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See below for a selection of the latest books from Self-help & personal development category. Presented with a red border are the Self-help & personal development books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Self-help & personal development books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Gift of Self Love

The Gift of Self Love

Author: Mary Jelkovsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2021

The Gift of Self-Love is an honest, heartfelt, and relatable book that will guide you on your journey to self-love, self-care, and body positivity. Author Mary Jelkovsky, better known on Instagram as @maryscupofteaa, shares her story of conquering her insecurities (after years of an eating disorder and intense, self-sabotaging work as a bikini fitness model) and finally learning to love herself exactly as she is. Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-improvement book provides practical advice and exercises that will help you finally give yourself the gift of self-love. The Gift of Self-Love includes- A mix of the Author's Personal Stories, Research, and Meaningful Advice to help you accept and celebrate yourself for who you are A Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Quiz to assess how you feel about yourself today and identify areas to give yourself more love Writing Exercises to help you rewrite limiting beliefs and stop pressuring yourself to meet other peoples expectations A Positive Self-Talk Guide to help you reframe your thoughts and silence the negative voice in your head Recommendations for Loving Your Body and embracing healthy living at any size ...and more! After recovering from an eating disorder and healing her body, mind, and spirit, Jelkovsky started her online platform Mary's Cup of Tea to inspire women to be confident in their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. Mary is committed to empowering women of all shapes and sizes through her social media, online programs, and worldwide self-love retreats. She now shares her life story and most sought-after advice in this book.

The Creative Nudge

The Creative Nudge

Author: Mick Mahoney, Kevin Chesters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Creative thinking is something everyone can do. It's a way of looking at the world afresh, doing new things in new ways, taking risks. With The Creative Nudge, use 'nudge theory' to unleash your innate originality. A new behavioural science that reveals how small actions can have big impacts on our thinking, nudge theory powers this book. Using simple behaviour changes, retrain your brain and live a more creative and rewarding life.

If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair

If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair

Author: Anya Hindmarch Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

'When asked what my best piece of advice is, I nearly always reply with: if in doubt, wash your hair. On the one hand it's flippant, even trivial. But on the other hand, everyone who smiles at my silly piece of advice must also in some way relate to this doubt I am referring to.' Anya Hindmarch is a mother of five, stepmother, entrepreneur and globally renowned businesswoman. In If in Doubt, Wash Your Hair, she shares what she has learned during her busy and eclectic life, what she still worries about, and what advice she has received along the way. From practical tips and quick fixes, to profound observations about confidence and creativity, this inspiring handbook will show you how to live a little better - and why sometimes, the answer can be as simple as washing your hair. 'A hands-on, practical guide to managing the stresses of daily life' Evening Standard, Highlights for 2021 'Warm and refreshingly honest' Julia Samuel

The Anxiety and Depression Workbook

The Anxiety and Depression Workbook

Author: Michael A. Tompkins, Judith S., Ph.D. Beck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Don't let anxiety and depression keep you from living life to the fullest. If you suffer from co-occurring anxiety and depression, you may experience an overwhelming urge to avoid difficult emotions and emotional experiences. The last thing you want to do is kick the hornet's nest you carry around with you. However, the latest research in psychology emphasizes the importance of approaching-rather than avoiding-your emotions. Avoiding emotions works in the short term, but in the long term it only teaches you to believe you can't handle your feelings. What you need is a solid set of tools that will allow you to feel a full range of emotions with confidence. This book will provide just the tool set you require. In this workbook, psychologist Michael Tompkins offers evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you target and tear down the emotional avoidance barriers that drive your anxiety and depression. By engaging with the emotions you've been seeking to avoid, you'll learn, I can handle this feeling. You'll also find strategies to help you stay calm during emotional situations; and discover relaxation and mindfulness techniques to deal effectively with difficult thoughts and feelings, and improve your mood and well-being. The tools in this workbook help you learn this important lesson: You can handle emotions, even unpleasant ones. When you believe you can handle feeling anxious and depressed, you're less likely to avoid those feelings, creating space for you to be more willing to do the things that you want to do in your life.

Guidance from the Greatest

Guidance from the Greatest

Author: Gavin Mortimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

'We will overcome it [and] I hope in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any' Her Majesty The Queen The Coronavirus pandemic forced the great British people to dig to the very depths of their resolve. It was during this crisis, the gravest crisis the country has faced since the Second World War, that members of the Greatest Generation - Tom Moore, Dame Vera Lynn, the Queen - proved vital reminders of the self-effacing stoicism required in times of emergency; to summon our 'Blitz spirit' and to 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. Taking twelve qualities of the wartime generation, including fellowship, courage and integrity, and drawing on personal interviews with over two hundred Second World War veterans - from SAS officers to London firewomen to Dame Vera herself - Guidance from the Greatest shows us how we can improve our individual character and our collective approach to life. Guidance from the Greatest reminds us of all that is great about Britain and shows how we can build upon that greatness for the future.

Super-Women

Super-Women

Author: Dr Janina Scarlet, Chase Masterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Discover your own superpowers, and be the hero you were meant to be! Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or trauma? Have you experienced sexism, marginalization, or even sexual assault? If so, each day can feel like a battle. But you do have the strength within you to rise above life's challenges. Using a unique blend of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and superhero therapy, this one-of-a-kind guide will help you get started. In Super-Women, you'll find tools to help you explore and process painful experiences, accept difficult thoughts and feelings, and use mindfulness and self-compassion to tap into your own unique superpowers. Alongside seven other heroic women, you'll learn how to re-write your origin story and find compassionate tips and strategies to help you define your own heroic purpose. Joining you will be notable women from all around the world, who've submitted their stories and words of encouragement. These women include writers, such as Anne Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Jane Espenson; actors such as Chase Masterson and Ruth Connell; and comedians, activists, and other women who like you understand first-hand how difficult-yet empowering-it can be to be female in a patriarchal society. So, if you're ready to rise from the ashes and join the leagues of super-women everywhere, read this book. You may discover powers you never even knew you had!

The Art Of Body Acceptance

The Art Of Body Acceptance

Author: Ashlee Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Starship Therapise

Starship Therapise

Author: Larisa Garski Lmft, Justine Mastin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2021

Everyone Has What It Takes

Everyone Has What It Takes

Author: William Kenower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2021

Childhood and Adolescence

Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Spencer (The College of New Jersey) Rathus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2021

Walking you chronologically from infancy through the teen years, Rathus' CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition, helps you understand how developmental theories and research apply to everyday life. Interspersing personal and humorous stories with the latest research and theory, Rathus captures the wonder of child and adolescent development while portraying the field of development as the rigorous science that it is. The new edition integrates hundreds of new references and relevant information from the DSM-5 of the American Psychiatric Association, including changes to substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Maximizing your success, the PQ4R method of learning and studying -- preview, question, read, reflect, relate and review -- is used throughout, while MindTap digital solution is also available.

Becoming an Empowered Empath:

Becoming an Empowered Empath:

Author: Wendy De Rosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Your Next Big Idea

Your Next Big Idea

Author: Samuel Sanders, David Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021