The best self-help book you’ve ever read?The best self-help book you’ve ever read?? Parkash #recommend
The best- I wear a bracelet daily that have the four agreements inscribed on it- so good!
@Melanie-?? Where did you get it?
The fire starter sessions by Danielle laporte
Present over perfect – girl wash your face
Life is a verb
Co-Dependent No More by Melody Beattie.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck.
I enjoyed this one too!
Most recently, Feminine Genius
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*k.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Not sure this is self help, but “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend.
You are a badass
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
When things fall apart-Heart Advice for difficult times by Pema Chodron
You are a Badass
All Wayne Dyer books
Excuses be gone. By Dr Wayne Dyer
Doesn’t matter what life struggle you are dealing with The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey has the answer. A collection of her best interviews from her TV show. All of the greatest personal & spiritual advisors are included. And it is a beautiful book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34930835-the-wisdom-of-sundays?from_search=true
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Everyone should read this book.
@Michelle I wish I had read it much, much earlier in my life!
@Heather that’s a huge statement..I’m gonna read it now
Anything Brene Brown….
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
I’ve heard so much about it but the mere title of the book kind of stops me from reading it..im looking for something that would me understand my own self better..
The Dance of Anger
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce
Feeling Good Handbook. Burns. Scientifically found to help people feel better.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Anything by Gretchen Rubin.
What’s so amazing about grace by Phillip Yancey
The big book.
Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicities in Everyday Life by Robert Moss helped me to create a life that is so much fun. Read it in a study group, did each game for a week, then reported back to the group. Not only did we change individually, but also as a group and in our relationships to each other in surprising and positive ways.
I agree there is none better.
Co-dependent No More by Beaty, I believe.
The Dance of Anger and The Language of Letting Go
I saw her on YouTube and loved her videos they always made me laugh and I could relate SO much to what she was saying. I didn’t agree with everything in this book but it was relatable, hilarious, and really made me want to get out there.
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Power of Now
That book helped me a lot!
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck
The gifts of imperfection by brene brown
“Being Mortal” by: Atul Gwande
The Monk who sold his Ferrari
Unf*ck Yourself, best on audio!
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.
Gifts from the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindbergh
Who moved my cheese
“Bones Would Rain from the Sky” by Suzanne Clothier. You might find it under ‘dog training’ but that isn’t what it is; it’s about her learning to have a deeper understanding of dogs-and of herself. I would consider it a self help book of the best kind.
Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass
The chimp paradox 🙂
Absolutely awesome ?
7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris
Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out.
Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck. Fixed vs. growth mindset – it includes leadership, relationships, education, parenting. CEO friend of mine uses the model for the company she built from scratch (was offered 10s of millions for it) and gives this book to every new employee. She focuses on building individual strengths, does not use a top-down hierarchy.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson
Absolutely loved this book!
I third this book!!!
A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
I don’t tend to read many of them. I have usually flipped through them if someone referenced them. I’m also a social worker though, so I had college courses and training on child and family and read articles constantly.
That being said, especially younger years, I would go to the library to the finance section and grab a handful of books with absurd titles. How to get rich before 30, Suzy orman book of finance or something, rich woman, poor woman, the millionaire next door. And same thing. I don’t read them cover to cover but skim them and dozens of them. Just learning lingo and buzz words and concepts. I am a financial type person as well. Been in the mortgage biz as well.
So my advice to be well rounded is just that. Go to that section you are wanting to improve on and grab 4-5 titles by name and skim the chapters for buzz concepts, then decide what pertains to you.
I’m also not about loving a guru. This way you are getting lots of perspectives.
A good friend gifted me the dream giver many years ago. It was thoughtful and fun. Encouraging, but not self helpy. Just a good fable with a lesson.
Any by Gretchen Ruben
Feel the Fear and do it Anyway, you can heal your life
bessel van der kolk’s the body keeps the score.
Oooh I’ve been reading a lot of these lately!
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero is amazing!!
And I’m currently reading (and already in love with) Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. Although that is pretty much written for women, so now that I think of it, that suggestion may not be helpful ?
Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmacker is really good too.
The truth by neil strauss. I promise you, it will help.
The Big Book of alcoholics anonymous.
5 love languages
The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever by Michael Neill
Happy by derren brown
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Dance of Anger. It was in the 90s, not sure it’s still in print.
I’m not sure they are all considered truly self-help, but game changers for me were Purpose Driven Life, The Noticer, and Girl, Wash Your Face.
Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend
7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. I re-read it ever three years or so. It’s is a classic (1980s) but it is timeless.
Depends on what you’re looking for. Start with Why by Simon Sinek was a good one for the business goal minded.
Football for Dummies by Howie Long
I have three that I love, one is an autobiography of a Holocaust survivor and the name of that book is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. When I feel down, I read this book. The next book is “Love is Letting Go of Fear” by Gerald Jampolsky. It’s not religious but it is spiritual. The third is called “Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment”. Advice based on Zen Philosophy.
I’ve read Man’s Search for Meaning several times..it’s one of those books that give gives you something new every time you read it..
@Parkash, yes it does.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle transformed my life
Any book by Gabrielle Bernstein ❤️ she does put a spiritual twist to her work but it’s a very open minded and “vague” approach that I appreciate ❤️
The art of tidying up or anything by gretchen rubin or martha beck
Has influenced me greatly
i don’t know if it counts, but The Inner Game of Tennis? i pretty much think of my entire life within his framework
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Seven Habits of Effective People.
The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck
Absolutely loved it..
Holy Bible KJV
Great choice, but I am in love with new living translation.
@Kait I only read the original 🙂
@Samantha then you’re going to need to learn how to read Biblical Hebrew?
@Kait I use the first one in English 🙂
@Kait Also The Message.
“Emotional Intelligence” and the follow-up “Social Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman plus most of Hugh Mackay’s works – a superbly thorough social researcher.
Being Happy by Andrew Matthews
The Untethered Soul
10% Happier by Dan Harris.
12 Rules for Life. It’s the only self help book I have.
Fit or Fat by Covert Bailey
Forgive for Good by Dr. Fred Luskin
“The Search for Peace” by Robert McGee
The Purpose Driven Life. A lot to think about
The Twelve Steps for Christians