Spring Self-Help

Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is the high season for setting self-improvement goals.  That timing, however, is problematic because we still need those extra cookie calories  (and maybe an extra tipple here and there) just to keep warm.  Spring, on the other hand, with its warmer weather and conspicuous optimism, is really the better time to make positive changes in your life.

So now that we are deep into March, it might be the right time for a weather-appropriate renaissance of you.  For a little inspiration, here is a list of critic-approved self-help titles being released this month.  Spring to it!

Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy.
A psychologist details the limitations of willpower and how to alter your surroundings to support your goals.

“A welcome prescription for those striving to overcome challenges and realize their aspirations.” Library Journal

Micromastery:  Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Unlock Your potential to Achieve Anything by Robert Twigger.
The path to success lies in developing small, doable skills.

“Readers interested in expanding their skill-set...will profit from this amusing book.”  Publishers Weekly

Your Holiness: Discover the Light Within by Debbie Ford.
A spiritual leader and former drug addict helps readers develop their spiritual selves.

“...will help those looking for concrete ways of developing a deeper relationship with God.”  Publishers Weekly

The Evolved Eater: A Quest to Eat Better, Live Better, and Change the World by Nick Taranto.
The cofounder of Plated wants to change how we think about food.

Library Journal Editors’ Pick.

How Luck Happens:  Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life by Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh.
The authors reveal techniques to create luck and how to distinguish it from pure randomness.

"In this genial, upbeat overview...the authors illustrate how individuals managed successfully to place the constellations of good fortune in alignment." Kirkus

HOW TO BE YOURSELF: QUIET YOUR INNER CRITIC AND RISE ABOVE SOCIAL ANXIETY by Ellen Hendriksen.
A clinical psychologist helps readers rise above social anxiety.

“...a groundbreaking roadmap to finally being your true, authentic self." Susan Cain (author of Quiet)

WHEN LIKES AREN'T ENOUGH: A CRASH COURSE IN THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESSby Tim Bono.
A psychology and brain science professor discusses the inverse relationship between time spent on social media and happiness.

“Although geared toward young adults, Bono’s Message will benefit older readers as well.” Library Journal

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth.
Inspirational thoughts regarding body image and self-worth.“

“Empowering words for women—especially those struggling with body issues—to regain control of their lives.” Kirkus

Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi.
A complete food plan based on neuroscience research.

“...powerful advice...Highly Recommended!” Mark Hyman, MD (author Eat Fat, Get Thin)

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-Class Leaders by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell.
Researchers delve into the common attributes and choices found in highly successful careers.

“...a thought-provoking look at successful leadership…” Publishers Weekly.  Booklist Starred Review.

Cover photo by James Lee
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