13 Best Motivational Self-Help

List Updated February 2021

Bestselling Motivational Self-Help in 2021


Breaking Normal: ReWild Your Inner Child and Set the Truth Free

Breaking Normal: ReWild Your Inner Child and Set the Truth Free
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals

Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Every Day Isn't Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First

Every Day Isn't Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

How to Change your Life in the next 15 minutes (Self-Help 101)

How to Change your Life in the next 15 minutes (Self-Help 101)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Penguin Putnam

The Inspirational Journal Book: Inspirational Journal to Write In: Self Help Book with Inspiration Quotes, Positive Affirmations and Motivational Exercises (Notebook)

The Inspirational Journal Book: Inspirational Journal to Write In: Self Help Book with Inspiration Quotes, Positive Affirmations and Motivational Exercises (Notebook)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

The Self-Improvement Journey: Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself

The Self-Improvement Journey: Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger, and Live Your Best Life

T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger, and Live Your Best Life
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power

Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Watkins Publishing

Top 5 Diet Books

Forget the motivational books. Learn about what you're eating and choose healthy recipes.

Friendly Foods, by Ron Pickarski

This book includes a description of which foods are better for us as well as many recipes that include those ingredients--for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. The majority of the pages in the book are healthy recipes. A whole section about methods of food preparation helps with understanding what methods are healthier, and another whole section of the book is dedicated to explaining nutrient stability--which food are sensitive and lose nutrients when exposed to oxygen and sunshine. So many interesting facts about milk, eggs, dairy-like products, different types of oil, organic foods, and chemicals added to our food.

Bobby Flay's Grilling for Life

This book is not only about grilling meat; it includes many recipes for veggies, including different marinades for each different dish. There is a whole section about herbs and spices; another section that includes a chile heat scale, all about peppers that can add heat to your recipes and how much heat they add; and there's also a section about ingredients that can be added to marinades, such as oils, honey, and yogurt, garlic, vinegar, onions, citrus juices, capers, and so on. The book is mostly recipes, all worth trying.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing
A Practical A to Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements
by James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch

A comprehensive guide to what to eat for what ever ails you. Why not make sure you consume the foods, herbs, and supplements that are known to help make you healthy? This book lists every ailment along with a comprehensive list of what helps relieve the ailment and also what foods to avoid.

The '90s Healthy Body Book, by Gary Null
How to Overcome the Effects of Pollution and Cleanse the Toxins From Your Body

This books seems to share all the secrets about food that we don't want to know--all about food additives; how foods are transported and picked before they're ripe (which helps explain why winter veggies in grocery stores in the Northeast don't have much flavor or nutrients), and what's unhealthy in some skin care and hair products.

Betty Crocker Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today

All about trimming the fat from day-to-day recipes that we all enjoy, this book has low-fat, low-cholesterol variations of all our favorite recipes and includes nutrition information for each recipe, including sodium content. Special sections include healthy food choices--which foods to choose; which ones to avoid.

These books aren't about fad diets or the psychology of eating; they're just about understanding what's healthy. One of my other favorite books about diet is Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Present Moment Wonderful Moment, the section on Eating Mindfully. It's a very short section of the book, but the point is that we should think about where everything came from--the plate we're eating off of, the knife and fork we're using, where they came from, who made them, and how they were made; and we should think about each of the different foods on our plate, where they came from, who grew them, who planted them (Where did the cow or fish or vegetables come from? How and where was the rice, potatoes, or corn grown?). We should think about what we're eating. Is it pure? Was it factory processed? Was it grown and picked mindfully?

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