7 Create More Happiness Books

7 Create More Happiness Books

We all want to create more happiness in our life.

Summer makes us happier. Its true. Sunlight helps the body make serotonin, the ‘happy’ hormone. And schools out, holidays are on. Time for that good book and more happiness.

This list will help you build and keep that happy habit. From to achieving flow in the workplace, learning to be optimistic or even your own happiness project.   Being happy is your life’s work. Learn more now by reading these happiness books.

7 Books to create more Happiness

1. Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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The concept of flow, in Csikszentmihalyi’s work, is defined as being in a state which one becomes so involve in an activity and being the moment that nothing else matters. This is the natural state of happiness which we can achieve through the control of one’s inner thoughts. Flow presents the principles for more happiness from the author’s years of research. How you will turn those principles into practice is entirely up to you.

2. Learned Optimism – Martin E. P. Seligman

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It is no secret that optimism is one of the keys to success and happiness, and it is a learned behaviour. Seligman’s book is a factual book on optimism, with examples from his own clinical studies. It’s not a pep-talk kind of book, which sort of sets it apart from the typical self-help material. So, if you are looking to cultivate a more positive attitude, and you are a logical person who prefer something more direct and objective, this book is for you.

3. Authentic Happiness – Martin E. P. Seligman

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If you are looking to read an even more practical book on how to be happier, Seligman’s work is what you are looking for. The author presents a rather scientific and psychological angle to the formula of being happy. Basically, according to Seligman, we can always make changes to our personal circumstances with activities that promote happiness, and by nurturing certain personality traits.

4. Toward a Psychology of Being – Abraham Maslow

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Maslow is known for introducing the hierarchy of needs in the form of a pyramid. This book gives you the basics of what to do in order to see yourself in a more positive light, in order to achieve self-fulfillment, which is at the top of the needs pyramid. Whether you agree or not with his theory of psychological health and fulfillment – about which many have pointed out flaws – his work is still worth reading just for a general view of what constitutes a positive psychology.

5. 59 Seconds – Richard Wiseman

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The appeal of Wiseman’s book is the simple premise that taking small easy steps can effectively amount to great changes in one’s life. This book is very action plan-based; you will learn techniques that are easy to implement daily, and with consistent practice, can improve various aspects of one’s life. There are plenty to be learned, from exercises for making better decisions to assessing your child’s emotional intelligence. Plus, the suggestions he offers are based on actual research done.  More happiness in less than a minute.

6. Happier – Tal Ben-Shahar

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Who doesn’t want to be happier? Though a lot of the concepts presented in Happier is not that new to the positive psychology genre, there are still a few enlightening ones. The most valuable aspect of the book is the useful exercises and meditations which anyone can try. Readers who prefer a more scientific data-driven material may not be too keen on this book though.

7. Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

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Rubin’s book is like a catalog of ideas for starting your own ‘happiness project’ – the little things you do in your day-to-day that makes you happier. It is a very personal book as the authors draws many of the examples from her “daily adventures of happiness”.  She was not unhappy – but identified she could still be happier.  It is an easy to read book and you will find some great ideas to shake up your own daily routine.  WhyToRead are enjoying re-reading this, with highlighter in hand, create more happiness in our own life.

Weight Loss: 6 Best Books For Weight Loss Recipes And Healthy Living

Weight Loss: 6 Best Books For Weight Loss Recipes And Healthy Living

Weight Loss

Best Books For Weight Loss Recipes And Healthy LivingWith the advances in science, the weight loss industry has made great advances. Gone are the days of fads and useless weight loss techniques. The books being published in the weight loss genre are backed up by scientific research and the weight loss recipes are not only healthy, they’re tasty and nutritious as well. For anyone interested in fitness and healthy living, these books are essential.

For anyone who has tried to eat healthy, it can be extremely difficult at first. Its far easier to stick to a healthy diet if the food you’re eating is tasty and filling. The weight loss recipes in these books are just that. Tasty, nutritious, and a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. As part of our Healthy, Fitness and Dieting books, these are the best books for weight loss.

Weight Loss: 6 Best Books For Weight Loss Recipes

1. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor – Gina Homolka

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The Skinnytaste Cookbook is a great companion to Gina Homolka’s website. The book begins by telling the authors story and summarizing the main principles of the Skinnytaste mantra. This book is full of great weight loss recipes and advice about selecting healthy food, what to keep in your fridge and freezer and general ideas of healthy eating.

2. 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days! – JJ Smith

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Smith is a nutritionist and she begins by explaining what her green smoothies are and why the cleanse is worth trying. She details how environmental toxins in the food we eat and the products we use are causing our immune system to shut down as we overload our bodies with destructive substances. Not only will the detox improve your overall health, it will help you lose weight.

3. It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways – Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig

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The idea behind the book is that the foods we consume cause inflammation in the body. With constant inflammation, you can never truly heal, and the effects just keep compounding in the form of the various medical distresses we all face. In W30, you cut all grains, legumes, and dairy. That means no butter, milk, or cheese. Its only 30 days, and the weight loss recipes they give you have been proven to work wonders.

4. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle – Diane Sanfilippo, Bill Staley, Robb Wolf

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For anyone new to the Paleo approach to health and eating, Ms. SanFilippo’s Practical Paleo is a good starting place. While the market has seen an explosion of books on the Paleo diet, this book is unique in that is combines the wisdom of the Paleo approach to nutrition with the unique insights that are emerging from the “functional medicine” approach to health.

5. The Skinny Gut Diet: Balance Your Digestive System for Permanent Weight Loss – Brenda Watson C.N.C., Leonard Smith M.D., Jamey Jones B.Sc.

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The first half of the book explains the science behind the dietary restrictions, which don’t allow rice, wheat, most grains, starchy vegetables like potatoes, and sugars. The book recommends taking 4 supplements in total: a probiotic, a fiber supplement, a digestive enzyme supplement, and an Omega-3 supplement. You can choose to buy her brand or use the weight loss recipes and find your own ingredients.

6. The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight – Haylie Pomroy

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This book is about creating a faster metabolism to burn more calories. The author exposes myths and truths about metabolism and how many people have created a slow metabolism. Some are real eye openers like “It’s not about calorie counting” and “deserts do not make you fat”. Filled with some great weight loss recipes and healthy eating tips, this is a great modern approach to weight loss.

Cook Books: Top 5 Cooking Books For Beginners

Cook Books: Top 5 Cooking Books For Beginners

Ever since I was a student, cooking was a necessity to save money and not die of starvation. In those days, it mainly comprised of an array of different pastas and whatever else was in the fridge. Not exactly cooking, and since then, it hasn’t developed much. This is why I went on the hunt for the best cook books for a beginner like myself to add to his culinary repertoire. I wanted to focus on simpe cook books which explained everything in plain English and the majority of the meals could be prepared in under 30 minutes, and this list of cooking books is what I came up with.

They were chosen based on readers reviews, sales and how long they’ve been able to remain relevant, all important criteria to be trusted by a newbie like myself. I hope you find this list useful.

Top 5 Cooking Books For Beginners

1. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 3rd Edition – America’s Test Kitchen

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America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, which calls itself a cookbook, cooking school, and kitchen reference in one, offers over 1,200 approachable recipes for a very wide range of dishes–from “weekday” fare like Creamy Rice Casserole, Cheesy Nachos with Spicy Beef, and Skillet Lasagna, to dressier recipes, including Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Red Wine Rosemary Sauce, Roasted Trout Stuffed with Bacon and Spinach, and Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse. There are “specialty” chapters devoted to sandwiches, drinks, and slow cooker and pressure cooker dishes; a grilling section is a tutorial in itself.

2. How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food – Mark Bittman

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How to Cook Everything” will be one of the more useful cookbooks you’ll owned. Each type of food has a “Basics” section that includes lots of preparation tips. The recipes themselves are detailed enough for beginners, and not so esoteric that you have to make a trip to a specialty grocery store every time you want to cook something. Especially helpful are the suggestions for expanding on each dish.

3. I’m Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0 – Alton Brown

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If you like “Good Eats,” you’re bound to love this book. In this volume, Alton Brown goes into the how and why of cooking to help you understand the process involved. Any cookbook can tell you , for example, to sear a piece of meat. This book explains why you sear a piece of meat (and its not what you might think), why cast iron is the best cookware for searing it, and what happens if you mess up.

4. Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast – Jamie Oliver

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This cook book is a collection of 50 meals, spread over 288 pages with not just a few, but a ton of pictures and spreads. The images are beautiful photographic art work, and often they aim to illustrate either ideas for presentation or preparation of the featured meals. Essentially you buy a collection of round about 150 recipes, nicely combined into complete small family meals with ingredients and amounts listed to serve 4 to 6 people at a time.

5. Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food: More Than 100 Delicious, Super-Fast, and Easy Recipes – Gordon Ramsay

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This cook book is well organized. Every dish has a full color photograph, and every dish is uncomplicated enough that after a couple times making it, you don’t need to go back to the recipe. The recipes are diverse – everything from ethnic meals to sandwiches.

Guided Meditation: 3 Essential Books On Guided Meditation Techniques

Guided Meditation: 3 Essential Books On Guided Meditation Techniques

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is a form of meditation where an individual is verbally guided into a state of consciousness by a recording or an internal monologue.

Although there are a many popular CDs and Audiobooks on guided meditation, WhytoRead has found some incredible books which give you the scripts and tools you need to internalize the guides, so you can utilize them wherever and whenever you want.

Here are:

3 Essential Books On Guided Meditation Techniques

1. Creative Visualization: 33 Guided Visualization Scripts to Create the Life of Your Dreams – Louise Stapely

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This book will teach you the steps to take in order to visualize correctly. There are 33 scripts provided, divided into financial abundance, career, family, relationships, love, health, peace of mind, and addictions. Each script will show you how to engage your senses to boost results and manifest successfully.

2. Guided Meditation Scripts for Beginners – Amy Meyers

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This books, as it claims in the title, is great for anyone new to guided meditation. Written in a clear and easy to understand way, it sheds new light on guided meditation for the newby.

3. The Blooming of a Lotus: Revised Edition of the Classic Guided Meditation for Achieving the Miracle of Mindfulness –  Thich Nhat Hanh

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If you are going to read one book on this list, make it this one. Thich Nhat Hanh manages to convey wisdom with the clearest of words and most insightful examples, with a collection of step-by-step guided meditations. They are arranged generally by topic and each has a prose introduction that expands on a spiritual idea.

4 Of The Best Fitness And Workout Books Ever Written

4 Of The Best Fitness And Workout Books Ever Written

Fitness Books

For any fitness enthusiast or someone looking to start strength and fitness training, these books are essential in giving you the tools and knowledge to get you off to a powerful and efficient start. You do not want to be in the gym, day in and day out, using the wrong form and wasting your time. These fitness books will teach you the right techniques and the ideal form to get the results that you want.

As part of a healthy lifestyle and a nutritious diet, these fitness books will help you get the body you want. Not only will you have more energy and be naturally happier, your body will build a stronger immunity to diseases and defend against ageing.

For more healthy eating books, check out our Health, Diet and Fitness section and our Weight Loss Recipes.

Without further ado,

4 Of The Best Fitness And Workout Books

1. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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This book has everything you need to know about all aspects of bodybuilding. It starts with basic recommendation and training techniques for the beginner. It ends with bodybuilding contests, but if that’s not your goal, you can simply ignore that and use the training tips instead.

2. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength – Steven Low

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This book mainly focuses on upper body strength development in a gymnast’s way. In Overcoming Gravity, the progressions are in much smaller steps which allows for the reader to pick up at his or her ability easily and immediately begin developing their strength.

3. Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance – Kelly Starrett

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This book seeks to “Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur”, and according to the hundreds of reviews and tens of thousands of sales, its safe to say it does just that.

4. Starting Strength – Mark Rippetoe

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Beginners can greatly benefit from this book to learn good form right off the bat. Experienced lifters might also want to check it out because,

a) there’s always more to learn, and

b) your form might not be as good as you think it is.

Leave any comments and suggestions below.

What Is A Sociopath? 2 Non-Fiction Books About Sociopaths

What Is A Sociopath? 2 Non-Fiction Books About Sociopaths

Firstly, lets start off with a definition of a Sociopath.

What Is A Sociopath? 

a Sociopath is a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior.

Psychologist Joseph Newman describes a sociopath as someone who can focus only on one activity or train of thought, to the exclusion of others. Researchers say that the sociopath doesn’t lack a moral identity but self-identity altogether, allowing them to be whoever they want to be at anytime to get the result that they want.

To get a better understanding of this human phenomenon, we’ve compiled a list of books written by sociopaths.

2 Non-Fiction Books About Sociopaths

1. Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight – M.E. Thomas

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This book presents the inner life of a functioning sociopath. Confessions of a Sociopath has a certain terrible beauty to it. The author is breathtakingly honest in her confessions and shows how she has been able to achieve success, despite her condition.

2. The Sociopath Next Door Paperback  Martha Stout

What Is A Sociopath?

One in twenty-five Americans is a sociopath, a figure psychologist Martha Stout obtained from three journal articles and a U.S. government source. Assuming the premise of The Sociopath Next Door is correct, or even if the figure is say one in 50, odds are you know at least one sociopath. Here is a peak inside their minds.

Four Most Popular New York Times Best Sellers in Non-Fiction

Four Most Popular New York Times Best Sellers in Non-Fiction

New York Times Best Sellers

The New York Times Best Sellers list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the world. The list below is of the Four Most Popular New York Times Best Sellers in Non-Fiction.

1. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers – David Perlmutter

New York Times Best Sellers

This book is absolutely amazing. It is chock full of great information for the dieter who is looking to increase his knowledge on how exactly grains and different types of carbs can affect your brain.

2. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  Brene Brown

New York Times Best Sellers

The Gifts of Imperfection is a little gem of a book that offers readers a way to change their lives through adopting the practices of “wholehearted” living. Brené Brown shows you how to live more authentic and compassionate lives, while learning to embrace your imperfections, and recognize what issues get in our way, such as shame and fear.

3. It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways – Melissa Hartwig

New York Times Best Sellers

It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever–and transform your life in unexpected ways.

4. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts – Gary D Chapman

New York Times Best Sellers

The main idea behind this book is that just as people have unique personality preferences, we all have unique preferences for what we find satisfying and motivating when it comes to love. Your love language is the way that you most feel loved and cared for.

Let us know what you think of the list in the comments down below.

The Three Best Books to Help You Stop Smoking

The Three Best Books to Help You Stop Smoking

Stop Smoking

If you’re a smoker, you know already that its a terrible habit and it is damaging to your health and those of those around you. If you are reading this article, you are already considering the ways that you can stop smoking. With the development of eCigarettes and other tools, the smoking habit is becoming easier to stop, and with the help of the books below, stopping smoking is easier than ever with the correct mindset.

Here are 4 of the Best Books to Help You Stop Smoking

1. Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be a Happy Non-smoker for the Rest of Your Life – Allen Carr

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About the first three quarters of the book is spent dispelling various myths and delusions about smoking (such as smoking relaxing you or getting rid of stress), which gets you into the right frame of mind for actually quitting. At this point, the book wants you to continue smoking while you read it. In a nutshell, the easy way to stop smoking involves two things: one, deciding you are never going to smoke again, and two, don’t mope about it anymore, rejoice.

2. Quit Smoking Today Without Gaining Weight  Paul McKenna

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Paul McKenna continues his “I can make you…” series with this stop smoking guide. As proven by many readers of the book, the methods have shown many people stop and continue to stop for the rest of their lives.

3. You Can Stop Smoking Jacquelyn Rogers

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This book is jam packed with information that all smokers need to know. The book focused on changing your scheme on smoking, something which we smokers don’t realized how disturbed it is and will become in the future. You won’t imagine how different your life is without the cigarrettes.

How To Survive Graduation: From College to a Career in 10 Books

How To Survive Graduation: From College to a Career in 10 Books

How To Survive Graduation: From College to a Career in 10 Books

Life after college can be tough. Sure, after years of hard work (and the occasional party or two!), you’ve got a degree under your belt. But now you have another mountain to climb.

Launching a career or just staying afloat after college can be a massive challenge, especially if you’re wallowing in debt. But you’re not alone; most graduates struggle with the transition. We’ve been there! So we put together this list of our favourite books to help you navigate the post-graduation maze.

1. What They Don’t Teach You in College: A Graduate’s Guide to Life on Your Own – James Kramon 

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You’ve passed the finals. Great! But suddenly you’re expected to know how to do all sorts of grown-up things like buying health insurance and dealing with tax forms. No one ever taught you how to do this stuff. James Kramon is on hand to guide you through jobhunting, finding an apartment and dealing with paperwork. Better still, it’s full of handy checklists for every situation. Say good-bye to college and hello to your new life!

2. What colour is your parachute? A practical manual for job hunters and career changers – Richard N. Bolles

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The world’s most popular job-search book has been published in 22 languages and 26 countries. Even after selling 10 million copies, it’s as popular as ever. This edition is updated for 2014, with handy tips on how discover your unique gifts, skills, and interests and launch your career – even in hard times.

3. Knock ’em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews – Martin Yate

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New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has come up with a formula to help you create your best possible resume. He’ll guide you through every step of the writing process, showing you how to get noticed with examples of industry-specific resumes and those that cover every stage of your career. He also offers helpful advice on submitting a resume electronically, what to include on social marketing profiles, and how to make the most of keywords so that search engines find your resume quickly.

4. The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People – Carol Eikleberry

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You don’t have to stifle your creative impulses to pay the bills! Whether you want to be an architect or a crossword-puzzle maker, Carol Eikleberry gives you an inspiring guide on how to make your passion pay. Now in its third edition, this book gives you all the tools you need to remain different, unconventional, and hard-to-categorize while finding work you love.

5. How to Succeed in Your First Job: Tips for College Graduates – Elwood F Holton and Sharon S Naquin

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So you’ve found yourself a job. Great! What next? College courses, even business-focused ones, put little emphasis on adjusting to corporate culture. This brief, handy book provides a crash course on the inner workings of organizations and the most effective ways for a new employee to earn acceptance and respect.

6. Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties

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Managing your finances can be the biggest challenge graduates face. The all-new edition of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming master of your own money universe. No matter what’s happening in the economy, all the guidance you need is right here. Covers everything from paying off student loans to taking advantage of the latest tax rules and investing in socially responsible companies.

7. How to Get out of Debt, Stay out of Debt, and Live Prosperously – Jerrold Mundis

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It’s the curse of the college graduate – an enormous pile of debt. But getting out of the red needn’t be stressful. Based on the proven techniques of the national Debtors Anonymous program, this book gives you a complete, step-by-step guide to getting out of debt once and for all.

8. Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice – Donal Asher

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Not every graduate wants to dive straight into the job market. Hitting graduate school first can turbo-start your career, and it’s mandatory in some high-powered sectors like law and medicine. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and admissions officer, this guide deconstructs the applications process to help you get into the graduate program of your choice.

9. Unflappable: 6 Steps to Staying Happy, Centered, and Peaceful No Matter What – Ragini Elizabeth Michaels

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Whatever you decide as your next step, it’s important to stay positive as you navigate the post-college maze. Unflappable is a book that will not just help you survive the post-college blues, but to embrace the ups and downs of the journey and learn to stay centered and peaceful no matter what.

10. Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want – Jenny Blake

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Here it is – the ultimate guide. Jenny Blake’s Life After College is an essential manual for every graduating student and young professional. It features practical, actionable advice that will help you focus on the BIG picture of your life, not just the details. Life After College will leave you feeling inspired, confident and ready to take action toward creating the life you really want.

10 Self Improvement Books Recommended By Doctors

10 Self Improvement Books Recommended By Doctors

10 Self Improvement Books Recommended By Doctors

There are well over 100,000 ‘self improvement’ books in publication which makes choosing one extremely difficult. Depression has become very common, and doctors have turned to books to help their patients to overcome some of their issues.

In 2003, a psychiatrist in Wales noticed that that some of his patients were reading books while they were waiting to be treated, and some were healed before he had a chance to treat them. Since then, Dr Frude has been recommending books to his patients, and the books below had the highest success rate. The term Bibliotherapy was born.

In June 2012, the NHS in the UK started a program which allowed doctors to effectively prescribe books to their patients, and they in turn could go to their local library to pick up a copy.

Without further ado, here are the 10 Self Improvement Books Recommended By Doctors.

1. Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

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Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy.

The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems.

2. Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back

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Behavioral activation therapy is built on this powerful, insightful assumption. Its techniques offer fast, effective relief from depression by guiding you to make positive and rewarding changes in your life. This simple, profound process reconnects you to the naturally occurring rewards of a well-lived life, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression.

3. The Feeling Good Handbook

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This book helps you: free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks; overcome self-defeating attitudes; discover the five secrets of intimate communication; put an end to marital conflict; and, conquer your procrastination and unleash your potential for success.

4. Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

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Are you plagued by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines? Would you like to regain control over your behavior and cast your fears aside? Whether you are compelled to wash your hands more and more thoroughly or feel the need to keep checking that you’ve turned off appliances, obsessive worries can be a drain on daily life. However, you don’t need to suffer any more. This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioral therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD.

5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Dynamic techniques for turning Fear, Indecision and Anger into Power, Action and Love

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With dynamic techniques and profound advice, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway has guided so many readers around the world to turn their fear, indecision and anger into power, action and love. Learn the tools that will vastly improve your ability to handle any situation so that you can become powerful and decisive in the face of your fears.

6. Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

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The only self improvement book program that has been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial, it provides detailed step-by-step advice for dealing with this condition.

Unlike other less problem-oriented books currently available on the subject, this book concentrates on the key behavior changes necessary for the sufferer to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life. Theory is closely interwoven with practice and the book draws together real problems and solutions experienced by hundreds of sufferers.

7. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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“Those who don’t know how to fight worry, die young.” This ominous advice begins Dale Carnegie’s bestseller, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, an eight-part treatise on the follies of worrying. Like other Carnegie books, this one is packed with good old-fashioned common sense, illustrated with examples drawn from research on historical figures and interviews with business leaders.

8. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems – spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more – all recorded with brilliant humor in his diary. This self improvement book is focused more on younger readers, and has proven effective enough to be recommended reading.

9. This Book Will Save Your Life

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Since her debut in 1989, A. M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of her touching and funny new novel, her first in six years. This Book Will Save Your Life is a vivid, uplifting, and revealing story about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you.

10. The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results

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The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life — and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes.