At the first sign of spring, we clean our apartments, houses, cars, closets, and even our outdoor spaces. We give so much attention to spring cleaning the material things in our lives in order to feel more calm and centered for the bright new season, but we rarely consider focusing attention to ourselves. Springtime is associated with new beginnings, and after the last few years that we have endured, it is time to give love to our over-cluttered, exhausted, anxiety-ridden minds and selves. Whether re-centering life’s focus is priority, brushing up on rusty communication skills, or clearing out unecessary thoughts, there is something for everyone on this list.
Jordan Lee Dooley, author of Embrace Your AlmostÂ knows firsthand how devastating it can be when you almostÂ achieve a goal,Â almostÂ reach a dream, orÂ almost get to where you want to be, only to land just short of the finish line or watch it all fall apart at the last minute. Disrupted, delayed, or even seemingly destroyed dreams have a way of making us rethink everything. In those moments, you have a chance to pause and consider what matters mostÂ to youÂ in a world thatâ€™s constantly telling you what you should want or should do.
Don’t Worry Â asks you to think of a time when you were worried about something, but then you suddenly realized how insignificant it was. Isnâ€™t it amazing how much lighter you felt? The key is to focus only on the here and now. By doing so, you free yourself from unnecessary anxiety, and your mind will be at peace. Follow this book’s 48 simple lessonsâ€”take to heart the nearly 30 zengo, or Zen sayings, quoted throughoutâ€” and youâ€™ll enjoy a calmer, more relaxed, more positive version of yourself.
Things That Matter is a book about living well. Itâ€™s about rethinking the common assumptions of today to find satisfaction and fulfillment tomorrow.Â This book helps you identify the obstacles– â€”such as fear, technology, money, possessions, and the opinions of othersâ€”that keep you from living with intention, and provides practical ideas for letting go of those distractions today so you can focus on what matters most.
In Â Be a Triangle world-famous actress, author, and creator Lilly Singh knows that sometimes life just sucks. Singh provides a safe space where listeners can learn how to create a sense of peace within themselves. Without sugarcoating what itâ€™s like to face adversityâ€”including acknowledging her own intensely personal struggles with identity, success, and self-doubtâ€”Singh teaches readers to â€śunsubscribeâ€ť from cookie-cutter ideals with her signature blend of vulnerability, insight, and humor.
True Age introduces readers to the latest developments in the science of aging and longevity. It provides an in-depth understanding of biological age, and helps us target an individualized plan to eat, exercise, and sleep, in order to slow or reverse the aging process. The goal is to guide every listener toward a personal regimen to keep them as youthful as possibleâ€”both inside and out.
Big Feelings addresses anyone intimidated by oversized feelings they can’t predict or control, offering the tools to understand what’s really going on, find comfort, and face the future with a sense of newfound agency. Over the past year, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffyâ€™s online community has laughed and cried about productivity guilt, pandemic anxiety, and Zoom fatigue. Weaving surprising science with personal stories, each chapter examines one uncomfortable feeling and lays out strategies for turning big emotions into manageable ones.
Amber Oâ€™Neal Johnston author of, AÂ Place to BelongÂ , shows parents of all backgrounds how to create a home environment where children feel secure in their own personhood and culture, enabling them to better understand and appreciate people who are racially and culturally different. A Place to BelongÂ gives parents the tools to empower children to embrace their unique identities while feeling beautifully tethered to their global community.
Italian Lessons begs the question: is there an Italian way to deal with life? Can we all learn something from the Italians? Italy often arouses in Americans a unique mix of attraction and bafflement, moderate disapproval and incredible allure. Beppe Severgnini embarks on an enthralling quest to identify a core Italian identity and explore how that identity has evolved since the global pandemic.
Get invaluable insight on how to be a better communicator in Words Can Change Your Brain. Your brain retains and uses information daily, and our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one. The truth, though, is that you don’t have to understand how Compassionate Communication works. You just have to do it- let Words Can Change Your Brain teach you how.