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HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home

Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.

Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something Like Grace

With wit and humor, Thomas thoughtfully conveys the realities of aging. This fully absorbing memoir will especially resonate with readers over 65 and those who work with geriatric populations, yet all readers should find much wisdom to be gained from this warm offering. .

In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart, savvy, and informed, Douglas is the perfect guide for women who are sick of the rampant sexism and ageism in our society and are ready to do something about it.

Modern Etiquette Made Easy: A Five-Step Method to Mastering Etiquette

An optimal choice for readers looking to add that finishing touch to their own grace and style.

Taking Sexy Back: How To Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want

A welcome read for women looking to explore more adventurous, impassioned sexual lives.

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Fogg’s method has great potential to promote altered behavior in those who have sought help in other ventures with little success.

Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing

Particularly beneficial for anyone suffering from past pain, as well as those seeking to be more proficient at owning their own behavior.

The Body Language of Politics: Deciding Who Is Lying, Who Is Sincere, and How You’ll Vote

Timely and instructive.

Would I Lie to You? The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies

Great for generating discussion on the subject of authenticity and thinking through tough questions.

We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Hill’s engaging memoir comes with lessons for students and those working primarily in the medical field, while McKowen’s narrative serves to inspire and uplift the layperson battling addiction.

Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery/We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Hill’s engaging memoir comes with lessons for students and those working primarily in the medical field, while ­McKowen’s narrative serves to inspire and uplift the layperson battling addiction.


Buzz! Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

With fascinating research findings that plumb the mysteries of the human brain and the limits of willpower, this should be a solid addition to most general psychology and self-help collections.

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature

A helpful resource for anyone looking to activate their primal self. Also an excellent companion to Gary Ferguson’s The Eight Master Lessons of Nature.

The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World

This inspirational work will spur readers to start noticing the world around them.

8 Keys To End Emotional Eating

Farkas’s angle of eating for defiance will touch a nerve but will also offer help to instill a constructive response in many overeaters seeking ways to get to the core of the behavior.

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

An excellent addition to grief literature that helps pave the way for steps toward healing.

I Wanted Fries with That: How To Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need

This page-turner of a self-help book highlights great ideas on almost every page. A solid choice for all collections.

Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette, from Social Media to Work to Love

A particularly insightful guide for practically anyone who emails, seeks romance, or desires to build relationships with others online.

20 Things I Know for Sure: Principles for Cultivating a Peaceful Life

Once again, Casey delivers a useful framework with which to help one embark on a spiritual journey.

The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success

These two books give readers the chance to incorporate principles into their daily lives that will help them see through many everyday challenges.

Fragile Power: Why Having Everything Is Never Enough; Lessons from Treating the Wealthy and Famous

This fascinating read illuminates the inner lives of the rich and famous even as it demonstrates how to understand and share the feelings of others and develop a real connection.

Average Is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us

This delightful, fun read will especially appeal to teens and readers in their 20s and 30s.

Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

Approachable and practical, this volume will be an indispensable resource for women considering a political run. For all library collections.

Freedom from Family Dysfunction: A Guide to Healing Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness

Essential for those whose family dynamics are in disarray and who wish to develop healthy relationships

Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness

Both titles are recommended for filling a gap in the aging literature, with Eightysomethings catering to a definite niche audience, and Getting Good for anyone over 60.


Aging Joyfully: A Woman’s Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

Recommended as a worthy update to other books on this often underrepresented topic.


How To Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind, Develop Competency

An excellent primer on nurturing an essential life skill.

Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

This book is a feast for avid lit lovers and foodies alike.


The Right Kind of Strong: Surprisingly Simple Habits of a Spiritually Strong Woman

This book would be especially useful in a women’s Bible study as well as for individual women wishing to grow in their faith.


The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

This fascinating read provides solutions for combating misinformation that are particularly helpful in today’s political climate.


A Course in Meditation: A 21-Day Workout for Your Consciousness

Simultaneously a great primer for readers wanting to try meditation and a guide for experienced meditators who wish to take their practice to the next level.


Healthy Habits Suck: How To Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life...Even If You Don’t Want to

A realistic read that will prod even the most stubborn fast-food eating couch potato to take action toward a healthier lifestyle.

Working Daughter: How To Care for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living

This book provides much-needed support for the growing population of women caregivers. Highly recommended for both public and personal collections.


Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

Ideal for those well versed in New Age language, who are eager to go the extra mile to achieving a higher consciousness.


Your Turn: Ways To Celebrate Life Through Storytelling

This thought-provoking title will stimulate readers to think and write about the experiences that have shaped their lives, while informing the direction for the path forward.


Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting & Connecting with Your Partner

Harron’s emotional and practical advice for this growing global predicament comes highly recommended.


Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need

While many books concentrate on either the emotional aspects of clutter or tips for getting rid of it, McCubbin interweaves both, resulting in highly practical guidance.


We Regret To Inform You: A Survival Guide for Gold Star Parents and Those Who Support Them

A heart-wrenching yet practical, positive look at a somewhat hidden issue.

The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Knowledgeable insights and solutions for increasing sensitivity and overall humane functioning in an often cold world.

Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

The beauty of this system is discovering and celebrating one's true self, and while Paasch's material may be valuable, her irreverent tone might be a turnoff for some readers, while attractive to others.

Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide

Herring's words add a lot to our understanding of generational perspectives. Appendixes featuring a family technology action plan, a health-care transition guide, and a bibliography of experts and organizational resources serve as catalysts for further intergenerational discussion.

Contemplative Caregiving: Finding Healing, Compassion, and Spiritual Growth Through End-of-Life Care

Baugher removes the drudgery from caregiving to offer readers greater goals on which to focus. Recommended for all caregivers and anyone about to enter that space.

I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

A compelling read that will undoubtedly be of comfort and assistance to anyone in the dating world. Recommended for all those interested in finding a new relationship.

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals: A Practical Guide

This no-frills guide to customizing wedding rituals is perfect for those who are willing to put the time and energy into the process.

The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways To Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

A delightful read recommended for both individual and public libraries.

Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings To Create a Life You Love

Reminiscent of the animated film Inside Out, the information here will undoubtedly move readers toward a more abundant, satisfying life.

I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics: How To Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

An excellent choice for those coming to terms with a family member's alternate view. Another solid resource is Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers's I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening). Both are highly recommended.

I'm Saying No! Standing Up Against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Pressure

This comprehensive book supplies women and interested general readers with everything they need to know, from healing after childhood abuse to ending sexual harassment. Essential for all women.

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How To Be Happy

Highly recommended.

Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide To Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

This compact book delves into every aspect of the body-image problem and sets forth feasible ideas for accepting one's physical appearance to enhance confidence and joy.

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Highly recommended for individuals and all libraries.

What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*T Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What Ifs."

Reynolds provides not only sound counseling but a straightforward plan for when the unthinkable occurs. Sally Balch Hurme's Checklist for My Family is another excellent resource for end-of-life matters.

Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No

Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms.

Worried? Science Investigates Some of Life's Common Concerns

Validated information that will assist readers in determining what is and isn't worth fretting about and how to mitigate the dangers.

Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need

An excellent reference for all libraries and counseling centers.

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

A pleasant read that reassures us it's okay to lounge around in old sweats and socks.

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

A powerful salve in the midst of rudeness and disrespect seen in society today.

Childless Living: The Joys and Challenges of Life Without Children

Steeped in thoughtful research, this intimate portrait of childless living would serve as a valuable sociological tool for understanding family structures as well as a guide for readers considering the childfree option.

Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom?

While Rieckens began his austere existence after a lifestyle of affluence, readers will benefit from the wisdom of saving today in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

An efficient, handy guide to mindfulness techniques for those already embracing the concept but who aren't sure they're doing it right.

Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks To Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better. Recommended for all public libraries.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room for Happiness

Rubin's many fans will flock to this title, as will anyone seeking a quick and easy fix to the persistent problem of clutter.

Where Did You Go? A Life-Changing Journey To Connect with Those We've Lost

A fascinating read for those open to paranormal experiences.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy

Exemplary guidance for women of all ages.

Success Habits: Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Hill's writing continues to prove timeless, and his advice remains on target for readers today.

Getting Real About Getting Older: Conversations About Aging Better

A realistic yet optimistic guide to the "golden" years.

Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting To Become an Emotional Grown-Up

Great for mindfulness devotees but otherwise an optional purchase.

Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials

Recommended for all readers but especially those whose loved ones are facing death in the near future.

Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents: Powerful Strategies To Help Adult Children Maintain Boundaries and Stay Sane

Highly recommended for anyone who has suffered the effects of a dysfunctional family.

Better Balance for Life: Banish the Fear of Falling with Simple Activities Added to Your Everyday Routine

These excellent illustrated instructions that can easily be performed will help seniors increase their strength and avoid injury.

The Daily Flame: 365 Love Letters from Your Inner Pilot Light

Rankin's unique offering will be appreciated by anyone open to enhancing their spirituality.

Love for Imperfect Things: How To Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Quick, easy lessons for developing and increasing our practice of empathy toward ourselves and others.

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations

A must-read and relevant text for anyone talking about today's politics.

The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty

Michaels puts together a comprehensive strategy for feeling better today and aging well in the future.

Career Defense 101: How To Stop Sexual Harassment Without Quitting Your Job

Important holistic legal advice that advocates for women facing sexual harassment.

Stop Staring at Screens! A Digital Detox for the Whole Family

This beautifully laid-out book provides everything one needs to regulate screen time and increase in-person interactions.

If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt

Particularly appealing to Roosevelt fans but strongly recommended for all engaged citizens.

Everything Is Negotiable: The 5 Tactics To Get What You Want in Life, Love & Work

Great advice for self-reflection and having our personal and professional needs met.

Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People—and Break Free

A fascinating and necessary study of rampant gaslighting and how to steer clear of being a victim.

Surviving Mass Victim Attacks: What To Do When the Unthinkable Happens

This essential instructional manual should be on every library shelf. Highly recommended.

Are u ok? A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health; How To Know If You Need Help and Where To Find It

An exemplary guide for anyone wondering if they or someone close to them may benefit from mental health therapy.

Winter's Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life

A joyous, optimistic addition to works about aging.

Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices To Achieve Happiness and Well-Being

An enticing invitation for communing with nature.

On the Other Side of Chaos: Understanding the Addiction of a Loved One

While rather densely written, this overall valuable guide will be welcomed by family members of loved ones struggling with dependance habits.

The Laws of Human Nature

While hefty in size, this readable and relevant tome should have wide appeal.

H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey: Help, Organization, Preparation, & Education for the Road Ahead

A useful, step-by-step guide for anyone new to caring for those with Alzheimer's.

Zen Teen: 40 Ways To Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

While this book will benefit individual readers, it's also well suited to youth groups or friends getting together to chill.

Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth; Expanded Edition

Excellent advice for women just starting their careers as well as seasoned veterans.

How To Be Happy: Overcoming Mind Problems

A fascinating look at a host of maladies with the potential to prevent true happiness.

Journal Me Organized: The Complete Guide to Practical and Creative Planning

A unique approach to both journaling and daily planning. Highly recommended.

Assess, Rebuild, Connect: Creating a New Life Beyond Addiction

Recommended for anyone in recovery, with Gift being more suitable for those open to meditation and affirmations.

The Power of Yes: Positive and Practical Advice To Help You Live Life to the Full

The text, layout, and realistic suggestions all make for an enlivening read. Recommended.

Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences

Recommended, particularly for readers of faith-based works.

Mastering Memory: Techniques To Turn Your Brain from a Sieve to a Sponge

Useful tips for both young and old in building the ability to recall people, places, and things.

Close Your Eyes, Get Free: Use Self-Hypnosis To Reduce Stress, Quit Bad Habits, and Achieve Greater Relaxation and Focus

A simple, realistic way to rid oneself of self-destructive patterns and proactively pursue change.

The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul

An engaging read that will appeal to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed and looking for support.

Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food: A Five-Point Plan for Success

Compassionate wisdom for all who suffer from emotional overeating.

Hack Your Anxiety: How To Make Your Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and Work

While lengthy, this worthy resource offers workable solutions for a common struggle.

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

A highly readable and attractive resource for anyone looking to slow down and decompress.

Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief

Highly recommended for anyone in the throes of grief, recent or past.

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