New Arrivals · Psychology

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The choice for love : entering into a new, enlightened relationship with yourself, others & the world

February 24, 2017
De Angelis, Barbara, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
A new relationship with love. Love is all there is: returning home through the exquisite doorway of the heart -- The big melt: healing your relationship with love -- Untangling your heartstrings and turning on your sacred circuitry -- Loving your brain into awakening -- Essential healing for your heart. Necessary relinguishments -- Courageous compassion : choosing to live with a melted heart -- Loving yourself forward -- Digging for gold in the mud: love for navigating through impossible journeys -- Living in love, now more than ever. The whispered wisdom of the heart -- Gateways back to love -- Serving the world with your awakened heart -- Love, now more than ever.
"From the moment we are born and through every day of our lives, each of us is traveling on a mysterious, relentless, passionate, and sometimes perplexing journey in search of the experience of Love. Love, however, isn't simply an emotion, a behavior, or even the bond you feel with another person--it's a supercharged, light-drenched, limitless vibrational field of infinite divine energy that is our essential nature. The true search for love, then, must inevitably direct us within, where we discover that the love we've been seeking in countless ways has been inside of us all along. The Choice for Love is the inspiring and revelatory new book from New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Known for helping millions of people make profound shifts in their relationship with themselves, others, and spirit, Dr. De Angelis has written an eloquent, illuminating, and deeply compassionate guide for transforming your relationship to love and bringing more of it into all aspects of your life. She offers you invaluable wisdom and practical tools for healing, opening, and expanding your emotional and spiritual heart, and teaches you how to use love as the highest spiritual practice. What is the choice for love?It is a revolutionary shift in your relationship with the energy of love itself. It invites you into a new, enlightened experience of love as a vibrational state of being. It isn't the choice for new thoughts about love, new attitudes about love, or a new philosophy about love. It's the choice to enter into the experience of your own unlimited love, and open to the unfathomable treasures that your heart holds. When we think that love originates from the outside, we mistakenly believe that we need to wait until something happens to give us an experience of love. Dr. De Angelis explains that love isn't something we can actually "get" from anyone else. No one can give you any love you don't already have. Love comes from the inside out. Now more than ever, in these unsettling times on our planet, we're each called to become a living remedy, to not fall in love, but to rise in love.The Choice for Love is a masterful and sacred pilgrimage of words whose enlivened wisdom will move you, awaken you, and liberate you to embrace, embody, and delight in more love than you ever imagined was possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Hustle & heart

February 24, 2017
Lowry, Kailyn, author.
[Franklin, Tennessee] : Post Hill Press, [2016]
xiv, 143 pages ; 19 cm
New York Times bestselling author and Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry shares stories from her own life and offers up inspiration and advice for life's challenges. As a small-town girl turned teen mom, reality TV star, bestselling author and social media celebrity Kailyn Lowry has been through some crazy ups and downs. Now she's sharing the inspiration that got her through it all.

Reach : a new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence

February 24, 2017
Molinsky, Andy, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
280 pages ; 22 cm
Why reaching outside your comfort zone is so hard -- Our amazing capacity to avoid -- Conviction : the critical importance of having a deep sense of purpose -- Customization : finding your own personal way of performing the task -- Clarity : the power of honest perspective -- The surprising benefits of taking a leap -- Building resilience -- The myths and realities.
"Short, prescriptive, and based not only on the author's groundbreaking research but on his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, Reach will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire."--Provided by publisher.

Essential : essays by the Minimalists

February 8, 2017
Millburn, Joshua Fields, author.
Missoula, Montana : Asymetrical Press, [2015]
313 pages ; 21 cm

Have a new sex life by Friday : because your marriage can't wait until Monday

February 3, 2017
Leman, Kevin, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2017]
284 pages ; 23 cm
Vive la Différence! -- Monday : Why Women Need Sex -- Tuesday : Why men want sex -- Wednesday : Someone's in Ben with You -- Thursday : Making Love with Words -- Friday : Spice It Up! -- Bonus Features : Romance on a Budget -- Surprises Your Spouse Will Love -- Ask Dr. Leman -- Epilogue : The best night of your life awaits.
"Given enough time, stress, and kids, even the most satisfying sex life can turn ho-hum. Before long, you find that your conversations center on taking the garbage out, you only make love with the lights off, and experimenting in the bedroom means changing the color of the duvet. Dr. Leman's candid advice comes with a guarantee that with just a little attention to these doable strategies, husbands and wives can experience the kind of exciting intimacy they long for--not only by Friday, but throughout their entire marriage. Includes a bonus section of questions and answers on how couples can improve their sexual communication,"

Disaster Falls : a family story

February 2, 2017
Gerson, Stéphane, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2017]
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

February 2, 2017
Wiking, Meik, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
ix, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Penguin Random House UK.
The key to happiness? -- Light -- We need to talk about hygge -- Togetherness -- Food and drink -- Clothing -- Home -- Hygge outside the home -- Hygge all year round -- Hygge on the cheap -- Hygge tour of Copenhagen -- Christmas -- Summer Hygge -- Five dimensions of hygge -- Hygge and happiness.
"The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness." -- Page 4 of cover.

Ignite your spark : discovering who you are from the inside out

January 26, 2017
Wooster, Patricia, author.
viii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
What is your spark? -- Ignite your image -- Ignite your friendships -- Ignite your relationships -- Put the spark in school -- Spark up your activities -- Ignite your dreams -- Spark up your determination -- Ignite your failures -- Ignite your willpower and create habits -- Ignite your future now! -- You've got this.
An interactive guide for teens shares quizzes and activity suggestions for navigating the tumultuous, confusing and sometimes depressing challenges of adolescence, sharing positive advice on topics ranging from relationships and self-image to willpower and learning from failure.

Why won't you apologize? : healing big betrayals and everyday hurts

January 26, 2017
Lerner, Harriet Goldhor, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
x, 195 pages ; 22 cm
The Many Faces of "I'm Sorry" -- Five Ways to Ruin an Apology -- More Wimpy, Overblown, and Downright Relationship-Busting Sorrys -- Apologizing Under Fire: How to Handle Big-Time Criticism -- The Secret Life of the Non-Apologizer -- "He's so Defensive!" What Do You Have to Do With It? -- How--and Whether--to Accept the Olive Branch -- Who Is at Fault?--When Reconciliation Grinds to a Halt -- The Most Stunning Apology I Ever Witnessed -- "You Need to Forgive" and Other Lies That Hurt You -- How to Find Peace -- The Two Most Powerful Words in the English Language.
"Renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language--I'm sorry--and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust. Dr. Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies&#x;and why some people won't give them&#x;for more than two decades. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we've inflicted (or received) is far from simple. Readers will learn how to craft a deeply meaningful "I'm sorry" and avoid apologies that only deepen the original injury. Why Won't You Apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party&#x;the one who has been hurt by someone who won't apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind. With her trademark humor and wit, Lerner offers a joyful and sanity-saving guide to setting things right,"

It's fun to learn about sizes

January 26, 2017
Llewellyn, Claire.
London : Armadillo Books, [2015]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
What size are you? -- Bigger and smaller than -- Small, smaller, smallest -- Big, bigger, biggest -- Long and short -- Thick and thin -- Tall and short -- Wide and narrow -- The same size -- Right size, wrong size -- Growing up -- Watch plants grow... -- watch animals grow... -- Life-size animals -- Changing sizes -- Spot the size.
"Younger readers learn how to recognize and measure sizes, with fun activities and pictures"

Overcoming procrastination for teens : a CBT guide for college-bound students

January 20, 2017
Knaus, William J., author.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, [2016]
134 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Procrastination's web -- Eight actions to combat procrastination -- How to stop dodging discomfort -- Pitting reason against procrastination thinking -- Getting beyond procrastination obstacles -- Combatting procrastination with wisdom -- Using your executive skills effectively -- Reducing stress and optimizing performances -- Simplifying your decisions -- Using time effectively -- Building on your gains -- Twelve things to know before college.

If we're together, why do I feel so alone? : how to build intimacy with an emotionally unavailable partner

January 18, 2017
Parker, Holly (Psychologist), author.
New York : New American Library, 2017.
xiii, 299 pages ; 20 cm
Recognizing Emotional Unavailability -- Assessing Your Situation -- Deciding Your Next Move -- Understanding Why -- Respecting Boundaries, Setting Ground Rules, Creating Goodwill, and Building Trust -- Breaking Barriers -- Securing Your Connection -- Forgiving the Past -- Healing Your Emotional and Physical Self.
"A step-by-step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners. Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly combatting outright hostility or overcoming subtle distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared. But with the right tools, even the most broken relationship can be reinvigorated. Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has aimed her focus on helping real-world couples move forward toward a fulfilling future. She has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. In If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Parker presents her revelatory insights on topics such as: - How to identify unavailable personality types, such as the Critic, the Sponge, the Iceberg, the Emotional Silencer, and the Defender - How to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy - How to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior - How to set realistic goals for relationships With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker's program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond"-- Provided by publisher.

Success : the psychology of achievement

January 17, 2017
Olson, Deborah A., author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The stress test : how pressure can make you stronger and sharper

January 13, 2017
Robertson, Ian H., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
241 pages ; 24 cm

The living clearly method : 5 principles for a fit body, healthy mind & joyful life

January 11, 2017
Baldwin, Hilaria, author.
xi, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
My story -- The living clearly method : connecting thinking and feeling -- The five principles. Relating clearly ; The first principle : perspective ; The second principle : breathing ; The third principle : grounding ; The fourth principle : balance ; The fifth principle : letting go -- Food & fitness. Eating clearly ; Moving clearly.
"Hilaria Baldwin knows what it means to be pulled in many directions-as a mother of three, businesswoman, yoga instructor, Instagram sensation, and wife of actor Alec Baldwin, she has to work hard to remain centered. Through her life experiences, struggles, and personal growth, Hilaria has developed a method for using movement and mindfulness to create an unbreakable mind-body connection, an illuminating method that shapes her life. The Living Clearly Method shows how to blend purposeful movement with conscious breath to move through our lives with grace, calm, and positivity. By using Hilaria's five simple principles-Perspective, Breathing, Grounding, Balance, and Letting Go-you can flow through any situation with the beautiful union of mind, body, and spirit that a yoga practice can create. But learning to honor the body and listen to the soul does not end when you get off the mat. Hilaria believes strongly in finding ways to integrate the five principles into your entire life, so for each step she also shares her own routines that keep her active all the time-from the little motions that engage her body during household chores and the foods that keep her well nourished to the philosophy that grounds her when she's being pulled in a million directions at once. This book is also packed with practical tools such as timesaving tips, delicious recipes inspired by clean and plant-based eating, mini-workouts that seamlessly integrate into your everyday life, breathing exercises, and customized yoga and meditation routines. The Living Clearly Method teaches you to listen to your body, tune in to your mind, and develop the consciousness to clear your head and find peace in your life. It is a beautiful, intuitive guide for living the healthiest life possible, both inside and out."-- Provided by publisher.

Sitting still like a frog : mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents) ; [simple mindfulness practices to help your child deak with anxiety, improe concentration, and handle difficult emotions]

January 10, 2017
Snel, Eline.
Boston : Shambhala, 2013.
xvi, 106 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Translation of the author's Stilzitten als een kikker.
Introduction to mindfulness -- Parenting with greater mindfulness -- Attention starts with the breath -- Training your attention muscle -- Out of your head and into your body -- Weathering the storm inside -- Handling difficult feelings -- The conveyor belt of worries -- It is good to be kind -- Patience, trust, and letting go.
Mindfulness--the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is--is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Included with purchase is an audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach.

Breathe, mama, breathe : 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms

January 9, 2017
Moralis, Shonda, author.
270 pages ; 19 cm
Introduction: The breathe, mama, breathe plan -- Foundational breaks -- Starting your day -- Connecting with your family during the day -- Connecting with yourself during the day -- Connecting with the world -- Ending the day.
"Between feeding infants, sending kids off to school, helping with homework, getting little ones ready for bed, and countless other activities, it may seem impossible to find a few moments to restore your ever-subsiding sanity. Here are 65 strategies to help you turn everyday moments into your own mindful breaks: over coffee, while feeding, in the car, after a meltdown (yours or theirs!), or anytime you need a "Three-Breath Hug" or a reminder that "This, Too, Is Passing.","--Back cover.

Lessons from a difficult person : how to deal with people like us

January 9, 2017
Elliston, Sarah H., author.
xxi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Drawing on a lifetime of experience, the author courageously uses her own story to present ideas well timed for use in our current society. Her descriptions of personal events and anecdotes offer skills and techniques that are readily adaptable and usable. The lessons learned can be implemented immediately by the reader.--From back cover.

JFK and the masculine mystique : sex and power on the New Frontier

January 6, 2017
Watts, Steven, 1952- author.
x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Kennedy Adonais -- The crisis of masculinity in 1950s America -- Style makes the man : candidate John F. Kennedy -- Hollywood cool : Frank Sinatra and the Jack Pack -- Existential tough guy : Norman Mailer -- Secret agent men : Ian Fleming and James Bond -- A philosophy for playboys : Hugh Hefner -- Vigor and virility : President John F. Kennedy -- Celebrity journalist : Ben Bradlee -- Modern warriors : Maxwell Taylor and Edward Lansdale -- The Spartacus syndrome : Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis -- Mercury macho : Alan Shepard and John Glenn -- The masculine mystique.

Brain briefs : answers to the most (and least) pressing questions about your mind

January 4, 2017
Markman, Arthur B., author.
x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Does being open to experience lead to success? -- Can we really make ourselves happy? -- How do we catch a liar? -- Should we play brain games? -- Do stories help us remember? -- Is pain open to interpretation? -- Do schools teach the way children learn? -- Why do tongue twisters work? -- Do we get more done when we multitask? -- Can we be conscientious and creative? -- Is it true that we only use 10 percent of our brains? -- Is our memory doomed to fail? -- Why are continuity errors in movies difficult to catch? -- Are all narcissists alike? -- Does time speed up as we get older? -- Why is forgiveness so powerful? -- Is our thinking ever coherent? -- Are our beliefs consistent with one another? -- Why is it hard to learn a new language? -- Is our right brain different from our left brain? -- How do we overcome writer's block? -- Is failure necessary? -- How much of what we see is real? -- Does punishment work? -- Why are comparisons so helpful? -- Why do people choke under pressure? -- How do we decide what to buy? -- What is the best way to brainstorm? -- Why is online communication so ineffective? -- Is it possible to remember something that didn't happen? -- Is prejudice avoidable? -- What's the best way to deal with life's endless litany of nuisances? -- Is mind reading a necessary skill? -- What are brains for, anyway? -- Does listening to Mozart make us smarter? -- Why are other people such slackers? -- Can delusion be a good thing? -- Why do we call a dog a "dog"? -- Why do we love kitten videos so much? -- Is nostalgia good or bad?
"Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, answer some of the most engaging quandaries about the human brain and behavior. Featuring the latest empirical findings in the dynamic field of psychology, this is science served up in fun and revelatory bite-size bits!"-- Dust jacket.

The artist's way : a spiritual path to higher creativity

January 4, 2017
Cameron, Julia, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPeregree, [2016]
xx, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword by Natalie Goldberg -- Introduction to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition of 'The Artist's Way' -- Introduction -- Spiritual electricity: the basic principles -- The basic tools -- Week 1: Recovering a sense of safety -- Week 2: Recovering a sense of identity -- Week 3: Recovering a sense of power -- Week 4: Recovering a sense of integrity -- Week 5: Recovering a sense of possibility -- Week 6: Recovering a sense of abundance -- Week 7: Recovering a sense of connection -- Week 8: Recovering a sense of strength -- Week 9: Recovering a sense of compassion -- Week 10: Recovering a sense of self-protection -- Week 11: Recovering a sense of autonomy -- Week 12: Recovering a sense of faith -- Creativity contract -- Epilogue : The Artist's Way / Words for it -- The Artist's Way Questions and Answers -- Creative Cluster guide -- Appendix 1: Trail mix -- Appendix 2: Trail markers -- Reading list: resources -- Index.
Presents a twelve-week program intended to increase creativity by capturing the creative energy of the universe.

Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

January 3, 2017
Ferriss, Timothy, author.
xxvii, 673 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. Healthy -- Part 2. Wealthy -- Part 3. Wise.
Fitness, money, and wisdom -- here are the tools. Over the last two years, Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe while interviewing them for his self-titled podcast. Now the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans.

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

January 3, 2017
Bloom, Paul, 1963- author.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Other people's shoes -- The anatomy of empathy -- Doing good -- The politics of empathy -- Intimacy -- Empathy as the foundation of morality -- Violence and cruelty -- Age of reason.
"We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.


December 20, 2016
Orr, Tamra, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
When I'm angry -- Why I'm angry -- Who makes me angry -- Letting go of anger -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the emotion of anger, looking into what it is, when it happens, why it can happen and how to handle it.

Introvert doodles : an illustrated look at introvert life in an extrovert world.

December 6, 2016
Wilson, Maureen "Marzi," author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied. Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to.

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