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Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki put it best when he said, “You are perfect just as you are, and you could use a little improvement.” We hope the titles below will help you grow into your most brilliant self.

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  1. The Illustrated Happiness Trap

    The Illustrated Happiness Trap

    How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

    • by
    • Russ Harris,
    • Bev Aisbett
    There’s this idea going around that we’re always supposed to be happy—and it’s making us miserable. The good news is, if you can learn to let go of that impossible expectation, your life will be a whole lot happier. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a simple, self-administered therapy that uses mindfulness to enable you to do just that. This fun, illustrated guide to the method that’s made life… Read More

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  2. The Healing Power of the Breath

    The Healing Power of the Breath

    Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

    • by
    • Richard Brown, MD,
    • Patricia Gerbarg, MD
    Here’s a drug-free, side-effect free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative… Read More

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  3. The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals

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    • Susan Gillis Chapman
    Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers, and mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in our personal and professional lives. Here, Susan Chapman, a psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, explains how the practice of mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, enhance our relationships, and help us achieve our… Read More

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  4. Coming Home to Who You Are

    Coming Home to Who You Are

    Discovering Your Natural Capacity for Love, Integrity, and Compassion

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    • David Richo
    We already possess everything we need to have satisfying relationships and a happy, fulfilling life; all we need to do is learn how to bring forth our natural wisdom—which includes our innate kindness, understanding, and courage. Psychotherapist David Richo draws on four decades of his counseling experience to create this manual on how to nurture the best in ourselves and our relationships. He teaches how to access our natural abilities… Read More

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  5. The Confidence Gap

    The Confidence Gap

    A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

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    • Russ Harris
    Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the… Read More

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  6. Daring to Trust

    Daring to Trust

    Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

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    • David Richo
    Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner. Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include: How we learn early in life… Read More

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  7. Yoga for Emotional Balance

    Yoga for Emotional Balance

    Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

    • by
    • Bo Forbes
    Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and mind. Bo Forbes, a psychologist and yoga teacher, presents an integrative approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, she offers some of her most important teachings and practices, including: restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression breath- and body-centered exercises to… Read More

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  8. The Courage to Be Present

    The Courage to Be Present

    Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom

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    • Karen Kissel Wegela
    The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She also shows how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, and how they can help their clients… Read More

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  9. Healing Walks for Hard Times

    Healing Walks for Hard Times

    Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back

    • by
    • Carolyn Scott Kortge
    Sometimes life’s hurdles literally stop us in our tracks, sapping vitality and preventing us from participating fully in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge recognizes that a key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be—just as literally—to get moving again. With a focus on walking for wellness, Kortge outlines a compassionate, practical program for navigating your way through life’s physical, emotional, and… Read More

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  10. Being True to Life

    Being True to Life

    Poetic Paths to Personal Growth

    • by
    • David Richo
    Psychotherapist David Richo offers a fresh and inspiring approach to personal growth: we can use the process of writing and reading poetry to move toward greater self-understanding and emotional healing. Even if you’ve never written a poem before, you can learn to use poetry to explore your feelings, your relationships, your childhood, your dreams, and more.Richo explains how the creative, intuitive process of making poetry can help us gain access… Read More

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