This month we feature books to help you bounce back from life’s speed bumps, use affirmations, control stress and learn how to observe the myriad of thoughts that can hold us back. And with Valentines Day over for another year, we’ve also included a straight-talking guide to that most wonderful and, at times perplexing, aspect of love.
No matter what! : 9 steps to living the life you want / Lisa Nichols.
“From bestselling author and motivational speaker Lisa Nichols comes a unique and powerful inspirational program that will both move you and empower you to realize your dreams. Millions are trying to live by The Secret’s Law of Attraction, but the truth is it won’t work unless you flex your all-important “bounce-back” muscles, which give you the ability to successfully navigate life’s speed bumps. In this powerful guide Lisa introduces her dynamic plan, shares her own remarkable story, and prescribes specific exercises and action steps to inspire readers to learn from their past and move toward a courageous future.” (based on Global Books in Print description)
Experience your good now! : learning to use affirmations / Louise L. Hay.
“In this delightful book, Louise L. Hay discusses the power and importance of affirmations and shows you how to apply them right now! Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you’re really saying to your subconscious mind: ‘I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.’ Within these pages, Louise discusses specific topics and concerns (health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy, and more) and presents exercises that show you how to make beneficial changes to virtually every area of your life.” (from Syndetics summary)
No more silly love songs : a realist’s guide to romance / Anouchka Grose.
“A love song may sum up your romantic dilemma, but does it really offer any practical help? This straight-talking, sympathetic book sifts through the combined wisdom of philosophers and poets, scientists and shrinks to bring you some serious solutions to the conundrums of love.” (Book cover)
Control stress : stop worrying and feel good now! / Paul McKenna ; edited by Michael Neill.
“Would you like to be able to relax and keep your edge? Would you like to feel in control of your life? Would you like to take the pressure off and feel good? Then this amazing new book and hypnosis CD is for you! Based on over twenty years of research, this book contains cutting edge psychological techniques that will automatically create feelings of calm alertness for you to access whenever you choose. You will learn how to transform your life from a place of peace, freedom from worry and inner strength. The book also comes with a hypnosis CD that will help you to re-programme your mind to control stress, build up your inner strength and bring more joy, power and happiness to everything you do. The book and CD work together as a complete breakthrough system – the totally natural way to improve your overall quality of life.” (Global Books in Print)
Leave your mind behind : the everyday practice of finding stillness amid rushing thoughts / Matthew McKay and Catharine Sutker.
“We typically have little control over our thoughts, but we often invest them with a lot of authority-even when they contradict what our experiences tell us to be true. But often we take thoughts like “I’ll never get a better job”, “I’m boring”, or “No one loves me” literally and let them trick us into avoiding the lives we really want to live. This book offers a collection of light-hearted practices readers can use to learn to observe their thoughts without getting caught up in them. These activities don’t seek to stop or control problematic thinking. Instead, they work to show readers how to observe thoughts without judgment and learn to live with the confounding and marvellous word-making, story-telling machine that is the human mind.” (from Syndetics summary)
The previous personal development “recent pick” can be found here