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Browsing the New Book Shelves: new nonfiction books about your brain

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond

At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved into the next phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves will be available for browsing again. But still, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.

We can do that! Your library has some great new books on the brain science behind many of our common problems, pitfalls, and other characteristics dictated by our unique brain chemistry.

Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and lasting Happiness

by David Perlmutter

Our brains are being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before.

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You

by Jenara Nerenberg

A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women–those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder–exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

If You’re Freaking Out, Read This: a Coping Workbook for Building Good Habits, Behaviors, and Hope for the Future

by Simone DeAngelis

Is everything terrible? Is your life going to shit and your brain’s convinced you that you’re utterly screwed? Have you found yourself in a dark place with no way out? Are you having trouble holding onto reality and getting out of the dumps? All of the above? Sounds like you’re freaking out.

The Four Season Solution: the Groundbreaking new Plan for Feeling Better, Living Well, and Powering Down our Always-on Lives

by Dallas Hartwig

Not long ago, our ancestors lived according to the changing seasons, adjusting how they slept, ate, moved, and even socialized throughout the year. But today, we are more disconnected from the natural world than ever

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

by Daniel J. Siegel

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out–in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships–is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.

Stay Woke: a Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us

by Justin Michael Williams

An entertaining no-bullshit, how-to guide that ignites purposeful action driven by the clarity of meditation

Tiny Habits: the Small Changes That Change Everything

by B. J. Fogg

To achieve any goal of your choice, you just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding.

Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis

by Ada Calhoun

Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to “have it all,” Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, underemployed, and overwhelmed.

XX Brain: the Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

by Lisa Mosconi

The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer’s prevention specifically in women–and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women’s Health.

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Meg Raymond

If I'm not librarianing, or chasing one of my plethora of dogs around the yard, I probably have my nose buried in a book. I like all kinds of books. Regency romances - love 'em. Gory police procedurals - yes, ma'am. Historical fiction - please, and thank you. Heavy "literary" titles - shhhh, I may not have actually finished some of those! Off-beat, warped, slightly askew books - oh, yes, indeedy. Violent supernatural fantasy - why not? Chick lit, hen lit, lad lit - yeah, yeah, yeah. What have you read? Need a suggestion, or ten? Get hand-crafted suggestions with The Bookologist

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