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Self-help

Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help, Women's Issues

May 21: Dr. Laurie Nadel’s Coping with Disaster & Jalaja Bonheim’s The Magic of Circlework

Disaster strikes.  Media Swarms.  The cameras leave.  Then your real story begins.  Journalist and psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Nadel offers a psychological roadmap through cycles of shock and trauma to help readers discover new meaning, renewal, and peace after catastrophe strikes in The Five Gifts: Discovering Healing, Hope and Strength When Disaster Strikes.

After losing her home to Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Nadel ran long-term support groups for survivors.  She has reported for Newsweek, and written stories for CBS, ABC News, and Reuters.

Next, if you have ever been prone to anxiety, depression, addiction or moments of rage, you might be suffering from Spiritual Famine.  In The Magic of Circlework: The Practice Women from Around the World Are Using to Heal and Empower ThemselvesJalaja Bonheim, PhD., explains how to tap into the Circlework’s healing powers, and why the circle remains a powerful structure to connect to ancient wisdom.

Jalaja is an internationally acclaimed speaker and award winning author, and one of the world’s foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for healing.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

May 14: Julie Simon’s When Food is Comfort & Sunny McMillan’s Unhitched

Ice Cream.  Mac and cheese.  For the more gluttonous among us, pizza.  Many of us turn to these comfort foods when life takes one of its downward spirals. When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain, and End Emotional Eating reveals a lack of consistent nurturing at a young age can cause us to turn to outside substances such as food to receive that needed stress relief.  Author Julie M. Simon offers easily mastered skills to put an end to unhealthy indulging through self-nurturing and rewiring our brains.

Julie is a licensed psychotherapist and Life Coach with a full-time private practice specializing in eating and body image challenges.  She founded the popular Los Angeles based online Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and offers workshops at venues like Whole Foods and UCLA.

Later, by their nature, separation and divorce are unpleasant and stressful experiences, but they don’t have to be one-sided, angry affairs.  Life Coach and ‘recovering’ attorney Sunny Joy McMillan explores how to navigate the ending of a bad marriage peaceably and with clarity, utilizing the methods she learned during her own experience.  Her new book is Unhitched: Unlock Your Courage and Clarity and Unstick Your Bad Marriage.

Sunny is an attorney and Master Life Coach and host of weekly radio show Sunny in Seattle.  She is passionate about empowering adults to make soul-based relationship and work choices, as well as using divorce as a catalyst for personal transformation, spiritual awakening and creating a kickass new life.

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Inspirational, Personal Development, Self-help

May 07: Scott Stabile’s Big Love & Neil Pisracha’s Two Minute Mornings

Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was 14 years old. His brother died of a heroin overdose when he was 23. Rudderless, Scott found temporary refuge in a cult that dominated his life for 13 years, until he knew he had to escape.

Scott shares his journey in Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart.  A frequent Huffington Post contributor, Scott has a huge social media following for his inspirational posts and videos, and conducts personal empowerment workshops around the globe.  Scott will be appearing at Third Place Book in Lake Forest on October 4, at 7PM.

Can you “win” your day, overcoming adversity before it even begins, in just two minutes every morning

NYT bestseller Neil Pasricha lays out the strategy to jump starting each day with a positive impact in Two Minute Mornings: A Journal to Win Your Day Every Day.  Neil is a Harvard MBA and is the Director of the Institute for Global Happiness, and has one of the most watched Ted Talks of all time.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

MAR 12: Corinne Zupko’s From Anxiety to Love & Chamin Ajjan’s Seeking Soulmate

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults.  While you might not have panic attacks or debilitating fears, none of us are immune to milder fears and anxieties.  With From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace, Corrine Zupko EdS, LPC, shares her unique three step healing process to help you manage panic attacks and overcome anxiety once and for all.

Corinne is a licensed counselor and keynote speaker who has helped thousands of individuals through her one-on-one counseling, and weekly meditation classes for corporations.  She co-founded Miracle Share International, through which she hosted the largest ACIM conference in the world.

Later, while the song says you can’t hurry love, you can certainly make sure you are ready when the right one comes along!  Find out how to be prepared for that moment in Seeking Soulmate: Ditch the Dating Game and Find Real Connection.

Author Chamin Ajjan, MS, LCSW, ACT, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice since 2004. She has blogged extensively about mindful dating, and developed a mindful dating model that she uses in her practice.

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Personal Development, Self-help

FEB 05: Daphne de Marneffe’s The Rough Patch & Abby Juan’s How Me Found I

STOP!  It’s a trap!  You’ve heard people refer to marriage as an end to individuality, killing ‘me’ by becoming ‘we’.  In The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe, PhD., explores that part of a relationship where the need to grow as an individual collides headlong into the demands of the relationship.

Daphne is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost thirty years of experience working with a wide range of mental health problems.  As a research-trained clinician, she sees psychology as an evolving science, and continually integrates current research findings into her clinical practice.

Also today, Who Are You is not just a song by The Who, it’s a question you can stand in front of a mirror and ask.  If you are not living the life you have always wanted, Abby Juan will help you reboot and change your reality in How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life.  You will learn how to harness your own personal power to overcome living with fear and thrive on your terms.

Abby Juan was a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist until she became bedridden for close to two years. As a teacher, speaker, author, and Sherpa guide, Abby Juan assists others in walking their own paths to greatness in the same manner as she was shown.

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Health & Wellness, Self-help, Women's Issues

JAN 22: Madisyn Taylor’s Unmedicated & John Griffith’s A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Happy Daughters

Your health should be in your control, not lining a pharmaceutical company’s pockets.  In Unmedicated: The Four Pillars of Natural Wellness, Madisyn Taylor reveals excellent techniques to treat depression and anxiety without resorting to medications, such as writing therapy, meditation and walks in nature.

Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DailyOM.  She has more than 20 years experience in personal development and alternative healing methodologies and has contributed to national publications as well as guested on many radio shows.

Later, the things we are taught at an early age are oftentimes the ones that stick with us for the rest of our lives.  It is critical that young girls are raised on positive messages of self-empowerment, that ultimately, they are accountable to themselves and responsible for their own happiness.  In  A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Daughters, John Griffith shows how these crucial lessons can lead to a young woman preventing boundary violations rather than working through the pain after a violation occurs.

John Griffith is uniquely suited what it takes to bring a young girl into womanhood, as he is a devoted father, currently raising three daughters.  For most of their lives, he has been a single parent.

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Business, Career, Personal Development, Self-help

JAN 15: Helene Segura’s Road Map to Get Organized & Samuel Culbert’s Good People, Bad Managers

So much to do, so little time!  If you’ve ever been swamped all day but felt like you’ve gotten nowhere, you could do with a little help getting things in order.  Helene Segura, M.A. ed.,  returns today with her new guidebook Road Map to Get Organized: Discover Your Thinking, Learning and Working Styles to Get Your Life Back on Track.  You’ll go step-by-step, learning to develop a mission, embrace change, discover your source of challenges and learning and working style, and how to plan your next steps.

Helene is an organization and productivity expert who guided listeners through keeping track of our New Year’s goals last year with quarterly appearances on Conversations Live.  She has appeared in more than 150 media interviews including publications such as Woman’s Day Magazine and Money Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates.

“There are no bad dogs, just bad owners,” is probably a credo you have heard.  Samuel Culbert, PhD., takes the same principle to the workplace in Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions.  Culbert contends the underlying cause of bad management behavior occurs as managers begin to move up the ladder, pursuing “success” skills rather than crucial management skills.  He offers advice on how to effect change in the workplace to bridge the gap between management and employees who feel disrespected.

Samuel A. Culbert, PhD., is an award-winning author, researcher and professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.  He is the winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management books.

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Memoir, Personal Development, Self-help, Writers on Writing

JAN 08: A Life in Novels with Kathleen Hill & Life is a Musical with Tim Federle

When books come to you at the just the right time, they can change your life.Kathleen Hill’s new memoir, She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, explores defining moments of a life illuminated by novels.

Kathleen is a noted author who teaches in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College.  Her first two books have received critical acclaim and her stories have appeared in numerous collections.

Everything Tim Federle knows about life he learned from doing theater – think Don’t Sweat the Small Stuffwith Jazz Hands. Life is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star is designed for anyone who wants to find and live by their own song, whatever that means to them.

Tim is a Broadway dancer-turned-author who won awards for his Young Adult books and pun-tastic cocktail novels, and works with Fox Animation in developing new projects.

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Personal Development, Self-help

NOV 20: How to Survive Your Childhood with Ira Israel & Supernormal with Dr. Meg Jay, PhD

Okay, so you’re all grown up, but are the stories you learned as a child still getting in the way? You know the ones we mean: You’re not enough. Not smart enough. Talented enough. Pretty enough.

You fluctuate between self-confidence and self-doubt. And those conflicting feelings can leave you depressed or anxious or both.

Blending eastern and western philosophies, licensed psychotherapist and relationship counselor, Ira Israel, will share how to transcend childhood-assumed-realities in How to Survive Your Childhood: Now That You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening.

Later, whether it is bullying, the loss of a loved one, domestic violence, neglect, or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, early adversities are experienced by nearly 75% of us.  

In Supernormal, TED speaker and author, Meg Jay, PhD, combines cutting edge research with two decades of experience.  We’ll discuss how “supernormal” adults have overcome adversity to change our world, and share skills and tools we can use to build resilience.

Dr. Jay is a clinical psychologist and narrative nonfiction writer.  Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA TodayPsychology Today, and on the BBC, NPR, and TED.

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Personal Development, Self-help

NOV 13: Perceptual Intelligence with Dr. Boxer Wachler & Mindfulness for Emerging Adults with Donna Torney

Brian Boxer Wachler, MD describes Perception Intelligence (PI) as how we see what we see and why this affects every aspect of our life.

We’ll explore how we can improve our PI to see past illusion and self-deception. How to reverse self-delusion. Why we feel obliged to return a favor. And why some folks see Jesus in their cornflakes, or the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich.

Dr. Boxer Wachler is a leading authority on kerataconus and refractive surgery. His latest book Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception, and Self-Deception.

Also today, licensed psychotherapist Donna Torney combines Eastern philosophies with modern neuroscience to aid millennials in facing the stresses and challenges of “adulting” in Mindfulness for Emerging Adults: Finding Balance, Belonging and Meaning in the Digital Age.

Donna is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, with a focus on emerging and established adults who are struggling to live in our fast-paced society.

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