Genie, personal growth & relationships

In June learn about your genie within, the conscious pursuit of personal growth, or find some answers to everyday questions about relationships.  We also have a couple of new picks particularly for those amongst us who are worrywarts or anxious to please.

Syndetics book coverThe genie within : your subconscious mind : how it works and how to use it / Harry W. Carpenter.
“You have a genie that will grant your wishes. But, your genie will not grant wishes simply by rubbing a lamp or uncorking a magical bottle. The genie is your subconscious mind, and you must know how it works and how to use it before it will be your powerful servant. This book is your instruction manual. The Genie Within is not “feel-good” stories and “have-faith” platitudes. This book explains in layman terms how to use your magnificent, powerful subconscious mind. It explains how your subconscious mind works, the laws it obeys, and ten proven methods for using it easily and effortlessly. Once you have this information, you can use your genie to achieve goals, be more creative, change undesirable traits, and improve your health.”
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Syndetics book coverThe worrywart’s companion : twenty-one ways to soothe yourself and worry smart / Beverly Potter.
“Do you lie awake at night agonizing over things that could happen? Do you automatically expect the worst? Have you worried obsessively about things only to have everything turn out okay? Instead of worrying yourself sick, let The Worrywort’s Companion show you how to worry smart and soothe yourself so that you can think more clearly, deal with the worry at hand, and then let it go. With the tips in this book you will be able to release yourself from worry and learn to enjoy every moment – no matter where your life takes you.” (Book cover)

Syndetics book coverAnxious to please : 7 revolutionary practices for the chronically nice / James Rapson & Craig English.
“Do you (or does someone you know) apologize frequently or for things you are not responsible for? Get preoccupied with what other people think of you? Become unhappy when your partner isn’t happy? Feel worried or fretful so often it seems normal? Often not know what you want? Constantly second-guess yourself? Chronic Niceness affects multitudes, causing severe anxiety and depression, crippling self-esteem, and undermining and destroying relationships. Anxious to Please reveals the primary psychological cause of Chronic Niceness – Anxious Attachment. Anxious Attachment drives the Nice Person to accommodate, acquiesce and avoid conflict. Nice People take what they’re given rather than asking for what they want, often sacrificing relationship, careers and their own integrity. Anxious to Please presents seven powerful practices designed to bring about: resilient self-esteem; a happier and calmer emotional life; a reality-based optimism for the future; fulfilling sex; and satisfying relationships.” (Book cover)

Syndetics book coverAnswers to everyday questions about relationships : when to stay, when to go and how to make it work / Jo Lamble.
“Jo Lamble, Australia’s leading relationships expert, knows the answers to all the questions you’ve been dying to ask. For nearly twenty years she has helped singletons, those in the first flush of love and long-time couples negotiate the thorny territory of dating, love and splitting up. This pragmatic guide reveals how to strengthen and enrich your relationship and how to tell if it’s time to let it go. Jo quashes myths about commitment, infidelity and sex and tells you the early warning signs of trouble to watch out for – and she answers real questions from real people, showing you how to make bad relationships better and good relationships great.” (Book cover)

Syndetics book coverPersonal development for smart people : the conscious pursuit of personal growth / Steve Pavlina.
“Despite promises of “fast and easy” results from slick marketers, real personal growth is neither fast nor easy. The truth is that hard work, courage, and self-discipline are required to achieve meaningful results – results that aren’t attained by those who cling to the fantasy of achievement without effort. Personal Development for Smart People reveals the unvarnished truth about what it takes to consciously grow as a human being. As you read, you’ll learn the seven universal principles behind all successful growth efforts (truth, love, power, oneness, authority, courage, and intelligence), as well as practical insightful methods for improving your health, relationships, career, finances, and more. With its refreshingly honest yet highly motivating style, this fascinating book will help you courageously explore, creatively express, and consciously embrace your extraordinary human journey.” (Book cover)