New personal development (self-help) books for March

In March, learn how to unify how you act with how you speak by mastering body language, embrace failure and learn from it, use mindfulness and meditation to live well with pain and illness, delve into the weird and wonderful world of dating, and understand how attachment styles can impact on relationships – whether you’re in one already or looking for one.

Syndetics book coverAttached : the new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find- and keep -love / Amir Levine and Rachel Heller.
“According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Levine and social psychologist Heller, one’s adult romantic partnerships have patterns similar to those one has as a child with one’s parents. Our individual attachment styles are thus, they conclude, hardwired into our brains. Focusing on three main attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant), the authors explain the biological facts behind our relationship needs, teach readers how to identify their own and loved ones’ attachment styles, and warn of the emotional price of connecting with someone with drastically different intimacy needs. Teaching readers communication skills to breach these differences, the authors stress that people have very different capacities for intimacy, and that partners must ensure each other’s emotional well-being. Chock-full of tips, questionnaires, and case studies, this is a solidly researched and intriguing approach to the perennial trials of “looking for love in all the right places.” (from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverLiving well with pain & illness : the mindful way to free yourself from suffering / Vidyamala Burch.
“After two spinal injuries, Vidyamala Burch found herself facing the loneliness of disability and chronic pain with few skills or resources to turn to. But instead of giving up, she set out on a mission to embrace her physical and emotional challenges with awareness, compassion, and peace. Drawing on the wisdom of a dozen years teaching meditation and a lifetime studying the benefits of mindful living, Vidyamala shows us a five-step model of mindfulness and how to use it to foster stress reduction and healing; the Breathworks approach to meditation and how to apply it to health concerns such as migraines, arthritis, and chronic fatigue; and step-by-step techniques and case studies that demonstrate how to effectively bring mindfulness into daily life.” (Book jacket)

Syndetics book coverFailure is an option : how setbacks breed success / Terry Robson.
“Everybody has experienced failure at some stage – and we will no doubt experience it again, perhaps many times. The question is: does failure get the credit it deserves? In this inspiring and practical book, Terry Robson reveals how success cannot be achieved without a willingness to embrace failure – and shows us the opportunity that failure presents us to reflect and reassess. He delves into the notion of failure from philosophical, psychological and spiritual perspectives, and provides the tools we need to not only cope with failure, but also to learn from it.” (Book jacket)

Syndetics book coverWhat your body says (and how to master the message) : inspire, influence, build trust, and create lasting business relationships / Sharon Sayler ;
“What Your Body Says gives you the straight-up’ “how-to” on unifying what you say with what you do, allowing you to better connect with other people and reach your full leadership potential. It gives you a clear and simple process to follow, all drawn from an intense study of how language impacts people’s lives and emotions. Filled with useful tools, strategies, and techniques, this book gives you the key to speak intelligently while looking smart, engaging and real; deliver unpleasant messages without pain or guilt; having a committee meeting and getting something done; and more.” (from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe science of single : one woman’s grand experiment in modern dating, creating chemistry, and finding love / Rachel Machacek.
“With warmth, insight, and a terrific sense of humour, Rachel Machacek tackles the world of dating with a journalist’s eye and a scientist’s curiosity. She committed a year of her dating life to trying every mainstream (and no-so-mainstream) method of meeting potential mates, from singles events and dating coaches, to speed dating and online personals. After each trial, she weighed the pros and cons. As a result, Rachel met men. Lots of men. And although she started the experiment with hopes of finding the right one, what she learns and share in the process is unexpected, heartwarming, and infinitely more exciting.” (Book jacket)