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Why We Forget and How To Remember Better: The Science Behind Memory

This book is an essential read for all those concerned with memory loss and should be a part of all collections in the behavioral and social sciences.
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A History of Delusions: The Glass King, a Substitute Husband, and a Walking Corpse

Despite some unevenness in the sound levels throughout the production, this engrossing and empathetically told audiobook will likely capture the interest of listeners who enjoy the works of Oliver Sacks and Sam Kean.
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Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an in-depth but accessible analysis of the psychological and biological basis for their favorite frights. Recommended for fans of horror fiction and films.

Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life

This book is destined to become a classic and should be included in any behavioral and social sciences library.
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Happiness

This title belongs in social and behavioral sciences collections.
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Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace

This book contains an extensive, useful works cited section, but there are so many personal and professional vignettes that, at times, it becomes a slight distraction. Still, libraries looking to build a self-help collection will benefit from including this title.
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How We Grow Through What We Go Through: Self-Compassion Practices for Post-Traumatic Growth

This book is recommended for those interested in self-help, trauma responses, personal growth, and psychology.
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Hate and Reconciliation: Approaches to Fostering Relationships Between People and Peace

Recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with psychology or criminology programs.
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Freely Determined: What the New Psychology of the Self Teaches Us About How To Live

General readers with an interest in the relationship between happiness and personal choice will appreciate Sheldon’s clear, accessible writing. Highly recommended.
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Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers: Quiet the Critical Voice in Your Head, Heal Self-Doubt, and Live the Life You Deserve

While aimed at daughters of narcissistic mothers, Kriesberg’s practical advice is applicable to anyone dealing with challenging parents, not just narcissists. Readers who have already engaged in self-exploration may not learn as much, but this primer will serve as an excellent entry for those beginning to deal with the aftermath of growing up with a narcissistic mother.
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Your Family Revealed: A Guide to Decoding the Patterns, Stories, and Belief Systems in Your Family

An involving, approachable book for readers looking for new and different ways to think about their own families.
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The Ceiling Outside: The Science and Experience of the Disrupted Mind

Approachable and humanizing, this work is made accessible by the narrator’s flowing, conversational style. A worthwhile purchase.
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The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

An excellent choice for libraries with patrons interested in social sciences. The tips to help overcome regret add a self-help component, which will attract an even wider audience.
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The Self Delusion: The New Neuroscience of How We Invent—and Reinvent—Our Identities

This book offers much to ponder for readers interested in the relationship between epistemology, personality, and neurology.

How Do We Know Ourselves? Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind

This book is highly recommended for those interested in psychology, self-help, reflections, and the desire to understand society.
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Humble: Free Yourself from the Traps of a Narcissistic World

Readers looking to better understand interpersonal relationships will learn much from Van Tongeren’s research on humility.

Mother Brain: How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood

Highly recommended.
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The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Parenting Self-Aware, Cooperative, and Well-Balanced Kids

Hadani and Katz are outstanding at simplifying child psychology. Their book offers some parenting strategies, but could have used more.
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Regrets of the Dying: Stories and Wisdom That Remind Us How To Live

Readers looking to change the direction of their lives can benefit from Scull’s gentle, conversational approach.
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Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women

This excellent book would be of interest to researchers, students in social work programs, and anyone who has an interest in the issue of violence against women.
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The Urge: Our History of Addiction

This combination–memoir/history of addiction would be welcomed by any who want to learn more about addiction and how societies address it. Recommended.
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Who Am I? Understanding Identity and the Many Ways We Define Ourselves

High school and community college students, especially, seeking a grounding on the topic might start here.

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity

Price’s accessible and compassionate writing shines, and readers will feel encouraged to embrace a new understanding of themselves. Its potential to help masked autistic adults, especially those from systemically marginalized backgrounds, makes this book essential for most collections.
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Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Timely in its focus, this latest work by Cain delivers an eloquent and compelling case supporting the transformative possibilities of embracing sorrow. Highly recommended.
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The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation

Thoroughly researched, well written, timely, and easy to understand, O’Neil’s book can and should find a wide audience. Recommended for all libraries.
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Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

Readers of this important book will gain a greater, more complete understanding of mental health issues in the United States and will be pointed toward steps that could lead to radical change in mental health care. Recommended for all libraries.
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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

A thought-provoking work of popular psychology that is recommended for academic libraries and public libraries that serve larger populations.
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Creative Acts for Curious People: How To Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways

An inspiring, thought-provoking, and highly recommended work with a multitude of exercises to heighten creativity in management. In addition to business, the book can apply to many fields, and can be used as a self-help or how-to guide. It will especially be helping for those in fields like business, psychology, education, and the sciences.
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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto

Coel is a gifted storyteller, and her meditations on not fitting in will resonate and be welcomed by an audience of new and longtime fans.
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Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love

Bravo fanatics will enjoy spending the year flipping through Cohen’s playful collection of quotes and trivia.
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The End of Trauma: How the New Science of Resilience Is Changing How We Think about PTSD

A necessary and important addition to the literature of adaptation to stress; it belongs in the collections of every academic library. Highly recommended.

Projections: A Story of Human Emotions

An engaging, accessible blend of psychology and science, which sets itself apart with Deisseroth’s lyrical writing and the empathy of his storytelling.

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Hard To Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick

Readers looking for easy advice on habit change can turn to plenty of other options in the popular psychology genre. Those who are deeply interested in the brain and neuroscience research should enjoy this stimulating work.
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Gen Z: The Superhero Generation

This well-presented study is worth an examination in all educational settings; it belongs in all academic libraries and many school libraries.

A Cure for Darkness: The Story of Depression and How We Treat It

An essential book that brings much-needed awareness to depression and the lingering stigma and misinformation surrounding it.

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew about Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity

This book is absolutely required reading for parents, educators, and caregivers who interact with anyone on the autism spectrum.

You Will Get Through This Night

Bold, raw, and powerful, Howell’s book--which also draws from his own experiences--becomes one thread of a narrative about finding hope and healing. It doesn’t ever feel too positive, simplistic, reductive, or one-dimensional. Like his previous books, this one will find a wide audience.

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Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

This work draws heavily upon current scholarly sources in the behavioral sciences and philosophy, and is soundly reasoned and well arranged. It will find a natural place in all major academic libraries, as well as in larger public library collections.
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Enneagram Empowerment: Discover Your Personality Type and Unlock Your Potential

This book is an attractive introduction to a personality test that references mainstream popular therapeutic concepts and emphasizes self-care. Readers attracted to personality tests for personal enrichment will be interested.
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The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening

Readers seeking practical or spiritual comfort and inspiration, or as the title suggests, a call to unite through action, will find here a plentiful resource of prayers, poems, and other artistic expressions as a balm for difficult times.

Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

This excellent narrative nonfiction work will engage a variety of readers, and is a solid choice for book clubs who like to discuss current events.
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Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

An excellent overview for those interested in medical history or psychology, and also of interest to memoir and family history readers.
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Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How To Harness It

A well-reasoned, well-researched guide for those prone to negative self-talk and those who support them.
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Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart

An accessible and useful book geard toward women heartbroken by romantic loss.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Readers with an interest in psychology, as well as the proverbial “general reader,” will enjoy this fast-paced account by a leading authority on the psychology of thinking.
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Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power

Those with estranged or difficult relationships with their mothers will find affirmation. Good for collections strong in feminist works or the psychology of family dynamics.
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Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof Our Schools: A Heart-Centered Movement for Wiring Well-Being

Despite its flaws, this book is recommended for teachers and all those interested in helping individuals experiencing and healing from traumatic events.

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

An essential book for fans of Lee and those looking for find purpose in life. Highly recommended for all readers.
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Long Live the Queen: 23 Rules for Living from Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Overall, this fitting but flawed tribute to Queen Elizabeth will be an optional read for those interested in royal self-help advice and the history of the British monarch.

How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—and What It Says About You

Insightful and accessible, this book is a must for all psychology and social justice collections.

Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery

A must-read for addiction sponsors, mental health professionals, and anyone who has experienced or is struggling with trauma and addiction.
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The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

Recommended only for senior level students and researchers in anthropology and psychology curriculum.

Safeguarding Your Child with Autism: Strategies and Tools To Reduce Risks

A must-read for parents of autistic children, educators, and other caregivers in the special needs community.
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The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

Indispensable for psychology professionals and students and fans of Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.
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Into the Abyss: A Neuropsychiatrist’s Notes on Troubled Minds

Readers seeking a realistic approach to understanding the potential causes of mental illness will appreciate David’s thought-provoking reflections, as will mental health professionals and fans of Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
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Self-Confidence: A Philosophy

A thoughtful read for anyone seeking the philosophical underpinnings of self-confidence, while wishing to avoid psychological exercises that feel either too simplistic or too overwhelming to implement.

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What Science Tells Us About Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making the Right Choices for Your Child

This all-in-one title is sure to demystify an autism diagnosis and will be of significant interest to pediatricians, educators, and parents or caregivers. A welcome addition to all public library collections.
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Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir

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The Narcissist in Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning To Break Free

Living with a narcissist, writes Hall, violates our fundamental rights of dignity, integrity, and personal freedoms, made worse because the narcissist is usually someone close to the abused. All libraries, in particular university collections supporting mental health and psychiatry curriculum, will find this a worthy addition.

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You

An extraordinary, jaw-dropping take on a topic with which many women will identify. Of special interest to those in the human resources, counseling, and education fields.
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You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

From communication researchers to general audiences, this informative and well-documented book will prod readers to reexamine the way they listen to others, individually and collectively, and to consider the many negative repercussions of not doing so.
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Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis

Providing a comprehensive overview of critical issues continuing to plague our mental health system, this well-researched volume serves as a nice companion to Pete Earley’s Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.
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Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl Who Couldn’t Ask for Help

Hayden’s works are perennial best sellers, and she always triumphs. Highly recommended.

The Turn On: How the Powerful Make Us Like Them—from Washington to Wall Street to Hollywood

References to present-day events improve readers’ understanding of the author’s thesis and the work’s timely relevance. Highly recommended.
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Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking

While limited in its scope--it only discusses these two similar forms of communication methodology--it is nonetheless incredibly valuable in that it gives those on the spectrum the opportunity to self-advocate for their own communication method. Highly recommended for parents, caregivers, educators, physicians, and specialists working with children of all ages.

The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our Image of Autism Forever

Wagner does an exceptional job of mixing biography with complex yet accessible neuroscience. Essential for parents, educators, physicians, and specialists working with children of all ages.

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Indispensable reading for aficionados of Cahalan’s Brain on Fire and Merve Imre’s The Personality Brokers.
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Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

Certainly worthwhile for holdings without the earlier edition, but readers already familiar with that text might wish to compare the contents here to decide if this would be a suitable addition (or replacement).

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know

This work should stimulate further research that could serve as control for these variables and more directly link how the factor of strangeness might influence certain reactions, providing a valuable contribution to psychology and psychiatry collections in larger university libraries.

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Neurodiverse Relationships: Autistic and Neurotypical Partners Share Their Experiences

Despite the academic-sounding title, this work is easy to read and understand. Essential for anyone who anticipates a career in social work or psychology, and highly recommended for those who love or work with those with AS.

The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia

Some readers may need to adjust to the author’s nonchronological approach that nevertheless succeeds brilliantly in conveying the realities of mental illness in a memorable manner. Should be required reading for mental health professionals; essential for all libraries supporting the mental health curriculum.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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

Highly recommended for individuals and all libraries.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

A powerful salve in the midst of rudeness and disrespect seen in society today.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Getting Real About Getting Older: Conversations About Aging Better

A realistic yet optimistic guide to the "golden" years.
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Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting To Become an Emotional Grown-Up

Great for mindfulness devotees but otherwise an optional purchase.
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