Typically, we think of the New Year as a time for reflection and self-improvement, but if there’s something bothering you, there is no time like the present to begin working to improve it!
Often, patrons will approach the reference desk asking for the “self-help section.” Due to the number of topics that fall under the umbrella of what one might consider “self-help,” books of this type are shelved in many different locations.
Some common authors and titles that patrons are looking for include books like
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
I’ve recently written a brief guide to getting started on self-help. For each of the different topics that you may be looking to learn more about, I’ve listed the call numbers where you can find books to suit your interest, as well as some suggested titles. Whether you’re looking to improve your financial, physical, spiritual, or marital health, we’ve got books for you! Please ask at the reference desk, or find the brochures on the shelves near the large tables on the second floor.