Psychology and Self Help

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December 2018

 

Inspirational

 

Creative Quest by Questlove

DB 91634

Read by Questlove. Reading time: 8 hours, 47 minutes.

A founding member of the musical group The Roots shares his inspirations for living a creative life. He discusses what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor, coping with both criticism and success, and the pitfalls of contemporary culture. Unrated. 2018.

 

Fearless in 21 Days: A Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Sarah E. Ball

DB 90055  

Read by: Sarah E. Ball. Reading time: 4 hours, 30 minutes.

Blogger recounts her battle with anxiety at a peak in her career and the ways she placed her faith in God to lead her through it. Using scripture, she shares methods to reduce immediate symptoms of anxiety and explains the integration of traditional mental health therapies with faith-based reflection. Unrated. 2018.

 

I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy by Cris Beam

DB 90776

Read by: Kerry Dukin. Reading time: 9 hours, 23 minutes.

Examines empathy by looking at neuroscience, as well as how empathy is taught in schools, empathy in the criminal justice systems, and interviews with people who have gained insights by embracing empathy. 2018.

 

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan

DB 90084

Read by: Kelly Corrigan. Reading time: 4 hours, 28 minutes.

Combines memoir with motivation in a series of essays that tackle the twelve phrases the author believes make true connection possible but are among the hardest to say. Essays include "Tell Me More," "I Don't Know," "I Was Wrong," and "I Love You." Unrated. 2018.

 

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey

DB 89666

Read by: Oprah Winfrey. Reading time: 4 hours, 57 minutes.

Host of television show Super Soul Sunday presents a collection of reflections by guests of hers on the topics of awakening, intention, mindfulness, "spiritual GPS," ego, forgiveness, "broken open," grace and gratitude, fulfillment, and love and connection. Guests include Iyanla Vanzant, Eckhart Tolle, and more. 2017.

 

Psychology

 

Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture by Nancy L. Segal

DB 91001

Read by: Kristin Allison. Reading time: 10 hours, 48 minutes.

An American professor of psychology and a Colombian psychologist and social worker explore the case of identical twin infants switched at birth in a Colombian hospital in 1988. They compare the impacts of both genetics and environment on the boys, one of whom grew up in rural La Paz, and one in urban Bogotá. 2018.

 

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb

DB 84538

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 12 hours, 39 minutes.

Journalist looks at twelve famous historical figures and uses modern psychiatric tools to proffer diagnoses of their common mental-health conditions. Those profiled include Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, Abraham Lincoln, and Charles Darwin. 2016.

 

The Confidence Game Why We Fall For It…Every Time by Maria Konnikova

DB 83434

Read by Maria Konnikova. Reading time: 12 hours, 31 minutes.

Psychologist and author of Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes (DB 76198) looks at con artists--from small-time swindlers to Ponzi-scheme runners like Bernie Madoff. Explores what makes them successful, what all cons share in common, and why we fall for cons. Some strong language. 2016.

 

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After Fifty by Jonathan Rauch

DB 90949

Read by: Robert Fass. Reading time: 8 hours, 23 minutes.

A journalist explores the premise that what is usually called a midlife crisis is instead a slump that is both natural and essential. He uses research to show that happiness follows a u-shaped curve, declining from one's twenties and into one's forties but rising again in one's fifties. Unrated. 2018.

 

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls

DB 87286

Read by Paul Boehmer. Reading time: 15 hours, 44 minutes.

A history of psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach and the test he developed in 1917 at a Swiss asylum--an interpretative personality code that revolved around how the patient saw movement, color, and form in inkblots. Unrated. 2017.

 

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression-- And the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

DB 90726

Read by: Gary Tipton. Reading time: 11 hours, 47 minutes.

A journalist looks at the causes and treatments for depression. While traditionally thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, depression, the author maintains, occurs in people who are disconnected from such things as meaningful work, relationships, and nature. Some strong language. 2018.

 

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan

DB 87466

Read by: Jill Fox. Reading time: 7 hours.

Two former United States Marines and a former Air Force fighter pilot present strategies for becoming an effective leader. They discuss leadership myths, ways character and values affect actions, credibility, accountability, decision making, recognizing and meeting the needs of others, building confidence, and consistency. 2017.

 

Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne

DB 90476

Read by: Henrietta Meire. Reading time: 5 hours, 13 minutes.

The author explores research demonstrating the benefits of using bad language. Discusses how swearing can help reduce physical pain, lower anxiety, prevent violence, aid in language recovery, and more. Strong language. 2018.

 

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H Pink

DB 90118

Read by: Daniel H Pink. Reading time: 5 hours, 49 minutes.

Author of Drive (DB 70276) examines what goes into decisions regarding timing, such as when to start a business, schedule a class, commit to a relationship, and more. Uses research from the fields of psychology, biology, and economics and personal stories to explore the concept of "when." Some strong language. 2018.

 

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships by Robert E. Alberti

DB 90308

Read by: Jeff Allin. Reading time: 10 hours, 40 minutes.

Psychologists present strategies for developing assertiveness in the revised and updated tenth edition of this title. Techniques are presented in sections discussing your present state of assertiveness, discovering assertiveness, becoming assertive, building assertive relationships, applying assertiveness, and living an assertive life. 2017.

 

Self-Help

 

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life by William Burnett

DB 85877

Read by David J. Evans. Reading time: 6 hours, 24 minutes.

Stanford University professors present a design-centered process intended to assist in determining life and career goals and ways to accomplish them. While focusing on job hunting, they discuss reframing dysfunctional beliefs into positive ideas, recognizing actionable items, and conducting self-evaluation exercises. 2016.

 

Get Over It!: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff by Iyanla Vanzant

DB 90688

Read by: Faith Potts. Reading time: 7 hours, 22 minutes.

Author of Peace from Broken Pieces (DB 89891) and Yesterday, I Cried (DB 48444) presents a series of exercises using spiritual tools and the science of neuroplasticity--the ability of the brain to change through an individual's life--to disrupt negative thought patterns. Discusses awareness of thought patterns, specific tools, and more. 2018.

 

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

DB 91974

Read by: Rachel Hollis. Reading time: 7 hours, 7 minutes.

The founder of a lifestyle website and media company CEO shares tips for better living while revealing the messiness of her own life. She exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018.

 

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs that Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein

DB 90317

Read by: Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 5 hours, 37 minutes.

Strategies for being more forgiving. Provides a six-step process intended for daily living and incorporates methods from spiritual texts, yoga, tapping, meditation, prayer, and other metaphysical teachings. 2018.

 

Just Breathe Out: Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You by Betsy Thomason

DB 86922

Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading time: 3 hours, 58 minutes.

BR 21813; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. 

Respiratory therapist explains the benefits reaped by breathing-impaired individuals, athletes, firemen, and anyone else who uses the BreatheOutDynamic system (BODs) designed by Olympic cycling Coach Ian Jackson. Describes how to breathe with an active, spine-stretching outbreath and a passive, relaxed in breath and how to incorporate BODs into everyday living. 2016.

 

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

DB 87391

Read by Jeremy Gage. Reading time: 3 hours, 31 minutes.

The Danes are known as being extraordinarily happy people, and the author, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, has rounded up some of the reasons why. Includes Danish habits and behaviors that promote hygge, which translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. 2017.

 

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life before 8am by Hal Elrod

DB 90984

Read by: Bob Moore. Reading time: 5 hours, 39 minutes.

A success coach describes his own near-death experiences and how they prompted him to develop his miracle morning regime. He believes that, by doing simple things like getting up early and working through a personal development routine, anyone can experience a powerful life transformation. 2017.

 

The Three Questions: How to Discover and Master the Power within You by Miguel Ruiz

DB 91813

Read by: Christian Barillas. Reading Time: 3 hours, 44 minutes.

The author of The Four Agreements (DB 50851) again explores the spiritual wisdom of the ancient Toltecs to help people gain self-knowledge and spiritual power. He believes there are three central questions: Who am I?, What is real?, and How do I express love? Unrated. 2018.

 

Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

DB 90384

Read by: Alec Volz. Reading time: 19 hours, 45 minutes.

A well-traveled psychologist discusses discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility. Distills the world's wisdom the author has encountered into twelve practical rules for life. Insights include the terrible fate that awaits the overly critical and why people should always pet any cats encountered on the street. Bestseller. 2018.