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Books to Change Your Life in 2017

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New you, same you—but with books to inspire you to be your BEST you.
The Power of Meaning

The Power of Meaning

Crafting a Life That Matters
edition:Hardcover

For anyone exhausted or disillusioned by the perpetual pursuit of personal happiness, here is the antidote: a book about the pursuit of meaning, a better route to a fulfilling life.

We have a lot to be happy about. And yet, we're more dissatisfied than ever. In The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith argues that we've been chasing the wrong thing. It's not happiness that makes life worth living--it's meaning.

Drawing on the latest cognitive science research, as well as insights from literature …

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The Five Thieves of Happiness

The Five Thieves of Happiness

edition:Paperback
tagged : happiness

Stop Seeking Happiness; Just Get Out of Its Way!

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 li …

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The Joyful Living Colouring Book

The Joyful Living Colouring Book

edition:Paperback

From the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir In-Between Days comes a splendid new colouring book of original new illustrations with a few choice words of hope that will inspire and delight.

When Teva Harrison was first diagnosed with cancer, she felt lost, cast adrift. In order to pull herself out of depression, to draw herself forward, she started to draw. In the beginning, the drawings were tiny wildflowers photographed on her travels. Something about that act of l …

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Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk

And Other Truths About Being Creative
by Danielle Krysa
illustrated by Martha Rich
edition:Hardcover
tagged : creativity

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gle …

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Boost Your Brain Power in 60 Seconds

Boost Your Brain Power in 60 Seconds

The 4-Week Plan for a Sharper Mind, Better Memory, and Healthier Brain
edition:Paperback

Scientists predict that within 8 years, brain disease will kill or disable more people than cancer and heart disease combined. Given this shocking new research, we urgently need to know how to protect and improve our brain health.

InBoost Your Brain Power in 60 Seconds, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook aims to turn this prediction around with her prescriptive—and proven—plan. Several years ago, Dr. Cook was in a terrible car accident in which she suffered a brain injury, resulting in cognitive imp …

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Bloom

Bloom

Navigating Life and Style
edition:Paperback

From rising YouTube star Estée Lalonde comes a book that's about more than just living the perfect lifestyle; it's about giving readers the confidence to live the lifestyle that's perfect for you.

What makes you happy? What makes you you? What defines your style?

In Bloom, YouTube personality Estée Lalonde shares the moments, people and things that have made her who she is today. She reveals her life lessons, and offers her tips for surviving life and finding yourself. With the same charming an …

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Self Science

Self Science

A Guide to the Mind and Your Brain's Potential
edition:eBook

Self Science takes the study of the brain out of the laboratory and into the light. After years of seeing how evidence-based practices ignore the individual and fall into generalizations, Dr. Mandy Wintink decided there had to be another way. Looking beyond her training in traditional neuroscience, she embarked on a journey to better understand the way her own brain works and discovered a holistic understanding that put the individual back in focus. With this book, she tells that story and empow …

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Everyone's An Artist (or At Least They Should Be)

Everyone's An Artist (or At Least They Should Be)

How Creativity Gives You the Edge in Everything You Do
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback Hardcover

Can a Canali-clad million-dollar banker learn anything from a paint-stained artist? Definitely. Especially now.

Clearly, succeeding in business is an art form. We’ve informally labelled activities and pursuits as “the art of management,” “the art of marketing” or even “the art of doing more with less,” but we’ve rarely made the direct connection between the two worlds.

With a rapidly changing digital economy, new and emerging technologies, increased clutter and a drastically altere …

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