User Topic: Book Rec's? About positive thinking, being happy, etc
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Okay, I think I'm ready to turn the corner and start reading books that don't focus on infidelity and marriage.

I looked in the Healing Library, but didn't see any titles that jumped out at me.

What books helped you focus on the positive, focus on you, put you in a happy state of mind, and/or made you think about life in a different light?


Entering R slowly and cautiously...

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Default  Posted: 5:36 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Bumping in hopes that members will have suggestions.

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Default  Posted: 5:38 PM, September 30th (Monday)

The Four Agreements comes to mind. It's a great book for creating a healthy, solid outlook on life and return to happiness.

[This message edited by MediumRare at 5:39 PM, September 30th (Monday)]

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WS(HER): 42
9 years
OM#1- 20-something loser, stole bunch of my things after she had sex with him in our bed (no condoms, STDs)
OM#2- 24 year old, unemployed loser, lives with mom & dad
DDay 1/2012
NC 3/20/2012
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Default  Posted: 5:45 PM, September 30th (Monday)

I started a thread in the book club about mindfulness. Might be worth a look, ILINIA.

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"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials by Stephanie Dowrick

Act as if what you do matters. It does. William James

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Default  Posted: 5:54 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Anything by Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, and Clement Stone.

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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Omg, Sissoon you're old school! Lol. Yep, they're all good!

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Default  Posted: 6:14 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Anything by Brene Brown who is a researcher that deals with vulnerability, love and even shame.

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In R
"Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to the way they used to be."

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Member # 39836
Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, September 30th (Monday)

Thank you! I am truly thankful for all of you on SI. I do not know how I would have gotten through the past few months without SI!

Here's to hoping that one day I will be as wise, level-headed, and helpful as all of you!

[This message edited by ILINIA at 6:27 PM, September 30th (Monday)]

Entering R slowly and cautiously...

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