Archives de catégorie : Self Help / Mind, Body & Spirit

UNCOMMON de Mark Divine

From former Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, father, and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine comes UNCOMMON—an inspirational book following Mark Divine’s trademark warrior monk philosophy that will lead you to the summit of personal development.

Simple Principles for an Extraordinary Life
by Mark Divine
St. Martin’s Press, July 2024

To be common is to be an everyday person.  It’s to do the things that you are expected to do, whether that’s what your parents want for you, or your employer, or your spouse, et cetera.  But if you want to be more than you are, more than you think you can be, then you need to recognize and learn from your mistakes to lead a life of excellence.

As an elite Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, author, speaker, professor of leadership, and philanthropist, as well as the creator of SEALFIT, Kokoro Yoga, and Unbeatable Mind, Mark Divine uses years of wisdom, business development, martial arts, eastern philosophy and military experience to take you through life’s most important principles for finding your pursuit of excellence—so that you or anyone with the proper motivation can become uncommon.

Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL and has trained thousands of aspiring Navy SEALs.  He owns and runs the SEALFIT Training Center in San Diego, California where he trains thousands of professional athletes, military professionals, SWAT, First Responders, SOF candidates and everyday people looking to build strength and character.

SELF-CARE ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN de Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite

Tend to your emotional, physical, mental, social, and professional needs through 101 nurturing and inspiring self-care activities written specifically for women.

101 Practical Ways to Slow Down and Reconnect With Yourself
by Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite
Callisto, January 2024

Women are often socialized to prioritize the needs of others, leaving little time for themselves. In this book, women are equipped with 101 practical and encouraging self-care activities—organized around the five pillars of self-care—to help them care for, replenish, and reconnect with themselves and live a more joyful life.

Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, PhD, is a licensed counseling psychologist, executive coach, and organizational consultant with more than two decades of experience. She has been featured in HuffPost, SELF, Entrepreneur, CNBC Make It, and the BBC World Service.

THE RITUAL EFFECT de Michael Norton

In the tradition of bestsellers like The Power Of Habit and Grit, a renowned Harvard social psychologist demonstrates the power of small acts—and how turning habits into rituals can add joy and meaning to life.

From Habit to Ritual, Harness the Surprising Power of Everyday Actions
by Michael Norton
Scribner, April 2024
(via  Park & Fine Literary and Media)

Our lives are filled with repetitive tasks meant to boost productivity—what we know as habits. Over time, we do these activities automatically. But when we perform these habits mindfully—when we focus on the precise way an act is performed—we create a ritual. Now, an everyday act goes from black-and-white to technicolor. And as author and Harvard professor Michael Norton explains here, it’s these rituals that make life worth living.

From fostering deeper relationships to comforting a speaker before a presentation, from savoring a meal to coping with grief, rituals produce an incredible array of psychological and emotional responses that are specific to whatever challenge we face. Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and countless successful entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes, and artists make effective use of rituals. Now, drawing on decades of original research, author Michal Norton reveals how shifting from a “habitual” mindset to a “ritual” mindset can both enhance performance and add meaning to your life.

Compelling, inspiring, and practical, THE RITUAL EFFECT takes us on a fascinating tour of the intention-filled acts that drive human behavior and shows us how to create simple rituals to imbue everyday life with a sense of purpose and joy.

Michael Norton is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has studied human behavior as it relates to love and inequality, time and money, and happiness and grief. He is the author of THE RITUAL EFFECT and the coauthor—with Elizabeth Dunn—of HAPPY MONEY: The Science of Happier Spending. In 2012, he was selected by Wired magazine as one of “50 People Who Will Change the World.” His TEDx talk, How to Buy Happiness, has been viewed nearly 4.5 million times. He is a frequent contributor to such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Scientific American, and has made numerous television, radio, and podcast appearances.


There is so much beauty in telling your own story.

by Ashley Sirah Chea
Clarkson Potter, April 2024

After author and lifestyle blogger Ashley Sirah Chea’s sister passed away, she discovered that her young nephew became increasingly curious about the mother that he never got to know. Though she shared her sister’s stories with him to the best of her ability, she was constantly aware that he would never get to hear them in his mother’s own words. This experience inspired her to create THE FOREVER JOURNAL, a beautiful opportunity for parents and grandparents to write their own legacy and offer their families connection and comfort for years to come.

Through a series of prompts, parents will capture the stories of their lives, sharing memories and advice about growing up, finding love, nurturing friendships, becoming a parent, figuring out a career path, and so much more. With gorgeous illustrations, space to add photographs and letters, and a gussetted pocket to include even more memories, THE FOREVER JOURNAL is a written memento that families can cherish generation after generation.

Ashley Sirah Chea is a writer, former professional ballerina, and mother whose life has always prioritized the arts. With the success of her debut self-published children’s book BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL ME, Ashley looks forward to creating more books that encourage a love of self, others, and community.

EXACTLY de Greg McKeown

The next book from Greg McKeown, the New York Times bestselling author of Effortless and Essentialism.

by Greg McKeown
‎ Currency, April 2024

EXACTLY codifies twenty-five years of insight into one of the most critical and yet overlooked interpersonal skills: the ability to deeply understand others while also being deeply understood. Greg McKeown draws on a range of real-world examples as well as research in psychology and neuroscience to offer strategies and tips showing how to achieve mutual understanding with just about anyone — and in turn cast aside disagreements and differences, enjoy richer and more productive relationships, and wield greater power and influence.

Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Effortless and Essentialism and the CEO of McKeown Inc. He has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc., and is among the most popular bloggers for Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn Pulse, averaging a million views a month.