Surrounded by Psychopaths

Regardless of which side of the aisle you lean towards, every US citizen feels, more now than ever, they are Surrounded by Psychopaths. This book included a timely discussion of how psychopaths think based, at least partially, on real psychological theory. It then teaches people, based on their own personalities,Continue Reading

Fear of Missing Out

So what is FOMO? The Fear of Missing Out, of course. It’s not a new fear. It used to be called “Keeping Up with the Jones”. Now with social media everywhere, the Jones are not just your neighbors but literally anyone on the planet. It was renamed by the authorContinue Reading

Mind Over Weight

Mind over Weight looks at how important motivation is to achieving weight loss. However, most of the ideas will be familiar to Psychology 101 alumni or anyone who has read a few other diet books. For example, SMART goals, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivators, and meditation as a stress-reliever are fairlyContinue Reading

Buy the Avocado Toast

Instead of telling graduates to scrimp and save to pay off their student debt, Buy the Avocado Toast takes a unique approach. Don’t cut your expenses, raise your income. Luckily, it backs up its theory with concrete ways to do just that. From saving on taxes by working overseas toContinue Reading

The 4 Season Solution

Have your diet mostly in hand but looking to continue to improve your other behaviors? The 4 Season Solution, by the author of the Whole30 diet, expands the behavioral change beyond food to include sleep, movement, and meaningful connection. He also suggests adapting all four of those areas based onContinue Reading

The Universe is Calling You

“I use the term Essence to describe the fundamental, living, intelligent, loving energy that makes up the entire universe and everything beyond it. Essence is like the air you breathe—always present, rarely noticed, but essential for life.”—from The Universe is Calling You. I believe in both reincarnation and karma soContinue Reading

Art of Flaneuring

The Art of Flaneuring is to wander intentionally in an aimless way. It is a technique to use mindfulness, live in the moment, and get some exercise. It was first practiced by rich, slightly drunken Frenchmen in the late 1800s. In modern times, it isn’t so limiting. In fact, flaneuringContinue Reading

Healthy as F*ck

Being Healthy as F*ck is hard. You have to change your habits. You have to change your mindset. You have to put your big-girls panties on. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. This book attempts to straight talk you into actually changing yourContinue Reading

Soulful Art of Persuasion

In our modern world of teenage online influencers making six-figure incomes, it is natural to want to learn the Soulful Art of Persuasion. The book details four traits that make a person more persuasive: originality or genuineness, generosity, empathy, and soulfulness. Soulfulness is further defined as being ethical and anContinue Reading

Someday is Not a Day in the Week

It is important to remember that promising to follow a dream “someday” never works because Someday is Not a Day in the Week. This book gives ten life hacks that can help you align your ultimate goals with your current reality. Are the life hacks new ideas that you haveContinue Reading

Inner Alchemy

Inner Alchemy is by the author of the Urban Monk. In both books, Taoist principles are explained and used to reduce the reader’s stress and challenges with modern life and free their minds for more spiritual thoughts. The Urban Monk is a more user-friendly book. True beginners will be ableContinue Reading

Bloated Belly Whisperer

The Bloated Belly Whisperer is an excellent self-help book for those with digestive distress. The book begins with a brief overview of how the digestive system works—with helpful illustrations of internal organs. A quiz to narrow down the reader’s stomach and intestinal issues follows and then refers readers to theContinue Reading