Self-Improvement/Self Help

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The Art of Whittling: A Woodcarver’s Guide to Making Things by Hand is a strong working guide for a beginning woodworker.”

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“This life-altering book stands head and shoulders above the countless how-to guides aiming to teach couples how to repair broken relationships.”

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Bittersweet grants us permission to explore and experience sorrow and longing by transforming them into acceptable, inspiring, even hopeful emoti

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The Anatomy of Anxiety describes myriad stresses that drive up our anxiety and provides a framework for figuring out how we can beat or benefit from it.”

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Do you want to feel more connected to the divine or your source of creativity?

Do you want to learn how to pray in a way that feels meaningful to you?

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“Whether you’re looking to make major or minor changes in your life, this book will help you leave the starting gate with positive expectations of success.”

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“What if death is just the beginning of life?” With that question, author Laura Formentini dives into an exploration of loss that will ultimately help her heal from the feelings evoked by her son’s

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“this small volume offers a fascinating and remarkable story of one man’s love of sport, devotion to a team, and how that saves his life.”

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“a book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.”

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How does one become a psychiatrist? How can anyone understand what makes another person tick?

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“Hill’s account of low vision is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful contribution to understanding vision loss.

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Most of us at one time or another long to produce something creative. When the COVID pandemic hit and we were required to quarantine, many of us became frustrated, depressed, and downright bored.

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“‘Achieving lasting personality change means shaking things up, unlearning some of your many habits and routines that contribute to the kind of person you are, and overwriting them with new

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Trauma doesn’t develop only from violent incidents. It can manifest through institutional racism, the stress of cultural bias, or the isolation of pandemic.

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Written by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Martha Teichner, When Harry Met Minnie details Teichner’s experience adopting the beloved dog of a woman dying of cancer.

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“American Baby provides a meaningful discussion on where we have been on and how we need to change the adoption system.”

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“a pocket-sized paper embrace that will encourage all readers to find hope when life upends our schemes.”

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“Any reader looking to be challenged, comforted, questioned, enveloped, and seen needs to pick up a copy of Indigo immediately.

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“Written with humor and brutal honesty, Group is a bracing, confrontational, and absorbing read.”

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Atlantic staff writer Olga Khazan tries to do much too much in her well-written, often absorbing work of memoir and reportage, Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World

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“Cecilia Aragon is no less than a thrilling inspiration to anyone who wants to accomplish something that frightens them or who has been discouraged from trying.”

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Amit Majmudar, the first poet laureate of Ohio, brings a lot to the table: South Asian heritage, Hindu spirituality, immigration awareness, novel-writing praxis, and physician’s knowledge of radiol

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“The book’s underlying thesis is simple: The skin is a living, permeable ‘dynamic interface,’ ‘a complex, diverse ecosystem.’”

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Lithium provides the reader with an insightful look at the challenges facing the development of effective medications for the treatment of mental illness.”

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