The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Hugely influential to me. 40% of what we do on a given day is habitual; we should understand how habits work.
The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes My favorite resume-writing book, complete with examples specific to profession and level of experience.
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It Great advice and guidance about how to avoid conversations that only seem to make the hurt feelings worse for both members of a couple.
Modern Enlightenment: Psychological, Spiritual, and Practical Ideas for a Better Life A unique self help book that has you read short stories and anecdotes as a way to learn new skills and approaches. A more fun, dynamic way to learn and develop.
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind My all-time favorite book about mindfulness meditation.
Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness My clients' all-time favorite book about mindfulness meditation, and it by far has the best title.
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last Not great about success, but he's spot on about what makes them fail. If read a certain way, it can guide early dating decisions.
A Primer in Positive Psychology (Oxford Positive Psychology Series) The most down-to-earth description of Positive Psychology that I've seen. If you're interested in the topic and want to read only one book, this one is it.
What the Bleep Do We Know!? A notable movie for many reasons, but I recommend it for the animated section showing how serious emotional upset hammers the body.
Superflirt Tremendously helpful tips, pictures, and practical advice.
Date Like a Man: What Men Know About Dating and Are Afraid You'll Find Out A funny and wise guide to the challenges women face when dating men and how you can turn the tables on them.
The Sociopath Next Door More interesting than it sounds. The best protection is being able to spot these people a mile away.
The Feeling Good Handbook A classic. If you're dogged by serious, chronic upset, this book shows you a way out.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) The part of Positive Psychology that explains how to do more activities that make us deeply satisfied.
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment From the father of Positive Psychology, this book explains basic premises and why the field needed to come into being.
Am I Crazy, or Is It My Shrink: How to Get the Help You Need Why many people go through mental-health counseling but find it quite lacking.