Category Archives: Health and Well-being

30. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (Dan Harris & Jeff Warren)

In my quest for calm within my hectic days, I borrowed an audio copy of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics to consider during my commutes.  In 2015, I had enjoyed our book club reading and discussion of his first book 10% … Continue reading

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6. Braving the Wilderness (Brené Brown)

“The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching.  It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place sought after as it is feared.  But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, … Continue reading

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94. Fast Food Genocide (Joel Fuhrman)

I had read Eat to Live years ago and did learn from the follow up Fast Food Genocide.  It was written by Joel Fuhrman and I enjoyed the audio version which has inspired me to add more meatless meals to … Continue reading

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75. Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics (Yalof-Scwartz)

As the August days waned and my vacation days quickly passed, I was seeking a way to maintain the calmness, relaxing days of summer.  I came across Unplug:  A Simple Guid to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Searchers … Continue reading

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37. 10% Happier (Dan Harris)

This was a very interesting book describing the author’s experience dealing with stress, anxiety and addiction which led him on a winding path to meditation and mindfulness.  He was honest about the panic attack that he experienced in the midst … Continue reading

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23. The Time of Your Life (Margaret Trudeau)

The Time of Your Life is as open and honest as Margaret Trudeau’s conversation at the book launch event in Waterloo that I attended.  Margaret shares her history, her present situation and her ideas of how she will spend her future … Continue reading

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22. Inside the O’Brien’s (Lisa Genova)

In preparation for May’s book club, I just finished Inside the O’Brien’s by Lisa Genova.  In her newly released novel, the author tells the heartbreaking tale of an Irish Catholic family, living in Boston, impacted by Huntington Disease.  The story brings the … Continue reading

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Gretchen Rubin – Better than Before Book: Mastering the Habits of Everyday Life Book Signing

Last night I enjoyed an evening with my sister-in-laws, Danielle and Jenny, at the book signing of Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin.  Gretchen is the author of best seller’s the Happiness Project and Happier at Home.  In her newest … Continue reading

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10. The Happiness Advantage (Shawn Achor)

“Studies show that simply believing we an bring about positive change in our lives increases motivation and job performance, that success, in essence, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy”. Shawn Achor, Harvard professor, shares that success does not lead to happiness but … Continue reading

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4. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)

“There is no escaping the tragedy of life, which is that we are all aging from the day we are born.” This book, written by physician Atul Gawande, is a very interesting perspective on aging, quality of life, death and … Continue reading

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