New Arrivals · Psychology

November 7, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Joy seeker : let go of what's holding you back so you can live the life you were made for

November 6, 2019
Kaiser, Shannon, author.
xiii, 332 pages ; 21 cm
The author's transformational approach to life offers a path to discovering one's true self--the hero within.

Dare to be you : inspirational advice for girls on finding your voice, leading fearlessly, and making a difference

November 5, 2019
Schnall, Marianne, author.
New York : Tiller Press, [2019]
188 pages ; 22 cm
Provides advice from such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Kerry Washington, and Stacey Abrams to help empower girls to be themselves in order to change the world.

Dreams : unlock inner wisdom, discover meaning, and refocus your life

November 4, 2019
March-Smith, Rosie, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
224 pages color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-213) and index.
The theory of dreams -- Dream skills -- The dream directory -- People -- Sex -- Childhood -- Houses and rooms -- Travel -- Place -- Pressure -- Loss -- Animals -- Nature --Water.
Learn how to interpret your dreams and use your unconscious mind as a tool for self-help with this in-depth guide to dream analysis. Have you ever dreamt you were being chased? How about a dream that your teeth were falling out? With an open mind and some clear guidance you'll be able to shed light on how the images and emotions we experience in sleep can be deeply connected to waking life. Explore the psychological function and meaning of dreams, and learn to unlock their power for self-improvement. With interpretations of key dream images and themes, Dreams will show you how you can interpret and control your dreams to address issues and imbalances in your life, as well as improve your psychological wellbeing. Find out how, when, and why we dream, with explanations of the science and theories behind it. Discover how to keep a dream diary, the significance of nightmares and recurring dreams, and the secrets of lucid dreams that you can control. Dream interpretation has been practised around the world for millennia, and now you can learn how to decode your own unique dreams to find the deeply personal messages within, using your own dream journal as a path to mindfulness. Bursting with insights and facts and with beautiful illustrations throughout, Dreams will open your eyes to this ancient practice of self-help.

Gracefully you : finding beauty and balance in the everyday

November 4, 2019
Dewan, Jenna, 1980- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
242 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Live awake -- Sacred space -- Inner beauty rituals -- Plant life -- Very personal style -- Body work -- Mind your business -- Little goddesses -- Gracefully you.
Actress and dancer Dewan ("Step Up") shares with readers how they can elevate their life and experience beauty every day--a beautiful, insightful, and powerful vision for anyone who wants to feel better, focus on what's important, and maintain a sense of balance, all with strength and grace.

You are enough : 5 steps to move from struggle to strength

November 4, 2019
Fenyoe, Megan R., author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform] , 2018.
139 pages ; 23 cm
My life with "Mr. N" -- Step 1: Discovering your true self -- Step 2: Visualizing your passion and purpose -- Step 3: Ground yourself -- Step 4: Developing your strength plan -- Step 5: Strengthening your healthy habits -- Afterward: emerging from the mud -- With gratitude -- Appendix -- Additional resources -- Bibliography -- Join the I am enough movement.
"Have you been in a rut, feeling a little static or stuck in negativity, and are not sure how to create the life you were meant to live? Have you ever felt you could not escape your negative thoughts and feelings? Do you feel an emptiness inside as if a 'piece' of you is missing? Do you struggle with following a healthy lifestyle routine due to life's changing demands? Do you feel like you're not enough and are unsure of how to break the cycle or where to start? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you are not alone! We all have challenges--whether it be with our health, career, or relationships. However, it is how we deal with these challenges that allows us to either remain stuck or to begin creating the life we truly desire! You Are Enough was written for those who need to discover a road map for living a passionate and purposeful life. This book is a step-by-step guide to redesigning your life so you can truly live the life you have always dreamed of"--Back cover.

Born to shine : practical tools to help you shine, even in life's darkest moments

November 1, 2019
LeMieux, Ashley, author.
New York : Morgan James, 2020.
viii, 189 pages ; 22 cm
When Ashley LeMieux and her husband lost their children in an adoption battle, it sent her into a tailspin that, ultimately, taught Ashley how to soar. Most people live with constant fears, burdens, and pains. Born to Shine shares Ashley's message of hope for women brave enough to say that everything is not okay. The message is also for those who want the courage to believe they are not done yet the unique message that acknowledges the overwhelming truth that even when life is in ruins, people can still shine. Born to Shine tells the LeMieux's story in installments with alternating chapters and practical applications in between. It shares stories, lessons, and practical tools to help women shine despite the darkness, to press forward one day at a time even when there is no end in sight, and to turn their most painful moments into their greatest teachers and signposts to true, deep, unassailable joy.

How to have impossible conversations : a very practical guide

October 31, 2019
Boghossian, Peter G. (Peter Gregory), author.
ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm
When conversations seem impossible -- The seven fundamentals of good conversations -- Beginner level: nine ways to start changing minds -- Intermediate level: seven ways to improve your interventions -- Five advanced skills for contentious conversations -- Six expert skills to engage the close-minded -- Master level: two keys to conversing with ideologues -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall -- or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative -- dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse. Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger. In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation -- whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. This book is the manual everyone needs to foster a climate of civility, connection, and empathy."--provided by

On death & dying : what the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families

October 31, 2019
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, author.
xviii, 283 pages ; 22 cm.
On the fear of death -- Attitudes toward death and dying -- First stage: denial and isolation -- Second stage: anger -- Third stage: bargaining -- Fourth stage: depression -- Fifth stage: acceptance -- Hope -- The patient's family -- Some interviews with terminally ill patients -- Reactions to the seminar on death and dying -- Therapy with the terminally ill -- Bibliography -- Reading Group guide -- Guide for further discussion -- Resources.
The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work, are now part of our common understanding of loss. Ideal for all those with an interest in bereavement, this classic text is reissued with a new introduction looking at its influence on contemporary thought and practice.

Don't forget your crown : self-love has everything to do with it

October 28, 2019
Jaxn, Derrick, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Derrick Jaxn LLC, [2018].
iv, 192 pages ; 20 cm
"Dating frustrates you, relationships have failed you, "Happily ever after" eludes you, and having to start all over again scares you, but why? Because your entire life, you were taught to love everyone else, even your enemies, but you were never taught to truly love yourself. Don't Forget Your Crown puts the power in your hands to change that by bringing every aspect of relationships back to what the foundation should have been from the beginning: self-love. This is not a bunch of so-called secrets to a man's heart or a guide to becoming a "chick magnet" for men. This is a sift through society's unrealistic expectations, well-intended but understandably biased advice from your friends, pressure from your family, guilt from your imperfections, and pain from those who've hurt you so can finally retrieve your crown and place it back where it belongs; on you, and in plain sight for the one meant for you so you can finally stop this recycle of hard-learned lessons and get on with the building of your empire with the love of your life."--Back cover.

Thriving as an empath : 365 days of self-care for sensitive people

October 24, 2019
Orloff, Judith, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2019.
xv, 375 pages ; 25 cm
"This daily reader provides 365 days of inspiration, guidance, self-care strategies, and meditative practices. Each entry ends with an intention for the day. Each season of the year has its own introduction outlining the special gifts and challenges of that time of year"-- Provided by publisher.

The memory code : the 10-minute solution for healing your life through memory engineering

October 24, 2019
Loyd, Alex, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
xxxvi, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Remembering the real you -- How humans were designed to function (but don't anymore) -- Making memories -- The devolution of memory -- The two laws -- Why you can't do what's best for you -- A summary of the great memory malfunction -- Energy medicine -- Memory engineering : you have to see it to believe it -- The memory engineering technique: travel back in time to change your present and future -- The healing codes II : energy tools to unlock the door -- Memory engineering in action -- Epilogue: Programmed for miracles.
"We have all had negative experiences in our lives, the memories of which can cause shame, embarrassment, fear, trauma, and worse. Those memories often prevent us from reaching our goals, whether they be related to weight, career, relationships, or success in other areas. But international bestselling author Alexander Loyd has developed a set of techniques that enable users to change the stories they tell about themselves to become healthier, happier, and more successful. Memory Reengineering is a toolbox of skills that disconnect painful emotions from memories, replacing them with happier and healthier feelings. In THE MEMORY CODE, Dr. Loyd teaches readers that the past does not have to dictate the future. You can change your behaviors by changing the way you tell your story-and once you understand the process, you can begin to feel the effects in as little as 10 minutes. Whether you want to improve at work, fix your relationships, end an addiction, or just finally move past painful memories to achieve self-growth, THE MEMORY CODE will give you the power to change"-- Provided by publisher.

On grief & grieving : finding the meaning of grief through the five stages of loss

October 23, 2019
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
xxiv, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: ©2005.
Foreword to the anniversary edition -- Author's note -- Preface: "I am done" -- Introduction: anticipatory grief -- The five stages of grief -- The innter world of grief -- The outer world of grief -- Specific circumstances -- The changing face of grief -- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: My own grief -- David Kessler: My own grief -- Afterword: the gift of grief.

Becoming super woman : a simple 12-step plan to go from burnout to balance

October 22, 2019
Lapin, Nicole, author.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Killing Superwoman -- "Self" is my favorite four-letter word -- Have your cake and eat it too -- In balance -- Boundaries, bitch -- Hacking productivity -- Put down the f-ing phone -- Be mindful--not mind full -- Master the mind game -- Find your tribe and love them hard -- Check yourself -- Be your own hero.
"Is working like crazy driving you crazy? Do you feel daily pressure to keep pushing yourself even when you're stressed and exhausted? It's time to stop putting yourself at the bottom of every to-do list and start taking care of yourself first. It's time to leave Superwoman in the movies, where she belongs, and say hello to being a super woman - the best, most productive version of the hero you already are." --

The art of making memories : how to create and remember happy moments

October 18, 2019
Wiking, Meik, author.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Harness the power of firsts -- Make it multisensory -- Invest attention -- Create meaningful moments -- Use the emotional highlighter pen -- Capture peaks and struggles -- Use stories to stay ahead of the forgetting curve -- Outsource memory -- Conclusion: The past has a bright future.
The CEO of the Happiness Institute explores how we can learn to create happy memories and do better at holding onto them.

Scatterbrain : how the mind's mistakes make humans creative, innovative, and successful

October 18, 2019
Beck, Henning, 1983- author.
Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2019]
328 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Germany as Irren ist nützlich: Warum die Schwächen des Gehirns unsere Stärken sind in 2017.
Forgetting -- Learning -- Memory -- Blackout -- Time -- Boredom -- Distraction -- Mathematics -- Decisions -- Selection -- Pigeonholing -- Motivation -- Creativity -- Perfectionism.
"In this mind-bending book, an esteemed neuroscientist explains why perfectionism is pointless - and argues that mistakes, missteps, and flaws are the keys to success. Remember that time you screwed up simple math or forgot the name of your favorite song? What if someone told you that such embarrassing "brain farts" are actually secret weapons, proof of your superiority to computers and AI? In Scatterbrain, we learn that boredom awakens the muse, distractions spark creativity, and misjudging time creates valuable memories, among other benefits of our faulty minds. Throughout, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck's hilarious asides and brain-boosting advice make for delightful reading of the most cutting-edge neuroscience our brains will (maybe never) remember."--Publisher's website.

Staying composed : overcoming anxiety and self-doubt within a creative life

October 16, 2019
Trumbore, Dale, 1987- author.
xi, 198 pages ; 22 cm
"All artists have doubts and anxieties. What are yours? Managing procrastination, anxiety, and creative blocks? Knowing how to trust your work? Dealing with other people? Balancing the need to push through to the end of a work while keeping your health and sanity? Handling rejection... and your own success? Dale Trumbore has faced each of these issues as a composer who achieved her own definition of success by age 30. Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life is her answer. With humor and understanding, Dale breaks down each obstacle to a creative career and presents workable strategies for a long-range, manageable, and meaningful life in the arts."

Becoming us : using the lens of the enneagram to create a thriving gospel-centered marriage

October 15, 2019
McCord, Beth, author.
Nashville : Morgan James Publishing, [2020]
xxix, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword -- How to use this book -- Introduction: Our kitchen table -- "Assumicide" -- Our becoming us story -- Discovering the enneagram -- The enneagram -- Childhood messages -- Communication -- Conflict and hope -- Becoming our best selves -- How to use the enneagram roadmap -- The enneagram roadmap.

The escape manual for introverts

October 9, 2019
Vaz, Katie, author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Trapped in an airplane seated next to a chatterbox? Are you hosting a dinner party with people who just won't leave? Katie Vaz has the key to your escape. The Escape Manual for Introverts guides readers through different scenarios with themed chapters ("Friends," "Relatives," "Strangers," etc.). Each chapter covers a range of situations, from an invitation to karaoke night to group lunchtime. And she offers a number of escapes for each scenario: bringing odoriferous foods to lunch for a while, having a pet (real or imagined) that "requires" frequent check-ins, and even investing in a jet pack. This book features Vaz's full-page illustrated spreads, hand-lettering, and spot illustrations. From the silly to the sincere, Vaz's clever, hilarious escape plans and bizarre excuses speak to the introvert in all of us.

Super attractor : methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams

October 7, 2019
Bernstein, Gabrielle, author.
xxv, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: you are a super attractor -- The universe always delivers -- It's good to feel good -- There's more than enough to go around -- Have fun along the way -- Lift the veil -- Invisible guidance is available to you -- Do less and attract more -- Taking spiritually aligned action -- Appreciate and appreciate more -- Let the universe catch up with your dreams -- Unwavering faith in the universe.
"Ready to turn what you want into the life that you live? The number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back shows you how. In Super Attractor, Gabrielle Bernstein lays out the essential methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams. This book is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. You'll learn how to co-create the life you want. You'll accept that life can flow, that attracting is fun, and that you don't have to work so hard to get what you want. Most important, you'll feel good. And when you feel good, you'll give off a presence of joy that elevates everyone around you. Super Attractor is a manifesto for confidently claiming your desires. You'll learn how to: Do less and attract more ; Relax and trust that what you desire is on the way ; Know that spiritual guidance is available to you at all times ; Feel a sense of awe each day as you witness miracles unfold. Accepting that you are a Super Attractor will change everything. You'll trust that it's safe to release the past, and you'll no longer fear the future. You'll tap into an infinite source of abundance, energy, joy, and well-being. This well-being will become the norm for you, and you'll grow to embrace it as your birthright. Most importantly, you'll know intuitively how to show up for life and bring more light to the world around you."--provided by publisher.

24/6 : the power of unplugging one day a week

October 4, 2019
Shlain, Tiffany, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
xvii, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Includes filmography (pages 221-223).
Part I: A day different from all other days. Why I went 24/6 -- A brief history of a day of rest -- The technology of rest. Part II: Being on 24/7. The joys of tech -- The infinite loops of addiction -- Algorithms and animal instincts. Part III: Making 24/6 happen. Everything you need -- Creating a dream day -- Part IV: Keeping tech human. Exits and entrances -- Eye contact and empathy -- Taming social media -- Left to their own devices: parenting with tech -- Making rules, breaking rules. Part V. The science of unplugging. Daydreaming and creativity -- Silence and stillness -- Gratitude and practice -- Nature and perspective -- Memory and time. Part VI: The big picture. A more balanced web -- Thinking backwards -- Life is (in)finite. Part VII: It's easier than you think: a step-by-step guide. Things to think about -- Ideas for having fun without screens (by age) -- Keep the physical and mental benefits going the other six days of the week -- Everything (but the screen) Challah recipe -- People share their perspectives on living 24/6, Tech Shabbat, and Shabbat.
"Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul." -- from book jacket flap.

Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma

October 4, 2019
Stanley, Elizabeth A., 1970- author.
New York : Avery, [2019]
486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A pioneering researcher gives us a new understanding of stress and trauma, as well as the tools to heal and thrive"-- Provided by publisher.

Now is the way : an unconventional approach to modern mindfulness

October 3, 2019
Allen, Cory, author.
xix, 185 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Aubrey Marcus -- Introduction -- Now: finding the present -- There: how we get lost -- Here: how we get back -- How: how to live in the present.
"From the popular host of The Astral Hustle, an accessible guide to hacking your mind--and life--to feel more fully present and alive, even if you're not the "the meditating type." Through his popular podcast The Astral Hustle and online meditation course Release into Now, Cory Allen has helped thousands of people better cope with the stress of daily life through meditation, mindfulness, and mental clarity. With concise advice and profound simplicity, he manages to cut through the jargon and speak to people where they are, giving them the tools to live in "the wow of now." In this accessible and supportive guide, Allen walks readers through the basics of mindfulness--not as something you should do, but as a tool to achieve greater peace of mind, dial down anxiety and stress, and truly feel like yourself. Informed by a lifelong personal journey, as well as insights gathered through podcast interviews with leaders in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy, Now Is the Way is a simple user's manual for living the life you want, one present moment at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

Chicken soup for the soul : think positive, live happy : 101 stories about creating your best life

October 3, 2019
ix, 356 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Introduction / Deborah Norville -- Live in the moment -- Count your blessings -- Give it a try -- The power of attitude -- The words that changed my life -- From lemons to lemonade -- Step outside your comfort zone -- Find your inner strength -- Make every day count -- Reboot your life -- Make a difference.

Why will no one play with me? : the play better plan to help children of all ages make friends and thrive

October 3, 2019
Maguire, Caroline, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
xxiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: why will no one play with me? -- What's the story? -- What's the story? -- Executive function: the brain's ship captain for social navigation -- Parenting with a playbook: you're a natural, coach -- The 6 things everyone needs to be able to do to be socially successful -- The coach's playbook : coaching guides, questionnaires and tools -- The 8 habits of highly effective social skills coaches -- The psq: assessing your child's strengths, interests and processing style -- The efq: assessing your child's executive function social skills -- The EFQ lesson tracks at-a-glance, bridge to betterment and how will you know? -- Introducing the play better plan to your child : the interactive conversation guide -- Home advantage: in-home coaching and practice builds basic skills -- The EFQ social skills tracks -- Starter set for everyone! -- Flexible me -- Mind your peas and cues: reading the room -- Who is your audience : shifting communication to meet the needs of the audience -- Build on that: friendship communication -- Friendship is a two-way street : how fast do you go? -- Learning to walk in someone else's shoes -- Once was enough: self-regulation -- Never let them see you sweat : emotional regulation -- From practice to the playing field : playdates and beyond -- Playdate planner -- Playdate! coaching from the sidelines -- How'd it go? (debriefing) -- Troubleshooting: make the most of snags, setbacks and resistance -- You've got this! -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix -- Playdate observation log -- Playdate checklist -- Reward chart -- Social spy badge -- The play better pocket coach -- References -- Index -- About the authors.

Good habits, bad habits : the science of making positive changes that stick

October 1, 2019
Wood, Wendy, 1954 June 17- author.
viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How we really are -- Persistence and change -- The depths beneath -- Introducing your second self -- What about knowledge? -- What about self control? -- The three bases of habit formation -- Context -- Repetition -- Reward -- Consistency is for closers -- Total control -- Special cases, big opportunities, and the world around us -- Jump through windows -- The special resilience of habit -- Contexts of addiction -- Happy with habit -- You are not alone -- Epilogue -- How to stop looking at your phone so often -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.

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