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We’ve selected 10 of our recent faves to share with you. Whether you want to try meditation, create a healthy diet, enrich your relationships, increase your success, surrender to an easier life, or find happiness in unexpected places, we have a book for you.
Discover these books for better living, and be your best self!
What Are You Hungry For?
By Deepak Chopra
What are you hungry for? Food? Love? Self-esteem? Peace? In this manual for “higher health,” based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine, bestselling author Deepak Chopra creates a vision of weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat – because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for real fulfillment. Repudiating the failed approaches of crash dieting and all forms of deprivation, Chopra’s new book aims directly at the problem of finding fulfillment.
Brad’s Raw Made Easy
By Brad Gruno
If you’ve been curious about raw foods, but are a little afraid that dieting this way is too hard to do, takes too much time, or is too expensive, then this is the book for you. With a simple 3-phase strategy that shows you how to make the transition, eating this close to nature has never been easier. Dip in and discover: the science behind plant-based eating; the basic 8-week eating plan; the essential ingredients for continued success living 80/20 raw; 150 quick, scrumptious, and easy recipes; your personalized food diary & more!
The Joy of Living
By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Eric Swanson
In The Joy of Living, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche—the “happiest man in the world”—invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets to finding joy and contentment in the everyday. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through our problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. An illuminating perspective on the science of meditation—and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives—co-written by BBL contributor Eric Swanson.
The Power of Forgetting
By Mike Byster
Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.
The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook
By Haylie Pomroy
Turn your kitchen into a secret weapon for losing up to 20 pounds in 28 days through the fat-burning power of food! Use food as medicine to cook your way healthy in this must have companion to the bestselling diet sensation, The Fast Metabolism Diet. You will find over 200 simple, effective, mouthwatering, family-pleasing recipes designed to evoke change in your body with a plan that celebrates food, thrives on variety, and has you eating five to six times a day according to a three-phase plan strategically designed to keep your metabolism burning at lightening speeds.
The Diet Fix
By Yoni Freedhoff, M.D.
Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure. How can fix the way we lose weight so that we make results last? Weight loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff has uncovered the flawed thinking that sabotages even the most earnest weight loss efforts. The majority of dieting or weight loss programs call for regular sacrifice: Give up an entire food group; fight hunger day and night; undertake exhausting and grueling exercise regiments. These approaches are unrealistic, unhealthy, and make it nearly impossible to maintain results.
The Happiness Project Journal
By Gretchen Rubin
Based on the book Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, this five-year journal will help you make a time capsule of your personal growth in the simplest way possible. You can start at any point in the year. Simply turn to today’s date, and take a few moments to think about the quote or question on the top of the page. Jot down your thoughts and perhaps a note or reflection about your life. The quotes are interesting, funny, and always thought provoking.
The Normal Bar
By Chrisanna Northrup
What constitutes “normal” behavior among happy couples? What steps you should take if that “normal” is one you want to strive for? To help answer those questions, wellness entrepreneur Chrisanna Northrup designed a unique interactive survey that would draw feedback from around the world. Much more than a peek behind the relationship curtain, The Normal Bar offers readers an array of prescriptive tools that will help them establish a “new normal.” Mindful of what keeps couples stuck in ruts, the book’s authors suggest practical and life-changing ways to break cycles of disappointment and frustration.
The Ecstasy of Surrender
By Judith Orloff, M.D.
Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? Would you like to stop worrying about money and live with more emotional ease in the moment? If you answer “yes” to all these questions and desire lasting positive change, then prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender. The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing.
The Fire Starter Sessions
By Danielle LaPorte
The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms. Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self-help and success concepts: life balance is a myth; being well-rounded is over-rated; screw your principles (they might be holding you back); getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It’s the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it’s what leads to true fulfillment.
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