New Arrivals · Psychology

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Motherless daughters : the legacy of loss

April 17, 2014
Edelman, Hope.
Boston : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014.
xxix, 361 pages ; 23 cm
"For twenty years, this "beautifully written" (USA Today), "moving, comprehensive and insightful look at the lifelong ramifications of the loss of a mother" (San Francisco Chronicle) has been the book a woman can turn to for understanding and comfort when her mother dies. Building on interviews with hundreds of motherless daughters, Hope Edelman's unique and courageous work also reflects her personal experience with the continued legacy of mother loss. An exploration of a profoundly life-altering rite-of-passage, Motherless Daughters is for any woman who wants to better understand the mother-daughter relationship. "-- Provided by publisher.

Own it! : be the boss of your life-at home and in the workplace

April 16, 2014
Coffey, Tabatha, 1969-
New York, NY : Itbooks ; 2014.
xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part small business advice, part self-help book, the Bravo star shares her blunt yet rational wisdom, providing tips on entrepreneurship, customer service, management, and women in business, and presents stories of real people who have faced challenging transitions.

The confidence code : the science and art of self-assurance-- what women should know

April 16, 2014
Kay, Katty, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xxi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
"Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition--with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business--Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in."Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve" -- from publisher's web site.

Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel

April 16, 2014
Padgett, Jason.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
ix, 243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn't born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive understanding of complex mathematics. The first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain. "-- Provided by publisher.

Risk savvy : how to make good decisions

April 16, 2014
Gigerenzer, Gerd.
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
viii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Posits that "most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.

The top five regrets of the dying : a life transformed by the dearly departing

April 15, 2014
Ware, Bronnie.
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, 2013.
x, 244 p. ; 22 cm.
From the tropics to the snow -- An unexpected career path -- Honesty and surrender -- Regret 1: I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me -- Products of our environment -- Trappings -- Regret 2: I wish I hadn't worked so hard -- Purpose and intention -- Simplicity -- Regret 3: I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings -- No guilt -- Gifts in disguise -- Regret 4: I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends -- True friends -- Allow yourself -- Regret 5: I wish I had let myself be happier -- Happiness is now -- A matter of perspective -- Changing times -- Darkness and dawn -- No regrets -- Smile and know.
Searching for a job with heart, and despite having no formal qualifications or experience, Ware found herself working in palliative care. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.

The five keys to mindful communication : using deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals

April 15, 2014
Chapman, Susan Gillis.
Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2012.
xv, 207 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Stop, go and wait -- The key to mindful presence: awake body, tender heart open mind -- The key to mindful listening: encouragement -- The key to mindful speech: gentleness -- The key to mindful relationships: unconditional friendliness -- The key to mindful responses: playfulness.
Presents five elements of mindful communication and listening which can improve personal and professional relationships with spouses, family members, friends, and peers.

Essentialism : the disciplined pursuit of less

April 11, 2014
McKeown, Greg.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

Success as an introvert for dummies

April 11, 2014
Pastor, Joan, author.
xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started understanding introversion -- Triumphing in an extrovert's work world -- Finding personal happiness as an "innie" -- Supporting introverts -- The part of tens.
If you're an introvert, this guide will help you identify your strengths, and boost your confidence. By learning to communicate with greater ease and with influence, you'll improve relationships with colleagues, partners, friends, and children.

The power of forgetting : six essential skills to clear out brain clutter and become the sharpest, smartest you

April 10, 2014
Byster, Mike.
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
352 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique--forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data--will change the quality of your work and life balance forever. 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 Byster's exclusive quizzes and games, you'll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day"-- Provided by publisher.

Mindful anger : a pathway to emotional freedom

April 9, 2014
Brandt, Andrea, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xxiii, 210 pages ; 25 cm
The anatomy of anger -- The key role of anger in emotional freedom -- Mindfulness as a strategy -- How anger feels -- Catching anger in the act -- How beliefs play a role in anger -- Anger and childhood wounds -- The five steps to mindfully releasing your anger -- Moving on to forgiveness and gratitude -- Mindfulness and the emotional freedom to connect -- Transforming anger into communication.

Everything that remains : a memoir by the minimalists

April 1, 2014
Millburn, Joshua Fields.
Missoula, Mt. Asymmetrical Press, c2014.
216 p. ; 21 cm.

Sarah Seidelmann's born to freak : a salty primer for irrepressible humans

April 1, 2014
Seidelmann, Sarah Bamford.
[United States] : Sarah Seidelmann Publishing LLC, 2012.
238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"With the help of Alice the Elephant, I came to the realization somewhat late in life that I was born to FREAK. It is my dream that by confessing my own strangeness and sharing tales of epic FREAKY awesomeness, other irrepressible humans might get the memo earlier in their lives that they, too, were born to FREAK. Through my personal work and my work with clients and groups, I've made so many connections between ADD, high sensitivity, Asperger's syndrome, autism, addicts of every kind (sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping), depressed/anxious/manic people, intense people, change agents, black sheep, adrenaline junkies, irrepressibles, rebels, bohemians, life pirates, bad asses, artists, innovators, performers, comedians, and healers ... and I believe we were all born to FREAK. We were all put here not to fit in, but to see things differently, to ruffle feathers, and to return balance to the world and our communities by using our creative abilities, our healing presence, and our eccentric gifts. I wrote this book to help you discover your own wondrous inner multitudes, so you'll share your fantastic, strange, and entirely original notions with the world. We need you." -- p. 4 of cover.

The ecstasy of surrender : 12 surprising ways letting go can empower your life

March 31, 2014
Orloff, Judith.
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
xxx, 401 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Freedom provides an exciting, new plan for reducing stress, manifesting material and psychological wealth, and experiencing perpetual joy"-- Provided by publisher.

Writing down your soul : how to activate and listen to the extraordinary voice within

March 28, 2014
Conner, Janet.
San Francisco, Calif. : Conari, 2008.
253 p. : ill., ; 21 cm.

Smarter : the new science of building brain power

March 28, 2014
Hurley, Dan, 1957- author.
xxiv, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Expading the mind's workspace: the pioneers who overturned a century of dogma -- Measure of a man: testing my brain before I train -- A good brain trainer is hard to find: a skeptic's guide to what does (and does not) work -- Old-school brain training: training methods of the ancients -- Smart pills and thinking caps: the promise and peril of sci-fi methods -- Boot camp for my brain: setting up my training regimen -- Are you smarter than a mouse?: the biological and evolutionary basis of human intelligence -- Defenders of the faith: meetings with the arch-skeptic -- Flowers for Ts65Dn: the search for a drug for Down syndrome -- Clash of the titans: a tale of five scientific meetings -- Final exam: my post-training results.
With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation.

Every body's talking : what we say without words

March 27, 2014
Jackson, Donna M., 1959-
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Louder than words -- Here's looking at you -- Bodies in motion -- Spotting lies -- Multicultural moves -- Fake it...until you become it.

The humor code : a global search for what makes things funny

March 26, 2014
McGraw, Peter.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Colorado : set-up -- Los Angeles : who is funny? -- New York : how do you make funny? -- Tanzania : why do we laugh? -- Japan : when is comedy lost in translation? -- Scandinavia : does humor have a dark side? -- Palestine : can you find humor where you least expect it? -- The Amazon : is laughter the best medicine? -- Montreal : punch line.

Thanks for the feedback : the science and art of receiving feedback well (even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly, you're not in the mood)

March 26, 2014
Stone, Douglas, 1958- author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The feedback challenge -- Truth triggers -- Relationship triggers -- Identity triggers -- Feedback in conversation.
Discover how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning. Receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires: we do want to learn and grow, and we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. The authors offer a powerful framework to help us take on life's blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace.

The self illusion : how the social brain creates identity

March 24, 2014
Hood, Bruce M. (Bruce MacFarlane)
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
xvii, 349 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
The most wondrous organ -- The machiavellian baby -- The looking glass self -- The cost of free will -- Why our choices are not our own -- How the tribe made me -- The stories we live by -- Caught in the web -- Why you can't see your self in reflection.

Bouncing back : rewiring your brain for maximum resilience and well-being

March 17, 2014
Graham, Linda, 1947-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2013]
xxx, 433 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword -- Introduction what resilience is and how we rewire our brains to recover it -- How the brain develops resilience or doesn't -- How the brain's strategies of resilience become wired in -- How the wiring in of resilience can go awry -- Harnessing the brain's neuroplasticity to recover your resilience -- Using mindfulness to foster self-awareness and flexible responses -- Using empathy to create connections and self-acceptance -- Five additional practices that accelerate brain change -- Self-directed neuroplasticity -- Recovering resilience through resonant relationships -- How bonding and belonging nourish resilience -- Creating inner security and confidence -- Developing relational intelligence -- Keep calm and carry on : recovering resilience through resources of the body -- Losing and recovering our balance -- Recovering our balance through the body -- Developing somatic intelligence -- Recovering resilience through emotional well-being -- How neuroscience is revolutionizing our thinking about feelings -- How positive emotions build resilience -- Developing emotional intelligence -- Shift happens : recovering resilience through reflection and response flexibility -- Using reflection to identify options -- Shifting gears: modifying our patterns of response -- Discerning wise choices and responding flexibly -- Recovering resilience through simply being -- Resting in the wisdom of being -- Launching into a more resilient life -- Moving resilience beyond the personal self -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the author.
"Advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships. Applicable to relationships, jobs, and everyday life"--Provided by publisher.

How should we live? : great ideas from the past for everyday life

March 14, 2014
Krznaric, Roman, author.
xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Published in Great Britain under the title The wonderbox by Profile Books Ltd"--Title page verso.
Nurturing relationships: love, family, empathy -- Making a living: work, time, money -- Discovering the world: senses, travel, nature -- Breaking conventions: belief, creativity, deathstyle.
Presents an analysis of practical history, covering twelve universal topics, including love, family, empathy, and money, to reveal wisdom and inspiration to live one's life.

Transforming pain to power : unlock your unlimited potential

March 11, 2014
Beaty, Daniel.
New York : Berkley Books, [2014].
ix, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The power of pain -- The power of breath and your authentic self -- The power of your thoughts and your mental inheritance -- The power of your emotions and your emotional inheritance -- The powewer of forgiveness and letting go -- The power of your cultural inheritance -- The power of gratitude and affirmative speaking -- The power of vision and faith -- The power of purpose -- The power of patience and tenacity -- The power of your environment -- The power of joy.

I can see clearly now

March 10, 2014
Dyer, Wayne W.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it." I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill"-- Provided by publisher.

10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works--a true story

March 10, 2014
Harris, Dan, 1971-
New York, NY : It Books, 2014.
xvi, 237 pages ; 24 cm
"A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

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