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Guide Picks - Top Self-Help Books

There are thousands of self-help books on the market. Many of these are probably excellent, and others fall short in some way. I don't have time to read all of them, but here are some of my favorites. They are not necessarily in order, since the areas that the books address are so different

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn has written a wonderful guide to living in the present moment
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Food and Mood
Elizabeth Somer is a dietician who has written a book that is both scholarly and practical.
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For Yourself : The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality
One of the best books for helping women to achieve orgasm and to feel good about their sexuality.
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Allies in Healing : When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child
For families of child abuse survivors.  How to support a loved-one.
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Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy
David Burns' classic book on using cognitive techniques to help yourself be less depressed.
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The Feeling Good Handbook
Also by David Burns, this workbook puts his ideas into even more practical exercises.
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
A very popular book by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Be sure to get the original, not a sequel.
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