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Self-help books make a difference

“The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide” by Ted Zeff, Ph.D. A former Nevada County resident with a doctorate in psychology, Zeff has written this guide for the 20 percent of our population with a finely tuned nervous system. This book is especially timely since the holidays are approaching and life can become chaotic and overwhelming. Ted Zeff will discuss his book at 7 tonight at Odyssey Books.

“He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Every girl old enough to date should be issued this book in high school! Full of hearty, esteem-building advice as well as practical and funny insights regarding the male species and dating rituals.

“The Power of Intention” by Dr. Wayne Dyer. What a great book! Not a wishy-washy, self-help Band-Aid. Dr. Wayne looks at intention – a force in the universe that makes things happen -and explains how to harness this power and take control of life, creating a better world through kindness and self-actualization.



“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. In clear, honest words, the author explains how to achieve peace and spiritual clarity by eliminating mental clutter and focusing on the present moment. This book is becoming a self-help classic and is finally available in paperback!

“Family First” by Dr. Phil McGraw. Dr. Phil recognizes the importance of the family, and in his new book he explains how to form a functional family. Using the “7 Tools for Purposeful Parenting,” families can achieve positive results through proper discipline, problem-solving techniques and above all, communication.




“The Art of Happiness at Work” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Following the success of “The Art of Happiness,” Dalai Lama extends the discussion to cover the topic of finding fulfillment in work. He applies modern sensibility and ancient wisdom to help readers achieve 9-to-5 bliss.

“Everyday Grace” by Marianne Williamson. The world is often a harsh, cold place to live. In this best-selling book, Williamson explores the ways that we can thrive and find beauty in our environment. She shows how to find happiness and peace in everyday living.

“Receiving Love” by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. Hendrix is Dr. Love – he has sold millions of books on the subject. Now he tackles the subject of “Receiving Love,” revealing the importance of being open to love and true intimacy.

“Little Shifts” by Suzanna Beth Stinnett. A little book which tackles some big concepts. The subtitle of this book pretty much sums it up: “You can create change with every single choice, every day, all day long.”

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Compiled by Kim Carrow of Odyssey Books, 989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 477-2856.


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