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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!

Why We Do What We Do Understanding Our Brain to Get the Best Out of Ourselves and Others

Why We Do What We Do Understanding Our Brain to Get the Best Out of Ourselves and Others

Author: Helena Boschi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Practical tools and tips to lead a healthy and productive life The brain is the basis of everything we do: how we behave, communicate, feel, remember, pay attention, create, influence and decide. Why We Do What We Do combines scientific research with concrete examples and illustrative stories to clarify the complex mechanisms of the human brain. It offers valuable insights into how our brain works every day, at home and at work, and provides practical ideas and tips to help us lead happy, healthy and productive lives. - Learn about how your brain functions - Find out how emotions can be overcome or last a lifetime - Access your brain's natural ability to focus and concentrate - Think creatively The thoughts you have and the words that you speak all have an effect on your neural architecture -- and this book explains what that means in a way you can understand.

#AREYOUHEREYET How to STFU and Show Up For Yourself

#AREYOUHEREYET How to STFU and Show Up For Yourself

Author: Tony Ortega Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

#AreYouHereYet: How To STFU and Show Up For Yourself is the sequel to Dr. Ortega's debut self-help book, #IsHeHereYet: Being the Person You Want to Be With. It follows Dr. Ortega's signature raw, humorous, and compelling style as he continues examining the perceived epidemic of being single in our universal quest for love. When a person is committed to doing all the work to improve themselves by being The One (and thereby improve their love life), what happens when nothing seems to happen afterward? Through witty, thought-provoking writing, sassy #OMG Moments, case studies, and Tea Time with Tony (end-of-chapter exercises for the reader), Dr. Ortega helps readers explore the personal blocks and self-limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. It's a second chance at not only improving, but falling in love with, themselves. It provides essential what next? support in a sea of self-help books focused on the start of the journey.

Seven Things That Make or Break a Relationship

Seven Things That Make or Break a Relationship

Author: Paul McKenna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

* Includes FREE audio and video downloads. IMPORTANT: Before purchasing, please be aware that you will need to use a computer to download this content* Do you want a happy, fulfilling relationship? Do you want to make your relationship stronger, richer and better? Do you want to live with the person of your dreams? Do you want to stop making the same mistakes over and over again? Do you want to use the proven scientific principles that make relationships work? Do you want a wonderful future with your partner? Then let Paul McKenna help you! Over the past thirty years, Paul McKenna PhD has worked with people facing the biggest challenges in life and some of the most successful people in the world. Now, in this new book, he is turning to one of the most important subjects of all - relationships. Drawn from decades of scientific research, the system in this book includes downloadable audio and video techniques. Everything that Paul McKenna would do in personal session with you on relationships is in this system. The powerful processes provide the answers for anyone who wishes they could make their relationships last, and wants them to get better and better. It provides practical solutions and techniques for personal change that open the way to a stronger, loving future. Sometimes just one significant change can transform a relationship. Here, you can learn all Seven Things that Make or Break a Relationship.

Overcome Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors

Overcome Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors

Author: Jason Redman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges-the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy-to normal daily challenges-a late flight, a disappointing phone call, a missed promotion, a bad day-and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards? Redman was horrifically wounded in Iraq in 2007 when he was shot at close range through the face and arm. After 40 surgeries, including extensive facial reconstruction and skin grafts, he came back from this experience stronger than ever-despite carrying scars and injuries he will have for the rest of his life. Redman went on to launch two successful companies and speaks all over the country on how to build better leaders through his Overcome mindset. Overcome is based on extensive research and interviews with America's toughest warriors-including retired 4-star Admiral William McRaven, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, retired 4-star General Stanley McChrystal, and others. In this book, Redman teaches: How to survive any life ambushHow to move from defense to offense using the proactive techniques of SEAL teamsHow to strengthen your endurance during long-term trials How to rediscover and thrive in your life purpose How to lead your team (whether in business or family) to success How to compete with the top 1% in your field How to stay the course even when you want to quitAnd more Some people move through adversity and others fall underneath it. Learn how you can be counted among those who will Overcome.

Why Sex Doesn't Matter

Why Sex Doesn't Matter

Author: Olivia Fane Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Olivia Fane addresses the politics, the obsessions, the misconceptions of one of the most important aspects of human existence. Is Sex Natural? Is Sex Dirty? Is Sex Loving? Is Sex about Beauty? Is Sex Political? This is a necessary and controversial book in these confused, self-obsessed, sex-obsessed and gender-fluid times.

Sense and Sensitivity How Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

Sense and Sensitivity How Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

Author: Deborah Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

If you're an HSP, Deborah Ward is the friend who finally 'gets' it... - Jenn Granneman, co-founder of HighlySensitiveRefuge.com, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you probably find the world to be an overwhelming place. You may struggle with loud, bright or busy situations; your senses are frequently over-stimulated, and you may be a true empath, feeling the pain of others deeply, putting the needs of those around you above your own. In this blend of memoir, scientific research and practical guide, Deborah Ward - author of the popular blog 'Sense and Sensitivity' (Psychology Today) - shares her journey as an HSP from childhood to adulthood. Through her experiences with over-stimulation, work, socializing, relationships and self-discovery, she uncovers the joys of sensitivity, including intellectual curiosity, empathy, compassion and creativity. Each chapter includes a list of practical suggestions that will inform, console, reassure and inspire you, helping you to better understand who you are and what you need to thrive as an HSP. It is not your destiny to live quietly, hiding in fear; nor is it your duty to try to act like everyone else. Being highly sensitive can be challenging, but it is also a gift; it is your gift.

We Are the Luckiest The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

We Are the Luckiest The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Author: Laura McKowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

The Art of Creative Rebellion How to champion creativity, change culture and save your soul

The Art of Creative Rebellion How to champion creativity, change culture and save your soul

Author: John S. Couch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Can a creative mind thrive in a corporate landscape? Can a business leader use creativity to guide teams more effectively? From one of today's leading creative minds comes a book for modern rebels on building a rewarding life without losing your edge. Written for uncompromising creative thinkers and aspiring changemakers, The Art of Creative Rebellion encapsulates insights and wisdom collected over a life of creative and professional prosperity. In these frank and insightful reflections, John S. Couch shares with young free thinkers the uncompromising principles needed to thrive in a world that seems to reward conformity. Above all, The Art of Creative Rebellion a guide to shaping a life, career and reality that nourishes the spirit and feeds the soul-without compromises or apologies.

Open Why asking for help can save your life

Open Why asking for help can save your life

* Speak out. Ask for help. And be helped. In OPEN, Frankie Bridge, ex-The Saturdays, opens up about her ongoing journey from breakdown to breakthroughs and through self-loathing, hospitalization and self-acceptance. Part narrative exploration, part practical guide, this book will help you to understand the importance of talking and helping each other in an imperfect world. It will also feature practical guidance and advice from the psychologist and psychiatrist who pulled her back from the brink along with their notes and conversations throughout her mental health journey. By opening up about her battles, Frankie wants to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. It's a very simple four-letter word, but one of the hardest words to put into practice, this book will help people to understand the importance of talking out and helping each other.

The Power of Letting Go How to drop everything that's holding you back

The Power of Letting Go How to drop everything that's holding you back

Author: John Purkiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

How to drop everything that's holding you back The Power of Letting Go brings together a number of key principles that come up for anyone who is on the journey of self-enquiry and development. At some point, the choice becomes clear, whether to hold on or let go. For some, it's easy, just do it, f**k it. For many others, there are multiple layers and obstacles that have built up through one's life so far. Expectations, fear of uncertainty, well-worn inhibitive thought patterns, lack of trust, lack of acceptance, old trauma and hurt. Despite all this, there is a spark, a glimmer of hope that brightens at the thought of letting go and going with the flow, at following one's instincts and intuition rather than constantly second-guessing the outcome, at letting go of expectations and enjoying what is. This book combines both the why and the how to let go, with excellent practices that help convert the desire into action. There are four stages to letting go: Be Present and Enjoy Each Moment Let Go of the Thoughts that Keep You Stuck Let Go of the Pain that Runs Your Life Surrender and Tune into Something Far More Intelligent than Your Brain