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Bored and stuck at home? Check out CCPL’s recommendations for some great books from Hoopla on Positivity. These publications were chosen for their quality of content and accessibility in digital format – so you do not have to leave home to enjoy these great reads!

*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*

Positivity by Harry Edelson

How to Be Happier, Healthier, Smarter, And More Prosperous

Harry Edelson is the son of an illiterate Russian immigrant whose husband left the family when Harry was an infant. He begins his book this way: “I grew up in the poorest neighborhoodin Brooklyn, which was the poorest neighborhood in New York City, and I was the poorest of the poor.” But Mr. Edelson has no intention of wasting his life or our time by lamenting his childhood or anything else. He tells us, “I consider myself to be very lucky. I have been happy all my life even though I started out as poor as a child could be.”… If you want to be happy, it is all in your mind. So take control of your senses, determine to be happy, and develop a frame of mind that will make you and all those around you happy.” In Positivity: How to Be Happier, Healthier, Smarter, and More Prosperous Mr. Edelson reveals his secrets and tips for success from the vantage point of a person who has enjoyed having excellent health, a wide range of knowledge from a fine academic background enhanced by self-education, and fulfilling careers on Wall Street in technology, investment banking, and later as owner of a highly successful business in capital investments. Focusing on his strong belief in continuing education to increase skills that entertain us and help our careers, he extolls the benefits of being a speed-reader and increasing memory by learning the techniques of mnemonics, and he demonstrates interesting mathematical tricks that work for him. He also has plenty of good, practical financial advice for individuals of all means; and of course he is expansive on the value of positive attitudes. Mr. Edelson believes without a doubt that you can train your own mind for a lifetime of great happiness.

Positivity by Elaine Meyer

Timeless Favorites from Daily Word

This inspiring e-book features selections from 90 years of Daily Word magazine. Past and present subscribers describe the magazine as a lifeline of positive, life-affirming words, and Positivity continues that tradition with readers’ favorite daily messages, inspirational articles, and classic James Dillet Freeman poems. Also included are messages that appears on days of historical events.

Be Positive by PJ Edmund Sr.

Keep a Word of Faith in Your Mouth

Faith then means we assume the confidence of things being real while knowing they are real based upon the confidence that we have in God and His ability to stand behind the evidence of that reality. PJ EDMUND, Sr. in his well received book, Be Positive Keep A Word of Faith in Your Mouth, he teaches faith is the principle and foundation for all success. It is central to the survival of all of us that believe. In many ways the places of worship that are filled to capacity every weekend deliver instruction in the understanding, the articulation and the application of faith. PJ Edmund, Sr., calls these gatherings universities of faith because they inspire learning about the central theme of our existence and relationship with God. This is where we learn the elements, the rudiments and the establishment of faith! Be Positive: Keep A Word of Faith in Your Mouth speaks to this concept of the university of faith. It describes the many empowering experiences that we must complete to continue to build faith. The path of faith is not always a linear one. It is the culmination of many journeys, eventualities and recommitments.

Be Positive by Rich Wood

Even If It’s Not Your Blood Type Your Life Will Change

Be Positive takes us on a unique journey of personal empowerment, one that seamlessly blends the author’s first-hand healing experiences with quantum physics, philosophy and spiritual wisdom. In this book, Rich Wood provides us with the indisputable, scientific facts, that validate the existence of a universal energy that instantaneously connects us all, and clearly explains the science behind the Law of Attraction. “Be Positive” explores the convergence of ancient Eastern wisdom with those of modern physicists, and presents us with undeniable proof of our ability to impact our lives and the lives of those around us, through our positive thoughts and intentions. Be Positive and watch how effortlessly you can change the direction of your life…experience greater happiness and fulfillment…starting right now!

Positive Energy by Ping Leeka

Illuminate Unlimited Energy

Positive Energy: Illuminate Unlimited Energy will take you deep into the three important meanings in your whole life. The first is your BaZi DNA. BaZi means you will know what will happen in your life because it has already been chosen for you. All this is based from God; we can’t change it, neither will natural human influences. Reading and understanding the content contained in these pages will help you in balancing out your energies and the worlds energies around you. The second is about your luck, which is based on your Zodiac Fortune. This is basic from the month and year you were born. Asia has over 6,000 years of knowledge on this information already. The information is followed by the moon, stars, and the sun. We’ve used that information since 2006. This also means this does not only work on just Asian people, but also everyone else as well. This is about knowledge only and not based on religion. The third is Feng Shui. Feng Shui mostly has to do with the inside and outside energy of the house. You want to try to have positive energy in your house so you can have positive results. The book details with examples of house positions. When you have a positive house, your life situations change. Your money gets better, your relationship will grow, you’ll be feeling better at work, and the arguments will ease. These are the three steps you should follow to improve your life. Positive Energy: Illuminate Unlimited Energy will provide a step-by-step guide. If you succeed on the first and second steps, you will know who we are and how to help yourself and your loved ones. As humans, we are like a big tree; the first and second steps are like the trees roots. The third step is giving a vitamin to the tree. So if you want to live prosperously, we have to fix the roots first, not just fill ourselves with nutrients facing a variety of stress-based concerns.

365 Days of Positive Self-Talk by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D.

365 Days of Positive Self-Talk by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. 365 Days of Positive Self-Talk is a daily inspirational guide with positive self-talk messages for every day of the year. It also includes dozens of enlightening “Self-Talk Tips” throughout the book, giving readers a thorough understanding of how self-talk works, and how to apply it in every area of their lives. This book is a perfect gift for yourself, and for everyone you care about.

A Positive Thought a Day Keeps the Negative Away by Dr. Curtis E. Smith, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Many people struggle with every day issues or problems for which there appears to be no, successful end-result or successful solution. In this work titled A Positive Thought A Day, Keeps The Negative Away, Author Dr. Curtis E. Smith compares and contrasts Secular Positive Thoughts with Inspirational, Biblical Positive Thought as a formula to help those without hope to transform obstacles into opportunities. As a Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist for more than thirty years, Dr. Smith offers practical, viable, and long lasting solutions to people who are struggling with difficulties. Using a plethora of Secular Positive Thoughts compared to, and contrasted with Inspirational Biblical Positive Thoughts, he points up how to approach, and achieve seemingly impossible, ongoing issues successful living through positive thinking by combining Secular Positive Thought with Inspirational, Biblical Positive Thought. This work, A Positive Thought A Day, Keeps The Negative Away, presents a wide range of both Secular and Inspirational, Biblical Information on how to combine the Power of Inspirational, Biblical Positive Thought to Secular Positive Thinking to achieve a desired, positive, end result. This work is a compilation of Secular Positive Thoughts and supporting Inspirational, Biblical Positive Thoughts which are offered to point people with seemingly impossible, life changing issues, who have an open mind with regard to Intelligent Design, and discover a pathway to faith in a Higher Power; God.

Positive Thinking Volume One by Norman Vincent Peale

Have a Great Day, Positive Imaging, and The Positive Power of Jesus Christ

A treasure trove of inspiration and guidance from the minister and million-selling author of The Power of Positive Thinking. Norman Vincent Peale’s self-help phenomenon The Power of Positive Thinking continues to transform countless lives. The volumes collected here serve to expand and deepen Dr. Peale’s life-changing philosophy of positivity. Have a Great Day: The philosopher, self-help innovator, and minister offers inspiration for every day of the year with an uplifting volume of positive thought to nourish our souls and spirits. From profound “thought conditioners” accentuating the everyday positive to “spirit lifters” devised to help us soar above our troubles, Dr. Peale’s affirmations are “daily vitamins” for our mental and spiritual health. Positive Imaging: Building on Dr. Peale’s principles of constructive affirmation, this step-by-step guide shows you how to utilize a potent mental process called “imaging.” Keeping a clear and vivid picture of a desired goal in your mind until it becomes part of your subconscious will help you break through the barriers that block you from achieving harmony, happiness, and success-and allow you to actualize your objectives by releasing previously untapped inner energies. The Positive Power of Jesus Christ: The revered pastor of the world-famous Marble Collegiate Church proclaims his unshakable faith in Christ the Savior through inspiring true stories of healing and hope. In sharing the ways in which his life and the lives of others have been profoundly touched and transformed by Jesus, Dr. Peale makes plain how “positive thinking really means a faith attitude . . . [and] only faith can turn the life around.”

Believe You Can–The Power of a Positive Attitude by John Mason

Bestselling author John Mason shows readers that believing in yourself is the first step to success. This accessible book is both inspirational and practical, encouraging readers to approach life with optimism and the assurance that they are meant for great things.

Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive by Marcella Bremer

The latest research evidence is fascinating: We can thrive at work, achieve extraordinary performance and make a meaningful contribution to the world. This pragmatic book helps to develop a more positive, productive culture, regardless of your position. Whether you use Interaction Interventions or Change Circles – you can personally influence people through interactions that get copied and become the norm: a positive culture where people and performance thrive.