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Help Yourself: Some Recent Self Help Books
Booklists for Adults

Life Skills:

Browne, Joy. THE NINE FANTASIES THAT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE (AND THE EIGHT REALITIES THAT WILL SAVE YOU). BF637.CS B78 1998

Crawford, Roger. HOW HIGH CAN YOU BOUNCE? : Turn Your Setbacks into Comebacks. BF637.S8 C73 1998

Flake, Floyd H . THE WAY OF THE BOOTSTRAPPER : Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams. BJ1611 .F53 1999

McBride, Tracey. FRUGAL LUXURIES: Simple Pleasures to Enhance Your Life and Comfort Your Soul. BJ1S33.E2 M33 1997

Rechtschaffen, Stephan . TIME SHIFTING A Guide to Creating More Time for Your Life. HN49.T5 R43 1996

Richardson, Cheryl. TAKE TIME FOR YOUR LIFE: A Personal Couch's Seven-Step program for Creating the Life You Want. BF637.CS R53 1998

Schneier, Franklin R. THE HIDDEN FACE OF SHYNESS: Understanding & Overcoming Social Anxiety. BF575.A6 S34 1996

Scott, Steve. SIMPLE STEPS TO IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS: The Fifteen Power Secrets of the World’s Most Successful Women and Men. HQ2037 .S36 1998

Stoddard, Alexandra. GRACIOUS LIVING IN A NEW WORLD: Finding Joy in Changing Times. BJ1581.2 .S754 1996

Witting, Christian J. 21-DAY COUNTDOWN TO SUCCESS: Take Charge of Your Life in Less than a Month. BJ1611.2 . W55 1998

 

Mind and Body :

Aron, Elaine. THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON: How to Thrive when the World Overwhelms You. BF698.35.S47 A76 1996

Bourne, Edmund J. HEALING FEAR : New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety. RC531 .B68 1998x

Burns, David D. FEELING GOOD: New Mood Therapy. RC537 .B87

Butler, Gillian. MANAGING YOUR MIND: The Mental Fitness Guide. RA790 .B83 1995

Chopra, Deepak . AGELESS BODY, TIMELESS MIND : The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old. RA776.75 .C48 1993

Claude-Pierre, Peggy. THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF EATING DISORDERS: The Revolutionary New Approach to Understanding and Curing Anorexia and Bulemia. RC552.E18 C53 1999x

 

D0-IT-YOURSELP HEALTH: 1,001 Tips You Can Use to Feel Better and Stay Well. RA776.95 .D6 1997

DuPont, Robert L. A BRIDGE TO RECOVERY: An Introduction to 12Step Programs. RC564.73 .D87 1994

Fisher, Edwin B. AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION 7 STEPS TO A SMOKEFREE LIFE. HV5740 .F525 1998

 

NEW CHOICES IN HATURAL HEALING: Over 1,800 of the Best Self Help Remedies From the World of Alternative Medicine. RA776.95 .N48 1995

Norden, Michael J. BEYOND PROZAC: Brain-Toxic Lifestyles, Natural Antidotes & New Generation Antidepressants. RC537 .N67 1995

Ornish, Dean. LOVE & SURVIVAL : 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health. RC685.C6 O757 1999x

Pearsall, Paul. THE PLEASURE PRESCRIPTION: A New Way to Well-Being. BF515 .P32 1996

Sales, Pippa. ALCOHOL ABUSE: Straight Talk, Straight Answers. HV5132 .S24 1999x

Santoro, Joseph. THE ANGRY HEART: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders, an Interactive Self-Help Guide. RC569.5.B67 S26 1997x

Shubentsov, Yefim. CURE YOUR CRAVINGS: Learn to Use this Revolutionary System to Conquer Compulsions . RC552.C65 S45 1998

Weil, Andrew. EIGHT WEEKS TO OPTIMUM HEALTH. RA776.95 .W45 1997

 

Relationships:

Barbach, Lonnie Garfield. TURN ONS : Pleasing Yourself While You Please Your Lover. HQ16 .B28 1998

Berzon, Betty. THE INTIMACY DANCE: A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships. HQ76.3.U5 B467 1996

Carlson, Richard. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF WITH YOUR FAMILY: Simple ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and Household Chaos from Taking Over Your Life. BF637.C5 C35 1998

Carter, Steven. MEN LIKE WOMEN WHO LIKE THEMSELVES: (AND OTHER SECRETS THAT THE SMARTEST WOMEN KNOW). HQ8O1 .C287 1996

Covey, Stephen R. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECI'IVE FAMILIES.

HQ734 .C8658 1997

Gray, John . MARS AND VENUS STARTING OVER : A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again after a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One. HQ801 .G6693 1998x

Kirshenbaum, Mira. TOO GOOD TO LEAVE, TOO BAD TO STAY: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationships. HQ8Ol .K57 1996

Lowndes, Leil . TALKING THE WINNER' S WAY: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Business and Personal Relationships. HF5386 .L7843 1999

Smalley, Gary. MAKING LOVE LAST FOREVER. HQ734 .S6863 1996

Vanzant , Iyanla. IN THE MEANTIME- -: Finding Yourself and the Love that You Want. BL626.4 .V36 1998

Willis, Kay. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?: The 16 Secrets of Happy Parenting. HQ755.8 .W536 1997

 

Self-Fulfillment:

Anderson, Walter. THE CONFIDENCE COURSE: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment. BF575.S39 A53 1997

Ban Breathnach, Sarah. SOMETHING MORE: Excavating Your Authentic Self. BL625.7 .B353 1998

Cameron, Julia. TaE ARTIST'S WAY: A Spiritual path to Higher Creativity. BF40B .C175 1992

Houston, Jean. A MYTHIC LIFE: Learning to Live Our Greater Story. BL304 .H68 1996

McGrane, William J. BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WITH SELF-ESTEEM: How to Empower, Energize & Motivate Yourself to a Richer, Fuller, More Rewarding Life. BP697.5.S46 M34 1996x

Sark. THE BODACIOUS BOOK OF SUCCULENCE: Daring to Live Your Succulent Wild Life! BF637.C5 S274 1998

Seligman, Martin E.P. WHAT YOU CAN CHANGE AND WHAT YOU CAN'T: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Improvement. BF637.C4 S45 1994

Sher, Barbara. IT IS ONLY TOO LATE IF YOU DON‘T START NOW: How to Create Your Second Life after Forty. HQ1059.4 .S47 1998

 

Spirituality:

Beattie, Melody. FINDING YOUR. WAY HOME: A Soul Survival Kit. BL624 .B387 1998

Easwaran, Eknath. THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: Exploring the Precise of Death.

BL504 .E19 1996

Edwards, R.E. WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Immortality. BL624 .E37 1997x

 

HANDBOOK FOR THE SOUL. BL624 .H286 1995

Moore, Thomas. CARE OF THE SOUL : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. BL624 .M663 1994x

Peck, M. Scott. THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED AND BEYOND: Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety. BL624 .P43 1997

Siegel, Bernie S. PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life. BL624 .S53315 1998

Vanzant, Iyanla. ONE DAY MY SOUL JUST OPENED UP: 40 Days and 40 Nights toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth. BL624 .2 .V37 1998

 

Values:

Branden, Nathaniel. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: Self-Reliance and the Accountable Life. BJ1451 .B73 1996

Covey, Stephen R. FIRST THINGS FIRST EVERY DAY: Because Where

You‘re Headed Is More Important than How Fast You Are Going. BJ1581.2 .C66 1997

Dyer, Wayne W. WISDOM OF THE AGES: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday Life. BJ1581.2 .D886 1998

Popov, Linda Kavelin. THE FAMILY VIRTUES GUIDE: Simple ways to Bring Out the Best iD Our Children and Ourselves. BJ1631 .P67 1997

St . James, Elaine. LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More. BJ1496 .S73 1996

Shaffer, Carolyn. CREATING COMMUNITY ANYWHERE: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World. HM131 .S437 1993x

Sherwin, Bryon L. WHY BE GOOD?: Seeking Our Best Selves in a Challenging World. BJ1287.S563 W59 1998

 

Compiled by Kathy Kire, General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services, Boston Public Library, 1999