These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
June 24, 2015
Germer, Christopher K.
New York : Guilford Press, c2009.
xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Being kind to yourself -- Listening to your body -- Bringing in difficult emotions -- What's self-compassion? -- Pathways to self-compassion -- Caring for ourselves -- Caring for others -- Finding your balance -- Making progress.
This book explores the nature of self-compassion and includes examples, exercises and techniques for readers who are new to mindfulness or who want to bring a new dimension to their meditation practice.
June 22, 2015
Lennox, Michael, 1963-
277 pages ; 26 cm
Dreams have an intelligence and purpose of their own, allowing your soul to reveal itself. By listening to the wisdom of your dreams, you can increase the satisfaction and success you experience in your waking life, make positive changes for a better future, and find a profound connection to your Higher Self. Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams presents more than 1,000 cross-referenced dream symbols and their universal meanings to assist you in analyzing your unconscious mind. Join Dr. Michael Lennox as he explores the basics of interpretation and shows you how to integrate the subtle messages that arise while you sleep. The insights related to the specific symbols in this extensive guide are the keys to creativity, growth, and understanding.--Back cover.
June 11, 2015
Segar, Michelle L., author.
xxv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
It's not about the sweat -- Escaping the vicious cycle of failure -- Motivation from the inside out -- Exorcising exercise -- Count everything and choose to move! -- From a chore to a gift -- Permission to prioritize self-care -- What sustains us, we sustain -- Six big ideas for lifelong sustainability -- Sustainability training -- Epilogue: Changing your beliefs, changing your behavior, changing your life.
June 10, 2015
Harris, Melissa, 1955-
Woodbury : Llewellyn Publications, 2015.
xx, 207 pages ; 18 cm
Creativity is not just painting or writing--it's stepping outside the way you normally think to achieve greater happiness and personal fulfillment. With mindful, heart-based practices, 99 Keys to a Creative Life helps you make the most of your creative opportunities, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
June 10, 2015
Rath, Tom, 1975- author.
[Arlington, VA] : Silicon Guild, and imprint of Missionday, 
xi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Prologue: Are You Fully Charged? -- Part I: Meaning -- Chapter 1: Create Meaning With Small Wins -- Chapter 2: Pursue Life, Liberty, and Meaningfulness -- Chapter 3: Make Work a Purpose, Not Just a Place -- Chapter 4: Find a Higher Calling Than Cash -- Chapter 5: Ask What the World Needs -- Chapter 6: Don't Fall Into the Default -- Chapter 7: Initiate to Shape the Future -- Chapter 8: Focus for 45, Break for 15 -- Part II: Interactions -- Chapter 9: Make Every Interaction Count -- Chapter 10: Be 80 Percent Positive -- Chapter 11: Start Small and Be Clear -- Chapter 12: Take a Break for Relationships -- Chapter 13: Put Experiences First -- Chapter 14: Avoid Flying Solo -- Chapter 15: Build a Cumulative Advantage -- Part III: Energy -- Chapter 16: Put Your Own Health First -- Chapter 17: Eat Your Way to a Better Day -- Chapter 18: Learn to Walk Before You Run -- Chapter 19: Sleep Longer to Achieve More -- Chapter 20: Eat, Move, and Sleep to De-Stress -- Chapter 21: Respond with Resiliency -- Epilogue: Create a Positive Charge -- Creating A Positive Charge: Tools And Resources.
Tom Rath, author of five influential bestsellers, reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily health and well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from health, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others. Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day.
May 29, 2015
Seelig, Tina Lynn.
New York, NY : HarperOne, 
xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: inspiration to implementation -- Imagination. Engage: the keys to the building ; Envision: all the world's a stage -- Creativity. Motivate: you're the customer ; Experiment: break some eggs -- Innovation. Focus: take out the trash ; Reframe: retrain your brain -- Entrepreneurship. Persist: what floats your boat? ; Inspire: tell me a story -- Conclusion: the end is the beginning.
"What if there were a clear set of instructions to help you bring your best ideas to life? As with a recipe, you could take a compelling idea and with concrete steps, transform it into something extraordinary.As a professor at Stanford University, Tina Seelig has dedicated her career to teaching the practice of moving from imagination to implementation. In Insight Out, she welcomes you into her classroom and crisply defines the core concepts of imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, presenting an elegant and much-needed model she calls the 'Invention Cycle.' This new approach enables you to see obstacles as opportunities, inspire others to share your vision, and ultimately bring more ideas to fruition.Filled with surprising research, examples from her Stanford classroom, and stories from around the world--Silicon Valley to San Quentin State Prison, rural Pakistan to the North Pole--Insight Out offers essential and unexpected strategies that will help bring even the slightest flicker of an idea to life. Equally useful for students, educators, entrepreneurs, and would-be innovators in all fields, this is an essential road map for anyone who wants to get ideas out of their head and into the world"-- Provided by publisher.
May 28, 2015
Gurian, Michael, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
xv, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The secret to real love. The intimate separateness paradigm ; Becoming the scientist of your own marriage ; Relationship wisdom from both women and men ; Living all twelve stages of love successfully -- Part II. Practicing the art of intimate separateness. Ending power struggle in your relationship ; Practicing initmate separateness for life ; The powerful lessons of affairs and infidelity ; Busting through the myths of marriage.
"New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy. Become separate from your partner yet also become closer--sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that "intimate separateness" is the key to creating a healthy partnership in life. Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity, but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills, but neglect to help couples with the "other half" of intimacy--separateness. In this practical yet personal guide to love, Gurian details the benefits of creating a lifelong balance of closeness and separateness. He outlines a twelve-stage model created for his own private practice, which provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brain (which may explain the varying needs for intimacy and separateness), differences in verbal- emotive development, and the effects these all have on relationships. Rich with examples and case studies, this book presents strategies for communication and conflict that build more emotional balance, while showing how intimate separateness can be the key to lifelong happiness"-- Provided by publisher.
May 27, 2015
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 
272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A guide intended to help readers become less lonely"-- Provided by publisher.
May 27, 2015
Vo, Dzung X., author.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 
x, 230 pages ; 21 cm.
Stress, health, and coping -- Wake up now! Autopilot vs. awareness -- Opening your heart and mind to free yourself from stress -- Feeling your own strength: sitting like a mountain -- Embracing the now -- Caring for your body: the body scan -- Everyday mindfulness: finding freedom wherever you are -- Mindfulness in motion -- Seeing your thoughts as only thoughts -- The art of stress: handling difficult emotions -- Handling school stress -- Building mindful friendships and romantic relationships -- Handling conflict with other teens -- Mindful peacemaking at home -- The power of mindfulness in sports, music, and the arts -- Mindfulness to help you sleep -- Self-compassion means taking care of yourself -- Putting your life on a mindful path.
Being a teen is stressful! Whether it's school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes - both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren't alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment. The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively - whether it's taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends. If you're ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.
May 21, 2015
Stoknes, Per Espen, author.
xxi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Thinking: understanding the climate paradox. They psychology of climate paradox ; "Climate is the new Marx": the many faces of skepticism and denial ; The human animal, as seen by evolutionary psychology ; How climate facts and risks are perceived: cognitive psychology ; What others are saying: social psychology ; The roots of denial: the psychology of identity ; The five psychological barriers to climate action -- Doing: if it doesn't work, do something else. From barriors to solutions ; The power of social networks ; Reframing the climate messages ; Make it simple to choose right ; Use the power of stories to re-story climate ; New signals of progress -- Being: inside the living air. The air's way of being ; Stand up for your depression! ; Climate disruption as symptom: what is it trying to tell us? ; Re-imagining climate as the living air ; It's hopeless and I'll give it my all.
Today, about 98 percent of scientists affirm that climate change is human made, and about 2 percent still question it. Despite that overwhelming majority, though, about half the population of rich countries, like ours, choose to believe the 2 percent. And, paradoxically, this large camp of deniers grows even larger as more and more alarming proof of climate change has cropped up over the last decades. This disconnect has both climate scientists and activists scratching their heads, growing anxious, and responding, usually, by repeating more facts to "win" the argument. But, the more climate facts pile up, the greater the resistance to them grows, and the harder it becomes to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Is humanity up to the task? It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and climate expert Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples, he shows how to retell the story of climate change and apply communication strategies more fit for the task. --Publisher's description.
May 21, 2015
Whitman, Christy, author.
Los Angeles, CA : TVGuestpert Publishing, 
xx, 107 pages ; 23 cm
May 20, 2015
New York, New York : Perigee Trade, 2015.
xxiii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Pop Quiz! Do you prefer when: A) Things go according to plan? B) When the unexpected happens? Most of us pick control and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: surprise is the key that unlocks growth, innovation, and connection. It is also the secret ingredient in our best memories. Through colorful narratives and compelling scientific findings, authors Tania Luna and Dr. LeeAnn Renninger shine a light on the world's least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty. And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk into engaging conversation, and daily life into an adventure. "-- Provided by publisher.
May 18, 2015
Goldsmith, Marshall, author.
xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Why don't we become the person we want to be? The immutable truths of behavioral change ; Belief triggers that stop behavioral change in its tracks ; It's the environment ; Identifying our triggers ; How triggers work ; We are superior planners and inferior doers ; Forecasting the environment ; The wheel of change -- Try. The power of active questions ; The engaging questions ; Daily questions in action ; Planner, doer, and coach ; AIWATT -- More structure, please. We do not get better without structure ; But it has to be the right structure ; Behaving under the influence of depletion ; We need help when we're least likely to get it ; Hourly questions ; The trouble with "good enough" ; Becoming the trigger -- No regrets. The circle of engagement ; The hazard of leading a changeless life.
May 15, 2015
|6880-01 al-Jīzah : Dār Nahḍit Miṣr lil-Nashr , 2014.
103 p. ; 16 cm.
A book providing information on the meaning of love, sex, and affection and the different kinds out there.
May 13, 2015
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House Inc., 2013.
xxvi, 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A personal revolution -- Shifting the foundations -- The transformative conversation -- First principles -- The only thing you need to know -- Expanding possibilities -- A formula for miracles -- Original grace -- The value of an empty mind -- Living the dream -- Learning how to thrive -- The paradox of results -- Beyond empowerment -- The life coach and the mighty tree.
" ... Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments. Understanding these principles allows you to tap into the deeper intelligence behind life, access your natural wisdom and guidance, and unleash your limitless creative power. You'll be able to live with less stress, greater ease, and a sense of connection to the larger unfolding of life"--Publisher description.
May 12, 2015
Kipfer, Barbara Ann, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., ©2015.
xv, 418 pages ; 18 cm
Poor communication lies at the heart of most relationship problems. Everyone wants to be heard, to be understood, and to be treated with respect. But in our digital age of texting and social media, it's easy to distance ourselves from the words we put out into the world, and many times, we may not be aware of the negative impact our words can have on people, whether they are our friends, family, or coworkers. This is where the concept of Right Speech comes in. An important part of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path, Right Speech is the philosophy that what you say can positively or negatively impact your life, as well as the lives of those around you. Speech to avoid includes divisive speech, abusive speech, lies, and idle gossip. In addition, most of what we say fails to convey what we really mean in our hearts.
May 12, 2015
Janki, Dadi, 1916-
Deerfield Beach : Health Communications, Inc., 
xv, 199 pages ; 18 cm
How to feel great -- Keys to feeling great -- Why we stop feeling great -- Ways to start feeling great -- Principles of feeling great -- The physical connection -- Feeling great now -- Transformation.
Feeling great can't be bought or traded-- it comes from putting your life in order and remembering who you really are. The authors show you how to live from the inside, building on spiritual teachings and practical applications to help you overcome your over-scheduled life.
May 12, 2015
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2015.
224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
May 12, 2015
New York : Random House, 
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Managing the terror of death -- The scheme of things -- Self-esteem: the foundation of fortitude -- Homo mortalis: from primate to human -- Literal immortality -- Symbolic immortality -- The anatomy of human destructiveness -- Body and soul: an uneasy alliance -- Death near and far -- Cracks in the shields -- Living with death.
Demonstrates how an unconscious fear of death motivates nearly all human goals, behaviors, and cultures, examining the role of mortality awareness in prompting social unrest and war.
May 8, 2015
Garfield, Robert (Physician)
New York, New York : Gotham Books, 
308 pages ; 22 cm
Men in transition -- Breaking the male code -- A brief history of male friendship -- The seasons of a man's friendships -- At the starting gate -- Conversations from the heart -- Staying the course -- Friendship first aid -- The men behind your marriage -- The father's club -- The executive committee.
May 8, 2015
Umbach, Andrea, author.
220 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"Understand your phobias; break the cycle of fear; take charge of your thoughts & feelings."
Healthy fear vs. hurtful phobias -- Where did your phobia come from? -- What keeps your phobia alive? -- How to Face your phobia -- Get motivated to make changes -- Have a new conversation with your thoughts -- Understand and accept your feelings -- Confront your phobia -- Experiment with brave behaviors -- Keep it up -- Answers.
"For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. In Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens, you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias. You'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful."--Publisher's description.
May 7, 2015
Neiman, Susan, author.
231 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published in 2014 by Penguin Books, Great Britain.
Historical backgrounds : possible worlds -- What is enlightenment? -- Breaking chains -- Infancy, childhood, adolescence -- Busy being born -- Don't get fooled again -- Dissatisfied minds -- Becoming adult -- Education -- Travel -- Work -- Why grow up?
In "Why Grow Up? "the philosopher Susan Neiman asks not just why one should grow up but how. In making her case she draws chiefly from the thought of Kant and Rousseau, who articulated very different theories on the proper way to "come of age." But these thinkers complement each other in seeking a "path between mindlessly accepting everything you're told and mindlessly rejecting it," and in learning to live without despair in a world marked by painful realities and uncertainties.
April 29, 2015
New York : Avery, 
xxiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
"The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress. More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier--if we learn how to embrace it. The Upside of Stress is the first book to bring together cutting-edge discoveries on the correlation between resilience--the human capacity for stress-related growth--and mind-set, the power of beliefs to shape reality. As she did in The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal combines science, stories, and exercises into an engaging and practical book that is both entertaining and life-changing, showing you: how to cultivate a mind-set to embrace stress how stress can provide focus and energy how stress can help people connect and strengthen close relationships why your brain is built to learn from stress, and how to increase its ability to learn from challenging experiences McGonigal's TED talk on the subject has already received more than 7 million views. Her message resonates with people who know they can't eliminate the stress in their lives and want to learn to take advantage of it. The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a guide to getting better at stress, by understanding it, embracing it, and using it"-- Provided by publisher.
April 27, 2015
Hay, Louise L.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xviii, 236 pages ; 19 cm
Looking in the mirror -- Affirming your life -- Following your joy -- Forgiving the past -- Being grateful now -- Learning to receive - Healing the future.
Readers [of this book] will delve into the power of one of Louise [Hay's] most loved affirmations: Life Loves You. Together, Louise and Robert look at what "Life loves YOU" really means--that life doesn't happen to you; it happens for you. But the authors don't expect readers to take their word for it. In fact, they outline seven practical and straightforward experiments that will help readers experience the loving universe for themselves. These experiments include: Looking in the Mirror -- Affirming Your Life -- Following Your Joy -- Forgiving the Past -- Being Grateful Now -- Learning to Receive -- Healing the Future. -- Provided by publisher.
April 27, 2015
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm