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In the Midst of the Storm

In the Midst of the Storm

As the owners of Bliss Books & Wine, we wanted to present our community with a motivational list of audiobooks created to soothe, restore and uplift; providing peace and reassurance in the midst of uncertain and unprecedented times. We hope that you enjoy!

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The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

By Kristin Neff
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

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Radical Kindness

The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

By Angela Santomero
Narrated by: Angela Santomero & Michael David Axtell
Length: 3 hours 23 minutes

Radical Kindness

“Did you read the Bio of Mister Rogers and feel inspired? Angela Santomero's new book will have you channeling your inner Rogers in no time! Her approach to kindness, both within and without, is a gift to us all. A reminder of the best in ourselves and a nudge to see that best in others as well.”

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Present Over Perfect

Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

By Shauna Niequist
Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
Length: 4 hours 44 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to look at the landscape of your own life, consider what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect, and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

A few years ago, Shauna found herself exhausted...

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Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition

When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

By Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Narrated by: Henry O. Arnold
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes

Join the millions who have learned how to take control of their lives by setting healthy boundaries with their spouses, children, friends, parents, coworkers, and even themselves, in order to live life to the fullest.

Do you feel like your life has spiraled out of control? Have you focused so much on being loving and unselfish that you've...

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In the Age of Noise

By Erling Kagge
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes


“Kagge's deceptively simple meditation on silence complicates something we all think we understand. Quoting from a wide range of artists and thinkers, Kagge constructs a graceful mosaic of definitions, statements, and paradoxes. We all have a 'primal need for' silence, Kagge states, and in this noisy world, it's 'the new luxury.' Though it's found inside of us, Kagge, an explorer and publisher, traveled to Japan to look for it in meditation and yoga; he walked to Antarctica in search of it, spending 50 days alone. Made up of 33 brief sections and ending in a blank page, Kagge leaves plenty of room for the reader's own reflections, demonstrating the kind of active engagement he believes silence invites.”

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Do Nothing

How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

By Celeste Headlee
Narrated by: Celeste Headlee
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

Do Nothing

“In Do Nothing, Headlee presents a compelling narrative for why our culture’s fixation on being almost perpetually productive and work oriented is detrimental to our overall wellbeing, and (interestingly enough) our levels of productivity themselves. She argues that by taking many steps back and learning how to prioritize ourselves and what we truly value, we can live more fulfilling lives and still be as productive as we always have been (oftentimes more so). I’m so happy I took the time to read this book, as it has truly changed my life for the better!”

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Get Your Life Back

Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad

By John Eldredge
Narrated by: John Eldredge
Length: 6 hours 18 minutes


In Get Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.

By practicing a few wonder­fully simple practices—or what John calls “graces”—you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of...

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The Art of Stillness

Adventures in Going Nowhere

By Pico Iyer
Narrated by: Pico Iyer
Length: 1 hours 20 minutes

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.

Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu,... Read more »

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

By Robert M. Sapolsky
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 17 hours 16 minutes

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.

As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying... Read more »

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Hallelujah Anyway

Rediscovering Mercy

By Anne Lamott
Narrated by: Anne Lamott
Length: 2 hours 53 minutes

Hallelujah Anyway

“Hallelujah Anyway completely consumed me. The world has changed so much in the last year and it seems overwhelming at times. Lamott's new book is the answer to that despair, hopelessness, and futility. It's exactly what the title says - mercy through difficult times, kindness when it's not deserved, and singing hallelujah anyway. Lamott writes with such refreshing honesty. This book is now what I like to refer to as 'well-loved - underlined, dog-eared, and slightly worn. I suspect I'll revisit my favorite passages for years to come.”

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