Anne Helen Petersen

Argues that the millennial generation is experiencing burnout and looks at the cultural shifts that caused it, the pressures that sustain it and the need for drastic change.

Coming Home to Yourself

Coming Home to Yourself

 Osho

A beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises for grounding, relaxation, and finding inner peace.

Craigslist Confessional

Craigslist Confessional

Helena Dea Bala

A collection of 40 raw, heartfelt stories by anonymous strangers who reveal their intimate private struggles with sex addiction, hoarding, prostitution, the loss of a child and more.

Detox Your Thoughts

Detox Your Thoughts

Andrea Bonior, Ph. D.

Popular psychologist Andrea Bonior, PhD, identifies the 12 most prevalent thought patterns that make people feel anxious, insecure, and generally just bad.

Do Nothing

Do Nothing

Celeste Headlee

Interweaving history, neuroscience, and social science, reveals a new way forward that institutes a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living.

Don't Hate, Meditate!

Don’t Hate, Meditate!

Megan Monahan

A longtime meditation teacher and former student of Deepak Chopra shows how to manage stressful situations through a simple five-point plan that focuses on presence, acceptance, intention, nonjudgment and trust.

Fear of Missing Out

Fear of Missing Out

Patrick J. McGinnis

A venture capitalist and private equity investor shares the scientific secrets to make any decision simple—while simultaneously eliminating your stress.

Forgiving What You Can't Forget

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

Lysa TerKeurst

Compassionate, Bible-based therapeutic advice by the best-selling author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way shares step-by-step recommendations for letting go of the past, understanding the meaning of true forgiveness and moving ahead in healthy relationships.

Good Mourning

Good Mourning

Theresa Caputo

The star of Long Island Medium counsels readers on how to recognize deeply rooted sources of emotional pain while explaining the power of established healing rituals in managing loss and pursuing a more fulfilling life.

The Gift

The Gift
12 Lessons to Save Your Life

Edith Eger

The award-winning author of The Choice draws on her experiences as a Holocaust survivor to offer practical, uplifting advice about how to recognize and stop destructive, self-sabotaging patterns to find freedom and greater life fulfillment.

The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

John Moe

The host of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression offers a moving portrait of what it means to be depressed.

The Home Edit Life

The Home Edit Life

Clea Shearer

The stars of Home Edit outline holistic, tech-friendly approaches to rendering everyday work more productive and fulfilling through organization, offering customizable, guilt-free recommendations for everything from office spaces and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies.

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk

Jay Shetty

The host of the popular On Purpose podcast draws on the wisdom he learned as a monk and social-media influencer to outline practical steps that can help readers reduce anxiety and find greater life purpose.

Total Meditation

Total Meditation

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

The humanitarian founder of The Chopra Foundation nonprofit and best-selling author of Metahuman reinterprets and clarifies the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of an effective meditation practice while explaining how to use meditation to treat stress and heal suffering.

The Unexpected Journey of Caring

The Unexpected Journey of Caring

Donna Thomson and Zachary White, PhD

The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21 st century care experience. Readers are invited to actively reclaim and remake how they think of themselves, their care situation, and their capacities to provide care for their loved one and themselves.

When You're Not OK

When You’re Not OK

Jill Stark

A warm and practical book of tips and wisdom to help guide you through the tough times. This is a self-care manual for the days when you feel alone – the days when you worry that you’re too weird or broken or unfixable to be normal.

 

Good Habits and Self Improvement

5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone

5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone

Barbara Ann Kipfer

The author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About suggests thousands of practical and inspiring alternatives to social media, from playing board games and practicing mindfulness to training a bonsai and painting at dawn.

The Art of Showing Up

The Art of Showing Up

Rachel Wilkerson Miller

How to form and maintain genuine friendships in an age of social disconnect.

Badass Habits

Badass Habits

Jen Sincero

The motivational coach and best-selling author of You Are a Badass shares illustrative case studies to outline a step-by-step, 21-day guide for overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors while cultivating habits that support healthy priorities and personal goals.

The Hidden Habits of Genius

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Craig Wright

The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.

Life is in the Transitions

Life is in the Transitions

Bruce Feiler

The best-selling author of Council of Dads presents a pioneering study of the disruptions that are upending contemporary life, outlining bold recommendations for how to manage today’s incremental transitions with more meaning, balance and satisfaction.

Personality isn't Permanent

Personality isn’t Permanent

Benjamin Hardy

The truth is, there’s no such thing as a personality “type”, or a “real you” that can only be unearthed through some process of self-discovery. Instead, your personality is something you can intentionally choose and create.

The Plus

The Plus

Greg Gutfeld

A Fox News host teaches you how to brainwash yourself into better behavior, retaining the pluses in your life and eliminating the minuses.

The Power of Ritual

The Power of Ritual

Casper ter Kuile

A Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals.

The Well-Gardened Mind

The Well-Gardened Mind

Sue Stuart-Smith

A well-respected psychiatrist and avid gardener provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives, investigating the many ways in which mind and garden can interact.

 

Inspiration

All Along You Were Blooming

All Along You Were Blooming

Morgan Harper Nichols

A collection of illustrated inspirational poetry and prose thoughts from the Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols.

Everything is Spiritual

Everything is Spiritual

Rob Bell

In his profound and deeply personal new book, New York times bestselling author Rob Bell explores the endless dynamic questions and connections that have shaped his life to provide powerful insight into understanding your purpose and place in the world.

Expect a Miracle

Expect a Miracle

Danielle Steel

A selection of favorite quotes and wisdom by the best-selling author of His Bright Light is designed for everyday inspiration and laughter and includes selections by such notables as Mother Teresa, George Bernard Shaw and Anne Frank.

The Greatest Secret

The Greatest Secret

Rhonda Byrne

Shares the most direct way out for those experiencing hardship and the path to end pain and suffering endured by so many, and shines a light on a future without anxiety or fear.

Keep Moving

Keep Moving
Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change

Maggie Smith

An award-winning author of the viral poem Good Bones, in this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation, celebrating the beauty and strength on the other side of loss.

Old Man Country

Old Man Country

Thomas R. Cole

The book follows the journey of a writer in search of wisdom, as he encounters 12 distinguished American men over 80. In these and other intimate conversations, the book explores and honors the particular way that each man faces four challenges of living a good old age.

Your Second Act

Your Second Act

Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton—Emmy Award-winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond; The Middle; and, most recently, Carol’s Second Act—offers a book about second acts in life and reinventing oneself.

 

Making the World a Better Place

7 Days of Simplicity

7 Days of Simplicity

Jen Hatmaker

The New York Times best-selling author if 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess discusses how to live life more simply, reject society’s focus on consumerism, focus on our own spirituality and help protect Earth’s sustainability.

Let Us Dream

Let Us Dream

Pope Francis

A spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

The Purpose of Power

The Purpose of Power

Alicia Garza

A guide to building the type of movements that can address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers—one of the creators of Black Lives Matter.

 

Paperwork (Ugh!)

Get It Together

Get It Together

Melanie Cullen

Provides step-by-step instructions and helpful resources for collecting and organizing important papers and information so that your family can find life insurance policies, real estate deeds, online passwords or your will when the time arrives that they need it.

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

Abby Schneiderman

A practical guide based on first-person experience with sudden loss shares advice for how to protect loved ones through proactive legal measures.

Quick & Legal Will Book

Quick & Legal Will Book

Denis Clifford

Updated to reflect the latest legal changes, a quick and simple guide to creating a will provides forms and step-by-step instructions for naming executors and beneficiaries, choosing guardians and setting up trusts for minors.

The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+

The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+

Suze Orman

Answers all the questions that keep you up at night-starting with the biggest one: it is never too late to start planning for a next act that’s fulfilling and secure. With her signature blend of compassion, insight, and expertise, Suze guides you toward a plan that will put you in control of your financial future and help you to create the retirement you deserve.

 

Work and Leadership

Good Company

Good Company

Arthur M. Blank

The Home Depot co-founder draws on his experiences with revitalizing troubled organizations to outline practical approaches to a values-based business that utilizes the cooperative potential of purpose and profit.

How I Built This

How I Built This

Guy Raz

A book based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast How I Built This offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch and build a successful venture.

How to Lead

How to Lead

David M. Rubenstein

A leadership playbook by the author of The American Story shares the principles and guiding philosophies that shaped the careers of such forefront visionaries as Bill Gates, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Oprah Winfrey.

No Rules Rules

No Rules Rules

Reed Hastings

The co-founder of Netflix and the author of The Culture Map trace the former DVD mail rental service’s meteoric rise, explaining how Hastings’ practices of innovation, adaptation and top-market employee compensation have been a major part of Netflix’s revolutionary successes.

What Girls Need

What Girls Need

Marisa Porges

The former White House strategist and jet pilot turned headmaster of Philadelphia’s Baldwin School for girls draws on career insights to counsel parents and educators on how to support audacity and ambition in girls everywhere.