Resources From Other Authors

The following resources to be successful in life have been referenced in my Life101 articles. Purchasing them through the provided links will help support my efforts. The descriptions are extracted from the book abstracts.

Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others by Judy Murphy. This book shows you how to be a more confident, assertive individual. It teaches you the necessary skills to be decisive and in control of your life. You will learn to improve your relationships, move your career forward, and earn the respect of your friends, family, spouse, co-workers, even your boss.

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty by Manuel J. Smith. The best-seller that helps you say: “I just said ‘no’ and I don’t feel guilty!” Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way.

You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought (The Life 101 Series) by Peter McWilliams.  This is a book for anyone afflicted with one of the primary diseases of our time: negative thinking. Negative thinking is always expensive-dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is a book about getting behind on your worrying. Way, way behind. The further behind on your worrying you get, the further ahead you’ll be.

Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back   by Mary Karapetian Alvord PhD. This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more!

The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry   by Loretta Graziano Breuning. This book teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. You’ll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts.

Surviving Grief

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brooke Noel

Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series)

Progressing Through Grief: Guided Exercises to Understand Your Emotions and Recover from Loss by Stephanie Jose, LMHC LCAT

7 Stages of Grief

Grief 101: Some Common Facts and Characteristics of Grief by Helen Fitzgerald, CDE:

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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