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Self-help & personal development

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!

To Break or Bounce Finding Balance, Stability, and Resilience in Our Lives

To Break or Bounce Finding Balance, Stability, and Resilience in Our Lives

Author: Lord of Coleshill Plumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

We can either break under the weight of life's challenges--or we can bounce back and thrive. To Break or Bounce is Shelley Plumb's story of rediscovery and emotional healing. The action takes place over the course of one day, the day of her grandmother's funeral. During a long walk on her grandmother's property next to a bay, powerful memories return. Shelley reflects back on the events of her life and how her responses to those events and a drive to push harder and harder have left her feeling lost and without a vision of who she is. The reflections bring forth important lessons about the foundations we build our lives on and whether those foundations are solid or shaky. If they are not solid, says Plumb, we won't be able to handle stresses when they come our way. She offers insights about relationships and how important it is to set boundaries, heal past wounds, and to let those we love and trust come close to us once again. Readers follow her through many real-life scenarios--her mother's shocking death when Plumb was a child, divorce, sexual harassment, her grandmother's death, and the delicate balance between being a professional woman and a wife and mother. By the end of the day, Plumb makes sense of painful past memories and offers readers a way to find the stability, balance, and resilience they need to bounce back and take control of their lives and their futures. Dr. Shelley Plumb is a podiatric physician, video coach, prominent speaker, and Executive Producer at PlumbTalk Productions.

Golden Purposes Of Life

Golden Purposes Of Life

Author: Wayne Lindsey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

What is the purpose of life? How can I be truly happy? For many people, figuring out life's purpose can be overwhelming and exhausting as they are forced to examine and define what it means to be happy and fulfilled. In his new book, Golden Purposes of Life, Wayne Lindsey guides readers to a place of growth and assurance that there is no single path to happiness, but multiple trails to satisfaction. Readers will find that the true art of living is the development, training and use of the wisdom and understanding that we are naturally born with. These tools can help us achieve success in life, harmony in the past, health and, by our joys, bring happiness to our companions. Readers will no longer need to feel fated by circumstance as they walk the mysterious path of life as they share in the knowledge of Golden Purposes of Life.

Great Indian Wedding Planner

Great Indian Wedding Planner

Author: Sonam Poddar Hissaria Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

BUDGET.. PICK AND FORGO. ENTERTAINMENT, TROUSSEAU, VENUE, CEREMONY. GUESTS AND FAMILY. PRIORITY AND PERSPECTIVES ALL EXAMINED AND DISCUSSED. PRIESTS.OFFCIALS, IMPORTANT GUESTS....THE HONEYMOON.

PEP Talk Positivity Empowerment Performance

PEP Talk Positivity Empowerment Performance

Author: Ken Hancott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

When life's getting you down, sometimes a PEP Talk is all you need! Fuelled by positivity and empowerment, PEP Talk provides proven psychotherapy techniques for readers to work with themselves in order to improve their positive mental health performance. Taking the reader through personal life examples in a humorous manner, PEP Talk shows how our beliefs, habits, behaviour and influences can all affect our well-being. With so much emphasis currently being placed on dealing with mental health issues, PEP Talk offers a unique perspective that delivers methods that could prevent these issues in the first place. Sit back. Relax. Your PEP Talk journey begins here...

Don't Marry Before You Are 30 A Book on Finding Success, Happiness and Love

Don't Marry Before You Are 30 A Book on Finding Success, Happiness and Love

Author: Joy Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

SUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SINGLE, MARRIED OR DIVORCED. ADVICE FOR WOMEN FROM DATING TO WEDDING. LOVE IN THE WORKPLACE. SOULMATES ,RICH PARTNERS, POOR PARTNERS THE PROBLEMS AND JOY. RECOGNISING WHAT LOVE IS AND BEING SMITTEN: IS IT A CRUSH OR REAL?

The Nordic Art of Friluftsliv Reconnect with Nature

The Nordic Art of Friluftsliv Reconnect with Nature

Author: Oliver Luke Delorie Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2020

Whereas the popular Danish philosophy of hygge espouses the joys of turning your home into a cosy sanctuary, the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv encourages us to get out into the great outdoors. However, friluftsliv - or 'free air life' - means much more than going on camping trips; it reflects an innate understanding of the basic human need to connect with the natural world. Rather than seeking to conquer nature - climb the highest mountain, for example - it is about simply spending time with nature and finding harmony with its rhythms. In Norway, even city dwellers are never far from fjords, parks, and woodland, but this book explains how anyone can enter a friluftsliv state of mind, make the most of their outdoor opportunities and reap the benefits for their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Life Will See You Now Quit Waiting for the Light at the End of the Tunnel and Light That F cker Up for Yourself

Life Will See You Now Quit Waiting for the Light at the End of the Tunnel and Light That F cker Up for Yourself

Author: Gavin Oattes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Bestselling author, award winning comedian and international keynote speaker Gavin Oattes challenges you to live life better than you have to, to never be afraid of your own style and to blow your own god damn mind for a change. Cast your mind back to that album that changed your life? The riffs, the hooks and the lyrics that blew your mind? That movie that moved your whole world and assured you that life was going to be special? Transporting you to a place you'd never been before, the opening chapter of that book that changed your life forever? The hairs on the back of your neck stood, adrenaline rushed through your entire body with the weight of the world gone from your young shoulders. Energised, inspired, alive, all in and ready to turn up to this wonderfully f*cked up thing we call life. Close your eyes and remember that feeling right there in that moment? Life Will See You Now is a rousing, uplifting anthem that will inspire you to put down your phone, rediscover what truly matters and completely rethink what 'making it' in life actually means. A personal development title with a difference; there's no step-by-step guide and no map to change your life. Instead, it provides you with hilarious, real life inspiration, motivation and energy to figure it out for yourself and rediscover that wee piece of magic you had when you were just five years old. Oattes makes the argument, backed by both positive psychology and an abundance of childlike wonder, that in an anxious world ruled by pressure, ego and other people's expectations, we are all incredibly lucky to be alive at a time where kindness, gratitude, play and ice-lollies really do matter.

Be More Bee How to Find Your Buzz

Be More Bee How to Find Your Buzz

Author: Alison Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Say hello to your inner bee with this light-hearted self-help book. From defying the odds and reaching for the stars, to working hard as part of a team, this book will show you how to go after your goals and get a buzz out of life. Bees' determination and drive makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment; whether it's their magical honey-making capabilities, their matriarchal mantra, or the fact that they're really just big softies, bees have it sorted. Tenacious, resilient and kind, bees hold the key to a wonderful life. This book reveals the seven marvellous traits that you can embody to Be More Bee and live a happier, healthier and all-round more buzzed existence. Packed with practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about these fuzzy gurus, there's something for everyone. So take to the sky, bumble along and learn the art of being more bee! All you've got to do is BEE-lieve.

Self-Care Down There From Menstrual Cups and Moisturizers to Body Positivity and Brazilian Wax, a Guide to Your Vagina's Well-Being

Self-Care Down There From Menstrual Cups and Moisturizers to Body Positivity and Brazilian Wax, a Guide to Your Vagina's Well-Being

Author: Taq Kaur Bhandal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Take control of your vaginal health and bring your own standards of beauty to your intimate parts with this book offering frank, practical, and accurate beauty and wellness advice for the vagina and surrounding area. Get the lowdown on how to take care of your nether regions with this fun and frank guide focused on helping you maintain your private parts. Covering everything from everyday cleanliness to internal and external safe health advice as well as tips regarding the groom-or-not-to-groom debate and sex-friendly good habits to practice, Self-Care Down There will help you keep your private parts in tip-top shape while expressing the true you! Founder and CEO of IM With Periods and menstrual cycle charting coach Taqdir Kaur Bhandal has dedicated her career to offering wellness advice to women. Whether it's period charts or sustainable period products, Self-Care Down There is an essential and practical guide to feminine care and the wellbeing of all genders.