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41 Reasons I'm Staying In: A Celebration of Introverts
In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off. In 41 Reasons I'm Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.With each page comes a new room and character, pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto: plotting world takeover, learning magic, mooning over a crush, evading taxes, and beyond. This dark and humorous celebration of introverts offers a unique look into their private worlds and reminds us of the deep fulfillment and joy we can find in spending time alone.
5-Minute Calm: A More Peaceful, Rested, and Relaxed You in Just 5 Minutes a Day
This quick, portable guide features more than 200 practical, effective ways to calm the mind, reduce stress, and erase tension in your body in less than five minutes.In 5-Minute Calm you’ll learn to relax your anxious mind and release tension in your body through quick and easy mindfulness exercises and techniques. Through guided breathing, meditation, visualization, and more, you’ll find a place of calm in just five short minutes. This newfound peace can allow you to reengage with the world in a meaningful, productive way. Whether you’re facing a frazzled morning at home, a hectic day at work, or a daunting project deadline, this on-the-go stress-reducing guide can help you disengage for a few minutes, find a moment of peace, and get back to your day.
5-Minute Energy: A More Vibrant, Engaged, and Purposeful You in Just 5 Minutes a Day
Find more than 200 quick, easy, and effective ways to feel more energized all day long in this handy, take-anywhere guide in the popular 5-Minutes series. Work, family, volunteering, socializing - people today are busier than ever. Who couldn’t use a boost of energy to help you keep up with all those obligations and activities? With these 200+ simple, yet effective, exercises, you’ll find ways to instantly increase your energy to take on the day - from feeling more alert in the morning, to staving off the dreaded afternoon slump, to having enough momentum left over for the evening while still winding down for a restful night’s sleep.With fun exercises including striking up a conversation with a stranger, setting positive intentions, dancing while making dinner, and trying something new every day, you’ll find yourself tackling your to-do list with new drive!
523 Ways to Be Awesome
Have you ever wanted to write a symphony, explore the galaxy, or save a life? With 523 Ways to Be Awesome, you will learn how you are already doing those and other amazing things . . . a bit . . . and how you can do them a bit more, one Drop of Awesome at a time. For example, you may not achieve “world peace,” but you can:• Choose to forgive.• Let someone merge in front of you.• Listen when you really want to talk.Based on the viral blog post that inspired Drops of Awesome: The You’re-More-Awesome-Than-You-Think Journal (2014), this book is for anyone who listens to the negative voice inside her head, telling her she’s not good enough and that her best efforts are insufficient. Author and blogger Kathryn Thompson returns with her signature wit and wisdom intact to help readers keep tally of the small victories that mean everything in life and discover their inner AWESOME.
The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion - and use it as a positive force in our lives.We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems - and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself).Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called "Shift," Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature.Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear - empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.
The Book of Calm: 250 Ways to a Calmer You
Being calm is about finding a moment of quiet in the chaos of everyday life. Slowing down, taking a breath, and embracing peace can help give you a new perspective on your day and prepare you for any challenges that may come your way.From taking a mindful shower to doing some deep breathing, The Book of Calm offers 250 different ways to fill yourself with feelings of peace, calm and well-being, including:• Breathing Exercises• Meditations• Mantras• Yoga Poses• Inspirational Quotes• And moreWhether you're preparing to do something that scares you, trying to keep your cook in the middle of a tough conversation, or just looking for a breather after a hard day, The Book of Calm will keep you centered and serene.
Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Women Who Do It All
Take five for mindfulness: Say no to burnout, and yes to balance!For so many women, “work–life balance” is a myth. And when you’re already juggling a career, personal life, and family—plus your side projects, a smidgen of self-care, and the occasional need to sleep—“mindfulness” can sound like just another thing to do.But if you take five minutes for mindfulness now and then, it may not only save your sanity—but also springboard your success. Let psychotherapist Shonda Moralis coach you through fifty “mindful breaks” ingeniously tied to your hectic schedule:• Breathe mindful breaks promote calm and awareness through meditation, starting with “Coffee” (page 39)• Empower mindful breaks bolster your self-confidence—say, to “Unmute Yourself” during a meeting (page 149)• Achieve mindful breaks help you set and conquer goals . . . for example, by asking: “Why Not Me?” (page 240) If you think you don’t have time for mindfulness, this book is definitely for you.
Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness For Busy Moms
Moms can feel as if they are sprinting through life, crashing onto the pillow at day’s end only to start again the next morning. In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it - in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 "mindful breaks" that will help moms tune into their own well-being (along with everyone else’s):Eat a mindful breakfast - with no phone, TV, or newspaper!Cuddle your child and take three deep breaths together.Give yourself a mindful-mommy high five - because moms can use positive reinforcement, too.Every mom - whether caring for a new baby, an overscheduled grade-schooler, or an angsty teen - can become a mindful mama!
Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World
When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment.Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are.Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortable—you just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, “Cozy isn’t something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen.”Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.
Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
So many women are living overcommitted lives and buckling under the nagging guilt. When they are busy, they feel guilty for not playing with their kids or having a quiet time of prayer and Bible study. When they try to rest, they feel guilty because there's so much left to do. It's an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion. Yet inside every woman's heart is a longing for true rest. It's there because God designed us that way--but it seems out of reach.Enough is enough. Our lives probably aren't going to get less busy, especially if we're in a demanding season of life, but we can do busy better. In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps women examine their hearts and their schedules in order to seek a healthy and holy balance between--and enjoyment of--both work and rest. She shows readers how to prioritize their goals and their time, how to be present in the moment as Jesus was, and how to find the freedom of true soul rest. Most importantly, she shows women that their worth is found not in their accomplishments but in the love of the One who made them for work and for rest.
Discover the forty-four laws of life that are the missing link between the desire to meditate and the motivation needed to maintain a regular meditation practice, process the emotional fallout of meditative experiences, and find spiritual fulfillment.Biet Simkin knows from personal experience that finding your way to transformation and mindfulness isn’t always easy. Drawing on hard-won wisdom from her journey through addiction, personal tragedy, and the New York rock-n-roll scene, Biet shares the guidance you’ll need to move from meltdowns to miracles.Don’t Just Sit There! is a guidebook that will empower you to dive into meditation by helping you work through the not-so-peaceful side of achieving peace. With insights on forty-four laws of human experience, it provides week-by-week instructions to process each one. From the Law of Focus to the Law of Desire, these aspects of spiritual life can become obstacles without the tools to properly face them.Experienced and novice meditators alike can benefit from Biet’s frank, freeing advice on how to establish a lifelong practice in an often chaotic modern world. By confronting the disruptive quality of spiritual life, you can motivate yourself to realize the meditative practice of your dreams.
Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy
Author and wellness expert Sherianna Boyle shows you how to C.L.E.A.N.S.E your anxieties, clearing a path for new positive habits, behaviors, and emotions.Most of us view a detox as a physical experience, but what we don’t realize is that it’s not just our physical bodies that need to be cleansed in order to return to a healthy state. When we’re unable to process our stress and worries, they can become toxic to ourselves and those around us. Wellness expert and author of Emotional Detox, Sherianna Boyle modifies the revolutionary C.L.E.A.N.S.E method to guide you through the 7 steps to a successful anxiety detox. The 7 steps include: Clear, Look Inward, Emit, Activate Joy, Nourish, Surrender, and Ease.Experiencing reactions to worries, stress, and doubt can put obstacles in our path to a happy and fulfilled life. An anxiety detox is a systematic and mindful way to purge these harmful thoughts. Once freed from this burden, an anxiety detox returns us to our joyful, carefree state.Emotional Detox for Anxiety is a reset for the soul, flushing out negative feelings, clearing a path for new habits and behaviors, and energizing you to accept peace, acceptance, and pure joy.
Empower Your Life with Sophrology
Sophrology is an amazing mind-body training system that uses quick and simple exercises to increase your confidence and self-esteem, bringing you a renewed sense of vitality while at the same time calming and relaxing you. This dynamic system of relaxation is hugely popular in France, and is used to train Olympic teams, develop resilience among pupils and teachers in schools, alleviate symptoms for cancer patients, encourage stress-free pregnancies and child-birth, reduce anxiety and phobias, and foster recovery from burn-out. Its popularity in France has been growing ever since it was first developed by a neuropsychiatrist over 50 years ago, and it’s now crossed the language barrier and is rivaling mindfulness as the best way to deal with the stresses of modern living. Sophrology exercises take no more than a few minutes, yet their effects can be felt immediately. Whether you need more energy, or are struggling with anxiety, sleep difficulties, or an inability to focus on what you really want, Sophrology can help you achieve your goals, and create a positive future filled with well-being.
Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese Witherspoon Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family -- and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was... underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn't enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it. The result is Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up chores and responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a figurative card game you play with your partner, Fair Play helps you prioritize what's important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner. "Winning" this game means rebalancing your home life, reigniting your relationship with your significant other, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space -- as in, the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Stop drowning in to-dos and lose some of that invisible workload that's pulling you down. Are you ready to try Fair Play? Let's deal you in.
Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
Think ADHD means you can't get things done? Think again.Busy entrepreneur and CEO Peter Shankman always seems to have more than twenty-four hours in a day. How does he get so much done? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD brain.In Faster Than Normal, you'll discover his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and satisfying life, including how to:• Harness your creative energy to generate and execute ideas• Direct your hyperfocus to get things done• Identify your pitfalls - and avoid them• Streamline your daily routine• Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energyFilled with life-changing habits and supportive self-care advice, this positive, practical book flips the script on ADHD - and is an invaluable handbook for anyone who want to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed . . . without crashing.
Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Your Stress
Busy hands equal a happy brain! Learn how fidgeting can help increase productivity and decrease stress, with 101 ways to tap, jiggle, doodle, and click your way to better concentration and creativity.Fidget spinners are the latest popular trend, but pen clicking, pencil chewing, and stress-ball slinging have been commonplace for decades. According to recent research, it’s been shown that fidgeting helps you concentrate and prevent stress. If something we are working on isn’t interesting enough to hold our attention, the additional sensory-motor input of fidgeting allows our brains to become fully engaged and focused. In Fidget! you’ll discover 101 ways to help increase your productivity and decrease stress, so you can fully engage at work and achieve calm, creativity, and mindfulness.
Financially Forward: How to Use Today's Digital Tools to Earn More, Save Better, and Spend Smarter
Von Tobel, Alexa
Chief digital officer at Northwestern Mutual, founder/CEO of LearnVest, and New York Times bestselling author shows how to use the simple tools of the digital age to get more out of our money.We live in a new financial world. Our wallets--like every other aspect of our lives--have gone fully digital. From mobile pay to on-demand everything to cryptocurrencies, technology is rewriting the rules for how we earn, save, spend and invest.Technology has made virtually every aspect of our lives cheaper and more convenient. Shouldn't it do the same when it comes to managing our finances?Von Tobel says that it can. In this straightforward and jargon-free guide, she shows us how to use the simple tools found on any smartphone to put more money back into our wallets. Readers will learn:• Six new trends that are impacting our finances - and how to optimize them• How to navigate the world of mobile pay, and cash in by going cash-free• How to save time and money by putting your savings--and spending--on autopilot• Best practices for keeping your identity and financial accounts ultra-secure• How to talk to digital natives - ie your kids - about financial planning• What the Bitcoin hype is all about and how to prepare for the future of digital moneyPreparing ourselves for the financial future gives us the security and freedom to live our richest lives. It's time to move Financially Forward...or get left behind.
Fuel Your Fire: 200 Ways to Instantly Beat Burnout and Reignite Your Passion
Prevent burnout with more than 200 stress-relieving activities so you can feel more energized, engaged, and efficient.Life is full of demands—at home and at work—which can lead to a rise in stress and burnout. And with burnout being recognized as a diagnosable condition by the World Health Organization, it’s more important than ever to restore your purpose, energy, and enthusiasm!Fuel Your Fire can help you go from frazzled and fed up to relaxed, refreshed, and restored no matter the level of day-to-day demands and social pressures. With more than 200 different ways to truly and deeply relax and relieve tension, including breathing exercises, yoga poses, soothing activities, meditations, fun ways to connect with others, and more, you’ll be able to unplug and disconnect from all the areas of your life that bring you anxiety. These quick, practical activities are easy and enjoyable and can quickly help restore balance and prevent burnout.Feel more in control and empowered by taking a break from the stressors that are making you anxious. Fuel Your Fire has just what you need to reclaim your joy, confidence, and vitality so you never feel burnt out again.
The Green Cure
Discover how going outdoors and spending time in nature, from forest bathing to a walk in the park, provides a simple and powerful way to improve your health and well-being.What we all know on an intuitive level is a scientific truth: the simple act of going outside is good for us—really good for us. It has been shown to have a positive effect on a huge number of health conditions and issues, from diabetes to depression, anxiety to arteriolosclerosis. Down-to-earth and relevant, The Green Cure shows you that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment or vacation days to heal your body and mind. An afternoon stroll among trees in the park, a dip in the ocean, or sinking your bare feet in the mud might change your life! Each chapter combines anecdotes and literature alongside recent medical and scientific discoveries to show how nature can heal us. The book also includes “prescriptions” for how to use the information in realistic, easy ways, so you, too, can enjoy the beneficial shift within that simply going outdoors can bring you.
The Holy Sh!t Moment: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant
Motivation expert James Fell teaches readers how to skip the hard part and go directly from intention to committed action.After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn’t often come from just putting one foot in front of the other, carefully observing and altering habits, slogging through baby steps toward new behavior. Rather, the research reveals that serious life turnaround usually happens in a moment, with a flash of inspiration. Epiphany arrives like a lightning strike, rapidly shifting the recipient of such enlightenment onto a new path that creates a better life.Motivational psychology has traditionally focused on slow and steady - gradual improvement over time to reach a desired goal, whether it’s weight loss, career change, battling addiction, or success in relationships. We’ve been told since toddlerhood that the tortoise beats the hare. But, through compelling science and powerful stories, James Fell shows us that the hare has the edge; overwhelming desire can be awakened fast and furiously. When you learn to become attuned to that sensation of sudden awakening, a new path can be followed almost effortlessly, because it feels like destiny.Everyone has the ability to experience the lightning strike. The Holy Sh!t Moment will teach you how to create a life-changing epiphany and go directly from intention to action.
How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment - The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life
The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding that will show you how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving self.Secretly, we all hold grudges, but most of us probably think we shouldn’t, and many of us deny that we do. To bear a grudge is too negative, right? Shouldn’t we just forgive and move on? Wrong, says self-appointed grudge guru Sophie Hannah, in her groundbreaking and irreverent self-help guide. Yes, it’s essential to think positively if we want to live happy lives, but even more crucial is how we get to the positive. Denying our negative emotions and experiences is likely to lead only to more pain, conflict, and stress.What if our grudges are good for us? What if we could embrace them, and use them to help ourselves and others, instead of feeling ashamed of our inability to banish negative emotions and memories from our lives? With contributions from expert psychotherapists as well as extracts from her own extensive catalog of grudges, Sophie Hannah investigates the psychological origins of grudges and also offers not-so-obvious insights into how we should acknowledge—and embrace—them in order to improve the quality of our interpersonal relationships and senses of self. Grudges do not have to fill us with hate or make us toxic, bitter, and miserable. If we approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, it will do the opposite—we will become more forgiving.Practical, compassionate, and downright funny, How to Hold a Grudge reveals everything we need to know about the many different forms of grudge, the difference between a grudge and not-a-grudge (not as obvious as it seems), when we should let a grudge go, and how to honor a grudge and distill lessons from it that will turn us into better, happier people—for our own benefit and for the sake of spreading good and limiting harm in the world.
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day: The Complete Original Edition
Learn to use your most precious commodity - time - to truly live. Arnold Bennet’s classic book, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, has been changing the way people use and consider their time since it was first published in 1910.
How to Live with Intention: 150+ Simple Ways to Live Each Day with Meaning & Purpose
Add meaning to every moment.From your morning wake-up to your evening wind-down, every day offers potential for peaceful moments of reflection. Feed your mind, body, and soul as you learn How to Live with Intention.From Greet the Dawn to Cultivate Self-Love, you'll open your eyes to more than 150 rituals that encourage meaningful connections to your life and the people in it.When you learn to pause and live with meaning and purpose, you'll feel more nourished, centered, and uniquely fulfilled.
Hyperfocus: How to Manage Your Attention in a World of Distraction
Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do more with less.Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both, so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favorite.
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