New Arrivals · Psychology

October 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Awaken your inner fire

October 18, 2017
Amara, HeatherAsh, author.
San Antonio, TX : Hierophant Publishing, [2017]
xiii, 158 pages ; 21 cm
"Ignite your passion, find your purpose, and create the life that you love"--Cover.
Learning how to tend your inner fire in a world that is constantly trying to hook your attention is a challenge--but this book invites you to take a new perspective on who you are and how you relate to the world.

The curious Christian : how discovering wonder enriches every part of life

October 18, 2017
Piper, Barnabas.
Nashville, TN : B & H Publishing Group, 2017.
ix, 164 pages ; 22 cm

Earth hates me : true confessions from a teenage girl

October 17, 2017
Karp, Ruby, author.
Philadelphia : RP Teens, 2017.
ix, 272 pages ; 22 cm
Offers advice for the author's teenage peers on such topics as feminism, jealousy, friendship, family, and social media, presented with personal anecdotes and humor.

Power vs. force : the hidden determinants of human behavior

October 16, 2017
Hawkins, David R., 1927- author.
©2012
lvi, 412 pages ; 22 cm
Critical advances in knowledge -- History and methodology -- Test results and interpretation -- Levels of human consciousness -- Social distribution of consciousness levels -- New horizons in research -- Everyday critical point analysis -- The source of power -- Power patterns in human attitudes -- Power in politics -- Power in the marketplace -- Power and sports -- Social power and the human spirit -- Power in the arts -- Genius and the power of creativity -- Surviving success -- Physical health and power -- Wellness and the disease process -- The database of consciousness -- The evolution of consciousness -- The study of pure consciousness -- Spiritual struggle -- The search for truth -- Resolution -- Appendices. Appendix A: Calibration of the truth of the chapters ; B: Map of consciousness ; C: How to calibrate the levels of consciousness.
Details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a 'healing psychiatrist' during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior. This is a fascinating work that will intrigue readers from all walks of life! Man thinks he lives by virtue of the forces he can control, but in fact, he's governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which he has no control.

The blue zones of happiness : lessons from the world's happiest people

October 11, 2017
Buettner, Dan, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
What is happiness? -- What we now know about happiness -- Happiness in Costa Rica -- Happiness in Denmark -- Happiness in Singapore -- Lessons to leaders -- Designing happy communities -- Designing the workplace -- Designing your social network -- Designing your home -- Designing financial well-being -- Designing your inner life -- Conclusion: the power nine of happiness.
"New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places-- and shows you how too apply these lessons to your own life"--Amazon.com.

The influential mind : what the brain reveals about our power to change others

October 9, 2017
Sharot, Tali, author.
©2017
x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
(Priors) Does evidence change beliefs? -- (Emotion) How we were persuaded to reach for the moon -- (Incentives) should you scare people into action? -- (Agency) How you obtain power by letting go -- (Curiosity) What do people really want to know? -- (State) What happens to minds under threat? -- (Others, part I) Why do babies love iPhones? -- (Others, part II) Is "unanimous" as reassuring as it sounds? -- The future of influence?
"We all have a duty to affect others--from the classroom to the boardroom to social media. But how skilled are we at this role, and can we become better? It turns out that many of our instincts--from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control--are ineffective, because they are incompatible with how peoples minds operate. Sharot shows us how to avoid these pitfalls, and how an attempt to change beliefs and actions is successful when it is well-matched with the core elements that govern the human brain"--Provided by publisher

Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process

October 5, 2017
©2017
xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Preface / Joe Fassler -- Light the dark / Aimee Bender -- Leaving the reservation of the mind / Sherman Alexie -- In praise of stubborn gladness / Elizabeth Gilbert -- You've been here before / Stephen King -- Pixel by pixel / Amy Tan -- A friend of the mind / Junot Díaz -- The handshake / William Gibson -- Everything I meant to say / Khaled Hosseini -- Do not think, dream / Andre Dubus III -- I don't know you anymore / Mary Gaitskill -- To infinity and beyond / Michael Chabon -- How I awoke / Walter Mosley -- Stealing plums and counting stones / Jim Crace -- All immigrants are artists / Edwidge Danticat -- Into the deep heart's core / Billy Collins -- Please stop thinking / Kathryn Harrison -- Neglect everything else / David Mitchell -- Dreaming in drag / Roxane Gay -- Ordinary people / Tom Perrotta -- Against unreality / Ayana Mathis -- No one ever changes / Jim Shepard -- Lose yourself / Karl Ove Knausgaard -- On commonness / Leslie Jamison -- Letting the leopards in / Jonathan Lethem -- The edge of sense / Jesse Ball -- A place to call my own / Angela Flournoy -- Into the wardrobe, into the self / Lev Grossman -- Strangers on a train / Yiyun Li -- Time passes / Maggie Shipstead -- Translating the subconscious / Jeff Tweedy -- The long game / Nell Zink -- Lifting the blanket / Charles Simic -- Follow this voice / Viet Thanh Nguyen -- You and me / Emma Donoghue -- Words on paper will outlast us / Claire Messud -- Nobody asked you to write that novel / Jane Smiley -- My favorite curmudgeon / Jonathan Franzen -- Writing for right now / Hanya Yanagihara -- Recommended dosage / Ben Marcus -- Music for misfits / Mark Haddon -- Enough about me / Azar Nafisi -- How stories say goodbye / T.C. Boyle -- Rehearsals for death / Ethan Canin -- Happy accidents / Eileen Myles -- the brain is larger than the sea / Marilynne Robinson -- Random joy / Neil Gaiman.
"What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question more than forty renowned authors answer in Light the Dark. Each author picks a favorite passage--from a novel, a song, a poem--to reveal what gets them started and keeps them going doing the creative work they love. From there, incredible stories of life changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking a volume of Stephen King stories into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how discovering Toni Morrison's Beloved in college taught Junot Díaz how art can create communities of shared experience. Here is a stunning guide to creative living and writing in the vein of Bird by Bird, Big Magic, and Daily Rituals for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration and how to find some of your own. Writer Joe Fassler has been collecting these lessons in his beloved "By Heart" series for The Atlantic, spinning conversations with hundreds of authors into motivating essays paired with striking illustrations. Light the Dark collects the best of "By Heart" and adds brand new pieces from award-winning writers like Marilynne Robinson, Junot Diaz, and Neil Gaiman"-- Provided by publisher.

The origins of creativity

October 4, 2017
Wilson, Edward O., author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
243 pages ; 22 cm
The reach of creativity -- The birth of the humanities -- Language -- Innovation -- Aesthetic surprise -- Limitations of the humanities -- The years of neglect -- Ultimate causes -- Bedrock -- Breakthrough -- Genetic culture -- Human nature -- Why nature is mother -- The hunter's trance -- Gardens -- Metaphors -- Archetypes -- The most distant island -- Irony : a victory of the mind -- The third enlightenment.
"In this profound and lyrical book, one of our most celebrated biologists offers a sweeping examination of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences: what they offer to each other, how they can be united, and where they still fall short. Both endeavors, Edward O. Wilson reveals, have their roots in human creativity--the defining trait of our species. Reflecting on the deepest origins of language, storytelling, and art, Wilson demonstrates how creativity began not ten thousand years ago, as we have long assumed, but over one hundred thousand years ago in the Paleolithic age. Chronicling this evolution of creativity from primate ancestors to humans, The Origins of Creativity shows how the humanities, spurred on by the invention of language, have played a largely unexamined role in defining our species. And in doing so, Wilson explores what we can learn about human nature from a surprising range of creative endeavors--the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, and the power of music and song. Our achievements in science and the humanities, Wilson notes, make us uniquely advanced as a species, but also give us the potential to be supremely dangerous, most worryingly in our abuse of the planet. The humanities in particular suffer from a kind of anthropomorphism, encumbered by a belief that we are the only species among millions that seems to matter, yet Wilson optimistically reveals how researchers will have to address this parlous situation by pushing further into the realm of science, especially fields such as evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and anthropology. ... Wilson calls for a transformational 'Third Enlightenment,' in which the blending of these endeavors will give us a deeper understanding of the human condition and our crucial relationship with the natural world. "--Jacket.

The five thieves of happiness

October 3, 2017
Izzo, John B. (John Baptist), 1957- author.
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xiv, 140 pages ; 22 cm
"Happiness is our natural state, for each of us and for humanity as a whole, argues John Izzo. But that happiness is being stolen by insidious mental patterns that he depicts as thieves: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. He discovered these thieves as he sought the true source of happiness during a year-long sabbatical, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and living in the Andes of Peru. This thoughtful and inspiring book describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and how to lock them out once and for all. Izzo shows how these same thieves of personal happiness are destroying society as well. This book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is our true nature while creating a world we all want to live in"--Amazon.com.

A complaint free world : how to stop complaining and start enjoying the life you always wanted

October 3, 2017
Bowen, Will.
New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2013.
xiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Full of practical ideas and inspiring stories from people who have already transformed their lives, A Complaint Free World will teach you how to not only stop complaining but to also become more positive and have the life you?ve always dreamed of having.

Emotional intelligence

October 2, 2017
Goleman, Daniel.
New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
xxiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The emotional brain -- The nature of emotional intelligence -- Emotional intelligence applied -- Windows of opportunity -- Emotional literacy.
"Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"?the rational and the emotional?and how they together shape our destiny"--Publisher website (May 2007).

The ultimate risk : seven mysteries to unlock your passion and purpose

September 29, 2017
Robinson, Tara L., 1975- author.
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, [2017]
xviii, 194 pages ; 22 cm
"Your life is your adventure—and you are its main character and hero. You need only open your eyes to the clues that are right in front of you. At the very core of your existence, there is a primal energy force that craves the answers these universal clues hold . . . nudging you forward, gnawing at you when you fail to act. Each day becomes a gamble—taken with your life. Everything is at stake. By opening The Ultimate Risk, you’ll begin a quest to uncover the secrets to living with passion, realizing your purpose, and creating a life brimming with meaning and enchantment at every turn. Immersing you in a fictional adventure story with you at the helm, she’ll launch you on a captivating journey where you’ll learn to use your natural spiritual abilities to build a real life that you love. As you unlock the stunning power of each deepening mystery, Tara will share illuminating examples and practical ways to integrate their principles into your daily experience. You have more power than you ever imagined . . . and this book will guide you to harness it once and for all and truly live a life without regret."

A mind at home with itself : how asking four questions can free your mind, open your heart, and turn your world around

September 28, 2017
Katie, Byron, author.
©2017
xxiv, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword -- About inquiry -- About the Diamond Sutra -- About this version of the Diamond Sutra -- The cosmic joke -- Bowing to a grain of sand -- The radiant moment -- Giving is receiving -- The work in action: "Dave didn't acknowledge me" -- Everyday Buddhas -- Mind is everything, mind is good -- At home in the ordinary -- The ultimate generosity -- Love comes back for itself -- Living in inquiry -- The gift of criticism -- Teaching a cat to bark -- The work in action: "My mother attacks me" -- The world beyond names -- Nothing belongs to us -- Coming home -- Everything happens for you, not to you -- Life without separation -- Freedom is not believing your thoughts -- The work in action: "Sophia doesn't listen" -- Inconceivable wealth -- The perfect body -- Nothing to lose -- Picking up the garbage -- Gratitude has no why -- The cause of all suffering -- The work in action: "Daniel doesn't keep his promises" -- Equal wisdom -- A Buddha in the house -- The space between thoughts -- "Brush your teeth!" -- Being transparent -- A world that's completely kind -- The work in action: "Glenn is drinking again" -- The true nature of everything -- Loving the dream -- Appendix: How to do the work.
"In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called 'The Work.' Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death and is certain to become a classic." -- From book jacket.

We need to talk : how to have conversations that matter

September 28, 2017
Headlee, Celeste Anne, 1969- author.
©2017
xix, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Conversation is a survival skill -- Communication and conversation are not the same -- You can't outsmart a bad conversation -- Set the stage -- Some conversations are harder than others -- Be there or go elsewhere -- It's not the same! -- Get off the soapbox -- Keep it short -- No repeats -- That's a great question -- You can't know everything -- Stay out of the weeds -- Travel together -- Listen! -- Sometimes we shouldn't talk.
"From NPR veteran Celeste Headlee, an informative, timely, and practical guide to the lost art of conversation"-- Provided by publisher.

How to own your own mind

September 25, 2017
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970, author.
©2017
x, 271 pages ; 21 cm
"An official publication of the Napoleon Hill Foundation."
"A TarcherPerigee book."
Creative vision -- Organized thought -- Controlled attention.
Outlines how to think for success, demonstrating how to organize, prioritize, and act on information so it translates into opportunity.

It's ok that you're not ok : meeting grief and loss in a culture that doesn't understand

September 25, 2017
Devine, Megan, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2017]
xix, 249 pages ; 21 cm
"In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 'happy' life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn: Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief. How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve. Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to 'fix' your pain. How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process. Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to 'solve' grief. Megan writes, 'Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.' Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world"--Amazon.com.

Stress-proof : the scientific solution to protect your brain and body--and be more resilient every day

September 25, 2017
Storoni, Mithu, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
xix, 261 pages ; 22 cm
"Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game. Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress--to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us."--Provided by publisher.

Sky above clouds : finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness

September 22, 2017
Miller, Wendy L., 1950- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xxviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Discovery -- Parallel universes of time and space -- New landscapes -- Embracing uncertainty -- Congruence.

Altered traits : science reveals how meditation changes your mind, brain, and body

September 21, 2017
Goleman, Daniel, author.
©2017
330 pages ; 24 cm
More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

September 20, 2017
Brown, Brené, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
194 pages ; 22 cm
Everywhere and nowhere -- The quest for true belonging -- High lonesome: a spiritual crisis -- People are hard to hate close up. Move in. -- Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. -- Hold hands. With strangers. -- Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture. Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand."--From jacket.

The hacking of the American mind : the science behind the corporate takeover of our bodies and brains

September 20, 2017
Lustig, Robert H., author.
New York : Avery, 2017.
344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: A few fries short of a Happy Meal. The garden of earthly delights ; Looking for love in all the wrong places -- Part II: Reward--the agony of ecstasy. Desire and dopamine, pleasure and opioids ; Killing Jiminy : stress, fear, and cortisol ; The descent into Hades ; The purification of addiction -- Part III: Contentment--the bluebird of happiness. Contentment and serotonin ; Picking the lock to nirvana ; What you eat in private you wear in public ; Self-inflicted misery : the dopamine-cortisol-serotonin connection -- Part IV: Slaves to the machine : how did we get hacked?. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? ; Gross national unhappiness ; Extreme makeover--Washington edition ; Are you "lovin' it"'? Or "liking it"? ; The death spiral -- Part V: Out of our minds--in search of the four Cs. ; Connect (religion, social support, conversation) ; Contribute (self-worth, altruism, volunteerism, philanthropy) ; Cope (sleep, mindfulness, exercise) ; Cook (for yourself, your friends, your family)
"We all know that we can't put down our sodas or our cell phones. But what if these cravings are engineered--by design? And what if these desires actually cause damage--not just to ourselves, but to our families, our friends, and our entire society? While researching the toxic impact of sugar on our health for his New York Times best seller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made a discovery that reaches beyond the politics of food. Our seemingly innocent addictions are far from it--they are biochemical, and they are damaging our bodies and our brains. With his trademark wit and incisiveness, Lustig reveals how these chemicals interact with one another to drive our behaviors, and how Big Business uses the science of addiction to keep us hooked--to our detriment, and for their profit. Dopamine is the 'reward' neurotransmitter that tells our brains 'This feels good, I want more.' Yet too much dopamine leads to addiction. Serotonin is the 'contentment' neurotransmitter that tells our brains 'This feels good, I have enough.' Yet too little serotonin leads to depression. Ideally, both should be in optimal supply. But too many of our simple pleasures have morphed into something else--a 6.5-ounce soda has become a Big Gulp; an afternoon with friends has been replaced by 1,000 friendings on Facebook. What we think we want, what we're told will bring us happiness, is just a clever marketing scheme to lead us to consume more and more. Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC., have gotten inside our heads, exploiting newly discovered brain physiology and chemistry to confuse and conflate pleasure with happiness. Our behaviors are not our own, because our minds have been hacked. But there are ways to reclaim our health and our lives. Using that same brain science, Lustig offers solutions to defend ourselves against Corporate America, and to reengage in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. And the time to take action--for ourselves, for our children, and for all of society--is now."--Jacket.

The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

September 18, 2017
Rubin, Gretchen, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2017]
ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Your tendency. The four tendencies ; Identify your tendency -- Upholder. Understanding the Upholder ; Dealing with an Upholder -- Questioner. Understanding the Questioner ; Dealing with a Questioner -- Obliger. Understanding the Obliger ; Dealing with an Obliger -- Rebel. Understanding the Rebel ; Dealing with a Rebel -- Applying the four tendencies. When the four tendencies pair up ; Speaking effectively to each tendency ; Whatever our tendency, we can learn to harness its strengths.
"In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understand human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought... · People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. · How can I help someone to follow good advice? · People say I ask too many questions. · How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask--or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you"-- Provided by publisher.

High performance habits : how extraordinary people become that way

September 18, 2017
Burchard, Brendon, author.
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most? After extensive original research and a decade as the world's leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers. Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to cultivate and practice these proven habits. Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now. If you've ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it's in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book"-- Provided by publisher.

Breakup rehab : creating the love you want

September 12, 2017
McClaskey, Rebekah Freedom, 1980- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2017]
xiv, 197 pages ; 20 cm

Bored and brilliant : how spacing out can unlock your most productive and creative self

September 8, 2017
Zomorodi, Manoush, author.
©2017
vii, 192 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The case for boredom -- What we talk about when we talk about boredom -- Digital overload -- Out of sight -- Making memories -- App addled -- Doing the deep work -- Reclaiming wonder -- Wander away -- You are brilliant.
"Explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom's hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of 'mind wandering' - what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all - Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life."--Dust jacket flap.

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