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Need help finding great empowering books? Check out our section of self-help books. Don't worry, we've read them all and picked the best!

Codependent No More How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent-and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency-charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.

 

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.

By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
   

 

Joy, No Matter What: Make 3 Simple Choices To Access Inner Joy by Carolyn Hobbs

Joy, No Matter What shows us that joy is not something "out there," available only to the lucky few born with emotional silver spoons in their mouths. We all have joy at our core. No matter what's going on in our lives, we can uncover our innate joy and bring it into the light of our everyday lives. Carolyn Hobbs has worked with thousands of people in individual and couples' therapy, workshops, and graduate courses. She has helped people face depression and anxiety, handle chronic pain and life-threatening diseases, overcome addictions, cope with life transofmrations--and still find their own joy in the midst of whatever life throws their way. Making the choices that can change your life is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

 

 

The Lessons of Love: Rediscovering Our Passion for Life When It All Seems Too Hard to Take by Melody Beattie

This is a book about what trendy therapist types like to call "grief work." It's the story of how Beattie, the most popular writer on the controversial new-psychotherapy phenomenon, codependency, got through the experience of her 12-year-old son's fatal skiing accident and its aftermath. Like so many others who've endured the loss of a loved one, she drifted and obsessed, became a trial for her friends to be with and a prey for hucksters taking advantage of her distraction. She got through it all by reconnecting with her capacity to love--much needed because her daughter, drinking and drugging, was in the throes of midteen meltdown. That she's led a generally more melodramatic life than many certainly helps her account sustain reader interest. Those going through similar crises will find companionship and perhaps even solace in her report. Ray Olson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

 

Living In The Light by Shakti Gawain

In the first edition of Living in the Light, Shakti Gawain introduced to millions of readers a powerful new way of life - one where we listen to our intuition and rely on it as a guiding force. In this new revision of her classic bestseller, Shakti addresses the importance of acknowledging and embracing our disowned energies - our shadow side. This new and exciting material has given the phrase living in the light a deeper and richer meaning. It shows us how to have far more power and balance in our lives by focusing the light of our awareness on of the many aspects of who we are, including what we have feared and rejected. Both first-time readers and long-time fans will be inspired on their journey of self-discovery by this new edition of Living in the Light. Personal fulfillment, aliveness, and creativity await those who open themselves to the ideas of this remarkable book.

 

Succulent Wild Woman: Dancing with Your Wonder-Full Self! by SARK

This book is my glowing invitation to you — to live a rich, succulent life! I explore love, sexuality, romance, money, fat, fear and creativity. It's a little bit like reading my diary — with permission. Succulence is powerFull! and so are we as women.  SARK, an author, artist, and incest survivor with many years of therapy and self-healing behind her, wishes to shine her "beacon of hope to the world" as she encourages and inspires women of all ages to become "succulent." She defines this as transcending past pains and feeling the freedom of full self-expression. Very candidly she shares the tragic, the glorious, the intimate, and the adventurous in her life, dispensing sage advice and a lengthy menu of readily doable suggestions for arousing creativity and nurturing self-discovery. Bubbly, humorous, and at times just far-out, SARK is enjoyable to listen to. Her program, comprised of passages from her 1997 book of the same title, stories, and anecdotes, belongs in public library self-help collections and also in the hands of men who seek a better understanding of the women in their lives.Barbara Vaughan, Buffalo State Coll. Lib., N.Y

 

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Manifesting Change: It Couldn't Be Easier by Mike Dooley

In Manifesting Change, author and international speaker Mike Dooley illuminates exactly how to move beyond the law of attraction to the next level—manifestation. In his most powerful and comprehensive work to date, Dooley reveals his master guide for following your heart and taking action on your dreams.

  

 

Love Your Body, Love Your Life by Sarah Maria

Eating disorders. Steroids. Plastic Surgery. We'll do anything to look better - and yet we still feel bad about how we look. Self-loathing has reached epidemic proportions. But there is a way to end self-destructive thoughts and behavior. In Love Your Body, Love Your Life, noted body-image expert Sarah Maria presents her proven five-step plan anyone can use to overcome negative body obsession (NBO). She helps readers: commit to change; identify and detach from negative thoughts; discover who they really are; befriend their bodies; find their purpose; love their bodies, love their lives. Complete with exercises, case studies, and testimonials, readers learn how stop obsessing over food and their bodies and achieve permanent peace with both. They'll banish NBO forever, and feel healthy, radiant, beautiful, and desirable-every day!

 

The Pema Chodron Audio Collection

Pema Chödron, one of the West’s most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today’s world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one boxed set. Titles include Pure Meditation, Good Medicine, and From Fear to Fearlessness.

 

 

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

New York Times Bestseller! As featured on "Oprah" and "Donahue!" Over 3 Million copies sold worldwide! Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer.

 

Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman is a phenomenal poem that speaks to us of where we are as women at the dawn of a new century.  In a clear voice, Maya Angelou vividly reminds us of our towering strength and beauty.  Here is a poem that radiates wisdom and conviction, renewing our belief in the glory and tender mercies of our gender. Married to the extraordinary paintings Paul Gauguin, this book becomes a visionary commemoration of all that is wondrous in women.  Gauguin painted women with exuberance and joy, reveling in their strength and beauty.  His portraits are of women of color, women of power, women who gaze out at the viewer with the same quiet resolve and inner mystery that Angelou celebrates in her poem. Though Gauguin died twenty-five years before Angelou was born and these two artists lived very different lives in very different cultures, their work coalesces perfectly in this one glorious volume.

 

 

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.