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The little voice in our head is much more powerful than we may realize. It can make the difference between whether a baseball player strikes someone out and whether he chokes on the mound.  It's the undercurrent to our daily lives; the context through which we filter the world. And how we talk to ourselves can affect our relationships, moods, and sense of self. Drawing from science and examples from his own and others' lives--including a professional pitcher and a former CIA agent--Kross shows why this internal voice is so important, how it can help us, and how it can hurt us, too. For anyone and everyone who's found themselves caught in a negative thought spiral, mentally run-through an awkward interaction over and over, or wanted to know how they could do a better job of helping a friend through a tough time, this book is revelatory.

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ISBN: 9780525575238
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Published: Crown - January 26th, 2021

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This memoir is for anyone who dreams of starting life over in an exotic place. Overweight, unhealthy, and lonely, writer Kamin Mohammadi left her stressful London life and moved to Florence, Italy for a year. Her new routines include walking everywhere, shopping for fresh food at markets, learning to cook simple meals (recipes included) and eating reasonable portions. Her colorful Italian friends influence the way she thinks, eats, drinks and loves. She learns to embrace her most beautiful self  “all the time and in every way” and adopts a more simple existence, savoring the sweetness of a slower pace. 

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ISBN: 9780804173292
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

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A self-help book for anyone who hates self-help, Mark Manson shows readers how one can live a happier, more fulfilling life if only we gave less f*cks. Embracing the Buddhist concept of all of life being suffering, Manson posits that having a good life comes down to accepting the pain that comes from what we want and forgoing everything else.

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ISBN: 9780062457714
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016