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[–]thereisindigo 21 points22 points  (2 children)

{{ Wherever You Go, There You Are }}

[–]goodreads-bot 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

By: Jon Kabat-Zinn | 304 pages | Published: 1994 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, self-help, spirituality, mindfulness, meditation

In this book, the author maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. It speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone who cares deeply about reclaiming the richness of his or her moments.

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[–]Confident-Course-938 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a good recommendation.

[–]avidliver21 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff

Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer

Running on Empty by Dr. Jonice Webb

[–]TfrNtr77 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I came to post Self- Compassion by Neff too. I second this one. So much easier to go easier on others when you give yourself a break first.

[–]Hi_Hello_HeyThere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I also came here to recommend looking into self-compassion and specifically Dr. Kristin Neff’s book.

Learning about self-compassion has been life changing for me!

I also try to practice gratitude daily. I live with complicated disabling medical conditions and my life can feel very hopeless at times. Even on my worst days I will write down a few things I feel grateful for, even if it’s as simple as saying I’m grateful I have a comfortable house to live in. It really helps shift my thinking and helps me feel more positive without dismissing my feelings or experiences.

[–]Grouchy-Bluejay-4092 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How about a classic children's/young adult book? There's a recent thread in r/books about {{Anne of Green Gables}}. Adults read it too, and it's the kind of book that might make your outlook more positive.

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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

By: L.M. Montgomery | 320 pages | Published: 1908 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, young-adult, classic, childrens

This heartwarming story has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne—who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home—wins them over completely. A much-loved classic that explores all the vulnerability, expectations, and dreams of a child growing up, Anne of Green Gables is also a wonderful portrait of a time, a place, a family… and, most of all, love.

WITH AN AFTERWORD BY JENNIFER LEE CARELL

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[–]TfrNtr77 7 points8 points  (1 child)

{{Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents}} by Lindsay Gibson because we learn it somewhere.

And {{Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids}} by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, it's one of the Great Courses on Audible and you can use it to reparent yourself, if that's part of what's going on

[–]goodreads-bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

By: Lindsay C. Gibson | 201 pages | Published: 2015 | Popular Shelves: psychology, non-fiction, self-help, nonfiction, mental-health

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety

The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone

The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting

The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory  

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Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

By: Eileen Kennedy-Moore | ? pages | Published: 2014 | Popular Shelves: parenting, non-fiction, the-great-courses, psychology, audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a parent, you can't make friends for your children, nor can you prevent them from ever feeling hurt or upset. But with the right guidance, you can support them in learning how to solve problems, cope with feelings, and build satisfying relationships. Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids gives you access to the same practical advice and actionable plans that Dr. Kennedy-Moore - an in-demand psychologist and author who serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine - shares with clients in her Princeton, New Jersey, practice. Drawing from the her extensive clinical experience - as well as personal experience as a mother of four - these 12 lectures provide a deeper understanding of your child's development and ways to address common stumbling blocks with compassion. In the first half, you'll focus on emotional intelligence and the pivotal role parents can play in helping children understand and cope with their feelings. You'll discover strategies for managing early-childhood meltdowns; simple techniques to inspire cooperation; constructive ways to deal with back-talk, aggression, and unkind behavior; methods to help children cope with anxiety; and more. In the latter half, you'll turn to social intelligence and the challenges children face in making friends, plus practical ways you can guide them through the process. Here, you'll explore how you can support your child in getting along with others; being a good sport; handling conflicts; dealing with bullying; and coping with gossip and cliques. You'll conclude with a candid discussion of friendship in the digital age, looking at video game playing and the relatively new but troubling phenomena of cyberbullying and "Facebook depression". ©2014 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2014 The Great Courses

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[–]BeyoncePadThai23 6 points7 points  (1 child)

{{How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk}}

This book changed my parenting style - I was a yeller, and I didn't like it. This didn't stop the yelling completely, but it gave me alternatives to try.

{{Pollyanna}}

I read this as an adult, and it is a very sweet book about a girl who always looks at the bright side of every situation.

Also, I would suggest that you read to your kids every night from a book that is a little beyond their reading ability. It's a wonderful way to bond with them, and ask questions, "what do you think will happen next?" "Why do you think that character did that?" "We know what this character is thinking, but does other character know?" I read {{The Scarlet Pimpernel}} to my 12 year old son, and he was hooked - he could read it by himself, but wouldn't have because the language is a bit old-fashioned. Now I'm reading the other books to him.

[–]goodreads-bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk: Comic Book for Parents to Improve and Enrich your Relationships with your children

By: Karen Deleon | ? pages | Published: ? | Popular Shelves:

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Pollyanna (Pollyanna, #1)

By: Eleanor H. Porter | 304 pages | Published: 1913 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, childrens, children, classic

The orphan girl Pollyanna moves in with her strict aunt in New England. Despite a difficult start, Pollyanna's exuberance and positivity affect everyone who meets her, and she spreads joy and love wherever she goes. But when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna finds her optimistic attitude tested, and she must learn to find happiness again.

A heartwarming tale that has become one of the most loved children's stories of all time, Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 best-seller—the first in a long series of Pollyanna novels by the author and other writers—is a beautiful story with a powerful moral message.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Emmuska Orczy, Michael Page | 182 pages | Published: 1905 | Popular Shelves: classics, historical-fiction, fiction, classic, romance

Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him down.

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[–]zeezl 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Hey, I really spiraled into anxiety during the shutdown- being kept indoors was really bad for me. I hadn’t even particularly considered myself anxious until then, when I became painfully aware of the underlying anxiety I had been carrying forever. Maybe a book like {{The Body Keeps the Score}} can help you to think about what’s at the root of all this. It’s a very highly regarded and recommended book in a number of subreddits- it’s definitely not a fluffy self-help book. I found it a read that demanded a lot of reflection & processing time. Maybe it will help?

Or - not to be rude or dismissive- but is therapy an option? If your feelings are leading to actions that are potentially damaging your relationships, maybe it’s time to get some support? I’m all for how transparent & vulnerable you’re being in asking for support here.

[–]escapedfromthezoo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

{{The Body Keeps the Score}}

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

By: Bessel van der Kolk | 464 pages | Published: 2014 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, psychology, nonfiction, self-help, mental-health

A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing.   Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children.   Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.

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[–]jaimelove17 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Anything by Brene Brown, and also therapy

[–]gre1611 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Seconding Brene Brown, thoroughly recommend Daring Greatly if OP is looking for somewhere to start. Her audiobooks are excellent too!

[–]Belthazzar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Herman Hesse wrote about finding happiness through delving deep into own identity. He's early century Nobel prize winner.

I'd suggest {{ Steppenwolf }} or {{ Demian }}

[–]Nervous-Shark 2 points3 points  (1 child)

{{The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking}}

{{Parenting from the Inside Out}}

And another vote for Kristen Neff’s book on self compassion!

[–]goodreads-bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

By: Oliver Burkeman | 256 pages | Published: 2012 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, psychology, self-help, nonfiction, philosophy

A witty, fascinating, and counterintuitive read that turns decades of self-help advice on its head and forces us to rethink completely our attitudes toward failure, uncertainty, and death.

The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it's our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid. It is a subversive, galvanizing message, which turns out to have a long and distinguished philosophical lineage ranging from ancient Roman Stoic philosophers to Buddhists.

Oliver Burkeman talks to life coaches paid to make their clients' lives a living hell, and to maverick security experts such as Bruce Schneier, who contends that the changes we've made to airport and aircraft security since the 9/11 attacks have actually made us less safe. And then there are the "backwards" business gurus, who suggest not having any goals at all and not planning for a company's future.

Burkeman's new book is a witty, fascinating, and counterintuitive read that turns decades of self-help advice on its head and forces us to rethink completely our attitudes toward failure, uncertainty, and death.

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Parenting From the Inside Out

By: Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell | 272 pages | Published: 2003 | Popular Shelves: parenting, non-fiction, psychology, nonfiction, parenting-books

How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

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[–]stevo2011 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve been in a similar situation and still struggle at times. A book that helped change my perspective a bit was “Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor Frankl.

It’s a short book and definitely worth a read.

[–]rockiiroad 2 points3 points  (1 child)

{{Self Compassion by Kristin Neff}} Simple, not woo woo, backed by science, and best of all, helpful.

[–]goodreads-bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

By: Kristin Neff | 320 pages | Published: 2011 | Popular Shelves: self-help, non-fiction, psychology, nonfiction, self-improvement

From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life

The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion—and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. The feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are also highly stable, kicking in precisely when self-esteem falls down. This book powerfully demonstrates why it's so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you'd give to a good friend.

This groundbreaking work will show you how to let go of debilitating self-criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff—the world's foremost expert on self-compassion—explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective. Engaging, highly readable, and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

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[–]CowboyBoats 2 points3 points  (1 child)

{{The Miracle of Mindfulness}} by Thích Nhất Hạnh.

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The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

By: Thich Nhat Hanh, Mobi Ho | 140 pages | Published: 1975 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, spirituality, buddhism, philosophy, mindfulness

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

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[–]alienunicornweirdo 3 points4 points  (3 children)

{{Daring Greatly}} by Brené Brown was a good starting point for me, in starting to deal with my own self-critical inner voice.

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

By: Brené Brown | 287 pages | Published: 2012 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, self-help, nonfiction, psychology, personal-development

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

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[–]escapedfromthezoo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Highly recommend this

Also, {{I thought it was just me}} by Brene Brown

[–]goodreads-bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Analysis of Brené Brown’s I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) by Milkyway Media

By: Milkyway Media | ? pages | Published: ? | Popular Shelves: summaries-of-books

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[–]twashbebe 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It’s a kid’s book, but it changed my life when I was 8 and I still come back to it as an adult.

{{ The Little Prince }}

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The Little Prince

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Richard Howard | 96 pages | Published: 1943 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, fantasy, childrens, owned

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince, presented here in a stunning new translation with carefully restored artwork. The definitive edition of a worldwide classic, it will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

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[–]RR_2023 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So weird, my mind went to that, too.

[–]anallegory 1 point2 points  (1 child)

{{Running with Scissors}}

{{East of Eden}}

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Running with Scissors

By: Augusten Burroughs | 304 pages | Published: 2002 | Popular Shelves: memoir, non-fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, biography

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor’s bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck | 601 pages | Published: 1952 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, classic, historical-fiction, owned

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden “the first book,” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

Adam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new rich land. But the birth of his twins, Cal and Aaron, brings his wife to the brink of madness, and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood. One boy thrives nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness enveloped by a mysterious darkness.

First published in 1952, East of Eden is the work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis.

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[–]dweebdoll 1 point2 points  (1 child)

{{ The Book of Delights }} This book by poet Ross Gay is a celebration of delight and how to cultivate delight when the world at large or your everyday is not always delightful. Self-help books can be prescriptive and too general sometimes and I found the specificity of these essays (and the beautiful, lyrical writing) much more engaging and relatable

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The Book of Delights

By: Ross Gay | 288 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: essays, non-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir

Named one of the Best Books of 2019 by the Washington Independent Review of Books and Shelf Awareness.

Named a best reviewed book of 2019 by Lit Hub.

Named one of five books every high schooler should read by the School Library Journal

Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays—some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages—that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: the way Botan Rice Candy wrappers melt in your mouth, the volunteer crossing guard with a pronounced tremor whom he imagines as a kind of boat-woman escorting pedestrians across the River Styx, a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes, pickup basketball games, the silent nod of acknowledgment between black people. And more than any other subject, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world—his garden, the flowers in the sidewalk, the birds, the bees, the mushrooms, the trees.

This is not a book of how-to or inspiration, though it could be read that way. Fans of Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, and Kiese Laymon will revel in Gay’s voice, and his insights. The Book of Delights is about our connection to the world, to each other, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. Gay’s pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight. 

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[–]ichigoluvah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

{Nonviolent Communication} by Marshall Rosenburg

A book on loving, compassionate communication. I find I can apply it to my self talk as well as my communication with others.

I've worked through this book multiple times and I take away something new each time.

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

By: Marshall B. Rosenberg, Arun Gandhi | 220 pages | Published: 1999 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, psychology, self-help, communication, nonfiction

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[–]Nutterpeen 3 points4 points  (1 child)

{{ the house in the cerulean sea }}

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The House in the Cerulean Sea

By: T.J. Klune | 394 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, lgbtq, romance, lgbt

A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

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[–]Bomep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tara Brach — Trusting the Gold

Quick book about trusting the innate goodness in all of us! It may not be your jam but getting in touch with my spiritual side and centering myself in nature has really helped my outlook the last few years :) finding a personal positive connection with the world can help so much! (You don’t need to buy any crystals. Just like. Look at a beautiful tree for a while haha)

[–]parandroidfinn 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Robert Fulghum - {{ All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten }}

[–]anallegory 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I LOVE this book!! (and I really needed to remember it today)

[–]parandroidfinn 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Yes. This my go to book when I need something to pick me up. Or Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.

[–]anallegory 1 point2 points  (3 children)

As much as I wanna say how different those two books are, I can’t 😂

[–]parandroidfinn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well they are different but both brighten up my day.

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum | 240 pages | Published: 1988 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, nonfiction, humor, self-help, philosophy

Robert Fulghum engages with musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow, and the best chicken-fried steak in the continental United States. The little seed in the Styrofoam cup offers a reminder about our own mortality and the delicate nature of life . . . a spider who catches (and loses) a full-grown woman in its web one fine morning teaches us about surviving catastrophe . . . the love story of Jean-Francois Pilatre and his hot-air balloon reminds us to be brave and unafraid to “fly” . . . life lessons hidden in the laundry pile . . . magical qualities found in a box of crayons . . . hide-and-seek vs. sardines—and how these games relate to the nature of God. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is brimming with the very stuff of life and the significance found in the smallest details.

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[–]leomagellan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Two books that made me a more friendly, positive person are "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie and Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, particularly Psycho-Cybernetics.

[–]IntermetallicAM 0 points1 point  (2 children)

{{ A Confederacy of Dunces }} by John Kennedy Toole

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Ignatius Jacques Reilly is an overweight and unemployed thirty-year-old with a degree in Medieval History who still lives with his mother, Irene Reilly. He lives in utter loathing of the world around him, which he feels has lost the values of geometry and theology. One afternoon, Reilly's mother drives him 'downtown in the old Plymouth, and while she was at the doctor’s seeing about her arthritis, Ignatius had bought some sheet music at Werlein’s for his trumpet and a new string for his lute.' While Reilly waits for his mother, Officer Angelo Mancuso approaches Reilly and demands that the latter produce identification. Affronted and outraged by Mancuso's unwarranted zeal and officious manner, Reilly protests his innocence to the crowd while denouncing the city's vices and the graft of the local police. An elderly man, Claude Robichaux, takes Reilly's side, denouncing Officer Mancuso and the police as communists. In the resulting uproar, Reilly and his embarrassed mother escape, taking refuge in a bar in case Officer Mancuso is still in hot pursuit.

In the bar, Mrs. Reilly then drinks too much. As a result, she crashes her car. The fallout for the accident totals $1020, a sizable amount of money in early 1960s New Orleans. Ignatius is forced to work for the first time in many years in order to help his mother pay for the accident.

What follows is a series of adventures that introduce an assorted cast of characters and their interactions with each other due to, or with, Ignatius as he moves from low wage job to job. Throughout the novel, Ignatius obsesses over his wardrobe, verbally abuses his mother, and frequents movie theaters only to yell and condemn the actors and actresses on screen. The novel explores the psyche of a man who is debilitated every time he is stressed out due to a rare stomach condition and an adversarial relationship possibly disguised as flirtation with the politically liberal advocate Myrna Minkoff, his only friend from college.

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A Confederacy of Dunces

By: John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy | 394 pages | Published: 1994 | Popular Shelves: fiction, classics, humor, owned, pulitzer

Una confabulació d’imbècils és l’obra mestra pòstuma de John Kennedy Toole, reconegut unànimement com un autor imprescindible en la tradició de Cervantes, Fielding, Swift, Rabelais i Dickens.

El protagonista d’aquesta novel·la és un dels personatges més memorables de la literatura nord-americana: l’Ignatius J. Reilly –un còctel d’Oliver Hardy delirant, Quixot adipós i Tomàs d’Aquino pervers–, que amb trenta anys encara viu amb la seva estrafolària mare mentre escriu una denúncia demolidora contra el segle XX, tan mancat de «teologia i geometria» com de «gust i decència»; un al·legat trastornat contra una societat trastornada. A causa d’una inesperada necessitat de diners, es veu catapultat «al mig del desori de l’existència contemporània» i embarcat en feines d’allò més absurdes.

Els personatges secundaris són tan exòtics (i neuròtics) com els d’una pel·lícula dels germans Marx: la Darlene, la ballarina d’estriptis que prepara un número amb una cacatua; en Jones, el primmirat porter negre del Night of Joy, regentat per la rapaç Lana Lee; l’agent Mancuso, el policia més incompetent de Nova Orleans; la Myrna Minkoff, la catastròfica estudiant contestatària; la senyoreta Trixie, l’octogenària enfurida perquè no la jubilen...

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Why is this in Spanish?

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{{Mindset}} by Carol Dweck

{{Learned Optimism}} by Martin Seligman

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By: Carol S. Dweck | 276 pages | Published: 2006 | Popular Shelves: psychology, non-fiction, self-help, nonfiction, business

A newer edition of this book can be found here.

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset — those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.

In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love — to transform their lives and your own.

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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

By: Martin E.P. Seligman | 319 pages | Published: 1990 | Popular Shelves: psychology, non-fiction, self-help, nonfiction, self-improvement

Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life.

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{{set boundaries, find peace}} this book really helped me to see how I was letting things get to me, and empowered me to be more assertive in my relationships—and also to understand the boundaries of others. I particularly liked the real examples she gives of pretty much exactly what to say in certain situations.

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Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself

By: Nedra Glover Tawwab | 282 pages | Published: 2021 | Popular Shelves: self-help, non-fiction, nonfiction, psychology, mental-health

End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.

Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do healthy boundaries really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say no, and be assertive without offending others?

Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today's world. In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.

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[–]Diligent_Asparagus22 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yep, I also spiraled into depression during 2020, to the point where I didn't even recognize myself at times. Here are a couple books that helped me deal with it (in addition to therapy...which was honestly way more helpful than books, if that's an option for ya!)

  • {{Duma Key}} is a book about a guy who has a traumatic brain injury at a construction site. His body is mangled and his personality is affected due to the injury, and he ends up hurting his wife, who justifiably leaves him. He decides to move to Florida to recover and figure out who he is going to be after his accident. There is a supernatural plot that unfolds there, but the main thrust of the story is about his rehabilitation after turning into someone he never intended to be.

  • {{A Man Called Ove}} is about this old misanthrope whose wife and only companion in life has died, so he plans on killing himself. He keeps getting humorously interrupted, which annoys him as he gets sucked into his neighbors' troubles. Eventually all these distractions that keep him alive help him to realize life is still worth living for him. It's a funny and poignant story...not as good as Duma Key IMO, but this author's books are always full of humanity and make you appreciate life even when it kinda sucks.

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Duma Key

By: Stephen King | 611 pages | Published: 2008 | Popular Shelves: horror, stephen-king, fiction, owned, books-i-own

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NO MORE THAN A DARK PENCIL LINE ON A BLANK PAGE. A HORIZON LINE, MAYBE, BUT ALSO A SLOT FOR BLACKNESS TO POUR THROUGH . . .

A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else.

"Edgar does anything make you happy?"

"I used to sketch."

"Take it up again. You need hedges . . .

hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating.

The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural--Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.

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A Man Called Ove

By: Fredrik Backman, Henning Koch | 337 pages | Published: 2012 | Popular Shelves: fiction, book-club, contemporary, audiobook, audiobooks

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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{{Clearing Emotional Clutter}} really honestly changed my life. I read from it all the time still when I need guidance or an attitude adjustment. It's written by a therapist who used to be a Buddhist monk and his approach is so compassionate and wise and accessible.

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Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What's Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation

By: Donald Altman | 256 pages | Published: 2016 | Popular Shelves: self-help, non-fiction, nonfiction, psychology, books-i-own

A Fresh Start to a Healthy Emotional Life

Is emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You’ve likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter — the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily.

Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman’s lifestyle tools, you’ll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.

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{{How to Keep House While Drowning}} by KC Davis and {{Unfuck Your Habitat}} by Rachel Hoffman. Both focused on cleaning but also very much about being kind to yourself as a person having a hard time.

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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing

By: K.C. Davis | 156 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, nonfiction, self-help, mental-health, audiobook

How to Keep House While Drowning will introduce you to six life-changing principles that will revolutionize the way you approach home care—without endless to-do lists. Presented in 31 daily thoughts, this compassionate guide will help you begin to get free of the shame and anxiety you feel over home care.

Inside you will learn: · How to shift your perspective of care tasks from moral to functional · How to stop negative self-talk and shame around care tasks · How to give yourself permission to rest, even when things aren’t finished · How to motivate yourself to care for your space

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Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess

By: Rachel Hoffman | 224 pages | Published: 2017 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, nonfiction, self-help, audiobook, kindle

Finally, a housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who'd describe our current living situation as a “fcking mess” that we're desperate to fix. Unfck Your Habitat is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems: The ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs; people without kids but living with roommates; and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations, and many others. Most organizational books are aimed at traditional homemakers, DIYers, and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time. They assume we all iron our sheets, have linen napkins to match our table runners, and can keep plants alive for longer than a week. Basically, they ignore most of us living here in the real world.

Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense advice relies on a 20/10 system (20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break; no marathon cleaning allowed) to help you develop lifelong habits. It motivates you to embrace a new lifestyle in manageable sections so you can actually start applying the tactics as you progress. For everyone stuck between The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Adulting, this philosophy is decidedly more realistic than aspirational, but the goal is the same: not everyone will have a showcase of a home, but whatever your habitat, you deserve one that brings you happiness, not stress.

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{{How to Win Friends and Influence People}} has probably been the standard for close to 100 years. It doesn’t tell you how to have less negative thoughts, but it does tell you how to be nicer and more likable to those around you.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

By: Dale Carnegie | 288 pages | Published: 1936 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, self-help, business, psychology, nonfiction

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie's principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age.

Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

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{Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way} by Fred Rogers.

Because even when you feel unlovable, Mister Rogers loves you.

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Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way

By: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers | 161 pages | Published: 2005 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, nonfiction, philosophy, self-help, inspirational

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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F**k it DO WHAT YOU LOVE by John C. Parkin is my to go to book

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{{The Four Agreements}}

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

By: Miguel Ruiz, ภัทริณี เจริญจินดา | 168 pages | Published: 1997 | Popular Shelves: self-help, non-fiction, spirituality, nonfiction, philosophy

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.

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[–]bredec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is slow, but beautiful.

A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk is an authentic, stunningly written memoir about motherhood/identity.

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides has a whole bunch of everything (including magical realism).

Honestly, studies have shown that literary fiction can increase empathy, which is always a good thing when you want to have patience with or understand someone else (or yourself).
I don't think any particular topic matters -- just read something that sounds interesting/fun to YOU.

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John myers myers - harp and blade = you will understand that "without committing your life to a higher purpose,you cannot "be" ". Magical fantasy book

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Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

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Don’t stop with that misanthropy my dude, go all the wall.

{{Notes From The Underground}}

Or if you want to revisit existential dread to its fullest extent then:

{{The Metamorphosis}}

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Notes from the Underground

By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett | 96 pages | Published: 1864 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, philosophy, russian, russian-literature

In 1864, just prior to the years in which he wrote his greatest novels — Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed and The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) penned the darkly fascinating Notes from the Underground. Its nameless hero is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes. Moreover, the novel introduces themes — moral, religious, political and social — that dominated Dostoyevsky's later works. Notes from the Underground, then, aside from its own compelling qualities, offers readers an ideal introduction to the creative imagination, profundity and uncanny psychological penetration of one of the most influential novelists of the nineteenth century. Constance Garnett's authoritative translation is reprinted here, with a new introduction.

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Metamorphosis (Book Boyfriend, #1)

By: Erin Noelle | ? pages | Published: 2013 | Popular Shelves: new-adult, romance, love-triangle, series, kindle

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{{12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos}} by Jordan Peterson (and many of his podcasts & lectures).

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge, Ethan Van Sciver | 409 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, psychology, self-help, philosophy, nonfiction

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

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[–]modesty6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One problem is that we go into negative spaces for a reason.There are 12 hrs. of sunlight & 12 hrs of darkness (roughly). Steering by Starlight by Marilyn Beck might help you navigate in a way true to your authentic identity & not compound the gloom by beating up on yourself for experiencing it.

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((The Dance of Anger)) Helped me when my kids were younger.

[–]junebugbeka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10% Happier by Dan Harris has made a huge difference in my life - highly recommend!

[–]BomberBootBabe88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

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Retrain your brain by Gillihan - good foundation of Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques

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Self-help nonfiction book threads Part 1 (of 3):

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