By Melissa Guller & Em Hammel-Shaver
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In each episode of Book Smart, co-hosts and personal development junkies Melissa and Em share what they learn and love from one of their favorite self-help books. Whether discussing the latest best-seller or a blast from the past -- on topics like happiness, success, habits, relationships, growth, and change -- Book Smart is here to help you read your way to a better you.
||CleanAtomic Habits (James Clear)||No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework to help you make little improvements every day. James Clear is one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, and in this New York Times bestseller, he reveals practical strategies th||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art of Gathering (Priya Parker)||In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the peo||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)||In The Big Leap, New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only finan||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Four Tendencies (Gretchen Rubin)||There’s no magic, one-size-fits-all answer for building a happier, healthier, more productive life. In her book, The Four Tendencies, Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Book Smart is the virtual book club you need now! Melissa and Em are very easy to listen to. You will enjoy hearing their insights and thoughtful, smart dialogue. And you’ll come to feel like they are your new bff’s! I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who likes information and ideas on self improvement.
A great way to preview self help books
I love the easy-going and candid way that Melissa and Em summarize each book and provide insights on how it helped them.
A great self-study and personal growth resource
As a therapist, I really love this podcast. So often, I encourage clients to seek out self-help books as part of their recovery process. However, many of my clients feel pulled in so many directions that they have trouble committing to bibliotherapy. It just feels like another thing to pile onto the to-do list. I love that the Podcast hosts simplify this by focusing on a different self-help resource each episode, then review its key points, and provide a takeaway exercise. It’s like cliff-notes for personal development! Some people who listen may be inspired to give the featured book the full read, but I love that everyone can take something away from each episode even if they choose not to delve into the book themselves. Great job ladies!