Book of The Week

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté MD

International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction—their values, identity, and codes of behavior.

This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being “cool” matters more to them than anything else.
 
Hold On to Your Kids explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influence—and demonstrates ways to “reattach” to sons and daughters, establish the proper hierarchy in the home, make kids feel safe and understood, and earn back your children’s loyalty and love. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media. By helping to reawaken instincts innate to us all, Neufeld and Maté will empower parents to be what nature intended: a true source of contact, security, and warmth for their children.

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I Am Enough

Mark Your Mirror And Change Your Life by Marisa Peer

THREE WORDS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFEWhen you know that you are enough everyone around you will know that you are enough too.

Your life will be so different and so much better when you can resonate your enoughness at a level that positively impacts your career, your relationships and your happiness levels.You can use the power of stating that you are enough, that you always have been and always will be, to achieve success in every key area of your life.

When you say it, think it and believe it and make it an automatic and regular part of your life you can expect to see wonderful improvements in your relationships, in your career and in how you feel about yourself. This book is designed to help you massively increase your own sense of self-worth so that you like yourself, feel good about yourself and believe in yourself. Whilst becoming permanently free from self-sabotage and self-destructive thoughts and behaviors.

When this happens you are able to live a happy, motivated and confident life, not just sometimes but all the time.I Am Enough has been written in a style that is designed to change you from the inside out. It changes you on a personal level using Marisa Peer’s proven techniques to make a deep and lasting impact on how you feel about you and how others feel about you.

Marisa has been a leading therapist for over 30 years and has developed her own method of therapy called Rapid Transformational Therapy that has won numerous awards because of its effectiveness. Many of her most effective techniques and methods are contained within this book.

The powerful wording and cutting-edge techniques inside this book, enable you to achieve powerful and recognizable results rapidly and permanently. Marisa is passionate about helping people to change using simple techniques that have powerful results and now you too can use them to change your life.

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

by Gavin de Becker

In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US’ leading expert on violent behaviour, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger – before it’s too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including: how to act when approached by a stranger; when you should fear someone close to you; what to do if you are being stalked; how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls; the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person; and more. You can learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

by Gabor Maté M.D.

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“This is a most important book, both for patient and physician. It could save your life.”
―Peter Levine, PhD, bestselling author of In an Unspoken Voice

Now in paperback, the bestselling exploration of the effects of the mind-body connection on stress and disease.

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”? Drawing on scientific research and the author’s decades of experience as a practicing physician, this book provides answers to these and other important questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one’s individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.

  • Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBS, and multiple sclerosis
  • Draws on medical research and the author’s clinical experience as a family physician
  • Includes The Seven A’s of Healing-principles of healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress

Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer’s), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer), and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer)

An international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, When the Body Says No promotes learning and healing, providing transformative insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge.

The Power Is Within You

by Louise Hay

In The Power Is Within You, Louise L. Hay expands her philosophies of loving the self through:
-learning to listen and trust the inner voice;
-loving the child within;
-letting our true feelings out;
-the responsibility of parenting;
-releasing our fears about growing older;
-allowing ourselves to receive prosperity;
-expressing our creativity;
-accepting change as a natural part of life;
-creating a world that is ecologically sound where it’s safe to love each other’
-and much more.

Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and  Dee Garnes

In the popular vein of Heaven Is for RealMemories of Heaven, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and friend and collaborator Dee Garnes, collects astonishing real-life stories of children who vividly remember heaven . . . from the time before they were born!

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and co-author Dee Garnes had often talked about how the ones who know the most about God are those who have just recently been wrapped in the arms of the Divine, our infants and toddlers. In fact, Dee had an interaction with her own young son that convinced her of this. Curious about this phenomenon, Wayne and Dee decided to issue an invitation to parents all over the world to share their experiences. The overwhelming response they received prompted them to put together this book, which includes the most interesting and illuminating of these stories in which very young children speak about their remembrances before they were born.

It seems that infants and toddlers often arrive here with memories of their lifetimes in the spirit world and frequently provide evidence of this to their immediate families. They tell of dialogues with God, give evidence that they themselves had a hand in picking their own parents, speak about long-deceased family members they knew while in the dimension of Spirit, verify past-life recollections, and speak eloquently and accurately of a kind of Divine love that exists beyond this physical realm–and even of times when telepathic communication took place, as well as the ability to decide just when they would come here to Earth.

This fascinating book encourages parents and grandparents to take a much more active role in communicating with their new arrivals . . . and to realize that there is far more to this earthly experience than what we perceive with our five senses.

On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life

by Any Purdy

Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder.

In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path.

When the Las Vegas native was just nineteen, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. In a near-death experience, she saw three figures who told her: “You can come with us, or you can stay. No matter what happens in your life, it’s all going to make sense in the end.” In that moment, Amy chose to live.

Her glimpse of the afterlife—coupled with a mysterious premonition she’d had a month before —became the defining experiences that put Amy’s life on a new trajectory after her legs had to be amputated.

She wouldn’t just beat meningitis and walk again; she would go on to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality—and share that spirit with the world. In 2014, Amy—the only competitor, male or female, with two prosthetic legs—claimed a bronze medal for the U.S. Paralympic team in adaptive snowboarding.

She then became a contestant on season eighteen of Dancing With the Stars, and viewers were captivated as the girl with bionic legs managed to out-dance her competitors all the way to the finale.

Amy’s journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to dream bigger, defy expectations, and rewrite our stories. Amy was given a second chance for a reason—to use her life to inspire others. Her powerful memoir urges us to live life to the fullest, because we are all a lot more capable than we could ever imagine.

Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable

by  Jamie Kern Lima

#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER

ARE YOU READY TO BELIEVE IN YOU?

“Game-changing. Authentic. A must-read for every woman! Jamie is the real deal—and that’s rare.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Raw. Real. Powerful. Filled with vulnerability and grit. This book will inspire you to believe in your own power. It’s a book every woman needs!” —Sara Blakely, Founder Spanx

Imagine overcoming the things holding you back, breaking through the barrier of self-doubt and fully becoming the person YOU were BORN TO BE

In Believe IT, Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, shares the wild but true story of how a once struggling waitress turned her against-the-grain idea into an international bestselling sensation, eventually selling the company for over a billion dollars and becoming the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history. Faced with self-doubt, body-doubt, God-doubt, down to her last few dollars and told “No one is going to buy makeup from someone who has your body,” Jamie reveals for the first time what really went down, how she almost didn’t make it, how she learned to trust herself, and the powerful lessons you, too, can use to go from underestimated to unstoppable.

With radical vulnerability and honesty, Jamie takes you on a journey through deeply personal stories of heartbreak and resilience—including accidentally finding out she was adopted when she was in her twenties and the reverberations this has had on all aspects of her life.

Jamie also pulls back the curtain on her fight to change the beauty industry’s use of unrealistic images, on behalf of all the little girls who are about to start doubting themselves, and all of the grown women who still do.

Spellbinding, riveting, with raw vulnerability and down-to-earth warmth, Believe IT shakes your soul and shows you that you, too, have what it takes to believe in yourself, trust yourself, and go from doubting you’re enough to knowing you’re enough! 

Do you have big goals, hopes, and dreams but let rejection get in the way? Do you struggle with feeling like you’re not enough and like success is something that happens to other people, but have a hard time believing it’s possible for you? Do you let past mistakes and failures hold you back? Do you know deep down inside that you were created for more, but somehow still doubt yourself?

In Believe IT you’ll discover how to..
-Overcome self-doubt
-Gain the courage to take risks, an empower yourself and others
-Tune into and trust your own intuition
-Let go of your mistakes and insecurities
-Turn down the volume on your inner critic
-Handle the rejection, the haters, and the mean girls
-Boost your confidence
-Start your dream (and keep going!)
-And much more…

If you’ve ever doubted yourself or felt truly underestimated, this book will inspire a new kind of belief and confidence in you and your dreams!

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

by Daniel Goleman

#1 BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart, with a new introduction by the author

“A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial.”—USA Today

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors, which include self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smart—and they aren’t fixed at birth.

Although shaped by childhood experiences, emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened throughout our adulthood—with immediate benefits to our health, our relationships, and our work. 

The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Emotional Intelligence could not come at a better time—we spend so much of our time online, more and more jobs are becoming automated and digitized, and our children are picking up new technology faster than we ever imagined.

With a new introduction from the author, the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition prepares readers, now more than ever, to reach their fullest potential and stand out from the pack with the help of EI.

Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment

by Valerie Rein PhD

Despite checking off the boxes of worldly accomplishments, most high-achieving women are secretly dissatisfied. They feel stuck in lives that look perfect on the outside, yet on the inside, they’re unfulfilled, plagued by the nagging feeling that there’s got to be more.

They feel guilty and ungrateful for feeling trapped in lives that are so good. They disown their pain, or numb it with excessive work, eating, drinking, shopping, social media, or exercising. They search for solutions in books, meditation, yoga, therapy, medication, and workshops, but something is still missing.

They wonder: What’s wrong with me?

Dr. Valerie Rein has worked with hundreds of high-achieving women and discovered that the issues they all struggle with are not just personal—they’re rooted in the ancestral and collective trauma experienced by women in the patriarchal world for millennia.

In Patriarchy Stress Disorder, Dr. Rein describes how this trauma creates an invisible inner prison, that holds them back from stepping into the full power of their authentic presence, unbridled joy, outrageous success, freedom, and fulfillment.

In this book, Dr. Valerie explains:

  • Why you’re dissatisfied in spite of your achievements, and why it’s not your fault.
  • What secretly drains 90 percent of your time and energy, and how to reclaim it.
  • How to upgrade your game of “How much can I bear?” to “How good can it get?”

Outwitting the Devil: The Secrets to Freedom and Success

(Official Publication of the Napoleon Hill Foundation) by Napoleon Hill

Secrets from the Vault, Written in 1938, Revealed Today
An Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation
 
“Napoleon Hill was one of America’s great, influential thinkers who continues to have an enormous impact today.” —Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine
 
Bestselling author Napoleon Hill reveals the seven principles of good that allow us to triumph over obstacles . . . and find success.
 
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realizing our personal goals.

This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. Annotated and edited for a contemporary audience by Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold co-author Sharon Lechter, this book–now available in paper–is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition

No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi

The groundbreaking NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER that taught a generation how to earn more, save more, and live a rich life—now in a revised 2nd edition.
 
Buy as many lattes as you want. Choose the right accounts and investments so your money grows for you—automatically. Best of all, spend guilt-free on the things you love.
 
Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi has been called a “wealth wizard” by Forbes and the “new guru on the block” by Fortune. Now he’s updated and expanded his modern money classic for a new age, delivering a simple, powerful, no-BS 6-week program that just works.
 
I Will Teach You to Be Rich will show you:

• How to crush your debt and student loans faster than you thought possible
• How to set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won’t gouge you for every penny
• How Ramit automates his finances so his money goes exactly where he wants it to—and how you can do it too
• How to talk your way out of late fees (with word-for-word scripts)
• How to save hundreds or even thousands per month (and still buy what you love)
• A set-it-and-forget-it investment strategy that’s dead simple and beats financial advisors at their own game
• How to handle buying a car or a house, paying for a wedding, having kids, and other big expenses—stress-free
• The exact words to use to negotiate a big raise at work
 
Plus, this 10th-anniversary edition features over 80 new pages, including:

• New tools
• New insights on money and psychology
• Amazing stories of how previous readers used the book to create their rich lives

Master your money—and then get on with your life.

The Magic of Faith

by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Magic of Faith deals with mental and spiritual laws that promote peace, health, and happiness. The reader will receive a greater understanding of the spiritual laws that govern us and a sound basis for greater faith in the unseen forces for good at our disposal.

He teaches “Whatever you do, do it with love and goodwill. Pour out love, peace, and goodwill to all. Claim frequently that God’s Love and Transcendent Beauty flow through all my thoughts, words, and actions.”

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence.

The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world.

This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 12 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries.

Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.”

Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them.

This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day.

As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure.

His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style.

Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit.

The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry’s original artwork. Combining Richard Howard’s translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

The Red Lion: The Elixir of Eternal Life

by Maria Szepes

Conceived amidst the horrors and hellfire of the Second World War, Mria Szepes’ novel about a man’s search for the Elixir of Life offered a glimpse of hope at a time of con-flagration. By giving a broad cosmic perspective to the events touching the lives of everyone in Europe in those years, she put human existence in a broader scale extending beyond daily life and put forth a reason for existence within the entirety of the Universe.

After the war this remarkable book was published in Budapest but was soon banned by the government. Following decades of hibernation, like the Phoenix rising from its ashes, it took on a new life.

It was translated into German and, in 1984, became “Book of the Month” in Germany. Then in 1985, it won fourth place in the prestigious Fritz Lasswitz award as the most interesting foreign novel. That year it was republished in Hungary, and altogether in Europe, more than 300,000 copies have been sold.

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life.

A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose.

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life.

Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel Van Der Kolk

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. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.

In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.

Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

A Course in Miracles

by Foundation for Inner Peace

A Course in Miracles is a unique spiritual self-study program—a course in mind-training—designed to undo the illusion that you are separate in any way from God or your fellow humans. At the level of the mind we are all united as one.

When we learn to live this truth consistently, fear, anger and guilt give way to a profound sense of inner peace. The Course systematically leads you to experience God’s Love in all your relationships through the practice of forgiveness (releasing the past), the willingness to receive and follow higher guidance, and the cultivation of miracle mindedness. 

Happiness, peace, joy, and love are the natural outcomes of the Course’s teaching.

The Power of Awareness

by Neville Goddard

With the words, “Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change,”

Goddard invites us to resist the temptation toward judgment and to look at ourselves for the change we want to see in the world an in others.

“God’s promise is unconditional; God’s law is conditional, and comes in its own good time. If you do not experience it in this life,” he said, “You pass through a door, that’s all that death is, and you are restored to life instantly in a world like this, and you go on there with the same problems you had here with no loss of identity.”

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

by Joseph Murphy

n The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Joseph Murphy gives you the tools you will need to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. You can improve your relationships, your finances, your physical well-being. Once you learn how to use this unbelievably powerful force there is nothing you will not be able to accomplish. Join the millions of people who have already unlocked the power of their subconscious minds.

Thoughts Are Things

by Prentice Mulford

Thoughts are Things, authored by Prentice Mulford, is one of the earliest books espousing New Thought teaching. This book contains information on how to better man’s spiritual and physical life through the power of thought. Discover timeless spiritual wisdom that, when practiced, will enrich your life and deepen your understanding of Universal Truth.

The Strangest Secret

by Earl Nightingale

The Strangest Secret is much more than a wealth-building tool; it is a manifesto for self-actualization and purpose-driven work. In Nightingale s own words: The only man who succeeds is the man who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal.

In this book, Nightingale distills his lifetime of research on human motivation into a simple success formula the very same one that propelled his own achievement. 

The Strangest Secret is a practical guide for accelerated prosperity so that you can quickly rise to the top, becoming one of the top 5 percent who succeed in your field.

Challenge yourself with Nightingale s thirty-day test for putting this secret success formula into action in your life, and chart your own path to productivity, financial independence, and personal fulfillment.

Having grown up during the Great Depression, Earl Nightingale was fascinated by the difference between those who attain high levels of personal, professional, and financial success and those who do not. He devoted his life to searching out a recipe for achievement a means of predicting success in any area of life.

While reading the line in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich that we become what we think about, Nightingale experienced a watershed moment of self-discovery that resulted in his becoming financially independent by the young age of thirty-five.

Make this book your catalyst to the transformation you seek

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field

by Nathaniel Branden

Nathaniel Branden’s book is the culmination of a lifetime of clinical practice and study, already hailed in its hardcover edition as a classic and the most significant work on the topic.  

Immense in scope and vision and filled with insight into human motivation and behavior, The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem is essential reading for anyone with a personal or professional interest in self-esteem.

The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships.  

Branden introduces the six pillars-six action-based practices for daily living that provide the foundation for self-esteem-and explores the central importance of self-esteem in five areas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and the culture at large.  

The work provides concrete guidelines for teachers, parents, managers, and therapists who are responsible for developing the self-esteem of others.  And it shows why-in today’s chaotic and competitive world-self-esteem is fundamental to our personal and professional power.

PROSPERITY: Through the Knowledge and Power of Mind

by Annie Rix Militz

This hand-book of PROSPERITY was written from the basis, that thought is a substantial influence in the world like electricity, steam, heat and light. That man can control, direct, transform and dissipate his thoughts in the same way that he manipulates the forces that are evident to his five senses.

If the man who takes this book has studied psychology and metaphysics from this viewpoint, he doubtless has had proof of this thought-power.

If he has not, then let him approach this book with a fair mind willing to investigate and not to judge until all the evidence is in, and a thorough trial has been given to the practices and applications, recommended. In many cases, the simple perusal of the book will be sufficient to bring about a marked change for the better in one’s affairs.

The Game of Life and How to Play it

by Florence Schovel Shinn

Timeless wisdom entertaining style easy-to-grasp explanations of success principles.

In her classic book, THE GAME OF LIFE AND HOW TO PLAY IT, Florence Scovel Shinn established herself as the leading prosperity writer of her era whose down-to-earth, practical, and helpful suggestions appealed to readers and seekers from all walks of life.

Years after their initial publications, her books continue to reign as some of today s most prominent prosperity resources that help you win the game of life through positive attitudes and affirmations.

Generations after the original release date, new readers are still connecting with THE GAME OF LIFE like never before as they yearn to understand the spiritual guidelines that will give them the framework to build a life of wealth and happiness.

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.

Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. 

Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait that resulted is larger than life, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart.

Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, based on the classic nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation

Includes an Introduction by Lee Fahnestock and an Afterword by Chris Bohjalian

Wishes Fulfilled

Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This book is dedicated to your mastery of the art of realizing all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined.

Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores, for the first time, the region of your highest self; and definitively shows you how you can truly change your concept of yourself, embark upon a God-realized way of living, and fulfill the spiritual truth that with God all things are possible—and “all things” means that nothing is left out.

By practicing the specific technique for retraining your subconscious mind, you are encouraged to not only place into your imagination what you would like to manifest for yourself, but you are given the specifics for realigning your life so you can live out your highest calling and stay connected to your Source of being.

Feeling is the Secret

by Neville Goddard

Your thoughts shape your life, create your reality, and ultimately limit or expand your true potential. Everything from relationships and love, to health and well-being, to wealth and prosperity are directly connected to how you think and what you think about most of the time. For better or for worse.

A quick and easy read,

Feeling is the Secret describes how our thoughts and feelings affect who we become and what we achieve. When we have the power to change them, we gain the power to change our circumstances, our health, and our life’s purpose.

The Reality Revolution

The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality by Brian Scott

Our world is undergoing a reality revolution. More and more people are discovering the power of their minds to shape the world around them faster than ever before. The question is: how do you create the reality of your design?

Brian Scott wants to help you find the answer. After walking away unscathed from a near-fatal shooting in his home, Brian began a fanatical search for answers. He deepened his research into parallel realities, quantum mechanics, and consciousness to uncover what happened in his close call with death. Along the way, he developed a series of techniques capable of creating profound transformations.

In The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality, Brian introduces you to the techniques that have helped his clients find lasting love, create wealth, and revitalize health. You’ll learn how to surf through parallel realities and unlock the power of your mind through a mix of researched and science-backed techniques like qi gong, meditation, quantum jumping, energy work, and reality transurfing. If you’re ready to create an incredible reality for yourself, this book shows you the way.

The Million Dollar Secret Hidden in Your Mind: Money Honors Fame

by Anthony Norvell

Inside this book is the secret to a complete change-over in your life and your fortunes – all through using the incredible power of the thoughts and pictures in your mind.

The Million Dollar Secret Hidden in Your Mind gives the formula for releasing your latent mental powers of visualization and affirmative thought to attain not only material riches, but the inner wealth of friendship, love, intellectual development, peace, and happiness. 

The Million Dollar Secret Hidden in Your Mind reveals the more abundant life on all planes of consciousness. Its methods and exercises are so clear, so simple, so enjoyable that you will marvel at how such basic steps can work such incredible change. It is yours to try. In this book you will learn how to:

   • Duplicate the Power of Great Figures in History 
   • Take Ten Steps That Can Make You a Mental Giant 
   • Build a Strong Master Motive 
   • Become a Receiving Station for Great Ideas 
   • Seek and Win the Aid of Important People

The Gifts of Imperfections

Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life”—we find the courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

by Eckhart Tolle

It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”

The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game of Life and How to Play It

Your Word Is Your Wand

The Secret Door to Success

The Power of the Spoken Word. 

Florence Scovel Shinn remains one of the best-known American advocates of New Thought philosophy.  In New Thought circles she is best known for her first book, “The Game of Life and How to Play It” (1925).  This edition of the collected works  reprints “The Game of Life and How to Play It” as well as “Your Word Is Your Wand”, “The Secret Door to Success” and “The Power of the Spoken Word.” 

All four titles are reprinted in their entirety.  This edition provides handy access to Shinn’s writings covering the period from 1925 to 1940.

The Bhagavad Gita

by Stephen Mitchell

The Bhagavad Gita, or ‘Song of the Spirit’, is the best known book of India’s national epic The Mahabharata. Based on a dialogue between Bhagavan Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the eve of a great battle, it is held to be the essence of Hindu spirituality, sacred literature and yoga, as well as exploring the great universal themes of courage, honour, death, love, virtue and fulfilment. Of interest to the large number of contemporary spiritual seekers – of any faith and none – who want to read the world’s most important sacred texts, and to learn from their wisdom. Also useful for scholars of Vedic literature and students.

Personality Isn’t Permanent

Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story by Benjamin Hardy

Psychologist and bestselling author Benjamin Hardy, PhD, debunks the pervasive myths about personality that prevent us from learning—and provides bold strategies for personal transformation

In Personality Isn’t Permanent, Dr. Benjamin Hardy draws on psychological research to demolish the popular misconception that personality—a person’s consistent attitudes and behaviors—is innate and unchanging. Hardy liberates us from the limiting belief that our “true selves” are to be discovered, and shows how we can intentionally create our desired selves and achieve amazing goals instead. He offers practical, science-based advice to for personal-reinvention, including:

   • Why personality tests such as Myers-Briggs and Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive but are no more scientific than horoscopes
   • Why you should never be the “former” anything–because defining yourself by your past successes is just as damaging to growth as being haunted by past failures
   • How to design your current identity based on your desired future self and make decisions here-and-now through your new identity
   • How to reframe traumatic and painful experiences into a fresh narrative supporting your future success
   • How to become confident enough to define your own life’s purpose
   • How to create a network of “empathetic witnesses” who actively encourage you through the highs and lows of extreme growth
   • How to enhance your subconscious to overcome addictions and limiting patterns
   • How to redesign your environment to pull you toward your future, rather than keep you stuck in the past
   • How to tap into what psychologists call “pull motivation” by narrowing your focus on a single, definable, and compelling outcome

The book includes true stories of intentional self-transformation—such as Vanessa O’Brien, who quit her corporate job and set the Guinness World Record for a woman climbing the highest peak on every continent in the fastest time; Andre Norman, who became a Harvard fellow after serving a fourteen-year prison sentence; Ken Arlen, who instantly quit smoking by changing his identity narrative; and Hardy himself, who transcended his childhood in a broken home, surrounded by issues of addiction and mental illness, to earn his PhD and build a happy family.

Filled with strategies for reframing your past and designing your future, Personality Isn’t Permanent is a guide to breaking free from the past and becoming the person you want to be.

The Psychology of Winning

Ten Qualities of a Total Winner by Dennis Waitley

Dr. Denis Waitley, a national authority on high-level performance and personal development, reveals his formula for developing the ten qualities of a total winner:

  • • Positive self-awareness 
  • • Positive self-esteem 
  • • Positive self-control 
  • • Positive self-motivation 
  • • Positive self-expectancy 
  • • Positive self-image 
  • • Positive self-direction 
  • • Positive self-discipline 
  • • Positive self-dimension 
  • • Positive self-projection

“Read this book, follow the steps, and you too can attain the ‘Winner’s Touch.’”—Spencer Johnson, M.D., author of Who Moved My Cheese?

“A heavyweight among motivational writers.”—Charles Paul Conn, author of An Uncommon Freedom

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy by Luminita D. Saviuc

Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy

When Luminita Saviuc, founder the PurposeFairy blog, posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than 1.2 million times and counting. Based on that inspiring post, this heartfelt book gives readers permission to give up–that is, to let go of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness and living their best lives. Lessons include:

  • Give Up the Past
  • Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs
  • Give Up Blaming Others
  • Give Up the Need to Always Be Right
  • Give Up Labels
  • Give Up Attachment

Simple yet wise, and informed by the author’s own inspiring personal journey, this liberating little book presents a fresh twist on happiness advice: take a step back to reflect, and give yourself permission to let things go. Includes a foreword by Vishen Lakhiani, New York Times-bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder and CEO of Mindvalley.

The Buddha and the Badass

The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work by Vishen Lakhiani

This book will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about work, success, and, indeed, life.

If you’re the average person in the developed world, you spend 70 percent of your waking hours at work. And if you’re the average person, you’re miserable for most of those hours. This is simply not an acceptable state of affairs for your one shot at life. No matter your station, you possess incredible unique powers. It’s a modern myth that hard work and hustle are the paths to success. Inside you is a soul. And once you unleash it fully into the domain of work, magic happens. Awakening the Buddha and the Badass inside you is a process that will disrupt the way you work altogether. You’ll gain access to tools that bend the very rules of reality.

The Buddha is the archetype of the spiritual master. The person who can live in this world but also move with an ease, grace, and flow that comes from inner awareness and alignment.

The Badass is the archetype of the changemaker. This is the person who is out there creating change, building, coding, writing, inventing, leading. The badass represents the benevolent disruptor–the person challenging the norms so we can be better as a species.

Once you integrate the skill sets of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people. You will operate from a space of bliss, ease, inspiration, and abundance. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work will show you how.Author of the New York Times bestseller The Code of the Extraordinary Mi and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.

Becoming Supernatural

How Common people Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life.

Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth.