Take control of your potential and learn to be a more creative, enlightened and fulfilled person. Borrow a guidebook to the pursuit of happiness from the Lititz Public Library.

The Joy of Less : A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and SimplifyThe Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
Paring down, simplifying and streamlining leads to a more serene life.

Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor, PhD
Psychologist explains why bad habits – from dieting to speaking up for ourselves – are so hard to change.

May Cause Miracles : A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited HappinessMay Cause Miracles: A 40-day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein
A six-week “mind cleanse” plan with daily exercises and practices that progressively shift thought patterns from fear to love.

Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life by Jane Pauley
Broadcast journalist helps people over fifty successfully navigate the “reinvention” phase of their lives to find themselves and their passions.

Staying Strong Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year by Demi Lovato
The singer and actress presents a collection of hopeful insights and affirmations that offer comfort, inspiration and daily goals to foster strength and self-acceptance.

The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to Become Happier, More Fulfilled, and In Control of Your Life by John R. Sharp
Harvard psychiatrist reveals how time of year, weather, holidays and even sports seasons profoundly shape our lives.

Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You by Deepak Chopra
The author explains how the body is a reflection of the mind and provides a step-by-step renewal process to help readers find a life rich with joy and meaning.

The Art of Procrastination : A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and PostponingThe Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing by John Perry
Tips and techniques for structured procrastination help chronic procrastinators develop an attitude of acceptance for their accomplishments while enjoying the time they waste.

Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Wayne W. Dyer
Tap into your inner powers to create a life in which all you imagine becomes fact.

The Four Doors : A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful LifeThe Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom and the Meaning of Life by Richard Paul Evans
Inspiring stories are interwoven with an explanation of four keys to a more fulfilling life: believe there’s a reason you were born, free yourself from limitation, magnify your life and develop a love-centered map.

The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem by Ken Budd
Questioning his own life following the death of his father, the author impulsively went to New Orleans as a Katrina relief volunteer and kept volunteering around the world.

Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich
In middle age, the author came across a journal she kept in her adolescence and endeavors to find answers to life’s inexplicable questions.

From Three Feet Off the Ground : The Year My Children Taught Me How to See the World . . . and MyselfFrom Three Feet Off the Ground: The Year My Children Taught Me How to See the World…And Myself by Christie Havey Smith
Trying to explore the possibilities in life, the author set out to remember what it means to be amazed, be free, be present and love without limits.

E²: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout
Simple experiments prove that reality is malleable and we can shape our lives with our minds.

Originally published on August 22, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.