Self-help http://nhpr.org en Entering The 'Promise Land' Of Self-Help http://nhpr.org/post/entering-promise-land-self-help <p>Three weeks into the New Year, sticking to that resolution to exercise more or stop eating sugar or drink less may feel a little extreme. So, what do you do? Shrug your shoulders and reach for another cupcake? Log onto veganlife.com? Head for the bookstore to find somebody, anybody, who can guide us to be fitter, happier, radiant human beings? From the meditations of Marcus Aurelius to Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanac,”&nbsp; people have been reaching for advice on how to be more fully actualized since long before being self-actualized was a term. The writer <a href="http://www.promiselandbook.com/main.html" target="_blank"><strong>Jessica Lamb-Shapiro </strong></a>set out to explore the 11-billion dollar industry of self-improvement books, seminars, and coaching to figure out why people follow them so devoutly--if they work--and what happens when they don’t. She’s written a memoir called, <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781439100196" target="_blank"><em>Promise Land: My Journey Through America’s Self-Help Culture.</em></a></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:05:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42240 at http://nhpr.org Entering The 'Promise Land' Of Self-Help How Should We Live? http://nhpr.org/post/how-should-we-live <p></p><p>As the fizzy, busy holiday season draws to a close, we’re pausing to reflect on how we navigate a world so unlike that of our parents. Today, no job is a job for life... We live longer but will likely retire with less. We now interact with friends more online than in person, value is measured in page views and how we choose to live could have severe consequences for the future of the planet.</p><p>So, how to pursue a life that has meaning and richness in today’s world? <a href="http://www.romankrznaric.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Roman Krznaric </strong></a>suggests looking to the past. He’s out with a new book called “How Should We Live?” which peers into the near and ancient past for examples of how people through the ages approached love, work, family, time, money, death, creativity, and more.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:11:35 +0000 Word of Mouth 40949 at http://nhpr.org How Should We Live? Relationship Advice From Dear Prudence http://nhpr.org/post/relationship-advice-dear-prudence <p>Dear Prudence (or Prudie as she is known by her fans) has the answers to all manner of relationship issues, handling delicate matters with aplomb, sensitivity, and humor. <strong>Emily Yoffe, </strong>a.k.a. Prudence, writes the <a href="http://ww.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prudence.html" target="_blank">Dear Prudence column </a>for Slate and joins us to offer some last minute advice on Valentine’s Day.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:24:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21964 at http://nhpr.org Relationship Advice From Dear Prudence Word of Mouth 01.12.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-01122013 <p>The best and brightest segments from our daily program.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 20015 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 01.12.2013