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A colorful way of living : how to be more, create more, do more the Vera Bradley way / Barbara Bradley Baekgaard.
"From the co-founder of the Vera Bradley empire, a practical and inspiring book that shows women how to awaken their full potential, at any age. 'This place could use some color!' That's what Barbara Bradley said to her friend Pat during an airport layover. It was 1982 and all the women could see was a succession of drab, bulky suitcases. When they returned home to Indiana, Barbara and her business partner got out a few Simplicity patterns and a Singer sewing machine and set to work. And the Vera Bradley Company was born. A Colorful Way of Living offers practical, inspiring advice to empower women of all ages to navigate life by the values that provide the foundation of the Vera Bradley empire. Women looking for the encouragement to start a new chapter, women balancing career and family, and new graduates entering the workforce will all benefit from the Baekgaard's learned wisdom has as it applies to career, life, and relationships. Lessons include 'Noticing Every Detail,' 'Choosing Nice,' and 'Remembering Always--there's enough room for everyone.' In this highly readable book, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard shares the values that have helped her to thrive in business, health, and relationships--in every aspect of her personal and professional life."--


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Breaking mad : the insider's guide to conquering anxiety / Anna Williamson with Dr. Reetta Newell.
Anxiety -- Prevention.
Anxiety.
Cognitive therapy.
Panic attacks.
Social phobia.
Worry.


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Extreme you : step up. Stand out. Kick ass. Repeat. / Sarah Robb O'Hagan.
As a child, Sarah Robb O'Hagan dreamed she could be a champion. Her early efforts failed to reveal a natural superstar, but she refused to settle for average. Through dramatic successes and epic fails, she studied how extraordinary people in sports, entertainment and business set and achieve extremely personal goals. Sarah became an executive at Virgin Atlantic and Nike, and despite being fired twice in her twenties, she went on to become the global president of Gatorade and of Equinox--as well as a wife, mother, and endurance athlete. In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to play it safe and conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions stifled, talents ignored, and opportunities squelched. The bolder choice is to embrace what Sarah calls Extreme You: to confidently bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do. Inspiring, surprising, and practical, Extreme You is her training program for becoming the best version of yourself.

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How emotions are made : the secret life of the brain / Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.
"Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology--and this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought. Its repercussions are already shaking the foundations not only of psychology but also of medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, meditation, and even airport security. Why do emotions feel automatic? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain"--

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Human evolution : our brains and behavior / Robin Dunbar.
"This book covers the psychological aspects of human evolution with a table of contents ranging from prehistoric times to modern days. Dunbar focuses on an aspect of evolution that has typically been overshadowed by the archaeological record: the biological, neurological, and genetic changes that occurred with each "transition" in the evolutionary narrative"--

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Loss misunderstood : healing your grieving heart after miscarriage / Jaclyn Pieris.
"A Loss Misunderstood is the story of the author's challenging path to parenthood. The purpose of this book is to support the women and their partners who can be left feeling devastatingly alone with their pain following the loss of a pregnancy. Questions are posed at the end of each chapter to provide couples with an opportunity to put their stories and their range of emotions down on paper. Putting pen to page and releasing the thoughts and feelings that are often hidden away deep within can be extremely therapeutic, especially for those working through the stages of grief. This honest and moving book will ultimately be a piece co-written by both the author and the reader. It can serve as a physical representation of the heartache experienced by a couple who are struggling to start a family and can subsequently be shared with parents and friends so that they may gain a better understanding and empathy for what their loved ones are facing"--