Mental


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Best for:  Grit is best for those interested in achievement, high-performance, goal setting, grit, resilience, and general psychology. While narrowed into a few subjects, the lessons are generally applicable to behavior and resilience.  Difficulty to digest: Grit has a conversational tone, with lots of examples and stories. Explanations of core […]

Grit By Angela Duckworth – Book Review


man in suit, principles of success
Best for:  Those with a strong interest in Ray Dalio’s life, his principles, and his company Bridgewater Associates. Also those wanting broad strokes around using principles. There is little guidance on how to create your own. Difficulty to digest: Principles is written conversationally for most parts, however, it contains some […]

Principles by Ray Dalio – Book Review


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Best for: Thinking Fast and Slow is best for those interested in psychology, decision-making, and perception. Also those who appreciate research and are willing to wade through an enjoyable, but relatively long read.  Difficulty to digest: Thinking Fast and Slow is surprisingly digestible given the heavy leaning on research. Most […]

Thinking Fast And Slow By Daniel Kahneman – Book Review



steps on a peaceful beach
Best for:  Peace is Every Step is best for those looking for a soft, simple introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Also those who want to hear personal stories as arguments for increasing kindness in the world.  Difficulty to digest: This book is extremely easy to digest. Language is simple and […]

Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh – Book ...


Before getting too far, I want to make a disclaimer that the phrase Intrusive Thoughts is often spoken about in the context of OCD. I don’t have the expertise to cover the topic from a clinical angle. If this is your situation and you’re looking for specific content of that […]

Unwanted Thoughts: Managing Our Relationship To Intrusive Thoughts


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I don’t want to write this post. I don’t really want to do anything. I’ve spent the entire first half of the day laying on the couch thinking about all the productive things I aspire to but don’t want to do. I’ve opened this page, then browsed to social media, […]

I Feel Unmotivated, Now What?