This Years Obsession Reveals itself!

For me each year comes with it’s own discoveries and obsessions! 2015 it was Stoicism. 2016 was filled with New Age and miscellaneous woo woo books. (Eckhart Tolle, Bhagavad Gita, Spiral dynamics etc..) 2017 was the year of Buddhist teachings. (Siddhartha, Beginners Mind, Hardcore Zen, Marathon Monks etc..) 2018 looks like it’s going to beContinue reading “This Years Obsession Reveals itself!”

Best Books of the Year – #2

#2 “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains” by Nicolas Carr —-— Having anxiety about how the Internet is changing us? As we enjoy new ways of consuming information, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— The book is incredibly interesting and explains aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #2”

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 – #8

#8 “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp —- Caroline was a “high functioning” alcoholic. The type that can maintain jobs and relationships while exhibiting alcoholism. Her relationship with alcohol was build up into a very, very unhealthy one over a span of 20 years – but the process was so slow, that she barelyContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #8”

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”

Best Psychology Books of Last Year!

I did a “favorites of 2016” last year on my instagram and I thought it would be a good addtion to my blog. Good book recommendations are always relevant, right? The list for 2017 is coming soon but these books sure are worthy gifts for loved ones this holiday season!   Favorite Books of 2016Continue reading “Best Psychology Books of Last Year!”

Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton

We all lie like hell to ourselves and others, and it’s stresses us to death.It’s to the point, unapologetic and without sugar coating. The honesty Dr Blanton is talking about is not just “truth is the best policy”, but to tell the truth as you experience it, in great detail and no matter how itContinue reading “Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton”