Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”

Best Books of the Year: #1

#1 “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson —-— Here is something they didn’t teach you in school! The premise of the book is that there are clearly defined levels of consciousness. Basically, people experience reality differently – and act and think in a certain ways -depending on their energy “level”. Dodson lays out hisContinue reading “Best Books of the Year: #1”

Top Books of the Year – #6

#6 “Radical Honesty” by Blad Blanton —-— It’s about anger. It’s about how moralism comes back to bite you in the ass. It’s about neurosis. It’s about deadening. Low intensity suffering caused by being on guard. It’s about growing the fuck up! It’s about willingness to take care of oneself. It’s about telling the truthContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #6”

Top Books of the Year – #10

#10 Deep Work by Cal Newport —- While “The Shallows: What the Internet is going to our brains” by Nicholas Carr lays out the research on how the internet and technology impairs our ability to concentrate deeply, Cal Newport gives us the blueprint to how to reclaim focus in a time where everything is designedContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #10”

Top Books of 2017: The time has come!

The time has come for me to share the 10 books that stood out, had biggest impact and was most enjoyable of the 50 or so titles I read this year! ———————————— I feel like I can’t present this list without mentioning a few words about why I read and what I want from aContinue reading “Top Books of 2017: The time has come!”

Thoughts on: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport

A friend mentioned that this book might be of interest to me in a discussion we had about one of my favorite books this year; “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr. —————- While Carrs book is centered around why distractions are bad for us and the science behind it, Cal Newport focuses more on the importanceContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport”

Review: The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test presents the recent scientific discoveries on how the ability to delay gratification influence our lives. Self control is a skill developed early in childhood, but can be improved later in life with certain techniques. Some of my takeaways: the use “if -then” statements in situations where I know my willpower will beContinue reading “Review: The Marshmallow Test”

New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’

I Got a nice stack of books the other day from Mr. Books on the Tub. Have you read any of them? It was hard to choose which one to start with but I ended up with “The Glass Cage” from the author of “The Shallows”, Nicholas Carr. Which was one of my favorite booksContinue reading “New book Arrivals from the Mysterious Man Behind ‘Books on the Tub’”

Books on Health & Fitness?!

Heeey! I need to step up my game in the health and nutrition department. I’ve neglected this genre somewhat this year. I need some book recommendations! Anything fitness, lifting, food, nutrition, lifestyle related..anything really…. shoot! —————————— (It’s broccoli in my mouth…looked like a good idea on paper. Now I’m not so sure… 🥦 )

Thoughts on: “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse

I’ll do this one in “verse”: 🖌 Siddharthas father was a learned man// for religious rites was all he cared// Siddhartha followed his fathers footsteps, but was not content// He wanted more than dogma and finally off he went// Into the forest and joined the ascetics // who liked to fast and thought possessions whereContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse”