A Really Good Day By Ayelet Waldman

Author Ayelet Waldman expirements with micro-dosing LSD for 30 days to solve her health problems and achieve equanimity. RATING: 4.6/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: A microdose of a psychedelic drug is approximately one-tenth of a typical dose.  The illegal drug market is the most profitable commercial enterprise in the world—more profitable … Continue reading A Really Good Day By Ayelet Waldman

Incognito By David Eagleman

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman breaks down brains chemistry and the subconscious mind. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them.” A typical neuron makes about 10,000 connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, … Continue reading Incognito By David Eagleman

Hiroshima By John Hersey

Hiroshima covers the chaos that unfolds on August 6th 1945 from the perspective of six different civilians. John Hersey skips the details of the war to highlight their personal experience during the attack. RATING: 3.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: In a city of 240,000, nearly 100,000 people had been killed or … Continue reading Hiroshima By John Hersey

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

Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life—all the way to the very end.  RATING: 3.7/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “ Old age is not a battle. Old age is a massacre.” -Philip Roth  If time becomes short, what is most important to … Continue reading Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks was a poor southern tobacco farmer that got Cervix cancer and was treated at John Hopkins. Cells were removed from her tumor and shared all over the medical community without her knowledge. The cells were referred to as 'HeLa' and were used to created polio vaccines, gene mapping and many other medical advances. … Continue reading The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot