New Arrivals · Psychology

January 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Living on Purpose : stories about faith, fortune, and fitness that will lead you to an extraordinary life

January 21, 2019
Steiner, Brandon, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Lioncrest Publishing, 2018.
248 pages ; illustrations; 22 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I : Faith: -- Faith or Fear -- Fill Yourself, Forget Yourself -- Relationships That Win -- Part II: Fortune: -- Capacity is a State of MInd -- Dream Big, Sample Small, Fail Fast -- Your Children's Success is a Big Part of Your Success -- Part III: Fitness: -- The Negative Energy Trap -- Lifestyle Game Plan -- Conclusion -- Steinerisms -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author.
" In Living on Purpose, Brandon Steiner explores the three foundational pillars of a satisfying and fulfilling existence: Faith (in yourself and others), Fortune (dreaming BIG and following it through), and Fitness (making positive lifestyle changes). Drawing valuable lessons and strategies from the experiences of some of the world's most incredible people, this enlightening guide will allow you to reset, reenergize, and find even more happiness. It's time to make a new commitment to yourself, your relationships, and your dreams. Living on Purpose is your road map to the winner's circle. "--page [4] of cover.

The death of the angry black woman

January 18, 2019
Young-Mitchell, Jameliah, author.
Charlotte, NC : Warren Publishing, [2018]
91 pages ; 21 cm

The formula : the universal laws of success

January 16, 2019
Barabási, Albert-László, author.
v, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: Success isn't about you, it's about us -- The Red Baron and the forgotten ace -- The First Law: Performance drives success, but when performance can't be measured, networks drive success. Grand slams and college diplomas ; The $2 million urinal -- The Second Law: Performance is bounded, but success is unbounded. How much is a bottle of wine worth? ; Superstars and power laws -- The Third Law: Previous success x fitness = future success ; Exploding kittens and sock puppets ; The ear of the beholder -- The Fourth Law: While team success requires diversity and balance, a single individual will receive credit for the group's achievements. Kind of conventional, kind of innovative, kind of blue ; The algorithm that found the overlooked scientist -- The Fifth Law: With persistence success can come at any time. Einstein's error.
"A trailblazing book that promises to transform the very foundations of how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers, life pursuits and long-term goals. Too often, accomplishment does not equal success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credit. We convince ourselves that talent combined with a strong work ethic is the key to getting ahead, but also realize that combination often fails to yield results, without any deeper understanding as to why. Recognizing this striking disconnect, the author, along with a team of renowned researchers and some of the most advanced data-crunching systems on the planet, dedicated themselves to one goal: uncovering that ever-elusive link between performance and success. Now, based on years of academic research, The Formula finally unveils the groundbreaking discoveries of their pioneering study, not only highlighting the scientific and mathematic principles that underpin success, but also revolutionizing our understanding of: why performance is necessary but not adequate; why "Experts" are often wrong; how to assemble a creative team primed for success; how to most effectively engage our networks; and much more."--Jacket.

Help me! : one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change you life

January 15, 2019
Power, Marianne, author.
New York : Grove Press, 2018.
xv, 364 pages ; 22 cm
For years Journalist Marianne Power lined her bookshelves with copies of definitive guides on how to live your best life, dipping in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. Then, one day, she woke up to find that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart--and she set out to make some big changes. Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive "perfect existence"--the one without debt, anxiety, or hangover Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town and met the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams--really did lie in the pages of our best known and acclaimed self help books. She vowed to test a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her. But as the months passed and Marianne's reality was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better?

Be fearless : 5 principles for a life of breakthroughs and purpose

January 14, 2019
Case, Jean, author.
xxx, 240 pages ; 22 cm

Whole again : healing your heart and rediscovering your true self after toxic relationships and emotional abuse

January 10, 2019
MacKenzie, Jackson, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, 2019.
xxxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your 'old self' again--in order to truly heal and move on. Jackson MacKenzie has helped millions of people in their struggle to understand the experience of toxic relationships. His first book,Psychopath Free, explained how to identify and survive the immediate situation. In this highly anticipated new book, he guides readers on what to do next--how to fully heal from abuse in order to find love and acceptance for the self and others. Through his close work with--and deep connection to--thousands of survivors of abusive relationships Jackson discovered that most survivors have symptoms of trauma long after the relationship is over. These range from feelings of numbness and emptiness to depression, perfectionism, substance abuse, and many more. But he's also found that it is possible to work through these symptoms and find love on the other side, and this book shows how. Through a practice of mindfulness, introspection, and exercises using specific tools, readers learn to identify the protective self they've developed - and uncover the core self, so that they can finally move on to live a full and authentic life--to once again feel light, free, and whole, and ready to love again. This book addresses and provides crucial guidance on topics and conditions like: complex PTSD, Narcissistic abuse, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Codependency, Core wounding, toxic shame, Borderline Personality Disorder, and so many more. Whole Again offers hope and multiple strategies to anyone who has survived a toxic relationship, as well as anyone suffering the effects of a breakup involving lying, cheating and other forms of abuse--to release old wounds and safely let the love back inside where it belongs"-- Provided by publisher.

#Chill : turn off your job and turn on your life

January 9, 2019
Robinson, Bryan E, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Offers advice for readers to help them stop stressing, learn to chill, and achieve a healthy work-life balance through mindfulness and meditation tools to help tackle anxiety and work addiction in order to nurture compassion, calm, confidence, and creativity.

How to hold a grudge : from resentment to contentment : the power of grudges to transform your life

January 9, 2019
Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
vi, 260 pages ; 22 cm
"Grudges, when held correctly, are an essential part of a healthy psychological diet. With contributions from expert psychotherapists as well as extracts from her own extensive catalog of grudges, Sophie Hannah investigates the psychological origins of grudges and also offers not-so-obvious insights into how we should acknowledge--and embrace--them in order to improve the quality of our interpersonal relationships and senses of self. Grudges do not have to fill us with hate or make us toxic, bitter, and miserable. If we approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, it will do the opposite--we will become more forgiving. Practical, compassionate, and downright funny, How to Hold a Grudge reveals everything we need to know about the many different forms of grudge, the difference between a grudge and not-a-grudge (not as obvious as it seems), when we should let a grudge go, and how to honor a grudge and distill lessons from it that will turn us into better, happier people--for our own benefit and for the sake of spreading good and limiting harm in the world.
Grudges can be great! -- What grudges are, what they aren't and what they should be -- The many different kinds of grudge -- How to grade a grudge -- Grudge is all around us -- Why we hold grudges--and why some people don't -- The grudge-fold path -- How to convert negative grudge energy into positive grudge energy -- Bad and invalid grudges -- The "grudget': managing your grudge budget -- How to be a responsible grudge-holder -- Other grudge stories--a very short anthology.
Argues that readers can use grudge-holding to be their happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving selves.

Best self : be you, only better

January 8, 2019
Bayer, Mike, author.
New York : Dey Street Books, [2019]
xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ask yourself ... are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today? How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. And the tools you need are within your grasp, to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how. Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions--such as "What are your core values?" "Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?" and "Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?"--He helps them see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Mike has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands our struggles intimately, because he's faced--and overcome--his own. And he knows that change is possible. By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life--Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment and Spiritual Development--Best Self is an accessible and interactive book that distills all of Coach Mike's wisdom into a compact, focused guide that will ignite anyone's desire for change. Chock full of revealing quizzes, and full of provocative questionnaires, Best Self will empower you to embrace your authenticity, acknowledge what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life to the fullest, forever."--dust jacket.

Success habits : proven principles for greater wealth, health, and happiness

January 7, 2019
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2018]
xiv, 223 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Don Green -- Definiteness of purpose -- Mastering your definite purpose -- Accurate thinking -- How to be an accurate thinker -- Applied faith -- Applied faith success stories -- The fifteen major causes of failure -- Persistence and decisiveness -- Self-discipline -- Pleasing personality -- More factors of a pleasing personality -- Cosmic habit force -- Further application of the law of cosmic habit force.
"Originally a series of radio talks, Success habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories, written in an approachable, conversational style."--Back cover.

Calm the f*ck down : how to control what you can and accept what you can't so you can stop freaking out and get on with your life

January 2, 2019
Knight, Sarah (Freelance editor), author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
x, 293 pages ; 19 cm
Includes index.
Outlines a customizable "emotional insurance" plan for navigating life's inevitable setbacks, sharing irreverent advice for calming anxiety and moving forward.

The courage to rise : using movement, mindfulness, and healing foods to triumph over trauma

December 31, 2018
Arch, Liz, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xviii, 331 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Understanding trauma -- Releasing trauma from our body -- Using mindfulness to rewire our brain for resiliency -- Eat to heal.

Anger management for everyone : ten proven strategies to help you control anger and live a happier life

December 31, 2018
Tafrate, Raymond Chip, author.
Oakland, CA : Impact, 2019.
238 pages ; 22 cm
Revised edition of the authors' Anger management for everyone, c2009.
"Presenting a new edition of a self-help classic. Written by two clinical psychologists with decades of experience in treating anger, this long-awaited, fully revised and updated second edition of Anger Management for Everyone offers brand new skills to help readers stay calm in the midst of triggering situations, manage their anger, and experience more happiness"-- Provided by publisher.

The feminine revolution : 21 ways to ignite the power of femininity for a brighter life and a better world

December 31, 2018
Stanton, Amy, author.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2018]
ix, 227 pages ; 23 cm
"Feminine traits that were once disparaged as weaknesses -such as sensitivity, intuition, and emotionality- are reclaimed as powerful strengths that can be embraced as the keys to a happier life."--Back cover.

Love me, don't leave me : overcoming fear of abandonment & building lasting, loving relationships

December 20, 2018
Skeen, Michelle.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2014]
ix, 184 pages ; 23 cm
Don't leave me! Understanding your fear of abandonment -- What do I believe? Assessing your core beliefs -- What's getting in my way? Mind and relationship traps -- How do I move forward? Staying present with mindfulness -- What do I value? Motivation for change -- What was I thinking? Understanding your thoughts -- Why do I feel this way? Managing your emotions -- What am I doing? Changing your behavior -- What do I say? New communication skills -- I'm dating! Now what? Quick tips and strategies for new relationships.
"Fears of abandonment can give rise to feelings of anger, shame, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. These emotions are intense and painful, and when they surface they can lead to a number of negative behaviors, such as jealousy, clinging, and emotional blackmail. In Love Me, Don't Leave Me, therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help readers identify the root of their fears so they can build lasting, trusting relationships"-- Provided by publisher.

Dear heartbreak : YA authors and teens on the dark side of love

December 19, 2018
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
xv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Collects responses from young-adult authors to letters from teenagers for advice about cheating, break-ups, dating violence, and loneliness.

The most important thing : discovering truth at the heart of life

December 19, 2018
Adyashanti, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2019.
viii, 157 pages ; 24 cm
What is the most important thing? -- The power of a good question -- What are you in service to? -- The doorway of difficulty -- The intersection of love and grace -- Willingness to trust the unknown -- An element of surprise -- The fundamental realization -- Challenged by the great sorrow of the world -- Vital moments -- Deep wisdom in uncertainty -- Life is a series of unknown moments -- Meeting the buddha on the road -- The dirty little secret of spiritual practice -- Willingness to encounter silence -- The heart of contemplation -- Always already meditating -- When the universe contemplates itself -- Conscious of consciousness -- Know thyself -- You are the total environment -- Experience prior to thought -- Simple joy -- Pristine mind -- Being still -- Exploring birth, life, and death -- You are the buddha -- About the author.

Change your habits, change your life : strategies that transformed 177 average people into self-made millionaires

December 19, 2018
Corley, Tom, author.
Minneapolis, MN : North Loop Books, [2016]
x, 144 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Change Your Habits, Change Your Life is the follow-up to Tom Corley#x92;s Rich Habits. Thanks to his extensive research of the habits of self-made millionaires, Corley has identified the habits that helped transform ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires. Success no longer has to be a secret passed down among only the elite and the wealthy. No matter where you are in life, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life will meet you there, and guide you to success. In this book, you will learn about: why we have habits; habits that create wealth or poverty, or keep you stuck in the middle class; habits that increase your IQ; habits that reduce disease and increase longevity; habits that eliminate depression and increase happiness; strategies to help you find your main purpose in life; tricks to help you fast track habit change.

Questions are the answer : a breakthrough approach to your most vexing problems at work and in life

December 17, 2018
Gregersen, Hal B., 1958- author.
New York : HarperBusiness, 2018.
xiii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"What if you could unlock a better answer to your most vexing problem--in your workplace, community, or home life--just by changing the question? Talk to creative problem-solvers and they will often tell you, the key to their success is asking a different question. Take Debbie Sterling, the social entrepreneur who created GoldieBlox. The idea came when a friend complained about too few women in engineering and Sterling wondered aloud: "why are all the great building toys made for boys?" Or consider Nobel laureate Richard Thaler, who asked: "would it change economic theory if we stopped pretending people were rational?" Or listen to technologist Elon Musk, who routinely challenges assumptions with questions like: "What are people accepting as an industry standard when there's room for significant improvement?" Great questions like these have a catalytic quality--that is, they dissolve barriers to creative thinking and channel the pursuit of solutions into new, accelerated pathways. Often, the moment they are voiced, they have the paradoxical effect of being utterly surprising yet instantly obvious. For innovation and leadership guru Hal Gregersen, the power of questions has always been clear--but it took some years for the follow-on question to hit him: If so much depends on fresh questions, shouldn't we know more about how to arrive at them? That sent him on a research quest ultimately including over two hundred interviews with creative thinkers. Questions Are the Answer delivers the insights Gregersen gained about the conditions that give rise to catalytic questions--and breakthrough insights--and how anyone can create them"-- Provided by publisher.

Anxiety, the missing stage of grief : a revolutionary approach to understanding and healing the impact of loss

December 14, 2018
Smith, Claire Bidwell, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
ix, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- What is anxiety? -- What is grief? -- Understanding your story of loss -- Making amends -- Taking charge -- Taking inventory -- The power of writing -- Retraining your brain -- Being present -- Something to believe in -- Death planning -- Death is not the end of love.
Anxiety disorders are on the rise; many people are looking for resources to help them cope with anxiety, yet most people aren't aware that unresolved grief is a primary underpinning--or that the two are related at all.

You are a badass every day : how to keep your motivation strong, your vibe high, and your quest for transformation unstoppable

December 13, 2018
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author.
216 pages ; 19 cm
An empowering collection of edgy, bite-sized daily mantras and meditations offers advice on how to make the most of personal resources and opportunities while embracing the courage to let go of mistakes, take responsibility, and enjoy success.

Game changers : what leaders, innovators, and mavericks do to win at life

December 11, 2018
Asprey, Dave, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xvii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SMARTER: Focusing on your weaknesses makes you weaker -- Get into the habit of getting smarter -- Get outside your head so you can see inside it -- Disrupt fear -- Even Batman has a bat cave -- FASTER: Sex is an altered state -- Find your nighttime spirit animal -- Throw a rock at the rabbit, don't chase it -- You get out what you put in -- The future of hacking yourself is now -- HAPPIER: Being rich won't make you happy, but being happy might make you rich -- Your community is your environment -- Reset your programming -- Get dirty in the sun -- Use gratitude to rewire your brain.
The "Bulletproof Radio" podcaster outlines proven techniques for promoting personal happiness, health, and success in accordance with the examples of today's game changers, from David Perlmutter to Arianna Huffington.

Fed up : emotional labor, women, and the way forward

November 28, 2018
Hartley, Gemma, 1988- author.
264 pages ; 24 cm
"In Fed Up, Hartley expands outward from the everyday frustrations of performing thankless emotional labor to illuminate how the expectation to do this work in all arenas--private and public--fuels gender inequality, limits our opportunities, steals our time, and adversely affects the quality of our lives"--Jacket.

Chicken soup for the soul : the best advice I ever heard : 101 stories of epiphanies and wise words

November 28, 2018
ix, 341 pages ; 22 cm
Living fully -- How to be successful -- Why didn't I think of that? -- Maxims for marriage -- Making good habits -- Think positive -- Follow your heart -- Take care of yourself -- How to be happy -- From failing to fabulous -- Positive parenting.

Queer eye : love yourself, love your life

November 28, 2018
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Well, hello! -- Living out loud with Jonathan van Ness -- Just try to say no to Bobby Berk -- Tan France doesn't care about trends -- Antoni Porowski doesn't follow recipes -- Karamo Brown chases down his dreams -- It's not a makeover; it's a make-better -- Gorgeous, inside & out -- Mirror, mirror -- Let's be real -- House rules -- Set the table -- Come together -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors.
Feeling your best is about far more than deciding what color to paint your accent wall or how to apply nightly moisturizer. It's also about creating a life that's well-rounded, filled with humor and understanding--and most importantly, that suits you. At a cultural moment when we are all craving people to admire, Queer Eye offers hope and acceptance. After you get to know the Fab Five, together they will guide you through five practical chapters that go beyond their designated areas of expertise (food & wine, fashion, grooming, home decor, and culture), touching on topics like wellness, entertaining, and defining your personal brand, and complete with bite-sized Hip Tips for your everyday quandaries. Above all else, Queer Eye aims to help you create a happy and healthy life, rooted in self-love and authenticity.

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