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Forget New Year Resolutions, Read These Books for a Positive, Inspiring Start to 2017

After 2016, we could all use some TLC , right?

‘Tis that time of the year again — a time of resolutions, promises to become more productive, to be happier, to be more grateful or a time when one is just looking for some inspiration. We bring you our top five book that’ll broaden your perspective through some wonderful fiction, or inspire you to achieve greatness or to simply find happiness, consistently.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account-now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

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To buy a copy online, click here: http://amzn.to/2hqXorS


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other ‘black holes’ of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide to Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.

– Recognize what causes your mood swings

– Nip negative feelings in the bud

– Deal with guilt

– Handle hostility and criticism

– Overcome addiction to love and approval

– Build self-esteem

– Feel good everyday

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To buy a copy online, click here: http://amzn.to/2hqZrfu


How to Do Everything and Be Happy by Peter Jones

This is a book for ordinary people, with ordinary lives.  It’s a book for most people. It’s a book for you.

Peter Jones was once a normal guy. Sometimes frustrated, often dissatisfied, but always working hard towards a ‘happily ever after’ he would share with his wife Kate.

But when Kate died in Peter’s arms after just 2 years and 3 months of marriage, he realized his days had been spent working towards a fantasy, instead of making every hour count. Alone, at rock bottom, Peter discovered that the secret to happiness is simple: it’s about filling your time with the things that make you happy.His ideas are born from hard-won experience. Like Boxing Day: originally a day Peter and Kate spent together, without plans or restrictions, as an antidote to the chaos of Christmas. When Kate passed away, Peter continued the tradition by himself, doing whatever came to mind: it turned out to be the most refreshing, relaxing and fulfilling few hours he’d ever had. And its effects could be felt throughout the month.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, and whatever is holding you back, you can do it AND be happy.

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Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Parker Grant doesn’t need perfect vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances.

When Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart, suddenly reappears at school, Parker knows there’s only one way to react – shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough to deal with already, like trying out for the track team, handing out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened – both with Scott, and her dad – the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem.

Exhilarating and real, Not if I See You First will change the way you see things forever.

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To buy your copy online, click here: http://amzn.to/2ijUfOP


Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb

An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life.

Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy. This did not stop her travelling, with her sister, 4000 miles from Syria to Hungary in a wheelchair. Having taught herself to speak English by watching US soap-operas on Syrian TV, she made her way to the Hungarian border in the hope of asylum in Germany, where she has told her story, with Christina Lamb –bestselling co-author of I Am Malala. A sixteen-year-old Syrian girl, she has the courage of a lion.

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To buy your copy online, click here: http://amzn.to/2ijKMqF


 

 

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