How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

As in-depth a book about psychedelics can be— diving into the history, cultural impact, medical benefits and legality. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Our perceptions of the world offer us not a literal transcription of reality but rather a seamless illusion woven from both the data of our senses … Continue reading How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder encapsulates how lessons of the past can prevent tyranny of the future. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Where annual elections end, tyranny begins. • Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without … Continue reading On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

First glance... seems like a children’s book—the length, word spacing and illustrations. Upon further reading, an abundance of straightforward wisdom. Now, I understand why this book is so popular and universally loved. Simple and impactful. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word. • Speak … Continue reading The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

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

Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life is told from a scientific and comedic perspective, highlighting how levity and humor are essential tools for forging more human connections, improving performance in the workplace, unlocking creativity and boosting resilience in bad times.  RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Humor … Continue reading Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist who explains to the best of our human understanding how we observe and relate to the flow of time; past, present and future.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Every day countless people die, and yet those who remain live as if they were mortals." … Continue reading The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

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

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

Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Drawing from history's greatest thinkers, Ryan Holiday gives a modern definition of stillness, presents examples and lays out how it can be achieved. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal Who is so certain that … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday