Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good For You and How to Get Good at It
Why I like it:
As well as just knocking your socks off with the persuasive research findings, McGonigal includes exercises for the reader to begin the mindshift towards regarding stress as something that is beneficial and helpful. I've never read a book so full of scientific studies that read like a fascinating novel. Not at hard slog at all, quite the reverse.