Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Live Life to the Fullest!

“That man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life” – Euripides. 424 B.C.E.

Our book display “Live Life to the Fullest” at the Halifax Central Library is one of the most popular displays right now. The books encouraging readers to look on the bright side are flying off the shelves. If you want to become your own life coach, be aspired to climb higher, and self-direct your life check out these books on self-improvement, self-confidence, happiness, and success.

Happy Is the New Healthy: 31 ways to relax, let go, and enjoy life now! by Dave Romanelli
“This book shares simple, immediate ways to feel celebrate life and feel better. This isn't about green juices and crazy diet regimens. To get you started, Dave asks the reader to take one minute out of our day--1:11pm for example--to stop and RELAX. Dave's mantra: The one who celebrates the small victories and simple pleasures wins the game of life over and over again!"

Meditation for Busy People: stress-beating strategies for people with no time to meditate by Osho. The book is filled with “methods that can actually be integrated into everyday life: a morning commute becomes a centering exercise, and the street noises outside an apartment window in the city become an aid rather than a distraction to finding the silent space within. You will find both active and passive meditation techniques how to find the stillness in the storm of everyday life.”

In Raising Happiness, sociologist and happiness expert Christine Carter, who directs the parenting program at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, laid out a 10-step plan for “more joyful kids and happier parents.” For The Sweet Spot: how to find your groove at home and work, Carter translates her knowledge of the psychology and neuroscience of happiness into practical advice for navigating the demands of modern life, explaining that there’s no need to “dramatically change your career or move to the woods without your smartphone.”

The Power of No: because one little word can bring health, abundance, and happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher.
“We need the power of no to understand what we truly believe in, rather than the stories we take at face value because we've been conditioned to think them as the truth. With the power of no we can refocus our energies toward living an abundant, healthy, and wealthy life. The power of no is a force that allows us to truly surrender to a higher power and be the unique people we were meant to be.”

How to Succeed in 12 Months: creating a life you love by Serena Star-Leonard.
“Whether you've been looking for a way to work closer to your dreams, or are just looking for a way out of the rat race, this is your guide to make big things happen. The key that opens the door to a more fabulous version of your life.”

“Dreamers are not often doers,” writes NYU and University of Hamburg psychology professor Gabriele Oettingen in Rethinking Positive Thinking: inside the new science of motivation. The guide, which Stumbling on Happiness author Daniel Gilbert calls “a wise delight,” aims to help “individuals who are stuck and don’t know what to do about it.”

Small Move, Big Change: using microresolutions to transform your life permanently by Caroline L. Arnold.
"A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold's guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement.”

Mind Gym: achieve more by thinking differently by Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black.
"We need our minds working at peak potential. Unless you train it, your mind stays on autopilot, stuck in unhealthy thought patterns that lead to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors. You have to exercise your mind to get the most out of it. This is a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home: how to adopt a positive mindset, how to repair broken relationships, how to resolve conflict successfully, how to minimize stress and gain energy, how to be more creative, insightful, proven, and practical.’

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