Croissance personnelle

La grâce de l'imperfection

Brené Brown

Vivre sans réserve, c'est s'engager dans sa propre existence avec dignité. C'est cultiver le courage, la compassion, la connexion et pouvoir se lever le matin en pensant : «Peu importe ce qui sera fait aujourd'hui et ce qui ne le sera pas encore, je suis à la hauteur.» C'est aller au lit le soir en se disant : «Oui, je suis imparfait et vulnérable, et même parfois effrayé, mais cela ne change rien au fait que je suis également courageux, digne d'amour et d'appartenance.»

 

Imparfaits, libres et heureux

Christophe André

 

Ne plus se soucier de l'effet que l'on fait sur les autres. Agir sans craindre ni l'échec ni le jugement. Ne plus trembler à l'idée du rejet. Et trouver tranquillement sa place au milieu des autres. Ce livre va vous aider à avancer sur le chemin de l'estime de soi. À la construire, la réparer, la protéger. Il va vous aider à vous accepter et à vous aimer même imparfait. Non pour vous résigner, mais pour mieux évoluer. Pour être enfin vous-même imparfait, mais libre et heureux.

 

L'Art subtil de s'en foutre : un guide à contre-courant pour être soi-même

Mark Manson

« Voyons les choses en face. Parfois, tout va de travers et nous devons l'accepter. » Se fondant sur des recherches scientifiques et ponctuant son récit de blagues bien placées, Mark Manson affirme que les êtres humains sont limités et imparfaits : « Ce n'est pas tout le monde qui peut être extraordinaire, il y a des gagnants et des perdants dans la société, et c'est parfois injuste tout en n'étant pas de votre faute. Manson nous offre à point nommé un discours réconfortant, rempli d'anecdotes amusantes teintées d'un humour cynique et impitoyable.

 

Pensouillard le hamster : petit traité de décroissance personnelle

Dr Serge Marquis

 

Il s'appelle Pensouillard. C'est un hamster. Un tout petit hamster. Il court. À l'intérieur de votre tête. Vous fait la vie dure. Derrière le tapage incessant de Pensouillard se cache votre ego - celui-là même que les guides de croissance personnelle vous apprennent à cajoler. Face aux petits bobos et aux gros tracas de la vie, il vous fait souffrir, vous leurre, vous empêche d'être libre.
Dans un style vivant et plein d'esprit, le Dr Serge Marquis vous invite à observer les mouvements de votre ego. À vous amuser de ses pitreries. Puis, à ralentir pour trouver la paix. Étape par étape, l'auteur vous guide dans une aventure inattendue, celle de la décroissance personnelle. Une démarche à contre-courant à la fois divertissante et libératrice. Car un petit pas de moins pour Pensouillard, c'est un grand pas de plus pour vous.

12 Rules for Life

Jordan B. Peterson

 

 

Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

 

You do You

Sarah Knight

 

It's time to start putting your happiness first--and stop letting other people tell you what to do, how to do it, or why it can't be done. And don't panic! You can do it without losing friends and alienating people. Knight delivers her trademark no-bullsh*t advice about: the Tyranny of "Just Because", the social contract and how to amend it, turning "flaws" into strengths--aka "mental redecorating", why it's not your job to be nice, letting your freak flag fly, how to take risks, silence the doubters, and prove the haters wrong.

 

Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life

Humble The Poet

 

Unlearn is a collection of writings to remind you of the wisdom you’ve already acquired, but may have lost under the weight and pressures of daily life. This book touches upon a myriad of topics that we all go through in life, from love, relationships, to success, and chasing our dreams. Simple, honest, and effective, Unlearn is a “collection of nuggets that remind you of the things that keep this wild ride steady”.

Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert

 

Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny,Stumbling on Happinessbrilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there.

 

You Are Not So Smart

David McRaney

Whether you’re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But here’s the truth: You are not so smart. You’re just as deluded as the rest of us—but that’s okay, because being deluded is part of being human. You Are Not So Smart reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But often these stories aren’t true. Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit, You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of our irrational, thoroughly human behavior.

The Self-Care Project

Jayne Hardy

 

The Self-Care Project is for those who have been feeling off-kilter for a while but have not been able to put their finger on why. It is a no-nonsense, practical journey to help you do just that. It'll walk you through the case for self-care (why it's so darn important), why it isn't selfish at all, help you explore what self-care means for you, what your obstacles might be and provide advice on how to chisel out daily space for self-care in a practical, achievable and realistic way.

 

 

Thinking Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

 

Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices.

Mind over Mood second edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD

 

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy, one of today's most effective forms of psychotherap, to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

 

Feeling good : The New Mood Therapy

Dr David D. Bruns

 

In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.

 

How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use

Randy J. Paterson

 

InHow to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outline 40 specific behaviours and habits, which are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviours that cause you to be miserable in the first place? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviours that make you unhappy and discover how you are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You'll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life, as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.