August 1, 2022

The Ruby Rule: How More Listening and Less Labeling Brings More Healing and Less Hating

In The Ruby Rule, Arthur F. Coombs III deftly tackles how to interact with people who have opposing points of view about controversial subjects, including race, cancel culture, politics and religion, by employing “The Ruby Rule.”

Coombs’ Introduction acknowledges our current polarized society and explains that his book is “about the incivility, anger, and unwillingness […]

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April 5, 2021

Thinking Tools: Navigating a 3-Year PhD Journey

Rahinah Ibrahim, a professor of architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), shares a unique blueprint to help students obtain a Ph.D. in three years by using this clear, rigorous guide to hone their critical thinking skills.

Her innovation is the EAGLE table, a research design framework that requires students to think through key research decisions […]

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March 15, 2021

The Great Little Book of Stress Release

While working in his psychiatric practice, Dr. R. Duncan Wallace saw how prevalent stress is in our lives and how it can negatively impact physical health and quality of life. In response, he developed a method to help people release 95% of stress. He, himself, has been stress-free through this technique, he writes, since 1981.

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October 12, 2020

Meet Carey Jones: Healing and Support for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Practical Help for Parents and Educators

In Meet Carey Jones, author Christie Somes draws on her own experience to provide information for survivors, parents and educators about childhood sexual abuse.

While Somes begins with a brief personal account of abuse she suffered and weaves details of her subsequent healing process throughout, this is not a memoir. Designed as a roadmap for […]

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September 28, 2020

Adversity to Adaptability: Turn Life’s Greatest Challenges into Your Greatest Opportunities

Adversity to Adaptability: Turn Life’s Greatest Challenges into Your Greatest Opportunities offers 15 chapters by life and business coaches from the Certified Coaches Federation about overcoming adversity, with a goal of inspiring others to overcome their own life challenges.

Editor Rod Macdonald wisely starts the book with an essay by Jennifer Albrecht. One of the […]

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August 31, 2020

Grammar for a Full Life: How the Ways We Shape a Sentence Can Limit or Enlarge Us

Grammar for a Full Life is a charming, accessible, and erudite exploration of the ways that our choices in syntax, sentence structure, and punctuation can affect our accumulation of psychological and spiritual benefits. Written by Lawrence Weinstein, an English professor and co-founder of Harvard’s Writing Center, it also stands as a thoughtful reflection on the […]

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August 3, 2020

Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay): A Step-by-Step Guide to Decrease Suffering and Develop Acceptance

With his insight into how and why we suffer, psychotherapist Dr. Bryan Bushman offers valuable advice on how to change behaviors that result in misery

Bushman introduces the human condition succinctly: “We experience pain because we’re alive; we experience suffering because of how we respond.” To relieve suffering caused by unhealthy responses, he offers a […]

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August 3, 2020

Throes: A Transformative Parable – An Epic Journey into Darkness and Discovery of Transcendence

Mary Dolor’s Throes is part fictionalized memoir, part self-help book that recounts the tortured path of a mother and her substance-abusing daughter.

Dolor’s “parable” uses a mother and daughter as archetypes symbolizing those possessed by “the beast” of addiction. The story is narrated by Susan, adopted mother of Mariah.

As a child, Mariah exhibited sudden […]

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July 20, 2020

The Five Types of Women to Avoid in the Hood

Books that offer dating advice tend to emphasize looking for your ideal mate, but what about avoiding potential nightmares? In The Five Types of Women to Avoid in the Hood, McGregor Philippe offers a field guide, of sorts, to five types of black women he urges readers to avoid.

Philippe details the types in separate […]

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