Cultivating the Best Habits | What We’re Reading

Better Than Before

LJ/School Library Journal staffers burnish their reading chops and cross off more titles from their 2014 TBR lists this week.

Elliott on Healthy Relationships, Smallin Tackles Clutter, Wehrenberg on Anxiety | Self-Help Reviews, December 2014

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The New Year’s offerings begin with guidance on making life more enjoyable and even exciting through embracing surprise, rediscovering one’s creative self, and clearing out the impediments of resentments and fear.

Guidance on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Creating a Positive Life, Overcoming Hypervigilance | Self-Help Reviews

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While nearly half of self-help titles give global advice to make life more successful, happy, or fulfilled, many selections in this column present a slightly different message.

Guides to Public Speaking, the Upside of Low Self-Esteem, Recovering Intimacy, & More | Self-Help Reviews

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Hoogterp explains how to “work the stage” and be memorable; Rufus describes the upside of low self esteem and a variety of healing strategies; Sayers helps service members and their families readjust after long periods apart

Self-Help, May 1, 2014 | Best Sellers

Staying Strong

Staying Strong; be 10% Happier; Treasure Yourself

Vedic Tradition, Memoirs by Courtney, DeRusha, Kravitz, McGrath on C.S. Lewis, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

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Peppered with humorous anecdotes and stories, God Laughed is an education in Jewish spirituality, Spiritual Misfit will speak to the lives of many individual seekers, beyond the Narnia novels and into C.S. Lewis’s apologetics

Sound Advice on Life (Pauley, Huffington), Shapiro & White’s Mindful Discipline, & More | Self-Help Reviews

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Reviews of Samara O’Shea’s Loves Me…Not, Jane Pauley’s Your Life Calling, Shauna L. Shapiro & Chris White’s Mindful Discipline, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Marshmallow Tests and Swimming Puppies | More Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 5

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Aptowicz, Cristin O’Keefe. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Gotham. Sept. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781592408702. $27.50. BIOGRAPHY/MEDICINE Whether you know it or not, you are deeply indebted to Thomas Dent Mütter, a plastic surgeon in mid-19th-century Philadelphia who pioneered the use of anesthesia and the sterilization […]

Best Books 2013: Self-Help

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The best self-help of 2013.

Self-Help Reviews | November 15, 2013

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Self-Help reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

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