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10 books about being alone
Pick up one of these featured titles on being alone in May 2021.
About the Art of Being Alone: How to overcome loneliness and the fear of being alone while learning to love yourself by Janett Menzel
Category: Interpersonal Relations
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
Do you constantly need people to be around you to feel fulfilled and satisfied? Do you feel empty when you have no one who is with you? Do you look for partners and lovers to feel loved, wanted and "enough" although they later turn out to be the wrong choice? Are you constantly waiting for partners who don't love you as much as you love them, hoping that they will be ready for a committed relationship one day? Then you might attract them unconsciously because deep down you are afraid of being alone. This book is dedicated to all those who want to understand their fear of being alone and their loneliness and transform it into self-love. The author Janett Menzel takes the reader along on a journey of discovery: what type you are, where the fear and depressive emotions come from, what they want to say to you and how you can overcome them with self-recognition. However, instead of fighting it, she suggests examining it carefully, understanding the emptiness and lesson, and, finally, transforming it. With over 70 strategies and reinventions of your own character and life, the author helps the readers to expose and decouple old belief systems, recognize dependencies, and resolve blockades.
How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate by Jennifer Taitz
This book was published 3 years ago by TarcherPerigee and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
"An inspiring, evidence-based guide for single women on how to navigate the stressful world of modern dating while living their best, happiest life, whether solo or coupled up. It's ironic. There are more ways to meet a mate than ever before (just swipe the latest dating app), yet there are more single women than at any time in recent history. No wonder so many of us feel frustrated by the process of looking for a partner. From painful trends like "ghosting" to relatives' and friends' well-meaning questions ("Why are you still single?"), it's tough to avoid feeling "less-than" if you don't have a plus-one. Dr. Jenny Taitz, a respected clinical psychologist, has been there herself, and her new book, How to Be Single and Happy, offers readers a dose of mindfulness, self-compassion, plus a wealth of tools to live a more joyful and meaningful life, using her training as a board-certified expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Drawing on the latest clinical research (Did you know that worrying about being single can interfere with your thinking?), hundreds of patient interviews, and principles of positive psychology, Dr. Taitz challenges some popular myths about women and love: that a woman's relationship status has anything to do with her worth; that finding a relationship is a cure-all for unhappiness and that women need to suppress what they want (or play by an arbitrary set of "rules") to secure a relationship. Instead, this wise and empowering guide gives readers strategies to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt about failed relationships (not to mention guys who ghosted), and identify and cultivate the mindset, values and connections that make them most fulfilled. Dr. Taitz also shares proven strategies for identifying what they want and need in a partner--and becoming more skillful daters in the process. But more important, it makes clear what it takes to build a fulfilling life right now. Because ultimately, the only person who can make you happy is you"--
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
This book was published last year by The Dial Press and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us. "Untamed will liberate women--emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I believe Glennon was born to write this book, just this way, at just this moment in history. It is phenomenal."--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself. There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We hide our simmering discontent--even from ourselves. Until we reach our boiling point. Four years ago, Glennon Doyle--bestselling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three--was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within. Glennon was finally hearing her own voice--the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own--one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
The Roots of the Federal Reserve: Tracing the Nephilim from Noah to the US Dollar by Laura Sanger Ph.D.
Category: Economic History
This book was published last year by Relentlessly Creative Books LLC and takes approximately 15.2 hours to read.
By shedding light on what lies in the dark corners of history, this book reveals the spiritual landscape of the roots of the Federal Reserve. We embark on a journey through time where we trace deceptions across cultures and generations. Our voyage takes us back to the Days of Noah when the Nephilim roamed the earth. (These beings are referred to in the Old Testament as "giants" or "fallen ones.") By following known history, archeology and symbolism, The Roots of the Federal Reserve will trace the Nephilim bloodline through the lineage of Ham and reveal the Nephilim agenda concealed for ages, operating insidiously, since the Seed war in Genesis 3. Ultimately, our journey will lead to Jekyll Island, the birthplace of the Federal Reserve and the players who participated in its creation. . This book excavates the bedrock of slavery that keeps us in bondage to debt, it reveals the domination of the "Titans," and unmasks the destructive repercussions our monetary system has on the lives of everyday people. A battle has been raging in the hidden recesses of our nation and the financial gate of our country has been defiled. This book unveils the spiritual forces that have been squeezing abundant life out of America. However, this is not just another sad narrative about our subjugation, rather it's a call to freedom! Together we can release the full measure of prosperity intended for our nation, reclaim our inheritance that has been stolen, and restore our nation to once again be, "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't by Lane Moore
This book was published 3 years ago by Atria Books and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book. Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had. From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance—with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift. How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.
How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera
This book was published this year by Harper Wave and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"--the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers--comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients--and for herself--she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual health that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she'd learned with others--and soon "The Holistic Psychologist" was born. Now, Dr. LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for self-healing as well as an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from a diversity of scientific fields and healing modalities, Dr. LePera helps us recognize how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, resulting in whole body dysfunction--activating armful stress responses that keep us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviors can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell. In How to Do the Work, Dr. LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental health and self-care.
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
Category: Women's Issues
This book was published 3 years ago by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor.
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
This book was published 5 years ago by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst leans into the deeply personal topic of rejection and takes readers on a journey to explore its roots; the lies we believe as a resu
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset) by Niels van Hove
This book was published 4 years ago by Truebridges Media and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
"The story is about Kate, a sporty and happy girl who uses her strong mind to tackle her daily challenges with a positive attitude. Kate faces several situations your children will face too. She applies a positive attitude to deal with her challenges."--Publisher's description.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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