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5 Best Audiobooks for Self-Help & Self-Care

Updated: 3 days ago

Listening to audiobooks is an ideal way to kick off your summer self-care routine! Summer provides the perfect opportunity to refresh your self-improvement habits and harmonize your mind, beliefs, and vitality to achieve the success you desire in every aspect of your life.

Explore these bestselling audiobooks to begin your ultimate summer self-help regimen.

The Change Guidebook - How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Many of us know we need a change, an overhaul of the way we "do" life. We feel the need to move forward but we aren't sure where to place our feet to take those first steps. There are countless manuals for bettering our lives, but we crave something that will truly help us to change for the better once and for all.

The Change Guidebook ends the search for self-help that works, serving as a life-long companion guide and resource to complement your life. It offers ten points for making a change or adapting to unforeseen circumstances and allows you to become a change master by using the provided solutions to change, grow, and become your bravest and boldest self.

By using the tools provided within this book, you will experience the joy of living life as someone firmly grounded in values, anchored by a consistent moment-to-moment practice of gratitude.

These principles have been widely used to achieve goals from changing careers to weight loss, becoming a college athlete, and more, and have been proven to change many lives. The Change Guidebook is for anyone who is seeking change and wants to align to their highest purpose. Change is possible and the power is in your hands.

The Mother-Daughter Relationship Makeover - 4 Steps to Bring Back the Love by Leslie and Lindsey Glass

Bestselling author Leslie Glass and her daughter, award-winning documentarian Lindsey Glass, offer a brand-new kind of interactive self-help book that combines actionable information, compelling storytelling, and writing prompts that are guaranteed to bring awareness, understanding, and compassion to mothers and daughters everywhere. It is a book that promises to heal your relationship—no matter how far apart you feel you are—and keep it strong.

Leslie and Lindsey have lived through their own traumas and devastating ups and downs in their relationship. They've turned their experiences into a successful platform for helping others and share them here in this book. They use their own tumultuous story, told from their respective points of view, to help mothers and daughters understand that even if you go off track, you can still find your way back to friendship, understanding, and love.

For the first time, Leslie and Lindsey share their secret sauce for healing, broken down into four steps:

- Revealing Your Back Story

- Exploring Your Emotional and Personality Styles

- Understanding Your Conflicts and Triggers

- Learning the Tools to Restore the Love

Our New World of Adult Bullies - How to Spot Them ― How to Stop Them by Bill Eddy

Our New World of Adult Bullies connects the dots to show how bullies at all levels of society follow the same predictable patterns of behavior.

Bullies exist everywhere: families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities, politics and government, and organizations of all types and sizes. And in a media landscape where conflict, crisis, chaos, and fear reign supreme, every day we see the worst behavior of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures who serve as role models.

Winners and losers. Friends and enemies. Heroes and villains. People with high-conflict personalities think almost solely in these extremes. They regularly express unmanaged emotions, routinely blame others, and do harmful things that 90% of people would never do. Bullies share these characteristics, plus a drive to dominate or destroy their victims.

But all bullies act in the same highly predictable patterns, regardless of their demographics and situation. By focusing on the ten hidden powers bullies employ—from their unrestrained nature and bully story to manipulating emotions and playing the victim—Bill Eddy unpacks the way bullies rely on primitive emotions and nonverbal behavior. He helps listeners spot these behaviors and offers practical actions before they become immobilized by helplessness, blame, and shame.

In today’s world, we all may have an adult bully in our lives sooner or later. For anyone who has a bully in their life now, for professionals who counsel victims of bullying, and for anyone who is concerned about the fraying of our culture and society, this book gives effective strategies to prevent bullies from taking over.

Eddy’s six-step approach includes useful advice on how to:

Recognize the patterns of bully behavior

Pull the plug on the bully’s story

Set limits with credible threats

Impose serious consequences

Communicate effectively about bullies to others

Stand strong with others against bullies

Our New World of Adult Bullies takes a closer look at the dangerous behavior of bullies and stop the behavior before it starts.

Sleep Well, Take Risks, Squish the Peas: Secrets from the Science of Toddlers for a Happier, More Successful Way of Life by Dr. Hasan Merali

Toddlers hold the secrets to having more fun and living a fulfilling life. These are secrets we once knew and ones that a Harvard-trained physician can help us rediscover.

Terrible twos, temper tantrums, and grocery store meltdowns are usually the first things that come to mind when people think of toddlers. But pediatric emergency medicine physician and researcher Dr. Hasan Merali has long thought toddlers are among the best people in our society and adults could do well to learn from them.

These extraordinary youngsters can be impulsive, yes, but with this comes a remarkable ability to take risks and ask questions—two qualities that can help us enjoy life more. Toddlers act kindly toward strangers, are eager to work with others to solve problems, and demonstrate extraordinary dedication and perseverance. These are all traits that many of us aspire to have in order to improve both our personal and professional lives.

To unpack this behavior, Dr. Merali includes many humorous examples from his experience as a pediatrician and father, but the core lessons are drawn from two decades worth of fascinating and surprising studies in child psychology and development. Merali connects these studies to research about adults to create the first book to offer adults important lessons that can be gleaned from toddlers.

Toddlers can teach you many things, including how to:

Lose weight naturally Sleep better Build stronger friendships Improve teamwork Be more productive Have more fun, and Live a more fulfilling life

Sleep Well, Take Risks, Squish the Peas shows us how toddlers bring out the best in humanity and how we can, too. It’s a whole new way of looking at and learning from toddlers.

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.

While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it’s “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward.”

If you’re having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn’t you. It’s that you haven’t yet installed the one belief that changes everything.

Marie’s mom once told her, “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.”

Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how.

You’ll learn:

  • The habit that makes it 42 percent more likely you’ll achieve your goals.

  • How to overcome a lack of time and money.

  • How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.

It’s more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction.

Most important, it’s about to make you unstoppable.


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