1. Stop Saying You’re Fine by Mel Robbins

A no BS way to approach life. Robbins makes an important point: it’s easiest to say “I’m fine” instead of making changes, even when things are definitely not fine. This is a kick you in the butt type of book so be prepared to give up all of your excuses.

  1. Rising Strong by Brené Brown

This book encourages both bravery and failure, with tips on what to do to get back up again. Brown discusses what she terms ‘The reckoning’, ‘The rumble’, and ‘The revolution’ and how to lean in to each stage despite discomfort.

  1. Being Happy by Tal Ben-Shahar

Happiness is at your fingertips with this book. Ben-Shahar gives practical examples of the happiness concepts he discusses and offers valuable “time-ins” for you reflect and practice what you learn while reading.

  1. Creating Your Best Life by Caroline Adams Miller

Just as the title of the book says, this is a book about creating your best life, so what better time than 2018? Adams Miller offers a quick read with tangible, helpful exercises for you to complete as you read.

  1. The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris

Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this book focuses on being confident despite not feeling overly confident yet. It’s a great read if you want to learn techniques to overcome fear and live a life you value.

About the Author

Tara is a wellness blogger for the Local Biz Magazine who is in the process of writing her memoir on finding hope and meaning while living with a mental illness. Tara loves the concepts of positive psychology, incorporating them into every aspect of her life and spreading the message on the science of well-being.