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  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is more than just a therapy—it’s a framework for living well. It asks us to accept what we cannot change. It teaches us to make a commitment to what we deeply care about. And it works best when practiced daily. In The ACT Daily Journal, two renowned ACT clinicians offer short, everyday practices from ACT to help readers open up fully to their experiences, clarify what matters to them, and take committed action to live a values-based life.

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  • What happens when children are more mature than their parents? Growing up with an emotionally unavailable, immature, or selfish parent is painful, but rarely discussed. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay C. Gibson exposes an often overlooked, yet extremely common syndrome that shapes the lives of so many people. Gibson also provides powerful skills to help the adult children of self-centered parents gain the insight they need to move on from feelings of loneliness and abandonment, and find healthy ways to meet their own emotional needs.

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  • In Buddha’s Brain, a clinical psychologist and a senior neurologist explain how the brain benefits from contemplative practice and show readers how to develop greater happiness, love, and wisdom by drawing from breakthroughs in modern neuroscience.

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  • Adult children whose parents are invalidating, critical, demanding, or hateful require skills to advocate for their own needs. In this much-needed guide, readers will learn how to employ unique assertiveness strategies based on the characteristics of their own family dynamics; uncover the hidden motives behind their parents’ behavior; put a stop to repetitive, hurtful interactions without cutting off their problem parents; and foster healthier relationships.

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  • Everyday Bliss for Busy Women offers busy women an amazing array of quick and easy tips, grounded in energy psychology and positive psychology, to simply and gracefully eliminate nagging worries and aching pains and bring forth abundant energy for living a life of bliss.

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  • In difficult or stressful times, peace of mind can be hard to find. That’s why readers need a quick antidote they can pick up anytime to help them slow down, relax, appreciate what’s good in their lives, and connect with the ones they love. Written by the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine, this use-anywhere guide offers quick, proven-effective mindfulness practices for finding true contentment—even in the midst of chaos.

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  • All of us have bad habits that we’d like to change—but where do we start? From the author of the highly successful The Here-and-Now Habit, this practical guide offers everyday mindful practices for replacing unhealthy habits with healthier ones. With this book, readers will learn to break free from the most common and challenging harmful behaviors—such as overeating, excessive drinking, procrastination, or compulsive texting—and discover the freedom and peace that come with living a more conscious life.  

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  • Salad instead of steak? Exercise? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are the worst. Blending humor and irreverence with the science of behavior change, a health psychologist and runner who’s never experienced a “runner’s high” offers practical, counterintuitive strategies and a playful approach to help readers live a healthier life—even if they really want to just sit on the couch and eat ice cream.

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  • Our thoughts often betray our intentions, and directly shape our actions. So, how can we overcome negative thoughts and live more consciously? In How Would Buddha Think?, best-selling author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, Barbara Ann Kipfer offers an insightful, modern take on the ancient teaching of Right Intention—an important tenet of the Buddhist Eightfold Path focused on the belief that our intentions drive our actions. Readers will learn how to move past thoughts of greed, desire, or ill will toward others, and instead focus on altruism, purpose, and self-actualization.

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  • The book Living Deeply is the product of the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ decade-long investigation into transformations in human consciousness. It transcends any one approach by focusing on common elements of transformation across a variety of traditions, affirming and supporting the diversity of approaches across religious, spiritual, scientific, academic, or cultural backgrounds. Living Deeply makes these teachings accessible without diminishing their complexity, empowering readers to become their own scientists, develop and test their own hypotheses, and reach their own conclusions.

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  • Blending evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and profanity, this laugh-out-loud guide teaches readers to respond to their negative inner voice with one very important phrase: “Move on, mother*cker!”

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  • From a man who has written more than his share of feel-good self-help books, Not Dead Yet, a wry, perceptive, and hilarious account of the retirement years, debunks the AARP-originated myth of ruddy-faced seniors grinning and golfing their way into a golden sunset, and offers some helpful (if cynical) advice about finding a new purpose in later life.

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  • Drawing on the success of her popular self-help book, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers yet another essential resource for adult children of emotionally immature parents. With this follow-up guide, readers will learn practical skills to recognize the signs of an emotionally immature parent, and powerful strategies for protecting themselves against emotional takeover. With this compassionate resource, readers will also discover how to reconnect with their own emotions and needs, and gain emotional autonomy in all their relationships.

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  • From the author of the self-help hit Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, this essential guide offers daily tips and tools to help readers heal the invisible wounds caused by growing up with immature parents. Readers will learn how to nurture self-discovery, trust their emotions, and stop putting others’ needs ahead of their own, so they can improve their relationships and build confidence in handling life’s challenges.  

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  • In this book a clinical psychologist and a social worker present a mindfulness and spirituality-based program readers can use to dramatically improve their quality of life by conquering distraction, avoiding overload, and focusing attention on the things they value most.

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  • To fear is to be human. But fear can also keep us stuck living lives that are stale, stagnant, or downright miserable. Stop Avoiding Stuff offers 25 “microskills” to help readers identify how their fears are holding them back. Drawing on proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), readers will learn how to get comfortable with discomfort, do the very things that scare them, and use values-based action to live their very best lives.

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