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Addicted to Drama

Addicted to Drama
$29.00

With empathy, humor, and unique insight, a psychologist examines drama addiction and charts a path for healing in this groundbreaking book.

Do you know someone who seems to thrive on chaos, a person who manufactures crisis where there is none, makes mountains out of molehills, and whose very presence feels like an inescapable whirlwind?
You may even label them a "drama queen."
This person might be someone close to you.
This person might even be you.

In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist and mind-body expert Dr. Scott Lyons turns the notion of the "drama queen" on its head, showing that drama is actually an addiction and those who are suffering with it are experiencing a much deeper psychological, biological, and social pain. For a person addicted to drama, the intensity becomes their way of coping. Their life is a constant cycle of crisis, chaos, and chronically high levels of stress. They may never be able to relax without an internal alarm going off, sending them spiraling back toward chaos. Drama is the stirring, the excitement, the exaggeration, the eruption, the unrest, and the medicine to feel alive in relation to the numbing of the internal and external world around them. For a person addicted to drama, the drama is often how they survive--or think they do.

With studies, primary research, and patient stories, Dr. Lyons deconstructs this little-understood addiction, sharing:

  • what drama addiction is and what it is not
  • how to identify patterns of drama addiction in yourself and others
  • the somatic effects of drama addiction, including chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, joint and muscle pains, and other conditions
  • the origins of drama addiction-- and how we are heading towards a global pandemic of a dependency on crisis and chaos
  • accessible exercises for recovery and healing

  • Rather than dismiss addiction to drama as just attention-seeking, Dr. Lyons offers clear-eyed empathy, humor, and practical strategies to help us all understand and break free of the drama cycle.

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    Art of Doing

    Art of Doing
    $16.00
    How does anyone get to the top of their field? We all know it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck, but what separates a wannabe from a winner?

    The Art of Doing brings together an incredible cross-section of individuals who are the at the top of their respective fields, from actor Alec Baldwin to New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz, to and asks them each one question: how do you succeed at what you do? The advice that they share is illuminating, and occasionally surprising, providing their top ten strategies on how to achieve greatness in a variety of ways. From the practical (How to Open a Restaurant and Stay in Business, by restaurateur David Chang) to the zany (How to Live Life on the High Wire, by infamous World Trade Center tightrope walker Philippe Petit), each interview is a testament to the knowledge and experiences that these risk-taking, barrier-breaking individuals have used to achieve their own success. With its diverse perspectives and variety of opinions about how to be the best in any field, this book will shape readers' views of success and inspire them to carve out their own niche.

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    Be Useful

    Be Useful
    $28.00
    The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life--distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone

    The world's greatest bodybuilder. The world's highest-paid movie star. The leader of the world's sixth-largest economy. That these are the same person sounds like the setup to a joke, but this is no joke. This is Arnold Schwarzenegger. And this did not happen by accident.

    Arnold's stratospheric success happened as part of a process. As the result of clear vision, big thinking, hard work, direct communication, resilient problem-solving, open-minded curiosity, and a commitment to giving back. All of it guided by the one lesson Arnold's father hammered into him above all: be useful. As Arnold conquered every realm he entered, he kept his father's adage close to his heart.

    Written with his uniquely earnest, blunt, powerful voice, Be Useful takes readers on an inspirational tour through Arnold's tool kit for a meaningful life. He shows us how to put those tools to work, in service of whatever fulfilling future we can dream up for ourselves. He brings his insights to vivid life with compelling personal stories, life-changing successes and life-threatening failures alike--some of them famous; some told here for the first time ever.

    Too many of us struggle to disconnect from our self-pity and connect to our purpose. At an early age, Arnold forged the mental tools to build the ladder out of the poverty and narrow-mindedness of his rural Austrian hometown, tools he used to add rung after rung from there. Now he shares that wisdom with all of us. As he puts it, no one is going to come rescue you--you only have yourself. The good news, it turns out, is that you are all you need.

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    Bold Move

    Bold Move
    $29.99

    "If you're timid when you should be tough and resigned when you should be resolute, this book is the antidote. Drawing on her own life story along with a stack of research, Dr. Luana Marques will help you break free from limiting patterns and create a life of meaning and purpose."

    -- Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestseller author of Drive, When, and The Power of Regret

    Turn your anxiety into strength with Harvard-based psychotherapist Dr. Luana Marques' 3-step method to living boldly--her clinically-proven approach inspires her clients from CEOs to at-risk teens and echoes lessons learned growing up in challenging circumstances in Brazil.

    Bold Move is Harvard-based psychotherapist Dr. Luana Marques' unique, tried and tested method to get you out of your rut and give you the courage to create a more confident and meaningful life. Dr. Luana pinpoints the anxiety at the root of avoidance and shows you how to overcome it and achieve your goals.

    Dr. Luana understands anxiety. After decades of research, teaching, and clinical practice, she realized that the coping techniques she learned from her mother and grandmother while growing up in challenging circumstances in Brazil mimicked science-based CBT therapy. Now, she has synthesized that knowledge, developing a 3-step path that works for everyone--from teens in crisis to executives experiencing burnout.

    Bold Move includes concrete examples and exercises backed by the most recent clinical and scientific research. Dr. Luana's 3-step plan:

    - Helps you recognize thinking patterns that leave you feeling tense, anxious, and worried

    - Outlines the many forms that avoidance can take

    - Explains the importance of being your own "thought lawyer"

    - Shows you why "just do it" doesn't get it done.

    - Strategizes how you can build on your values to establish boundaries and make room for your dreams

    A blend of Unwinding Anxiety, Don't Believe Everything You Think, and Do Hard Things, Bold Move is a groundbreaking, transformative program that works for everyone. This book will be invaluable for people looking to jumpstart their dreams and for clinicians working with a diverse client community.



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    Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man

    Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man
    $26.00
    One of our nation's most prominent writers finds the truth about how to live a long and happy life in the centenarian next door.

    When a veteran Washington journalist moved to Kansas, he met a new neighbor who was more than a century old. Little did he know that he was beginning a long friendship--and a profound lesson in the meaning of life. Charlie White was no ordinary neighbor. Born before radio, Charlie lived long enough to use a smartphone. When a shocking tragedy interrupted his idyllic boyhood, Charlie mastered survival strategies that reflect thousands of years of human wisdom. Thus armored, Charlie's sense of adventure carried him on an epic journey across the continent, and later found him swinging across bandstands of the Jazz Age, racing aboard ambulances through Depression-era gangster wars, improvising techniques for early open-heart surgery, and cruising the Amazon as a guest of Peru's president.

    David Von Drehle came to understand that Charlie's resilience and willingness to grow made this remarkable neighbor a master in the art of thriving through times of dramatic change. As a gift to his children, he set out to tell Charlie's secrets. The Book of Charlie is a gospel of grit--the inspiring story of one man's journey through a century of upheaval. The history that unfolds through Charlie's story reminds you that the United States has always been a divided nation, a questing nation, an inventive nation--a nation of Charlies in the rollercoaster pursuit of a good and meaningful life.

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    Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

    Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
    $28.00

    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?

    Looking at the headlines--the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval--it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

    In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope" The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.

    Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? Filled with moving and inspirational stories and photographs from Jane's remarkable career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in the world today.

    While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure.

    The second book in the Global Icons Series--which launched with the instant classic The Book of Joy with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu--The Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world around us and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future.

    There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.

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    Build the Life You Want

    Build the Life You Want
    $30.00
    You can get happier. And getting there will be the adventure of your lifetime.

    In Build the Life You Want, Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey invite you to begin a journey toward greater happiness no matter how challenging your circumstances. Drawing on cutting-edge science and their years of helping people translate ideas into action, they show you how to improve your life right now instead of waiting for the outside world to change.

    With insight, compassion, and hope, Brooks and Winfrey reveal how the tools of emotional self-management can change your life―immediately. They recommend practical, research-based practices to build the four pillars of happiness: family, friendship, work, and faith. And along the way, they share hard-earned wisdom from their own lives and careers as well as the witness of regular people whose lives are joyful despite setbacks and hardship.

    Equipped with the tools of emotional self-management and ready to build your four pillars, you can take control of your present and future rather than hoping and waiting for your circumstances to improve. Build the Life You Want is your blueprint for a better life.

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    Come Together

    Come Together
    $30.00
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Come as You Are and co-author of Burnout comes an illuminating exploration of how to maintain a happy sex life in a long-term relationship.

    "Emily Nagoski is a national treasure--helping us all understand how to finally build true, joyful, confident sex lives."--Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed

    In Come as You Are, Emily Nagoski, PhD, revolutionized the way we think about women's sexuality. Now, in Come Together, Nagoski takes on a fundamentally misunderstood subject: sex in long-term relationships.

    Most of us struggle at some point to maintain a sexual connection with our partner/s or spouse. And many of us are given not-very-good advice on what to do about it. In this book, Nagoski dispels the myths we've been taught about sex--for instance, the belief that sexual satisfaction and desire are highest at the beginning of a relationship and that they inevitably decline the longer that relationship lasts. Nagoski assures us that's not true.

    So, what is true? Come Together isn't about how much we want sex, or how often we're having it; it's about whether we like the sex we're having. Nagoski breaks down the obstacles that impede us from enjoying sex--from stress and body image to relationship difficulties and gendered beliefs about how sex "should" be--and presents the best ways to overcome them. You'll learn:

    - that "spontaneous desire" is not the kind of desire to strive for if you want to have great sex for decades
    - vocabulary for talking with partners about ways to get in "the mood" and how to not take it personally when "the mood" is nowhere to be found
    - how to understand your own and your partner's "emotional floorplan," so that you have a blueprint for how to get to a sexy state of mind

    Written with scientific rigor, humor, and compassion, Nagoski shows us what great sex can look like, how to create it in our own lives, and what to do when struggles arise.

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    Daily Laws

    Daily Laws
    $22.00
    From the world's foremost expert on power and strategy, the New York Times bestselling daily devotional designed to help you seize your destiny.

    Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, has been the consigliere to millions for more than two decades. Now, with entries that are drawn from his five books, plus never-before-published works, The Daily Laws offers a page of refined and concise wisdom for each day of the year, in an easy-to-digest lesson that will only take a few minutes to absorb. Each day features a Daily Law as well--a prescription that readers cannot afford to ignore in the battle of life. Each month centers around a major theme: power, seduction, persuasion, strategy, human nature, toxic people, self-control, mastery, psychology, leadership, adversity, or creativity.

    Who doesn't want to be more powerful? More in control? The best at what they do? The secret: Read this book every day.

    "Daily study," Leo Tolstoy wrote in 1884, is "necessary for all people." More than just an introduction for new fans, this book is a Rosetta stone for internalizing the many lessons that fill Greene's books and will reward a lifetime of reading and rereading.

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    Drunk-Ish: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving Alcohol

    Drunk-Ish: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving Alcohol
    $27.99
    From the author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, a hilariously candid and refreshingly honest account of Stefanie Wilder-Taylor's journey to breaking up with alcohol for good.

    When Stefanie Wilder-Taylor became a mother, being able to connect with other moms over drinks or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day felt life-affirming. From liquor cabinet concoctions in high school to tequila shots in her early stand-up comedy days to grocery store wine in young motherhood, alcohol was the seasoning that could give almost any activity more flavor. A drink instantly took the edge off and made even the most difficult adversary (be it a tough crowd in a comedy club or a judgmental PTA mom) not just bearable but fun.

    As the years go by, Stefanie wonders if her relationship with alcohol is different from other people's. Is everyone else struggling this hard to moderate? Is it even legal to watch The Bachelor without a glass of white wine?

    Having spent a lifetime grappling with the question of whether or not she is a "real" alcoholic, one evening brings Stefanie close to the edge of losing it all. Miraculously unscathed, she decides that she doesn't need to dive all the way down to a stereotypical rock bottom before deciding to stop drinking; if sobriety will improve her life, that's a good enough reason to quit. Stefanie's memoir is a tender and funny farewell letter to a beloved but toxic friend.

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    FAQs on OCD

    FAQs on OCD
    $14.99
    You left the doctor's surgery before you could ask the things you really wanted to know.
    You've googled your question about OCD and had 75 answers, all contradicting each other.
    You asked your best friend - but they looked at you strangely.

    You have so many questions, but no idea where to start finding the answers. Here they are. In this book you'll find the definitive, expert responses to all your FAQs: On OCD. No question is too simple, too embarrassing, too rude or too offbeat to be included, and each one has been asked by thousands of people just like you.

    Will people judge me for my thoughts?
    Can hormones make OCD worse?
    Does anyone ruminate as much as me?

    All these questions, and hundreds more, are covered in this short but powerful, helpful, practical guide to managing your OCD. Read at your leisure, or dip in and out when you most need the support or to shine a light on the thoughts and feelings that are making you uncomfortable or unhappy, and to bring them out of the shadows so you can understand and accept them.

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    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
    $18.00

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    *Includes an interview with James Hollis*

    "Provocative and appealing . . . Well worth your extremely limited time." --Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

    There's a good reason why everyone has been talking about Oliver Burkeman's New York Times bestseller, Four Thousand Weeks. Nobody needs to be told there isn't enough time. Whether we're starting our own business, or trying to write a novel during our lunch break, or staring down a pile of deadlines as we're planning a vacation, we're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and ceaseless struggle against distraction. We're deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient and life hacks to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and yet the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks, the average length of a human life.

    Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with "getting everything done," Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing that many of the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we've made as individuals and as a society--and that we can do things differently.

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    From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

    From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life
    $27.00
    INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "In this book, Arthur C. Brooks helps people find greater happiness as they age and change." --The Dalai Lama

    The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic's happiness columnist Arthur Brooks.

    Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs.

    What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success?

    At the height of his career at the age of 50, Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. From Strength to Strength is the result, a practical roadmap for the rest of your life.

    Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits that anyone can learn, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, connection and service to others, and spiritual progress, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness.

    Read this book and you, too, can go from strength to strength.

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    Hello Grief

    Hello Grief
    $19.99

    The author of the bestselling I Used to Have a Plan is back with more balm for the soul, offering advice, inspiration, and solace for everyone who has lost something or someone special.

    After losing her mother to cancer, Alessandra Olanow was overwhelmed by the sadness and uncertainty she felt each day--the shifting tide of emotions that everyone who has suffered loss experiences in their own unique way.

    In this wise and intimate book, the artist and writer draws insights from her personal loss and also her training as an end-of-life doula to explore the complex, heart-rending process of grief. Olanow chronicles her journey through pain and how she learned to bear a sorrow that will never leave her. In spare but incisive writing and more than 75 full-color drawings, she shares her own struggle with feelings of loss and longing and shows that with time, grief evolves and we relearn the world changed by that loss.

    Hello Grief can be read straight through from cover to cover or can be opened to any page: each spread delivers a warm combination of advice, solace, empathy, and a glint of humor that is direct, helpful, comforting, and profound in its truth. Olanow has distilled the experience of grief and the process of healing into a soothing book that will bring comfort to anyone in mourning.

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    I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

    I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times
    $26.95
    PORCHLIGHT BOOKS JUNE 2022 NONFICTION BESTSELLER

    "I can see this book helping estranged parties who are equally invested in bridging a gap--it could be assigned reading for fractured families aspiring to a harmonious Thanksgiving dinner." --New York Times

    "Like all skills, these techniques take practice. But anyone who sincerely wants to bridge the gaps in understanding will appreciate this book. Guzmán is emphatic about making an effort to work on difficult conversations." --Manhattan Book Review

    We think we have the answers, but we need to be asking a lot more questions.

    Journalist Mónica Guzmán is the loving liberal daughter of Mexican immigrants who voted--twice--for Donald Trump. When the country could no longer see straight across the political divide, Mónica set out to find what was blinding us and discovered the most eye-opening tool we're not using: our own built-in curiosity.

    Partisanship is up, trust is down, and our social media feeds make us sure we're right and everyone else is ignorant (or worse). But avoiding one another is hurting our relationships and our society.

    In this timely, personal guide, Mónica, the chief storyteller for the national cross-partisan depolarization organization Braver Angels, takes you to the real front lines of a crisis that threatens to grind America to a halt--broken conversations among confounded people. She shows you how to overcome the fear and certainty that surround us to finally do what only seems impossible: understand and even learn from people in your life whose whole worldview is different from or even opposed to yours.

    Drawing from cross-partisan conversations she's had, organized, or witnessed everywhere from the echo chambers on social media to the wheat fields in Oregon to raw, unfiltered fights with her own family on election night, Mónica shows how you can put your natural sense of wonder to work for you immediately, finding the answers you need by talking with people--rather than about them--and asking the questions you want, curiously.

    In these pages, you'll learn:

  • How to ask what you really want to know (even if you're afraid to)
  • How to grow smarter from even the most tense interactions, online or off
  • How to cross boundaries and find common ground--with anyone

  • Whether you're left, right, center, or not a fan of labels: If you're ready to fight back against the confusion, heartbreak, and madness of our dangerously divided times--in your own life, at least--Mónica's got the tools and fresh, surprising insights to prove that seeing where people are coming from isn't just possible. It's easier than you think.

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    It's Always Been Ours

    It's Always Been Ours
    $29.00

    This "necessary book" (Roxanne Gay, New York Times bestselling author, Bad Feminist and Hunger) shares an essential look at the ways in which Black women are left out of conversations about "diet culture," health, and wellness.

    In It's Always Been Ours, eating disorder specialist and storyteller Jessica Wilson challenges us to rethink the politics of body liberation by centering the bodies of Black women in our cultural discussions of self-image, food, health, and wellness. Interrogating a status quo that perpetuates white supremacist ideas about who Black women are, how they live in their bodies, and what Black health means, she creates a context for understanding how whiteness and capitalism have shaped the ways we view and treat our bodies, and how even well-intentioned solutions to this problem continue to center thin white women.

    With an incisive blend of historical documents, the work of popular authors, and the narratives of clients, friends, and celebrities, Wilson examines the ways that ideas about respectability and restriction have harmed Black women. With wit and levity, she challenges what it means to have the "right" body, and helps all women understand that a radical reimagining of body narratives is a prerequisite for vibrant wellbeing. It's Always Been Ours is a love letter that encourages Black women to find joy in their bodies and their identities.

    "There simply is no better literary voice for this moment in history than Jessica Wilson."--Sonya Renee Taylor, New York Times bestselling author, The Body is Not an Apology

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    It's Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People

    It's Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People
    $29.00
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From clinical psychologist and expert in narcissistic relationships Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a guide to protecting and healing yourself from the daily harms of narcissism

    AN OPEN FIELD PUBLICATION FROM MARIA SHRIVER

    It's not always easy to tell when you're dealing with a narcissistic person. One day they draw you in with their charm and charisma, the next they gaslight you, wreck your self-esteem, and leave you wondering, What should I have done differently? As Dr. Ramani explains in It's Not You, the answer is: absolutely nothing.

    Just as a tiger can't change its stripes, a narcissist will not stop manipulating and invalidating you, no matter how much you try to appease them. The first step toward healing from their toxic influence--and to protect yourself from future harm--is to accept that you are not to blame for their behavior.

    Drawing on more than two decades of studying the landscape of narcissism and working with survivors, Dr. Ramani explores how narcissists hijack our well-being and offers a healing path forward. Unpacking the oft-misunderstood personality, she reveals the telltale behavioral patterns that indicate you may be dealing with a narcissist. Along the way, you'll learn how to become gaslight resistant, chip away at the trauma bonds that keep you stuck in the cycle, grieve the loss of these painful relationships, create and maintain realistic boundaries, discern unhelpful behaviors from narcissistic behaviors, and recover your sense of self after constant invalidation.

    Thriving after, or even during, a narcissistic relationship can be challenging, but It's Not You shows you it is possible. Dr. Ramani invites you to stop blaming yourself and trying to change the narcissistic person, and to start giving yourself permission to let go of their hold on you and finally embrace your true self.

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    License to Learn

    License to Learn
    $22.99

    Life is an adventurous and winding road, and License to Learn delivers a flexible and intriguing map so that you can navigate your own unique journey. With this map, you are invited to see life's experiences-some chosen, some not-differently, and to make meaning from them in new ways. The key is that the so-called "comfort zone" is truly not the place to be when you want to learn, grow, or develop-except as a place to rest and reflect before heading "out" again.

    License to Learn aims to improve your ability to learn from your own life experience, and the genre-breaking format will lure you in with true tales of all kinds to use as examples. With this map as your guide, you can change your relationship to discomfort. And you can become your own best teacher.



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    Life Is Hard

    Life Is Hard
    $18.00
    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORKER AND THE ECONOMIST

    "Life Is Hard is a humane consolation for challenging times. Reading it is like speaking with a thoughtful friend who never tells you to cheer up, but, by offering gentle companionship and a change of perspective, makes you feel better anyway." --The New York Times Book Review

    There is no cure for the human condition: life is hard. But Kieran Setiya believes philosophy can help. He offers us a map for navigating rough terrain, from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world.

    In this profound and personal book, Setiya shows how the tools of philosophy can help us find our way. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy as well as fiction, history, memoir, film, comedy, social science, and stories from Setiya's own experience, Life Is Hard is a book for this moment--a work of solace and compassion.

    Warm, accessible, and good-humored, this book is about making the best of a bad lot. It offers guidance for coping with pain and making new friends, for grieving the lost and failing with grace, for confronting injustice and searching for meaning in life. Countering pop psychologists and online influencers who admonish us to "find our bliss" and "live our best lives," Setiya acknowledges that the best is often out of reach. Instead, he asks how we can weather life's adversities, finding hope and living well when life is hard.

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    Life's Messy, Live Happy: Things Don't Have to Be Perfect for You to Be Content

    Life's Messy, Live Happy: Things Don't Have to Be Perfect for You to Be Content
    $28.99

    A simple shift in thinking can change everything you believe about your own happiness.

    By the time we become adults, most of us have joined the religion of suffering, which preaches that unless circumstances are controlled, life will be a mess. We compare ourselves to others and speculate about an impossible-to-know future, holding out hope for an improved life through getting ahead, fulfilling passion, or finding true love. But the idea that happiness comes from putting effort toward altering one's circumstances is harmful and backward. What if we instead learned to understand that circumstances can rarely be controlled, and that life is, and always will be, messy?

    From that starting point, we could learn to use our minds to create happiness despite life's ever-changing circumstances and events. Life's Messy, Live Happy by Cy Wakeman is about dramatically changing the level of happiness you feel in your daily life, by learning to disconnect happiness from external forces, stop worrying about the future, and realize that most of your negative feelings are about things that never even happened.

    Wakeman is a credible, relatable teacher--a business owner, mother, and community member who has lived her philosophy and achieved profound happiness and success in a crazy, messy life. Filled with concrete daily practices and true stories that are hilarious, painful, and poignant, this book will change everything: your perspective, your focus, and your energy level for everyday life.

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    Little Book of Life Skills: Deal with Dinner, Manage Your Email, Make a Graceful Exit, and 152 Other Expert Tricks

    Little Book of Life Skills: Deal with Dinner, Manage Your Email, Make a Graceful Exit, and 152 Other Expert Tricks
    $20.00
    With tips from leading experts in every field, The Little Book of Life Skills is the practical guide on how to solve the trickiest tasks in your day and make life a little easier.
    We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. From creating a calmer morning routine to setting yourself up for a good night's sleep, and everything in between, there are easy and proven ways to do things better. Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your inbox under control, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts including Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Arianna Huffington, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps for all of life's simple and not-so-simple tasks, such as:
  • Working from Home Effectively
  • Keeping a Houseplant Alive
  • Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Arranging the Perfect Cheese Board, and many more
  • The Little Book of Life Skills offers simple strategies for being better grown-ups. It's the perfect guide for anybody who wants to get organized, be more efficient throughout the day, and finally learn the best way to fold that #$% fitted sheet.
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    Little Book of Love

    Little Book of Love
    $9.99
    Show your special someone just how precious they are with this little book filled with tips and ideas for sparking romance.

    When it comes to love, our actions speak louder than words. Whether you're already in a relationship and looking for ways to keep things fresh, or you're hoping for love to blossom and need some first-date ideas, this book will help you show your special someone just how you feel.

    Inside you will find:

  • Inspirational quotes from the world's greatest romantics to get you in the mood for love.
  • Practical advice on everything from where to spend loved-up days out to ideas for little tokens of affection that will help keep the fire in your heart burning.
  • Top tips on understanding and appreciating your partner, helping you to enrich your existing relationship or nurture a new one.

  • With this book on your side, it won't be long before love is in the air!

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    Little Book of Reiki

    Little Book of Reiki
    $9.99
    A beautifully designed introduction to the ancient practice of Reiki
    Meaning universal life force energy in Japanese, Reiki is a system of natural healing that dates back thousands of years. It is based on the principle that the practitioner channels energy into the recipient in order to activate the body's natural healing processes, thus restoring physical and emotional wellbeing.
    This little book is the perfect introduction to Reiki - with all the essential information about its history and healing benefits, well as simple exercises to help introduce this ancient wisdom into your daily life.
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    No Time to Panic

    No Time to Panic
    $28.00
    By ABC News's chief national correspondent, an unflinching look at panic attacks by a reporter whose career was nearly derailed by them, offering readers a guide to making a truce with their warring minds

    "Brave, reassuring, and practical...A balm for anyone who has ever suffered panic attacks and who longs to be released from their grip." --Dr. Nicole LePera, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work

    "Seamlessly weaves page-turning personal experiences with scientific discoveries...A tour de force." --Ethan Kross, bestselling author of Chatter

    Matt Gutman can tell you the precise moment when his life was upended. Reporting live on a huge story in January 2020, he found himself in the throes of an on-air panic attack--and not for the first time. The truth is that Gutman had been enduring panic attacks in secret for twenty years: soul-bruising episodes that left his vision constricted, his body damp, his nerves shot. Despite the challenges, he had carved out a formidable career, reporting from war zones and natural disasters before millions of viewers on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and 20/20. His nerves typically "punched through" to TV audiences, making his appearances kinetic and often unforgettable.

    But his January 2020 broadcast was unusual for all the wrong reasons. Mid-panic, Gutman misstated the facts of a story, a blunder that led to a monthlong suspension, not to mention public shame and personal regret.

    It was a reckoning. Gutman's panic attacks had become too much for him to bear in secret. He needed help.

    So begins a personal journey into the science and treatment of panic attacks. Gutman would talk to the world's foremost scholars on panic and anxiety, who showed him that his mind wasn't broken; it's our perception of panic that needs recalibration. He would consult therapists and shamans, trying everything from group treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy to ayahuasca and psilocybin. And he would take a hard look at the trauma reverberating inside him--from his childhood, but also from his years as a conflict reporter.

    Unsparing, perceptive, and often funny, this is the story of a panic sufferer who took on the monster within. Filled with wisdom and actionable insights, it's at once an inspirational journey and a road map--if not toward a singular cure, then to something even more worthy: peace of mind.

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    Old-Fashioned on Purpose

    Old-Fashioned on Purpose
    $29.99
    "In a world where so many of us are craving a life of simplicity and meaning, Old-Fashioned on Purpose gives you the roadmap to rediscovering what really matters." --Hal Elrod, bestselling author of The Miracle Morning

    With a foreword from singer, songwriter, and New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek

    Creator of The Prairie Homestead blog and the Old-Fashioned On Purpose podcast Jill Winger reveals that the secrets to finding happiness today is by turning to the lost arts of the past

    When the pandemic hit in 2020, flour and vegetable seeds flew off the shelves. But homesteader and entrepreneur Jill Winger believes these longings for sourdough bread and fresh veggies are more than a trend.

    As our society races toward progress, we've left something important behind. We are more connected than ever before, yet we're still feeling unfulfilled. In Old-Fashioned on Purpose, Winger shows how simplifying our lives and adopting retro skills such as gardening and handiwork can be the key to creating the happy and healthy life we're yearning for. Inside these pages, readers will learn:

  • How to find joy in the kitchen (even if you hate to cook)
  • Proven strategies for growing your own groceries
  • The surprising stress-relievers that can be found in your backyard
  • How to craft a more grounded routine and save money in the process
  • Clever tips and creative DIYs to help you embark on your old-fashioned journey


  • You don't have to live on a farm to cultivate a simpler life. This inspiring and practical book offers a powerful new sense of purpose, with plenty of tomatoes, chickens, and bread making along the way.
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    Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again

    Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again
    $27.00
    If you're not having fun, you're not fully living. The author of How to Break Up with Your Phone makes the case that, far from being frivolous, fun is actually critical to our well-being--and shows us how to have more of it.

    "This delightful book might just be what we need to start flourishing."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant

    Journalist and screen/life balance expert Catherine Price argues persuasively that our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles have led us to obsess over intangible concepts such as happiness while obscuring the fact that real happiness lies in the everyday experience of fun. We often think of fun as indulgent, even immature and selfish. We claim to not have time for it, even as we find hours a day for what Price calls Fake Fun--bingeing on television, doomscrolling the news, or posting photos to social media, all in hopes of filling some of the emptiness we feel inside..

    In this follow-up to her hit book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, Price makes the case that True Fun--which she defines as the magical confluence of playfulness, connection, and flow--will give us the fulfillment we so desperately seek. If you use True Fun as your compass, you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stressed. You will have more energy. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will stop languishing and start flourishing. And best of all? You'll enjoy the process.

    Weaving together scientific research with personal experience, Price reveals the surprising mental, physical, and cognitive benefits of fun, and offers a practical, personalized plan for how we can achieve better screen/life balance and attract more True Fun into our daily lives--without feeling overwhelmed.

    Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, The Power of Fun won't just change the way you think about fun. It will bring you back to life.

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    Send This for Inspiration

    Send This for Inspiration
    $16.99
    From the former BuzzFeed personality and author of Read This for Inspiration comes a collection of 50 postcards that will inspire you, make you laugh, and give you a dose of self-acceptance.

    All you have to do to make positive change is send a postcard. This book of fifty postcards featuring twenty-five powerful messages from Read This for Inspiration is the perfect way to send support and happiness--even to yourself. Ashly Perez finds inspiration all around her, and now, with bits of wisdom like All that you can take with you is that which you've given away, the good stuff isn't just the pretty stuff, and everything in moderation, even moderation, you can too. Tape them to your desk for a workday boost, hang them in your closet as a daily reminder, or gift them to a friend to offer your love for any occasion--or just because.

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