Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

While dispelling any stigmas surrounding drug use, spotlighting systemic racism and resenting ignorant drug laws, Dr. Carl Hart pitches the idea of legalizing and regulating all drugs for a safer, more understanding society.  RATING: 4.6/5 (BPR Recommended!) CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If people let government decide which foods they eat and … Continue reading Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Tuesday’s with Morrie is a heartfelt story of a professor suffering from ALS talking with his favorite student about life and death.  RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”  “Accept the past as past, without denying it … Continue reading Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

Logged In And Stressed Out cites numerous studies and personal anecdotes from the authors therapy sessions to show the pros and cons (mostly cons) of social media and how to find balance in the digital age.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Studies show the greater overall social media use and … Continue reading Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. The Wim Hof Method has lead to multiple world records and is rewriting science textbooks which are based on the foundation of three pillars; Breathing, Cold Therapy and Mindset. RATING: 3.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON   KEY … Continue reading The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof

Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

Dear Life is a touching, poetically written book about death. The author, Rachel Clarke, is a palliative care doctor who stresses the importance of compassion and connection during the final stage of life. Death is a unique human experience for each person; but as humans we have the choice to decide how we respond to … Continue reading Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

The Art Of Resilience By Ross Edgley

The Art Of Resilience follows the savage, “rhino neck” human being, Ross Edgley, on his epic, unprecedented 1,780 mile swim around Great Britain. He mixes stoicism, sports science and resilience to accomplish the unimaginable 5 month adventure -- swimming 12 hours a day.  RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS "Hard work … Continue reading The Art Of Resilience By Ross Edgley

Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty was born in London and moved to India to live as a monk for 3 years. His goal “making wisdom go viral,” is a present theme of the book and he references many different sources to encompass his way of life.  RATING: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS “I am … Continue reading Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner.  Rating: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Forward is a pace.  “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus  I breathe in strength. I … Continue reading Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Stiff By Mary Roach

Mary Roach's humorous writing style brings some relief to the morbid subject of human cadavers. RATING: 3.7/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. Human remain dogs can pinpoint the location of a corpse at the bottom of a … Continue reading Stiff By Mary Roach

Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

As a white male born in the United States, this is a humbling, eye opening story about the struggles and injustices asylum seekers face on their journey for freedom and a better life. Rating: 4.5/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Who we are, why things are the way they appear to be—all … Continue reading Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

The grim biography about Kurt Cobain is based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research; and exclusive unpublished diary entries. Heavier Than Heaven follows Cobain's life from his early days in a trailer outside of Washington to his rise to international fame. The detailed first hand stories and insights into Kurt's troubled … Continue reading Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

Irresistible By Adam Alter

Technology is constantly evolving to be more addicting. Irresistible tracks the rise of behavioral addictions and explains why so many of today’s products are impossible to resist.  RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS The people producing tech products were following the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your … Continue reading Irresistible By Adam Alter