Barrie's Self-Improvement Books
Thank you for checking out my self-improvement books!
My goal with Live Bold and Bloom is to provide you practical, proven solutions and strategies for living a happier, healthier, more passionate life. This goal is the foundation for the content of my books as well.
The ideas and information I offer in my books is well-researched, and I have personally used the recommended strategies successfully. It is my sincere hope that you'll find the solutions you are seeking and be inspired to take action for positive, productive change in your life.
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Here are my books, listed by the most recent publication first.
Signs of Emotional Abuse: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control in Your Love Relationship
You may not have a black eye. You haven't been pushed or slapped. You haven't had to call the police. But something feels very, very wrong in your intimate relationship. You just can't put your finger on it.
Victims of emotional abuse are often confused about their partner's behaviors. “Is this really abuse?” “Could it be my fault?” “Maybe it will change.”
Your partner has a way of reinforcing your self-doubt, turning the tables on you to make you feel crazy, selfish, and unlovable.
Signs of Emotional Abuse will help you identify the covert tactics used by emotional abusers to help you quickly recognize them in your daily life.
Emotional Abuse Breakthrough Scripts: 107 Empowering Responses and Boundaries To Use With Your Abuser
If you (1) have trouble setting boundaries with your emotional abuser and (2) never know what to say or how to say it in a heated moment without backing down, breaking down, or getting angry yourself, then Emotional Abuse Breakthrough Scripts is your key to learning a new way to respond so you can rebuild your dignity, inner strength, and self-esteem.
When your abuser shuts you down with control, anger, manipulation, and subtle threats, it's hard to know how to respond or what to say without making things worse.
Emotional Abuse Breakthrough Scripts is your handbook for reclaiming your strength, finding your words, and knowing with clarity how to respond to your abuser.
Emotional Abuse Breakthrough: How to Speak Up, Set Boundaries, and Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Control with Your Abusive Partner
The truth is, nothing is more damaging than living with an emotional abuser whose controlling and crazy-making behaviors are causing you to feel afraid, depressed and alone.
Physical abuse leaves visible scars, but emotional abuse wounds you to the core. You know you're in pain, and you feel isolated, unloved, and even frightened.
Emotional Abuse Breakthrough gives you easy-to-follow steps on how to rebuild your self-esteem so you can stand up for yourself and set clear and firm boundaries with your abuser. You will learn to identify and explain the covert tactics used by emotional abusers to help you quickly recognize when it’s happening.
Sticky Habits: How to Achieve Your Goals without Quitting and Create Unbreakable Habits Starting with Five Minutes a Day
Whether you want to (1) start a fitness routine (2) master a new skill or (3) accomplish any goal you set your mind to, Sticky Habits will get you there.
Forget making resolutions and commitments you can’t keep. When you learn the simple, proven Sticky Habits method, you’ll have the power to build unbreakable habits for life, starting with just 5 minutes a day. I want this book to arm you with the exact actions to take to ensure you don't have “habit failure regret.”
Sticky Habits can improve your entire life, whether you want to add just one new habit to your daily routine or develop a series of positive habits.
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Do you struggle with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life?
The truth is, we all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle.
The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more “space” in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness.
With these habits, you'll have the clarity to prioritize what's most important in your life, what no longer serves your goals, and how you want to live on a daily basis. And that's what you'll learn in Declutter Your Mind.
The goal of this book is simple: We will teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that's holding you back from living a meaningful life.
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201 Relationship Questions: The Couple's Guide to Building Trust and Emotional Intimacy
Studies confirm the #1 predictor of life happiness is having a close, intimate relationship. Surprisingly, too many couples put their relationship on the back burner, resulting in conflict, hurt, and disengagement. When you don't nurture and care for the relationship, you are bound to pull apart and suffer feelings of resentment and frustration.
What if you and your love partner or spouse could create an intimate, close, romantic bond that protects your relationship from misunderstandings and unnecessary pain — without spending weeks in couple's counseling? Through the power of mutual questioning and active listening, the two of you can enjoy the love of a lifetime that remains fresh, fun, connected, and deeply satisfying.
This book was written for the couple who deeply desires the best relationship possible by working together to create it. I show you how to use incisive questions in all areas of your relationship to proactively respond to one another's needs and desires before conflict and misunderstandings occur.
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Finely Tuned: How to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person or Empath
Do you feels things more intensely than most people? Do you pick up on the mood of a room as soon as you walk in? Are you sometimes so overstimulated that you need to be alone? If so, you may be a highly sensitive person.
In this book I share what it means to be highly sensitive or empathic, and how hypersensitivity is a perfectly normal trait. I offer strategies for leveraging your sensitive gifts and managing your life to help you minimize the difficulties of your strong sensitive or empathic nature.
Whether you are highly sensitive yourself, or you have someone in your life who is, this book will help you understand and appreciate this unique trait and improve your relationships — and all other areas of life.
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10-Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home
You can have a simpler, calmer life by living a home that’s free from clutter. Imagine your closets, cabinets and possessions being completely organized. Wouldn’t that feel great?
You can make this happen with a short, daily decluttering habit. Even if you’re a busy professional or a parent who has little time for a massive organizing project, you can use the 10-minute declutter habit to tackle your clutter bit by bit.
With “10-Minute Declutter” you will learn the power of less and why streamlining and organizing your possessions will make you happier and more centered.
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10-Minute Digital Declutter: The Simple Habit To Eliminate Technology Overload
Tired of wasting hours on social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter? Don't like how your digital devices now take up too much of your time?
Want to finally get organized with your online activities? Or do you simply want to live a more simplified life?
This book is written for the person who is starting to recognize the danger of digital noise, but doesn't know how to live in this modern world without feeling overwhelmed. It's also for those who need a system for the information they do want. Not only will you get back more time, you'll also discover core strategies for maximizing the time you spend in the digital world.
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Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace
The demands of everyday life, your hectic schedule, those constant feelings of overwhelm and anxiety make you feel out-of-control and exhausted. How can you jump off the hamster wheel to feel peaceful and free from anxiety? When you learn mindfulness techniques, you have the power to tap into a wellspring of tranquility and lasting contentment you’ve never known before.
The practice of mindfulness in daily life holds the promise not only for peace of mind, but also to revitalize your self-worth and transform the way you view the world. It awakens you to the beauty of every moment.
Whether you’re coping with stress and anxiety, or you simply want to increase self-awareness and contentment, the skills taught in Peace of Mindfulness meet you exactly where you are — in your home, your work, your simple daily tasks. It is a handbook for winning back control of your thoughts and emotions so you can release anxiety and enjoy a happier, healthier, more conscious life.
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Self-Discovery Questions: 155 Breakthrough Questions to Accelerate Massive Action
Wouldn’t it be great to have a life coach in your corner at all times to ask you probing questions and help you figure out how to move your life forward in the best direction? What if you had someone who knew exactly what to say to draw out your deepest desires and help you achieve your goals and dreams?
If you know the right questions to ask yourself, you can become your own coach, mentor, and motivator. Self-questioning is a highly useful and powerful technique for creating awareness and self-discovery. By asking the right questions, you open hidden doors in your mind leading to solutions and “aha” moments in your career, your relationships, and your personal growth.
This book is your go-to guide for uncovering exactly what you need to know about yourself too make massive change for the better in your relationships, your career, your health, your finances, and virtually every aspect of your life.
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Confidence Hacks: 99 Small Actions to Massively Boost Your Confidence
Want to feel more self-assured and motivated in your career? Have you had difficulty speaking up for yourself or saying what you feel? Ready to feel good about who you are, how you look, and your ability to make things happen?
Right now, you have goals and dreams for your life. You have many skills, talents, and plenty of intelligence. But sometimes a lack of confidence holds you back from taking action, being your best self, and achieving the success in your work, relationships, and life that you deserve.
Every single day, you CAN take small actions to rebuild your confidence so that over time, you emerge as a new person — someone who knows they have what it takes and isn’t afraid to go for it. With Confidence Hacks, you’ll review 99 hacks or tips in ten key areas to give you clarity on your confidence roadblocks, and challenge you to take small, manageable actions to renew your motivation, self-assurance, and determination.
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Building Confidence: Get Motivated, Overcome Social Fear, Be Assertive, and Empower Your Life For Success
The first step toward confidence is to determine exactly where you’re missing it and the beliefs and behaviors holding you back. Next you need to deconstruct old ways of thinking that keep you bound to the status quo and prevent you from taking confident action. Finally, you need to develop new mindsets and skills to practice regularly in order to rebuild your confidence muscle and help you develop into the self-assured, pro-active, confident person you want to be.
Confidence is such an important factor that it’s been proven to increase one's yearly salary by thousands of dollars, improve your relationships, and supercharge your career trajectory. By committing to a confidence buff up, you’re taking control of your destiny and positioning yourself for personal and professional success.
Whether you’re lacking confidence in general, or simply need support in a particular area, the techniques taught in Building Confidence can improve your entire life. Every chapter concludes with specific action steps you can implement and practice right away to facilitate change.
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The 52-Week Life Passion Project: The Path toUncover Your Life Passion
Want to connect with your dreams for a life of passion and purpose that ignites your enthusiasm? Right now you might be in a job you hate, a career you know is wrong for you, or you simply feel your life is stale and passionless. You long to wake up in the morning, eager to start your day, excited about your work, a project, or a side-gig that lights your fire.
The only problem is you have no idea what your passion might be or how to start looking for it. Or if you do have an inking about your passion, it seems impossible to fit it in to your life right now. The 52-Week Life Passion Project is your personal weekly coaching session, giving you a formula for change so you can comfortably and confidently uncover your passion and find a way to make it real.
Whether you want a total career overhaul or to simply add more excitement to your life with a hobby or side gig, finding your passion will upgrade every aspect of your life. The weekly lessons taught in this book will lead you on the journey from the life you have now to a passionate new life, as you implement change every week.
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