New Arrivals · Psychology

July 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

First things first : to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy

July 20, 2016
Covey, Stephen R.
New York : Free Press, 2003, ©1994.
373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Section 1. The clock and the compass -- 1. How many people on their deathbed wish they'd spent more time at the office? -- 2. The urgency addiction -- 3. To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy -- Section 2. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing -- 4. Quadrant II organizing: The process of putting first things first -- 5. The passion of vision -- 6. The balance of roles -- 7. The power of goals -- 8. The perspective of the week -- 9. Integrity in the moment of choice -- 10. Learning from living -- Section 3. The synergy of interdependence -- 11. The interdependent reality -- 12. First things first together -- 13. Empowerment from the inside out -- Section 4. The power and peace of principle-centered living -- 14. From time management to personal leadership -- 15. The peace of the results -- Epilogue -- Appendices: -- A. Mission statement workshop -- B.A review of time management literature -- C. The wisdom literature -- Notes -- Problem/opportunity index -- Index.
Offers an approach to time management based on life values, and provides methods for achieving maximum effectiveness, balance, and personal peace.

A book about love

July 12, 2016
Lehrer, Jonah, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
ix, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Attachment -- The Abraham Principle -- The Marriage Plot -- Moments of Grace -- On Memory -- Going On.
Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us--and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it's easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of "falling" in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.

Your inner GPS : follow your internal guidance to optimal health, happiness, and satisfaction

July 11, 2016
DeBrücke, Zen Cryar, 1970- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xiv, 193 pages ; 21 cm
"Many of us rely on our GPS but ignore the life-directional system we were each born with. This innate compass - what Zen Cryar DeBrucke calls our internal guidance system (IGS) - wants us to be happy, successful, and stress-free. How do we tune in to this tool? DeBrucke learned from trial and error and through the dramatic crucible of being the CEO of an Internet firm during the dotcom bust and the Great Recession crash. Her IGS helped her ride these daunting waves - and in the process she learned to leave painful memories behind, abandon destructive relationship patterns, and set boundaries. Learning to recognize and speak her truth led to the "beautiful sensation of being comfortable in [her] own skin." Here DeBrucke shares her innovative program with readers so they too can have the life-changing experiences that result when we follow the guidance within"-- Provided by publisher.

Facing the blitz : three stratgies for turning your trials into triumphs

July 7, 2016
Kemp, Jeff, 1959-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2015]
237 pages ; 23 cm
"Popular speaker and former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shows how challenges in life are like blitzes in football--both are opportunities one can turn to an advantage"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't let your anxiety run your life : using the science of emotion regulation and mindfulness to overcome fear and worry

June 28, 2016
Klemanski, David H., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
vii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
"Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial--they help us communicate with others, and are deeply connected to special and important memories in our lives. But sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety. Studies now show a direct link between emotion regulation and anxiety. Based in the latest research from a Yale University psychologist and professor, the simple yet powerful mindfulness tips in this book will help you stay calm, collected, and make significant improvements in your everyday life, whether at work, at home, or in your relationships. This is the first book to present an integrated model of mindfulness and emotion regulation--both clinically proven for reducing anxiety symptoms. Using these easy mindfulness practices, you'll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety, leading to improvements in your social life, work obligations, and family responsibilities."-- Provided by publisher.

Psychology

June 28, 2016
Johnston, Joni E., 1960- author.
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
xvii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Putting it in perspective -- Wake up and smell the coffee -- The forces are with you -- All for one and one for all -- Just what is normal, anyway?
Breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung). From behaviorism to social psychology to cognitive psychology, readers will learn what makes all of us tick and why we are who we are.

Exhaustion : a history

June 22, 2016
Schaffner, Anna Katharina.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Humors -- Sin -- Saturn -- Sexuality -- Nerves -- Capitalism -- Rest -- The death drive -- Depression -- Mystery viruses -- Burnout -- Epilogue: the future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Being in balance : 9 principles for creating habits to match your desires

June 22, 2016
Dyer, Wayne W., author.
©2006
xi, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Presents strategies to restore balance in life by offering nine principles for realigning thoughts to help attain desires.

Self-reg : how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life

June 21, 2016
Shanker, Stuart, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I Self-Reg: Essential for Living and Learning -- The Power of Self-Reg -- More Than Marshmallows: Self-Regulation Versus Self-Control -- No Small Matter: Arousal Regulation and the Interbrain -- Under the Boab Tree: The Five-Domain Model for Self-Reg -- Part II The Five Domains -- Eat, Play, Sleep: The Biological Domain -- Monster in the Attic: The Emotion Domain -- Calm, Alert, and Learning: The Cognitive Domain -- A New Lens for Looking at Social Development: The Social Domain -- The Better Self: Empathy and the Prosocial Domain -- Part III Teens, Temptations, and Parents Under Pressure -- The Power and Perils of Adolescence -- More: Desire, Dopamine, and the Surprising Biology of Boredom (the Reward System) -- Parents Under Pressure: Where Do We Go from Here?.
"The first parenting book to bring the science and psychology of children's behavior together to build brain/body awareness for self-regulation and success,"--Amazon.com.

Pathways to possibility : transforming our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world

June 21, 2016
Zander, Rosamund Stone, 1942- author.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
xvii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.

This is where you belong : the art and science of loving the place you live

June 20, 2016
Warnick, Melody, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
308 pages ; 24 cm
The lost art of staying put -- Lace up your sneakers -- Buy local -- Say Hi to neighbors -- Do something fun -- Commune with nature -- Volunteer -- Eat local food -- Get more political -- Create something -- Stay loyal -- Settle down.
"How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community--and perhaps discover that the place where you live right now...is home,"--Amazon.com.

Dream yoga : illuminating your life through lucid dreaming and the Tibetan yogas of sleep

June 17, 2016
Holecek, Andrew, 1955- author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2016.
xix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Ego is the enemy

June 14, 2016
Holiday, Ryan, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio, Penguin, [2016]
xxv, 226 pages ; 19 cm
Part I. Aspire -- Talk, Talk, Talk -- To Be Or To Do? -- Become A Student -- Don't Be Passionate -- Follow The Canvas Strategy -- Restrain Yourself -- Get Out Of Your Own Head -- The Danger Of Early Pride -- Work, Work, Work -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part II. Success -- Always Stay A Student -- Don't Tell Yourself A Story -- What's Important To You? -- Entitlement, Control, And Paranoia -- Managing Yourself -- Beware The Disease Of Me -- Meditate On The Immensity -- Maintain Your Sobriety -- For What Often Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part III. Failure -- Alive Time Or Dead Time? -- The Effort Is Enough -- Fight Club Moments -- Draw The Line -- Maintain Your Own Scorecard -- Always Love -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy...
"Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, 'you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you've set out to achieve.'"-- Provided by publisher.

Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood

June 13, 2016
Hoffman, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"When Claire Hoffman's alcoholic father abandons his family, his struggling wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven,Iowa, to live in Maharishi's national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire's mother, Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi's method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life, promises world peace and Enlightenment just as their family is falling apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world.,. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California to live with her father, breaking from Maharishi completely. After she works for a decade in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood"--Dust jacket flap.
Introduction -- Part one: Believing. Initiation ; The Hoffman curse ; Stranger in a strange land ; Levitation ; Taste of Utopia ; Fortunate are we! ; Utopia Park ; On the program ; 200 percent of life -- Part two: Doubting. Dad comes home ; Your meditation brought down the Great Wall ; The costs of karma ; Ojas ; Townie ; Meth heads and meditators -- Part three: Searching. Adulthood ; A new Utopia ; The flying course -- Epilogue.

Hell week : seven days to be your best self

June 13, 2016
Larssen, Erik Bertrand, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Planning And Preparation -- Here Comes Hell Week -- Life After Hell Week.
"From world-renowned mental trainer Erik Bertrand Larssen, whose clients include Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs, Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements,"--Amazon.com.

The Self-Esteem Team's guide to sex, drugs and WTFs?!!

June 10, 2016
Barrett, Grace, author.
London : John Blake, 2015.
148 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
"Being a teenager can seem [like] nothing but people telling you what you should do, and how spectacularly you are effing it all up. The Self-Esteem Team know this, because they were teenagers once, enduring bullying, chronic skin issues, 'puppy fat,' and angst. Later, they battled self-harm, depression, and an eating disorder. That's why The Self-Esteem Team offers real answers"--Amazon.com.

Meditation for dummies

June 10, 2016
Bodian, Stephan, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Learning made easy"-cover.

Love louder : 33 ways to amplify your life

June 9, 2016
Smiles, Preston, author.
New York, NY : North Star Way, 2016.
xiii, 160 pages ; 18 cm
"Ex-gang member-turned-model-turned-inspirational messenger Preston Smiles shakes things up in the world of personal development, giving us a uniquely modern, love-based approach on how to live with more excitement, productivity, clarity, and confidence based on his popular YouTube videos"-- Provided by publisher.

Joy on demand : the art of discovering the happiness within

June 6, 2016
Tan, Chade-Meng, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]
vi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Joy becomes you -- Just one breath? Surely you jest -- From one breath to one googol -- What, me happy? -- Uplift the mind in seconds -- Happiness is full of crap -- The great mind is better than sex.
"A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena. In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy--you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as fifteen seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, the bestselling author and Google's "Jolly Good Fellow" has developed a program, through "wise laziness," to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand"-- Provided by publisher.

The space within : finding your way back home

May 26, 2016
Neill, Michael, 1966-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword by Robert Holden, Ph.D. -- Introduction: One problem, one solution -- How to be more of who you really are -- Thought Is not what you think -- Becoming human -- The peace of mind -- The secret of effortless change -- A fresh start -- The key to high performance -- Living a guided life -- Always already home -- Some final thoughts.
"There is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. It is pure consciousness, the space inside of which all thoughts come and go. When you rest in the feeling of this space, the warmth of it heals your mind and body. When you operate from the infinite creative potential of this space, you produce high levels of performance and creative flow. When you sit in the openness of this space with others, you experience a level of connection and intimacy that is breathtakingly enjoyable and filled with love. And when you explore this space more deeply, you will find yourself growing closer and closer to the divine, even if you're not sure there is such a thing and wouldn't know how to talk about it if there was. Every problem we have in life is the result of losing our bearings and getting caught up in the content of our own thinking; the solution to every one of those problems is to find our way back home.This is both the invitation and the promise of this book."--Page [4] of cover.

Mindfulness and judging

May 25, 2016
Fogel, Jeremy, 1949- author.
Washington, DC : Federal Judicial Center, 2016.
8 pages ; 22 cm
Shipping list no.: 2016-0182-P.

No more narcissists! : how to stop choosing self-absorbed men and find the love you deserve

May 23, 2016
Love, Candace V., author.
©2016
210 pages ; 23 cm
Prince Charming or another frog? -- The frog: Understanding narcissism and narcissists -- Unmet childhood needs: Discovering your story -- A closer look at life traps -- Stuck for life? Your life traps in adulthood -- Learn to change your life traps -- Self-care: Becoming your own fairy godmother -- Mindful dating.

Dinner with Edward : the story of a remarkable friendship

May 20, 2016
Vincent, Isabel, 1965- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
213 pages ; 19 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about sorrow and joy, love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, 'sustain us against the hungers of the world'"-- Provided by publisher.

Growing up mindful : essential practices to help children, teens, and families find balance, calm, and resilience

May 19, 2016
Willard, Christopher (Psychologist)
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2016]
ix, 249 pages ; 23 cm

Super mind : how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation

May 17, 2016
Rosenthal, Norman E., author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Development of consciousness: A new beginning; The science of consciousness; Transcendental Meditation: the secret passageway; Transcendence: beyond waking, sleeping, and dreaming; The physiology of transcendence; From transcendence to super mind: an extraordinary transformation; The consciousness integration questionnaire -- Gifts of the super mind: Connecting body and mind; Building a better brain; Being in the zone; Internal growth; Engagement and detachment: a delicate dance; Support of nature; Transcendence and mindfulness; Meditate and grow rich; Meditate and be happy -- Beyond the super mind: The super mind in action; Cosmic consciousness: super mind round the clock; Transcendent surprises and the growth of consciousness; Toward a connected universe -- Appendix 1: Answers to questions about the super mind -- Appendix 2: Consciousness integration questionnaire.
"The noted research psychiatrist explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success."--Provided by publisher.

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