Happy New Year!

Here are a few suggestions to help make 2018 your best year yet!

Finding Happy – Mark Manderson

Are you happy? Do you know where to look? In his new book, Finding Happy, Mark Manderson provides step by step examples of easy to follow methods that help anyone kick their life into overdrive regardless of where they currently are in their journey. This Ultimate 30 Day Guide to Creating Wealth, Maintaining Health, and Achieving Life Long Happiness is a simple step by step guide that will help create the life that you were meant to live. It will deepen relationships, provide tools to ...


Paddle Your Own Canoe – Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is most known for playing Ron Swanson on the TV series Parks and Recreation. Offerman is more sensitive than Ron Swanson, but in this autobiography, he is just as straight forward. Offerman encourages readers to pursue a productive, well-rounded, romantic life. Also, I have never read a more lovely description of how a man feels about his wife than Offerman's paean to Megan Mullally. Offerman writes: "There is at least a volume's worth of amazing magic-glistening about her person that will thrill you to pieces and render you extremely envious of the fact that she is, in fact, my legal possession in the state of California." -- Lisa W., DC Public Library staff


Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging – Dick Van Dyke

Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He’s an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yet he’s still keeping himself busy, entertaining America on television, movies, the stage, and social media. Everyone wonders, “How does he do it?” For the first time, Van Dyke will share his secrets and tips on old age: Just keep moving.


The Power of Positive Affirmations: Each Day a New Beginning – Alex Uwajeh

If you’re serious about living a happy, healthy and abundant life, the key is to change your thoughts. Take control of those negative thoughts and emotions and turn them around. Find affirmations that help you stick to a positive frame of mind, and then repeat them until you feel more confident about them. It makes no difference what aspect of your life you consider, there’s always something to be grateful for.


Power Habits: 101 Life Lessons & Success Habits of Great Leaders, Business Icons and Inspirational Achievers – Chris Luke

This book is designed to give you an exclusive insight into the minds, and habits of 101 of the greatest people in the history of the world. A book for aspiring entrepreneurs, students, or anyone interested to learn from the best.


The Success Magnet: Cultivate the 5 Values that Attract Success – Roy Redd

THE SUCCESS MAGNET is a book that teaches tangible systems and ideas that will transform you into a Success Magnet. A Success Magnet is a person who becomes attractive for success so that they no longer have to chase success and waste energy. This book takes really big ideas and articulates them in a way anybody can understand them. If you read this book you will be inspired and you will be taught to master success on all levels. ROY REDD is an author whose ...


Book of Joy – (Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu) – Douglas Abrams

Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.   Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a ...


Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living – Krista Tippett

“The discourse of our common life inclines towards despair. In my field of journalism, where we presume to write the first draft of history, we summon our deepest critical capacities for investigating what is inadequate, corrupt, catastrophic, and failing. The ‘news’ is defined as the extraordinary events of the day, but it is most often translated as the extraordinarily terrible events of the day. And in an immersive 24/7 news cycle, we internalize the deluge of bad news as the norm—the real truth of who ...


The Procrastination Cure: 21 Proven Tactics For Conquering Your Inner Procrastinator, Mastering Your Time, And Boosting Your Productivity! – Damon Zahariades

Do you struggle with procrastination? Do you often feel overwhelmed by postponed tasks and looming deadlines? Imagine completing tasks and projects with plenty of time to spare. Imagine living a stress-free life because you’re getting things done. The Procrastination Cure shows you how to make fast decisions, take quick action, and get more done in less time. Use this simple, step-by-step system to finally overcome your inner procrastinator and catapult your productivity!


Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven

“Should be read by every leader in America…a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can.” —Wall Street Journal “Powerful.” —USA Today “Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault.” —Washington Post “Superb, smart, and succinct.” —Forbes If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the ...


Your Life in Your Control – Suzie Stanley

Your Life in Your Control will give you guidance, motivation, and theory in immediately actionable steps that will start to change your life straight away. So, if you constantly feel down, criticized, judged, and constantly retreat into a comfort zone, it may well be that your default position is set to “negative” or “self-destruct,” and you should get ready for this feel-good, motivational read! In this book there are immediately actionable ways, which you are taken through step-by-step, which will change the way you think ...


Small Habits Revolution: 10 Steps To Transforming Your Life Through The Power Of Mini Habits! – Damon Zahariades

Do you have 5 minutes a day to improve your life? Small Habits Revolution describes an unconventional, highly-effective system for forming habits that last. Discover the 10 crucial steps to developing any positive habits you wish to adopt. You’ll also learn several “habit hacks” to ensure your new habits last the test of time!


The Art Of Saying NO: How To Stand Your Ground, Reclaim Your Time And Energy, And Refuse To Be Taken For Granted (Without Feeling Guilty!) – Damon Zahariades

Are you fed up with people taking you for granted? Are you tired of putting other people’s priorities ahead of your own, and letting your own needs go unfulfilled? Discover how to say no, reclaim your time, and create a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Imagine being able to turn people down with confidence. Imagine declining requests and rebuffing demands with the knowledge that you’re sticking to your personal convictions. THE ART OF SAYING NO will show you how to set boundaries, stand your ground, and inspire ...


Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life – Jen Hatmaker

New York Times bestselling author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF Jen Hatmaker returns with another round of hilarious tales, shameless honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. In this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. Whether it’s the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”) or the way she learned to forgive ...


Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life – Héctor García

“If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post. Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the ...