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DO HARD THINGS Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness

by Steve Magness | Read by Mike Chamberlain

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Mike Chamberlain's youthful tone and vocal personality are perfect for this encouraging news about what works to handle adversity and push forward to meet important challenges. He sounds both enthusiastic and knowledgeable--genuinely optimistic and intelligently focused on the science behind true resilience. The key, says the author, a researcher and Olympic coach, is to stay... Read More


EAT UP! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

by Ruby Tandoh | Read by Ruby Tandoh

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Ruby Tandoh is an established British foodie from the hit reality TV show "The Great British Bake Off" who now writes about food for a variety of international outlets, including the NEW YORK TIMES. Here she narrates her memoir about the art and act of eating. Tandoh is reverential about rituals related to food. We hear her thoughts delivered in tender, almost dulcet, tones.... Read More


HAPPY MIND, HAPPY LIFE The New Science of Mental Wellbeing

by Rangan Chatterjee | Read by Rangan Chatterjee

Ascent Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Dr. Chatterjee uses his medical expertise to deliver a helpful and pleasant guide on how to achieve happiness. Complete with current case studies and exercises for listeners, Chatterjee's 10 recommendations focus on easy ways to become healthier and more joyful, starting with how to envision a personal happy ending and how to recognize and appreciate the delight in helping... Read More


I DIDN'T DO THE THING TODAY Letting Go of Productivity Guilt

by Madeleine Dore | Read by Madeleine Dore

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

With her barely discernible Australian accent, the blogger and host of a podcast about work, creativity, and daily life narrates her first audiobook with quiet charm and audible commitment to her message. She says people today put too much emphasis on activity and being productive. Instead of causing people guilt, anxiety, and shame, the time we spend thinking and absorbing... Read More


LIVING ON PURPOSE Five Deliberate Choices to Realize Fulfillment and Joy

by Amy Eliza Wong | Read by Amy Eliza Wong

Greenleaf Book Group | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Popular leadership coach Amy Eliza Wong narrates her own audiobook on the five choices that can bring listeners to happier and more fulfilling lives. While many personal-growth audiobooks focus on how to make more money or build status, they do not necessarily focus on what can make a person feel like they have a purpose or live a life in which happiness is at the forefront.... Read More


LONGPATH Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs: An Antidote for Short-Termism

by Ari Wallach | Read by Ari Wallach

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

In this brief audiobook, the futurist and founder of the think tank Longpath Labs argues that short-term thinking results in long-term problems. While his voice is not commanding, Ari Wallach makes up for it with his enthusiasm and optimism about human motivations. Combining practical advice with anecdotes and personal history, the audiobook is a guide to thinking and acting in... Read More


A LOVELY LIFE Savoring Simple Joys in Every Season

by Melissa Michaels | Read by Natasha Soudek

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Home decorator Melissa Michaels gives suggestions and tips on how to make small changes at home to bring more serenity and happiness to your life. In a warm, conversational style, Michaels offers guidance on how to have a lovely life of renewal, refreshment, reconnection, and rest during each season. Her feminine tone is soft and relaxing, enveloping the listener with the same... Read More


TO BOLDLY GROW Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard

by Tamar Haspel | Read by Tamar Haspel

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author and narrator Tamar Haspel's entertaining and joyful performance of her agricultural adventures challenges her claim that she is not a gardener. When Haspel, a food columnist for the WASHINGTON POST, moves to Cape Cod with her husband, she decides to get her hands dirty in order to eat cleaner and enjoy the fruits of her foraging. Haspel's engaging down-to-earth tone is... Read More


UNLOCKING THE KETO CODE The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation

by Steven R. Gundry | Read by Steven R. Gundry

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The author presents this empowering nutrition guide with the measured enunciation of a caring teacher. Vocal enthusiasm and clarity make this audiobook so easy to hear that listeners will overlook the limited pitch patterns that make Gundry's phrasing sound repetitive. The heart surgeon and digestive health expert explains that the low-carb, high-fat diet that causes ketosis is... Read More


THE WIM HOF METHOD Activate Your Full Human Potential

by Wim Hof, Elissa Epel | Read by Apolo Anton Ohno

Sounds True | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Olympic speed-skating champion Apolo Anton Ono delivers an enthusiastic performance of extreme athlete Wim Hof's guide to self-actualization. Hof's three-pronged method includes the use of breath to infuse energy and focus, controlled and safe exposure to cold to enhance the cardiovascular system, and the use of mindset, which some might call meditation, to increase clarity.... Read More

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