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6 Audiobooks on Your Money and Your Life
In the Zen-inspired audiobook HAPPY MONEY, Japanese personal growth expert Ken Honda has an interesting take on personal finance. He says money has positive or negative energy,...
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Audiobooks to Help You Survive Parenthood
How does anyone learn to be a parent? We not only can’t be told ahead of time how to do it, but we resist advice once we become parents and find out how hard it is. Many learning...
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Taking the Leap

People wanting to change their lives usually go through six stages before they succeed, says personal growth blogger and podcaster Gregg Clunis in his audiobook, TINY LEAPS, BIG...

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7 Audiobooks on Creating the Good Life
Among our recent personal growth audios, quite a few focus on the specific things we can do to be happier and more satisfied with life. Being productive is one of those things, and...
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Four Audiobooks for Doing Your Business Right
Some of the business audiobooks I'm sharing today are decidedly in the how-to category, offering advice and strategies on starting a business, keeping it moving, hiring and keeping...
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What it feels like to be a parent
Most people I talk with have fond memories of the years they spent raising children. It felt great to love those little ones with such intensity and to feel that consuming sense of...
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Self: Revolution and Opportunity in the Workplace
These learning audiobooks on workplace revolution were so stimulating that I often sat in my driveway after trips and commutes just so I could keep listening. Narrated by a...
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Self: The Nuance of Social Issues
Audiobooks about issues and ideas have always been a large segment of the nonfiction catalog, and we’re honoring that tradition with a collection of audios on social issues your...
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Self: The Path to the Satisfied Mind
We’ve been listening to a lot of audios about the good life—finding out what makes us happy and how to get there. Happiness is such a moving target—which might explain why so many...
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Self: Can We Learn Anything Without a Good Story?
Listening to these audiobooks, I was reminded of how important stories are to making them work as learning tools. Business and life lessons full of rigorous thinking and action...
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Self: Brain Science, Buddhism, and the Church
Growing up, as I did, at a time when most people in my city practiced the same Christian faith, standard practice was to look to the church for guidance about the nature of the...
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Self: The \"Special Sauce\" in Personal Growth Audios
From cleaning house to searching for meaning, the personal growth audios I listened to this month spoke to me as they always do: "There's always room for improvement, Tom!" This is...
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Self: Current Events, Critical Thinking, and You
The learning audios I heard this month are about a range of issues that people are thinking about today: the growing gap between the rich and the poor, the erosion of contract...
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Self: Good Parenting—A Moving Target
Audios about parenting have done a good job of keeping up with the astounding changes we’ve seen in our culture in the past 20 years--changes in the way authority is distributed...
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Self: Women Work
Women work to overcome cultural and internal barriers. Listeners will think about the abundance of career options for women today, the stubborn persistence of workplace insults...
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Self: Romantic Partnerships
Many listeners are grateful to be  part of a long-term romantic partnership. We have so many listening choices on ways to look at love: from stand-up comic Aziz Ansari's look at...
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Self: On Living
Kerry Egan offers listeners the gifts of love, courage, kindness, and laughter in ON LIVING, her memoir about serving as a hospice chaplain. ON LIVING written and narrated by...
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Self: Come In, We're Open
We're included more listening titles on the topic of exploring how we think, make decisions, and impact the world around us. Heather Havrilesky's subtitle "...Guide Through the...
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Self: Opening up to Possibilities
The personal growth sector of the audiobook catalog is alive and well. I started reviewing self-help tapes (yes, tapes) in the 1990s and am blown away at how sophisticated and...
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Self: Parenting Advice
Though my children are both grown, listening to these audios had the curious effect of taking some pressure off of me, as well as reminding me of a few things I could adjust in my...
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Self: Simplify September
If clutter is the common cold of American life, here are some audiobook ideas for a cure. MESS: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act Barry Yourgrau, read by Peter...
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Self: Making Space to Have a Life
If your life is anything like mine, you’ve probably had the experience of spending time in someone’s beautifully neat home and then returning to your own place, which, to make an...
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