Self Help

Self-help, or self-improvement, is a self-guided improvement[1]—economically, intellectually, or emotionally—often with a substantial psychological basis. Many different self-help groupings exist and each has its own focus, techniques, associated beliefs, proponents and in some cases, leaders. "Self-help culture, particularly Twelve-Step culture, has provided some of our most robust new language: recovery, dysfunctional families, and codependency."[2] ...more

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Choose Possibility: Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail)
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion
What about the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction
It's Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime Before It's Too Late
The Only Study Guide You'll Ever Need: Simple tips, tricks and techniques to help you ace your studies and pass your exams!
What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home
The Comfort Book
This is Your Mind on Plants
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness
Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works
The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit
The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World
Easy Crafts for the Insane: A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things
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    The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

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    Walking Miracle: How Faith, Positive Thinking, and Passion for Football Brought Me Back from Paralysis...and Helped Me Find Purpose

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  • CREATING GODS by Omar Wilson
    CREATING GODS: The truth about you in 30 minutes

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  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
    The Comfort Book
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
    Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
    Notes on Grief
    Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
    The Psychology of Money
    What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
    Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    Ikigai: Los secretos de Japón para una vida larga y feliz
    Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
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    1,071 books — 850 voters

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    Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
    You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
    The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    The Gifts of Imperfection
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