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Initial post: Aug 20, 2009 11:50:55 AM PDT
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Check out "It's just an event - It's your choice how you want to feel". Subtitle is the ABC System of Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Self-Management and Self-Improvement. Might be just what you're looking for.It's Just an Event-It's Your Choice How You Want to Feel: The ABC System of Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Self-Management and Self-Improvement

Posted on Aug 21, 2009 12:51:59 PM PDT
J. Bonner says:
There are many great books, but everything I've read by Dr David Burns has been excellent. Definitely check out Feeling Good.Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2009 1:17:07 PM PDT
Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way (by Rick Carson, HarperCollins). Originally published in 1983, revised in 2003, it's one of the few self-help books that has continued to sell enough copies that it has never been taken off the shelves. That's very rare for a self-help book. It truly changed my life and I give it to everyone I know.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009 2:56:43 PM PDT
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The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris. Similar to Taming Your Gremlins, but the point of departure is that ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy, pronounced as one word "act") uses the values of an individual to drive the whole thing. Therefore faith/philosophy/religion independent. Pretty cool. Based in the same stuff as Get Out of Your Mind and into Your Life by Steven Hayes, (Hayes et al. developed ACT) but The Happiness Trap is perhaps a little more user-friendly at first blush.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009 6:47:29 PM PDT
Vicki Robles says:
I am not a "pro" by any means here as far as knowing which book would work best for you. It really depends on where you are in your life and the battles/challenges you are fighting yourself. So far, two books have affected me in my life and they are: "You Can Heal Your Life" by Lousie L. Hay and also two books written by Lucinda Bassett of the Midwest Center. The books are "From Panic to Power" and also "Attacking Anxiety and Depression". There are workbooks, cds, dvds, books, all kinds of info to help you along the way. I hope that some of the posts here will be a help of you. A lot of us have this struggle in our lives and we can overcome whatever challenges there are---we just might have to work a little harder than some others in this area of our lives.
Peace and blessings,
Vicki

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2009 12:51:49 AM PDT
Janet Boyer says:
Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Posted on Aug 27, 2009 7:40:13 AM PDT
Nate Flynn says:
Life Path Journal: Who are you, what do you want and how are you going to get there? The Life Path Journal is a help yourself/self help book that is taylored to your own goals and needs. It allows you to plan the life you've always wanted and help you take steps to achieve it.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009 12:25:14 AM PDT
Got to poOh God, Change This Scene! Changing the Situationst this is one of the best self-help Books--I know because the principles within it are tried and true.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009 9:54:44 PM PDT
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David Corbin says:
Illuminate: Harnessing the Positive Power of Negative Thinking

complementing all of the books on positive mental attitude, this book reminds us that we also need to face the negative issues as well- no more repressing or dismissing them because it's 'uncomfortable'. its just come out to the bookstores and amazon. a parable, it has a 3 step model for 'illuminating the negative' while 'accentuating the positive'. i think it's awesome....

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 8:04:32 PM PDT
Check out the book, Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping. Radical Forgiveness is my number one self help/personal growth book of all time.

Corey Sondrup, D.C. author of Reclaiming Your Power

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 9:48:15 PM PDT
I have read a lot of self-help books, some really excellent ones, many of which gave me a "paradigm shift" that changed my life from that point onward. But the one that stands out above all others, the one that gave multiple paradigm shifts at the time of reading, and the one that CONTINUES to provide insight and change because it gives a simple enough method to get there, is Byron Katie's LOVING WHAT IS.
It is a book that is applicable and relevant to any religion or belief, and is accessible to people of all levels of awareness.
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 8:09:11 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 14, 2009 11:59:57 AM PDT
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Thanks for having the courage to say aloud what everyone's figured out but doesn't have the buts to say!!! People are not stupid...

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Posted on Sep 16, 2009 8:36:58 AM PDT
Two of my favorites are:

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer. You can be in control of far more of your life than you may realize. This book lets you see that, and provides specific tools to use in common situations. This was Dyer's first book, and my favorite of all of his.

How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World by Harry Browne. A wonderfully written guide for getting what you want out of your life right now.

These are classics that are just as fresh now as when they were written. My descriptions above barely touch on what is in these books. Check out full reviews on Amazon. They are worth considering for anyone interested in living life to the fullest.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2009 9:22:08 PM PDT
Yes. I agree with the "You can heal your life" Actually there is a self help book that is very reliable and written by experts. The more you read it the better you understand. It's called "The Holy Bible". There are a lot of different versions but if you want it in plain English, try "The Message". It can save you a lot of time in the long run. Always best to go to a reliable source. You can even get one for free. :-))

Posted on Sep 18, 2009 10:40:06 PM PDT
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