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Gmorning, Gnight!

Little Pep Talks for Me & You

By Lin-Manuel Miranda
Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Length: 46 minutes

Gmorning, Gnight!

“Taken from the tweets of this excellent man of many talents, each page has a thought, pep talk, or sweet encouragement for your morning or evening. Illustrated by Jonny Sun, the man behind everyone’s a aliebn, this little book is just what I need to help me start and end each day. Truly lovely and the perfect little gift book for everyone.”

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Notes on Grief

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Length: 1 hours 27 minutes

From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

"Essential." —Booklist

Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020.... Read more »

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Attention: A Love Story

By Casey Schwartz
Narrated by: Casey Schwartz
Length: 8 hours 13 minutes

"A rich inquiry into what it means to pay (and maintain) attention in a world increasingly permeated with distraction and interference.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Combining expert storytelling with genuine self-scrutiny, Casey Schwartz details the decade she spend taking Adderall to help her pay attention (or so she thought) and then considers the role... Read more »

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Undoing Depression

What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You

By Richard O'Connor
Narrated by: Allan Robertson
Length: 12 hours 35 minutes

The bestselling approachable guide that has inspired thousands of readers to manage or overcome depression — fully revised and updated for life in the 21st century.

Depression rates around the world have skyrocketed in the 20‑plus years since Richard O'Connor first published his classic book on living with and overcoming depression. Nearly 40... Read more »

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Fear

Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

By Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

“Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.”
—Sogyal Rinpoche

Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen...

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How to Be Sad

Everything I’ve Learned About Getting Happier by Being Sad

By Helen Russell
Narrated by: Helen Russell
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes

"In any human life there are going to be periods of unhappiness. That is part of the human experience. Learning how to be sad is a natural first step in how to be happier."—Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute

"How to Be Sad is a poignant, funny, and deeply practical guide to better navigating one of our most misunderstood human...

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The Cure for Loneliness

How to Feel Connected and Escape Isolation
The Break Through Series

By Bill Howatt
Narrated by: Dallin Bradford
Length: 4 hours 57 minutes

You can build authentic social connections—even while physically apart.

We are wired for social connection; our mental health depends on it. From a simple smile from a stranger on the street to a hug from a relative or close friend, we humans thrive when we feel connected to one another. And yet, loneliness is on the rise.

The good news is, you...

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How to Do the Work

Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

By Dr. Nicole LePera
Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gal Gadot!

From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often...

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What Happened to You?

Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

By Oprah Winfrey & Bruce D. Perry
Narrated by: Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

"[Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry] are both capable, likable narrators who are sincerely engaged with their subject matter...The performances of these two humanitarians make this a must-hear for anyone recovering from their traumatic past." -- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the authors.

Our earliest experiences shape our lives far...

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Anti-Diet

Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

By Christy Harrison
Narrated by: Christy Harrison
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes

Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the Food Psych podcast.

68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years. And as... Read more »

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Radical Acceptance

Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

By Tara Brach, PhD
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork—all the forces that keep our lives constricted and... Read more »

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Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals

By Oliver Burkeman
Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
Length: 5 hours 54 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“This is the most important book ever written about time management. Oliver Burkeman offers a searing indictment of productivity hacking and profound insights on how to make the best use of our scarcest, most precious resource. His writing will challenge you to rethink many of your beliefs about getting things done-and...
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The Minimalist Entrepreneur

How Great Founders Do More with Less

By Sahil Lavingia
Narrated by: Sahil Lavingia
Length: 4 hours 38 minutes

“Pay attention.”—Jason Fried

A revolutionary roadmap for building startups that go the distance

 
Now more than ever, you don’t need a fancy office, Ivy League degree, or millions of dollars in venture capital to launch a business that matters for the communities you care most about. Software, the internet, and remote work have made it possible... Read more »

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It's Probably Nothing

The Stress-Less Guide to Dealing with Health Anxiety, Wellness Fads, and Overhyped Headlines

By Casey Gueren
Narrated by: Casey Gueren
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

From stress-induced symptom searching and "miracle cures" to the wellness fads filling your social media timeline, health journalist Casey Gueren digs into why we're so anxious about our health and how to separate medical facts from fiction. 

Surrounded by “health hacks” and clickbait headlines, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and underprepared...

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It Didn't Start With You

How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

By Mark Wolynn
Narrated by: Mark Wolynn
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field
 
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our... Read more »

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0

A Practical Guide to Master Your Emotions. Stop Overthinking and Discover the Secrets to Increase Your Mental Toughness, Self Discipline and Leadership Abilities

By Theresa Williams
Narrated by: Lauren Gobes
Length: 3 hours 59 minutes

Why are so many people with high IQs and excellent academic achievements unsuccessful in life?

Why do some people build social relationships with ease while others seem incapable of doing so?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where anxiety and fear overwhelm you to the point that you freeze up or are unable to make the right decision?


The...

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12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

By Jordan B. Peterson
Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
Length: 15 hours 40 minutes

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

What does everyone in the modern world need to know?

Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.


Humorous, surprising and... Read more »

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The No Asshole Rule - Abridged

Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

By Robert I. Sutton
Narrated by: Robert I. Sutton
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work.

"What an asshole!"

How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford... Read more »

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The Upward Spiral

Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

By Alex Korb, PhD.
Narrated by: David de Vries
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you down into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. Based in the latest research in neuroscience, this audiobook offers dozens of little things you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.

Depression doesn’t happen all at once. It...

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Keep Sharp

How to Build a Better Brain at Any Age

By Sanjay Gupta
Narrated by: Sanjay Gupta
Length: 10 hours

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers “the book all of us... Read more »

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