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The Feeling Good Handbook
1.  The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
The list author says:
  "Got it in 2001, recommended by brother. First view behind the curtain and identifying what is really driving my thoughts.

Learned: cognitive distortions list, rational response"
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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
2.  Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell
The list author says:
  "Got it in 2005 when I was diagnosed with ADD.

Learned: basics about ADD & how to cope, that asking someone with ADD to concentrate more is like asking someone with fuzzy vision to focus more"
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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
3.  Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
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  "Got it in 2010, trying to begin focusing on building on positive experiences & developing more self-belief.

Learned: explanatory styles, ABCDE (E being my goal)"
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
4.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
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  "Learned: to be fully focused in the current moment on a task, you need to have an organizational system you trust to grab your attention for other tasks when it matters later"
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Stumbling on Happiness
5.  Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert
The list author says:
  "Learned: how the brain deceives the conscious mind by filling in, how people's ideas about the future and when/how they will become happy are often incorrect, how feedback from people already there is the best way to know about your future state & feelings (evidence, research), how money has big impact from poor to middle class but diminishing returns thereafter"
$9.57   Used & New from: $2.34
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
6.  The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
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  "Learned: there is a happiness/mood set point you are wired with and should be prepared to deal with going forward"
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Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
7.  Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell
The list author says:
  "Learned: more tips about coping with ADD"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
8.  The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
The list author says:
  "Learned: how the mind in the brain is like a rider on an elephant"
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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
9.  Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "Learned: how the human mind is designed for certain experiences, but the details often don't matter in terms of how well it functions (i.e., details of beliefs don't matter as much as having belief system and integrating with others who share it)"
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Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
10.  Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama by Daniel Goleman
The list author says:
  "Learned: a healthy mind is one that practices and exercises healthy beliefs and can handle being startled (what Seligman might call 'adversity'), that this is a worthwhile goal and meditation can help this to happen

(borrowed)"
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The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God
11.  The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God by David J. Linden
The list author says:
  "Learned: details of brain & nervous system function, how flaws are inherent in brain structure & function

(borrowed)"
$20.08   Used & New from: $8.22
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
12.  Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Christine Padesky
The list author says:
  "Learned: automatic thoughts"
$17.05   Used & New from: $5.64
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments That Work)
13.  Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments That Work) by David H. Barlow
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  "Learned: to fill out worry log (anxiety log), record anxious moments when they happen"
$31.02   Used & New from: $24.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
14.  Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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  "(not read yet)

(borrowed)"
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Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
15.  Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life by Dacher Keltner
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  "(not read yet)

(gift)"
$13.76   Used & New from: $2.02
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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