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THE LIFE GUIDES by Dr. Gelb

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DATING. MARRIAGE. DIVORCE. DATING (AGAIN). PARENTING. JOB LOSS. WEIGHT GAIN.

Life throws us so many challenges.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, muddle through your day, and make choices that sabotage your chances at success.

It doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why I wrote The Life Guides: a series of guidebooks on some of life’s trickiest challenges.”

You can choose to grow & do better.

And you don’t have to do it alone.

If you’ve ever dreamed about tucking a psychologist & life coach in your back pocket, to help you navigate life’s many challenges & transitions, with grace …

… now you can.

Introducing: The Life Guides. A series of short workbooks packed with tips, tools and scripts to help you manage your emotions, make good choices and become the kind of parent, partner, friend and person that you want to be.

Each Life Guide is digital — you can download it instantly — and it comes with a 50-minute audio companion. Move down the page to choose your first Guide!

CHOOSE FROM:

The Life Guide On … How To Navigate Being Single — And Savor The Dating Experience. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Get Ready To Be A Parent — And Be The Best Mom Or Dad You Can Possibly Be. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Get Your Kids To Cooperate — And Help Them Become The Best Grown-ups They Can Be. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Reach Your Ideal Weight — Through Kindness, Not Craziness. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Find Work That You Love — When You’re Stuck In A Job That You Hate. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Care For Yourself — When You’re A Caregiver For Somebody Else. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Dating & Sex. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Rekindle That Spark — And Create The Relationship & Sex Life That You Want. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Forgive The One Who Hurt You Most Of All. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … Aging with Grace, Strength & Self-Love. Click to learn more.

The Life Guide On … How To Deal With People Who Drive You Absolutely Nuts. Click to learn more.

*NEW!* The Love Tune-Up: a 14-day e-course to help you create a more loving relationship with yourself, and with others. Because true love starts with you. Click here to learn more.

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“Dr. Gelb has a gentle spirit that instantly makes you feel like you’ve come home. The depth of her wisdom is undeniable, her curiosity is insatiable and her love is palpable. These qualities make her the perfect guide for life.

In the pages of the Life Guides you will find practical and proven processes to support you in living your great life.

Whether it’s heart-centered wisdom on navigating the dating world, love-based strategies for becoming a parent, or reaching your ideal weight through kindness, Dr. Gelb’s Life Guides are gifts to be treasured.

Dr. Gemma Stone

“Your guidebooks are gems.”

Alexandra Franzen, Writing Teacher, Ghostwriter, Author

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The Life Guide on How To Navigate Being Single — And Savor Your Dating Adventure.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find a series of steps & tools to help you prepare for and build the loving, healthy relationship that you deserve.

You’ll learn how to:

: Tame anxiety before a first date.
: Wisely discern if somebody is “right” for you.
: Identify patterns that have blocked love, in the past.
: Tactfully say, “I’m not interested.”
: Gracefully handle rejection.
: And more!

Includes a 45-page digital workbook & 55-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

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“Let’s be honest: there’s a lot of crappy dating advice out there. But Dr. Gelb’s Life Guide is a cut above the rest. This is sincere, heart-centered, healthy wisdom that WILL help singles find their special someone.”

—Annika Martins, AnnikaMartins.com

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Alexandra Franzen, Writing Teacher, Ghostwriter, Author

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“Dr. Gelb is a voice for real people in real life situations looking for help. Her guide for singles takes you through both the emotional preparation for getting yourself out there, as well as specific steps to tackle on-line dating, pre-date prep and rejection.

In an easily digestible size, with clear language, this guide is the perfect companion for the single girl (or guy). Thank you Suzanne!”

Pascale Kavanagh, Transformational Teacher

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“Inspiring, very informative, and so helpful. The writing exercises in particular, are valuable for getting in touch with feelings and desires.

Partner with this Guide to find your one-in-a-lifetime partner! I recommend this Guide to clients and to all my single friends!”

—Alicia L., Clinical Social Worker

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The Life Guide on How To Get Your Kids To Cooperate — And Help Them Become the BEST Grown-Ups They Can Be.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find proven steps to help you gain your child’s cooperation and build his (or her) confidence. Because happy, well-adjusted kids grow up to become happy, well-adjusted adults!

You’ll learn how to:

: Do a “time out” — the right way.
: Set age-appropriate consequences for misbehavior.
: Handle a manipulative kid who knows how to push your buttons.
: Hold a productive “family meeting.”
: And more!

Includes a 35-page digital workbook & 55-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

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“Dr. Gelb is quite literal when she calls this a “Life Guide” – reading it was like having my own personal guided tour through the ups and downs of parenting!I felt so held as I went through the exercises in the book.

I especially loved the writing prompts – they helped me to absorb the material SO much faster, and I was able to immediately apply what I’d learned. As a babysitter, it’s important for me to be able to communicate effectively with both kids and parents. Now I can relate much better to the struggles of the parents, and I feel more confident in my ability to maintain discipline with the kids. Hallelujah!”

Paige Zaferiou, Small Business Owner

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“This guide moves you quickly through reflecting on how you were parented, your current parenting practices, and how you want to parent moving forward.  This process was deep, powerful and surprisingly, not painful — even when I discovered where my parenting style is the root of my frustration with my teens!

Dr. Gelb’s Life Guide on “How To Get Your Kids To Cooperate” reminds us that our children are reflections of how we show up and parent — and gives us simple, dynamic tools to improve.”

Yavonna Glenn, Travel Strategist & Adventure Coach

The Life Guide On … How To Reach Your Ideal Weight — Through Kindness, Not Craziness.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find proven steps to help you start treating your body with the care and respect it deserves.

Because once you do that, returning to your ideal weight happens naturally, without self-punishment or craziness.

You’ll learn how to:

: Prevent self-sabotaging behavior by managing your stress levels, effectively.
: Treat yourself with care + respect, even on days when your self-esteem is low.
: Build confidence (and feel sexy!) while you’re on a weight-loss journey.
: Create a self-care plan (that you’ll actually follow).
: And more!

Includes a 35-page digital workbook & 55-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

“This Life Guide came at the perfect time. My two fears about losing weight were dispelled immediately and it was such a relief to know that I can start looking after myself without the worry of going to the gym or going on another desperate diet.

The audio helped re-frame the reasons why I’ve let my weight spiral out of control and the work book helped me set out an action plan. Thanks Dr. Gelb for your Life Guide, here’s to a happier, healthier life.”

Amanda Herbert, East London, U.K., Photographer

The Life Guide On … How To Get Ready To Be A Parent — And Be The Best Mom Or Dad You Can Possibly Be.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find sensible steps to help you prepare for the joyful (but often stressful) experience of becoming a mom or dad.

This Guide is ideal for first-time parents, or parents who are expecting a new child and want to do things differently this time around.

You’ll learn how to:

: Express all of your feelings + concerns, instead of bottling them up.
: Change unhelpful patterns now, so that you don’t pass them onto your child.
: Communicate openly with your partner (if you have one) to get “on the same page” about parenting.
: Take practical steps to building a strong tribe of friends + allies to support you, so that you’re not going on this journey alone.
: And more!

Includes a 35-page digital workbook & 45-minute audio guide.

 

Own the Guide: $25

“Dr. Suzanne Gelb has put together an incredible guide on how to navigate becoming a first time parent. There is so much information out there when it comes to parenting and it’s overwhelming!

Suzanne on the other hand, has a non-judgmental, simple and love-based approach to dealing with the transition. I have saved the guide in my “important” folder to revisit when I’m pregnant!”

Jessica Nazrali, Business Consultant

“Straightforward and effective, this Guide serves as a wonderful tool in my commitment to making positive changes, not only for myself and my partner, but most importantly for our child who we are expecting.

My child deserves the best version of me.”

—Alison S, Small Business Owner, Honolulu

The Life Guide On … How To Find Work That You Love — When You’re Stuck In A Job That You Hate.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find proven steps to guide you through the process of discovering + creating your ideal career.

You’ll learn how to:

: Clarify your true aspirations in life (they might not be what you think!)
: Discover your career desires and non-negotiable “dealbreakers.”
: Manage your emotions, deal with overwhelm, anxiety and job-hunt rejection, and stay positive, even when things aren’t happening as fast as you’d like.
: And more!

Includes a 45-page digital workbook & 55-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

“As a career + business strategist, I know that finding great work isn’t always easy. It takes passion and patience. It’s a marathon — not a sprint!

Having a terrific resume (or business plan) is just part of the process. You also need to get your mindset in a positive mode — and get your emotions working for you, instead of against you.

Dr. Gelb’s Life Guide on “How to Find Work That You Love” is an indispensable road map to what is — for many — a grueling & challenging journey. Use this guide, and you’ll have the tools that you need to move forward with confidence and grace.”

Ellen Fondiler, Career Strategist for Millennials + Emerging Entrepreneurs | Creator of UNLOCKED and The Countdown

Susan Harrow Media Expert

“You know when people say, “Just visualize your job interviewer in her underwear… and no one will be able to tell how nervous you are?”

Unfortunately, that’s not quite true.

As a former Human Resources consultant, I can tell you: you need to be clear, confident and self-assured at the hiring table, or you won’t get the opportunity you want.

Your next step? Dr. Suzanne Gelb’s brilliant Life Guide on How To Find Work That You Love. (While you’re at it, considering purchasing all twelve Life Guides. They’re all gems!)

You can have the career you want, but first, you have to learn how to manage your emotions so that you can make a terrific impression.

Bravo to Dr. Gelb for creating these incredibly valuable — and affordable — guidebooks. I wish I could have given a copy to everyone I ever interviewed.”

—-Susan Harrow, Founder of PR Secrets, Bestselling author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul.

“I just read Dr. Gelb’s life guide and it was eye-opening. I have been unhappy in my job for a long time. The step-by-step guide helped open up my thoughts and desires, and then articulate how to put it into action.

Thank you so much for this great tool! I am going to recommend it friends that I know are also in need of help and inspiration.”

—-Kalinda W, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The Life Guide On … How To Care For Yourself — When You’re A Caregiver For Somebody Else.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find proven steps that show you how to provide dignified, loving care … while tending to your own needs, as well.

You’ll learn how to:

: How to identify what’s in your control, and make peace with what’s not.
: How to release pent-up emotions safely, so that you don’t “lash out” at the person you love.
: How to create a powerful self-care plan (essential, because your responsibilities can be so depleting).
: And more!

Includes a 35-page digital workbook & 50-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

“I enjoyed your Caregivers Guide. It is appealing, well-organized and has great information.”

Dr. Mary Clark, Licensed Psychologist, Marriage + Family Therapist

“Dr. Gelb’s “How to Care for Yourself Life Guide” is brilliant, helpful and so necessary.

Having myself been a caretaker four times, I can tell you that the last thing someone needs is one more overwhelming thing to do. You are already operating in a complete state of overwhelm and yet still need some support and an outlet.

Suzanne has created the perfect easy, but powerful way to do something for yourself. The question prompts with fill-in-the-blanks, makes doing the work feel like a pleasurable outlet. Through her questions and suggestions it’s as if she’s walking along side you gently guiding you with her big, open, nonjudgemental heart. 

If you are feeling the need for something supportive, but feel like you can’t deal with even one more thing, this guide in its super gentle, but powerful way, might just be the answer.”

—Tracy Baum-Finkel. Tracy and Friends Take on Cancer/rockhope

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Before, self-care wasn’t a word I ever would have used — it felt selfish and indulgent… but after working through this guide, I see how easily I can make myself feel better — and how that helps me take better care of my loved ones.

I absolutely loved how this guide broke everything down, step by step. I never felt overwhelmed.

If you are feeling the need for something supportive, but feel like you can’t deal with even one more thing, this guide in its super gentle, but powerful way, might just be the answer.”

Rebecca Rapple. Business Strategist

Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Dating & Sex.

Is your teen showing interest in dating and sex?

Or already whirling down that path, full speed ahead?

Are you worried he (or she) will make risky decisions — with life-changing consequences?

Total honesty: it won’t be easy, but it’s not too late to influence your kid’s attitudes about dating and sex… and help your kid become a safe and self-respecting young adult.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll learn how to…

: Supervise your teen’s dating activities (and why it’s critical that you do so).
: Enforce age-appropriate consequences for lying or going out without permission.
: Ensure online safety and keep your teen safe from inappropriate websites.
: Hold difficult (and potentially “awkward”) conversations with your teen.
: Teach your kid the life-changing power of saying “No.”
: And more!

Includes a 40 page digital workbook & 50-minute audio guide, so that you can listen to the entire book on-the-go.

Own the Guide: $25

“My teen wanted to date an older boy. It really scared me. This Guide was a life saver. It helped me to calmly explain to her why that was not wise. She heard me, thank you.”

—Jackie P, Grateful Mom

“I felt really guilty for not having talked about “the birds and the bees” when my teen was younger. I’ve been having sleepiness nights about what to say, because I knew I needed to talk to him. The safety practices in this Guide were just the tools I needed. These 40 pages hold a lifetime of parenting wisdom. 

The biggest take-away for me is that I need function as my child’s parent, not his friend. That can come later. 

One of the best parts of reading Dr. Gelb’s Life Guide is that it is so simply expressed, so user-friendly, so down-to-earth.  I was able to grasp every word… and every word gave me hope.”

—Cassie N, Loving Mom

“I always felt weird about the idea of supervising my teen’s dates. But I knew it was necessary.  This Guide gave me the strength to follow my gut and do what I need to do to be the best parent I can be.

It also helped me feel more comfortable teaching my daughter about the power of “No.” Before reading this Guide I myself had a lot of resistance to saying “No.” So how could I expect my child to say it?  Thanks to this Guide I’ve made peace with saying “No” and in doing so, my child has a powerful tool to keep her safe in what could be a very dangerous world for a teen.  With deep appreciation.”

—Paul L, Appreciative Dad

How To Rekindle That Spark — And Create The Relationship & Sex Life That You Want.

Is your sex life feeling “blah”?

Feeling cold and resentful because of something your partner did, or didn’t do, in the past?

Can’t remember the last time you felt turned on and tingly — like when you first started dating?

Before you head for divorce court, or have that big break-up talk, please…

Get this Life Guide, read it with your partner, and infuse some fresh energy into your relationship. (Love is always worth the effort.)

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll learn how to…

: Share your feelings with your partner more openly and honestly.
: Identify what might be inhibiting the relationship & sex life that you want. (The “real” issue might surprise both of you!)
: Create a written commitment to support a new & healthier relationship.
: Rekindle those tingly, sexy feelings with playful date-night activities.
: And more!

Includes a 40-page digital workbook & 60-minute audio guide, so that you can listen to the entire book on-the-go.

Own the Guide: $25

“This Guide got us out of our relationship rut and helped us stir up the passion we felt early on in our relationship, and to remember why we fell in love in the first place.

Thanks to the simple and do-able exercises, we have revived fun, play and touch in our relationship. Hand-holding and hugs used to be a thing of the past. No more!”

— Two love birds, from Honolulu.

“Before working through this Guide, we were more like roommates who’ve lived together for years and the romance had gone. Thanks to this Guide we share much more affection and connection, and my lingerie is no longer collecting dust!

We also more compassionate and kind to each other. And now we schedule time for each other — even if it’s for sex. We have to reserve this time, and we look forward to sharing an activity together.”

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How To Forgive The One Who Hurt You Most Of All.

Cheating. Betrayal. One big mistake. Or dozens of little white lies.

Whatever they did? It hurt. And you’re not sure you can ever forgive them.

The problem is, the anger and sadness that you’re holding onto… isn’t good for you.

As difficult as it may seem, forgiving people who have hurt you is essential to your personal happiness and wellbeing.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find powerful lessons to help you…

: Understand how “grudges” are formed and why it’s so important to let go.
: Repair your relationship with the one you’ve been hurt by (…if you want to).
: Understand the role that you may have played in this betrayal or heartache, so that you can prevent the scenario from re-playing again, in the future.
: And more.

Includes a 40-page digital workbook & 60-minute audio guide, so that you can listen to the entire book on-the-go.

Own the Guide: $25

“This guidebook has shown me the difference between natural, healthy, appropriate anger … and the heavy weight of a grudge. I’m glad that now I know the difference.”

Alexandra Franzen, Writing Teacher, Ghostwriter, Author

“I didn’t want to let go of my grudge against my dad, but holding onto it was stressful. This Guide helped me to understand that letting go of my grudge and being forgiving was for ME, not necessarily for my dad. That was liberating.

Dr. Gelb’s Guide also helped me stop denying & ignoring my feelings. By feeling, instead of pushing my feelings down (only to later come back up), I felt in charge—instead of somehow controlled by—my feelings.”

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Dave, Forgiving Son

Aging with Grace, Strength & Self-Love.

Do you feel like you’re in a constant battle with your body, as time rolls by?

Do you feel like your career options are more limited, as an older person?

Or that somehow, you’re less “lovable” or “valuable,” now that you’ve got a few wrinkles on your face?

If so, it’s time to reframe what “growing older” means to you.

Because growing older can mean… absolutely anything you want it to mean.

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll find tools to help you shift the way that you feel about aging… so that you can release the negativity, and get back to enjoying your life!

You’ll learn how to:

: Identify where your “stories” about aging came from.

: Decide what kind of “older person” you really want to be.

: Write a letter of gratitude to your body. (A powerful exercise, whether you are 30 or 103!)

: Take pride in your appearance & cultivate a personal style that you love — whether that means playing with cosmetics, creams and “anti-aging products,” or not.

: Refocus your attention on the kinds of experiences that bring you joy, and all of the pleasures yet to come — instead of fretting about the time that’s already “gone.”

To be alive, at any age, is an exquisite miracle.

I hope that this Life Guide helps you to replace negative feelings about aging with positive ones. Here’s to life!

Includes a 50-page digital workbook & 60-minute audio guide.

Own the Guide: $25

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“At age 46 (8 years ago), my husband of 20 years, left me for a 22 year old – claiming I was too old for his tastes. I’ve worked hard to push past all those self-loathing emotions but your Guide really helped at a much deeper level. I’m feeling the love!

I have forgiven him but I realized I haven’t forgiven myself. Hence I just purchased your Forgiveness Guide.

I’m eager to delve in! Thank you for your great work.”

—Beth

“This guidebook has helped me to stop fighting the aging process. I still look youthful, but ever since I turned 40, I’ve aged, and I fight it. Thanks to this guide I feel like my priorities are in order — I am worth loving, no matter what.”

—Kalinda W, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

“I never thought I’d say it, but after reading this guide I can say, “I love my aging skin’ and “I am not damaged goods.”  No more disgust & shame. Now I’m convinced that I don’t need to be a photoshopped, skinny, flawless woman to be desirable. I am Me — wise, beautiful, sexy.  At any age, shape or size.

—
Shelly, Sexy Senior

How To Deal With People Who Drive You Absolutely Nuts.

Is it the “cocky” tone in his voice?

The peculiar smell coming from her cubicle?

The fact that he’s never, ever on time… even when it’s important?

Or maybe it’s not just “one” person — but everyone on the freeway right now! (Those *%^*%$! idiots!)

Let’s face it: some people just drive you absolutely nuts!

But no matter how “annoying” certain people may be… your emotions are your responsibility.

You can learn how to keep your cool — no matter what’s going on around you.
(It’s a very “cool” skill to possess!)

Inside this Life Guide, you’ll learn how to…

: Understand why you have such strong emotional responses to certain people, but not others.
: Deal with annoying people and situations without blowing up, yelling, or doing something else that you might regret.
: Create healthy outlets for your anger, so that you can “uncork” safely, in private.
: And more!

Includes a 50 page digital workbook & 60-minute audio guide, so that you can listen to the entire book on-the-go.

Own the Guide: $25

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Finally, I understand why kept losing it with my kids. Not cool! Now I know how to keep a lid on things. I’ve read a lot of anger management books — nothing comes close to this guide. You rock!”

—Belinda K, Mom

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“Dr. Gelb’s Life Guide on People Who Drive You Nuts should be on everyone’s bookshelf who ever got angry at someone else — even once! Such simple wisdom, carefully explained. My relationship with my husband is much calmer now, and the kids keep saying, “Mom, is something wrong?” That’s because they’re not used to the house being so quiet!”

—Karen, Calm & Grateful

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