New Year, New Mindset

By Sarah Yurch | December 6 2023 | NonfictionHealthKids

“New Year, New You” season is nearly upon us. And while some will be setting transformative goals for themselves in 2024, many continue to shift away from making resolutions at all. To wit, 55% of Americans and 66% of Millennials find the entire concept of resolutions outdated. And with finances tight for many, resolving to travel more, pay off debt, or even join a gym is a less realistic goal than it used to be. As a result, folks are prioritizing incremental change over dramatic lifestyle shifts.

One of the most popular resolutions for 2024 is improving mental health, ranking above losing weight and improving diet. This focus on mental health tracks with the “therapy boom” of recent years, which saw nearly a quarter of Americans visiting a mental health professional in 2022. And following the frenzy of December, January is as good a time as any—resolution or not—to recommit to mental and emotional wellbeing.

See below for some of our top books relating to mental health, or click on one of the lists below to learn more.

Anxiety Relief for Kids

Managing Anxiety

Men’s Wellbeing

Mental Illness


It Didn't Start with You
How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations
$18.00 US
Apr 25, 2017
Penguin Life
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep--Love
“Over a decade after its publication, one book on dating has people firmly in its grip.”—The New York TimesWe already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle.Discover how an understanding of adult attachment—the most advanced relationship science in existence today—can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:    • Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.   • Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.    • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.
$17.00 US
Jan 05, 2012
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
#1 New York Times bestsellerOne of the world's leading experts on traumatic stress explains how trauma affects people, its underlying neurobiology, and the many new treatments that are making it possible for sufferers to move beyond trauma in order to reclaim their lives.
$19.00 US
Sep 08, 2015
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
The author of Mindsight now turns to kids; in The Whole-Brain Child, he shows how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child.
$19.00 US
Sep 11, 2012
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Breathe Like a Bear
30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere
A collection of 30 mindfulness meditations and exercises to help kids feel calm, focused, and energized wherever they are.
$16.99 US
Dec 05, 2017
Rodale Kids
US, Canada, Open Mkt