Bye bye, 2015, and hello, New Year and new chapter. But making a list of your goals or the bad habits you want to shake off isn’t likely to happen unless you have a plan. Make the first book you read in 2016 one that will transform your life.

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“Vital Signs” by Gregg Levoy

Let’s be real: Going to work isn’t something that makes the average person happily shut off their alarm clock. A 2015 Gallup poll found that 70 percent of employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. “Vital Signs” will help you rediscover your passion by giving tips on forming deeper relationships and new ways to live out the things you are truly interested in. If you feel depressed, stuck or bored, this book will help you get out of that rut and usher in a revival.


“Choosing Love” by Sherianna Boyle, MED

If there is a relationship in your life causing you stress or fear — whether it’s with a partner, parent, sibling or friend — let “Choosing Love” be your guidebook on how to love the right way. Psychologist Sherianna Boyle offers up her tips on connecting in healthy ways that will transform the relationships in your life in a way that will have you overflowing with happiness and joy. Alternatively, if you have been scared of getting too close to people, she teaches how to eradicate that fear and go all in.

“Wired To Create” by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire

Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire’s Huffington Post article “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently” garnered over 5 million views in just one week, and now the psychologist-writer duo has a whole book coming out with more tips. Make 2016 the year you turn your dream into a reality with their tips on ways to promote more creative thinking and examples of successful people who have put the tips to good use.

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