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It didn't start with you : how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle / Wolynn, Mark
It did not start with you
"A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by a renowned expert in the field. Inherited family trauma is currently an area of growing interest, as science increasingly explores what we know intuitively: that the effects of trauma can pass from one generation to the next, and that the answers to some of our greatest life problems often lie not within our own story, but in the experiences of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and extended family. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on in those in the present. And while inherited physical traits are easily discernible, this emotional legacy is often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language"--Provided by publisher.

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You are awesome : how to navigate change, wrestle with failure, and live an intentional life / Pasricha, Neil

In this Neil takes his readers on a self explorative journey asking some very eye opening and soul searching questions. "Why do I feel like my life is getting harder instead of easier? How do I get back up and move forward after life knocks me down? And how do I become more resilient and live a more intentional life? Neil himself is quite familiar with these internal conflicts and life challenges as he has also had to wrestle with failures which forced him to search out ways to cope, move forward, some of which he also shares. Neil identifies resilience as a skill in desperately short supply today. He further went on to point out one of the crippling effects of living in an era of abundance is that we are no longer equipped to handle and process failure or even perceived failure. Likening us to an army of porcelain dolls, he states that we are inflexible, fragile individuals who "no longer bend, we break". This book is geared towards self-empowerment and how to maneuver life challenges seeing every failure or perceived failure as an opportunity to regroup, learn and move forward.

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The mountain is you : transforming self-sabotoge into self-mastery / Wiest, Brianna.

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good.Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb.In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.

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Set boundaries, find peace : a guide to reclaiming yourself / Tawwab, Nedra Glover

"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?"--Provided by publisher.

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What doesn't kill us makes us : who we become after tragedy and trauma / Mariani, Mike.
What does not kill us makes us
"A deep examination of what happens after life-altering events, from car accidents to incarceration, and how we forge new identities when our lives are cleaved irrevocably into a before and after "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger," the saying goes. But does it really? Tracing the lives of six people who have experienced catastrophic, life-changing events, journalist Mike Mariani explores the nuances of what happens after one's life is cleaved into a before and after. If what doesn't kill us doesn't necessarily make us stronger, he asks, what does it make us? When his own life was transformed by the diagnosis of a chronic illness, Mariani turned inward, changing his active existence into a more pensive one. In this ambitious work of reporting, he uses his own experience, as well as the lessons of medicine, literature, mythology, and religion, to tell the stories of people living what he terms "afterlives." Their experiences range from a paralyzing car crash to a personality-altering traumatic brain injury to an accidental homicide that resulted in a sentence of life imprisonment. Their "afterlives," Mariani argues, have supercharged their identities, forcing them to narrow and deepen their focus to find their sense of purpose-whether through academia or religion or helping others-in identities that have been struck by tragedy and then dramatically reinvented. Delving into lives we rarely see in such detail-lives filled with struggle, loss, perseverance, and triumph-Mariani brings us to the darkest aspects of human existence, only to show us just how much we are capable of becoming"--Provided by publisher.

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Thinking 101 : how to reason better to live better / Ahn, Woo-Kyoung.
Thinking one-o-one
"Yale Psychologist Woo-kyoung Ahn explains why our judgment is so often wrong-and offers actionable strategies to help us respond to real-life challenges as individuals and as societies at large"--Provided by publisher.

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Influence is your superpower : the science of winning hearts, sparking change, and making good things happen / Chance, Zoe.

"You were born influential. But then you were taught to suppress that power, to follow the rules, to wait your turn, to not make waves. Award-winning Yale professor Zoe Chance will show you how to rediscover the superpower that brings great ideas to life"--Amazon

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Hanging out : the radical power of killing time / Liming, Sheila.

"A smart and empowering book about the simple art of hanging out ... and of taking back our social lives from the deadening whirl of contemporary life. Almost every day it seems that our world becomes more fractured, more digital, and more chaotic. Sheila Liming has the answer: we need to hang out more. Starting with the assumption that play is to children as hanging out is to adult, Liming makes a brilliant case for the necessity of unstructured social time as a key element of our cultural vitality. The book asks questions like what is hanging out? why is it important? why do we do it? how do we do it? and examines the various ways we hang out -- in groups, online, at parties, at work. Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time makes an intelligent case for the importance of this most casual of social structures, and shows us how just getting together can be a potent act of resistance all on its own"--Provided by publisher.

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A heart that works / Delaney, Rob

Delaney, Rob, 1977-
Fathers and sons
Fathers -- United States -- Biography
Sons -- Death.
Brain -- Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States.

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The sugar jar : create boundaries, embrace self-healing, and enjoy the sweet things in life / Cheyenne, Yasmine.

"Wellness and self-healing expert Yasmine Cheyenne's THE SUGAR JAR, an accessible, inclusive approach to self-healing, boundary setting, and protecting your Sugar Jar (a.k.a. your core energy)"--Provided by publisher.