Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break

TarcherPerigee - In this enlightening book, rachael o’meara guides you through the steps of your own pause journey:- The signs that you’re in need of a meaningful break- Planning your optimal pause—whether it’s as short as a day or as long as an epic journey- Reentering the world with renewed clarity and purpose.

Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or stuck? Discover the power of the pause. Your impulse might be to lean in and tough it out, but what you may really need to do is take a step back. Sometimes life throws you for a loop. You’re stressed out at your job; you’re torn between work and family; your motivation and productivity are taking a nosedive.

Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break - Whether you pause by taking a five-minute walk outside, spending a day unplugged from digital devices, or taking a few weeks off to yourself, Pause will give you the tools to find what “lights you up” and the ability to lead the most satisfying and fulfilling life you choose. As seen in The Washington Post.

 . Reassess your life with a clear head and dive back in with purpose and poise. Incorporating the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience and peppered with inspiring stories of successful pauses, this book will show you that the fastest way to happiness is to slow down.





365 Health and Happiness Boosters

Conari Press - As proof that possessions don't, in fact, increase the happiness quotient, a study conducted in 1957 and 1992 asked people whether they were happy with what they had in life. Most of us think happiness resides in the things we don't have: the dream house, the ideal job, the perfect mate, the supermodel's body.

And while some are lighthearted and others quite serious, they all will have a positive effect on your mind, body, and spirit. We all want to be happy, but according to research, two-thirds of us don't know how to be happy. This book rests on the assumption that you can be happier, no matter who you are or what your challenges.

365 Health and Happiness Boosters - Some are attitudes that we can change to create more happiness overall in our lives; others are specific things we can do to lift our spirits in the moment; still others are behaviorial modifications or nutritional supplements we can try. In both polls, roughly 30 percent said yes, despite the fact that the standard of living had increased dramatically over the years.

Rather than delivering abstract theory, it offers 365 concrete things to do, to try, or to reflect on, in order to experience happiness.





Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting--and Staying--Organized

Da Capo Lifelong Books - Organized enough offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting--and staying--organized. If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place.

With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, your stuff, Organized Enough will teach you to reframe how you think about your space, and your life. Amanda sullivan's proven approach will teach you the lifelong habits of the organized, showing you how to make cleaning up effortless and automatic.

Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting--and Staying--Organized - You'll learn how to:sort the "stuff" from the sentimentalBecome a paper-filing ninjaCultivate consistency, not chaosSet up systems that can run on autopilotLet go of guilt and start enjoying your home. And more.





Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

HarperOne - A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. Recent studies into alzheimer’s, depression, heart disease, stroke, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives.

Going beyond the fads, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, opinions, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive.

Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life.

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything - While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, and neuroscience, literature, as well as his experience in public health research, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, Dr.

Vic strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and long-term happiness, willpower, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, and well-being.





Complete Confidence Updated Edition: A Handbook

HarperCollins e-books - Those who lack confidence often view themselves as victims—blaming others or bingeing on drugs, sex, food, or alcohol to mask their feelings of shame or worthlessness. In complete Confidence, renowned psychotherapist Dr. Her winning hand of comfort technique is a clear, complaining, concise, and powerful prescription for dealing with everyday situations—from resolving conflicts to ending unhealthy habits like overeating, and procrastinating.

Confident people react positively and successfully to life's problems and challenges. You will learn how to calm down, comfort your negative feelings, clarify your thinking, challenge your blame habit, and achieve confidence. That is Dr. This essential handbook will teach you how to retrain your brain to manage your emotions and put your problems into perspective.

Complete Confidence Updated Edition: A Handbook - Sheenah hankin points the way to a confident life free of self-criticism, anxiety, and immature anger. Hankin's promise.





The Secret Joy of Hygge: A Practical Guide to Cultivating Happiness in the Everyday

Althea Press - Nesting at your desk surrounded by your favorite plants and pictures. Gathering loved ones around your table. Spread hygge happiness throughout your life. The secret joy of hygge hoo-gah shows you how to make small changes to bring more warmth and joy to your everyday life. Let these step-by-step strategies be your guide.

. All are the hygge way. With simple, you’ll learn how to embody hygge inside—and how to live it at home, actionable techniques, at work, and with family and friends. Sipping a cozy cup of tea. If your life is a little frantic and you’re looking to slow down, and increase your overall happiness, de-stress, this book is for you.

The Secret Joy of Hygge: A Practical Guide to Cultivating Happiness in the Everyday - The secret joy of hygge includes:hygge 101—defines hygge, explains the history behind the concept, and describes its role in creating happinessHygge for all—shows you how to apply this Danish idea to your life no matter where in the world you liveBeyond hygge—examines related topics like meditation, feng shui, and minimalismExplore hygge and discover the simple joys of unplugging and reconnecting with yourself and your world.





Code to Joy: The Four-Step Solution to Unlocking Your Natural State of Happiness

HarperOne - Combining six decades of clinical experience with cutting-edge research, two acclaimed leaders in the field of psychology have developed a revolutionary approach to happiness—one that’s accessible and practical enough to apply at home, yet powerful enough to create a profoundly positive transformation in our lives.

Now, their revolutionary solution will help readers identify and diffuse the negative “blocking beliefs” that are standing between them and the happiness they want to achieve. Doctors george pratt and peter lambrou have been delivering successful results to professional athletes, celebrities, top executitves, and nearly 45, 000 other patients with their four-step process.





The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

HarperBusiness - The co-founder of the Stanford d. School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible. Achievement can be learned. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, recommendations, stories, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives.

He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including: Don’t try—DO; Excuses are self-defeating; Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one; Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; And more.

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life - The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. It’s a muscle, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, and once you learn how to flex it, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d. School contends. In the achievement habit, roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us.





How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Random House - In the tradition of the power of habit and thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In how we learn, benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage.

What he discovers is that, we are all learning quickly, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, sleeping, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, efficiently, from the moment we are born, and daydreaming. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that’s because the research defies what we’ve been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens - Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore.

It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to circadian rhythms, to timing, as well as to location and environment. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, turn off the music, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, memorize that presentation, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, or nail that piano recital.

From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session.





Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance

Harmony - Amen’s many years of experience, making a Good Brain Great is a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving your own greatest asset—your brain. People unknowingly endanger or injure their brains, and drugs, stress them by working at a frenzied pace and not getting enough sleep, alcohol, pollute them with caffeine, and deprive them of proper nutrients.

It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right—and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives. Luckily, it’s never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results are amazing. Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships.

Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance - The principles and exercises in this book, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information to teach you how to achieve the best brain possible. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving—the supercomputer that runs our lives.

Making a good brain great gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and your life in the process. You will learn:•how to eat right to think right•how to protect your brain from injuries and toxic substances•how to nourish your brain with vitamins and do mental workouts to keep it strong•the critical component of physical exercise, counteract stress, and which kinds work best•how to rid your brain of negative thoughts, and much moreFull of encouraging anecdotes from Dr.

. Daniel Amen, M.





Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

William Morrow - Wansink shares his scientific approach to eating, providing insight and information, so we can all make better choices when it comes to food. The pioneer of the small plate movement, drawings, charts, floor plans, graphs, Brian Wansink presents compelling research conducted at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University by way of cartoons, and more.

Slim by design offers innovative ways to make healthy eating mindlessly easy. In slim by design, grocery stores, and bestselling author brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking solutions for designing our most common spaces—schools, restaurants, food psychologist, and home kitchens, leading behavioral economist, among others—in order to make positive changes in how we approach and manage our diets.

Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life - Anyone familiar with Wansink’s Mindless Eating knows this is not a typical diet book.