Nothing's Wrong: A Man's Guide to Managing His Feelings
By David Kundtz, S.Th.D., M.F.T
To have successful professional and personal lives, you have to get the emotional healing that you need.
Every man that you come across has a deep bed of emotions. Emotions and feelings are not things that should be ignored. In order to get the great and healthy relationships that you desire, you have to change the way that you manage your emotions. David Kundtz has created this perfect guidebook to help you do just that!
Identify your emotions. Emotions are full of diversity, so you’ll learn about all the different ways to spot your emotions and you’ll learn how to better express your feelings. You’ll learn how to become comfortable with your emotions and in turn with the emotions of those around you. Stop the self-sabotage and get the healing that you’ve been seeking.
Men, this book is for you. This book is dedicated to teenage boys, young men, fathers, and grandfathers. This book is so much more than your average book plastered with inspirational quotes or half-hearted advice. The language, tools, and the exercises inside of this book are specified to help you express the deep, vibrant and ever-present emotions that you hold inside of you. Nothing’s Wrong is packed with:
Ways to identify your emotions
Motivational and proven tools
Ways to build your confidence
If you find yourself constantly struggling to express yourself, this book is the inspirational book that you need. It’ll help you build the confidence to speak your feelings to those around you so that you can have effective communication in your everyday conversations.
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig
Through a series of conversations with his younger self, author Matt Haig illustrates the cliche, but true adage, “there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” Many face mental health problems, and Haig is one of them. Reasons to Stay Alive is his journey of how he battled his depression, one day at a time, minute by minute, to come out the other side. It’s not about eradicating his depression, but about finding reasons beyond that to stick around, and appreciating life all the more for it.
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. His latest novel is The Midnight Library and the audiobook edition is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.
Staff Picks, April 2023:
The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress
Author: Christy Matta, MA
Subject: Skills to better manage anxiety and stress
Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress and they don’t take much time to learn. Drawn from a technique therapists use called dialectical behavior therapy, these powerful strategies can help you manage the slings and arrows of life more gracefully and effectively.
Staff Picks, March 2023:
Title: The Whole-Brain Child
Authors: Daniel Siegel, M.D., Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Subject: Parenting strategies to foster emotional intelligence in children
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
Staff Picks, February 2023:
Title: Silent Agreements: How to free your relationships of unspoken expectations
Staff Picks, January 2023:
Title: The Color Monster
Author: Anna Llenas
Subject: Unpack feelings with color in this international bestseller that helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control.
One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.
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Silent Agreements will help readers define the unspoken beliefs and expectations that might be causing dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and resentment in their relationships, giving them the tools to explore these agreements and work toward healthier communication with a partner, friend, boss, or family member.
If you have relationships, you've likely been part of silent agreements. Silent agreements are the implicit "rules" of your relationships that arise from unspoken beliefs and expectations that both parties hold, stemming from your earliest experiences and reinforced as you mature. They can sound something like "The person who makes more money should pay for the dates," or "My boss doesn't offer me a raise, and he knows I won't ask for one." These agreements can hinder your relationships, remaining undiscussed due to fear, aversion to conflict, feelings of obligation, or guilt. Because expectations so rarely line up and neither person will address the issue, a silent agreement can cause unhappiness and resentment on both sides.
Clinical psychologists Drs. Anderson, Banks, and Owens will help you explore your agreements and work towards healthier communication with a partner, friend, boss, or family member. In the process, you'll learn more about your own motivations and how to dismantle the the beliefs that don't serve you. With guidelines and advice on how to have productive conversations about sex, money, commitment, family, the workplace, and health, this book will help you lift the silence and resolve those land-mine issues before they do irreparable damage.
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