Thinking Fast and Slow
Recommended by Ryan Dump.
Kahneman’s work wittily shows the power of the human mind and lends insight into why we make the decisions that we do. Using you as the subject, you may be surprised learn how inaccurate our automatic thinking really is.
The Body Keeps The Score
Recommended by Masuma Rasheed
This book can be a rather intense read but definitely worth it! Van Der Kolk will take you down 30 years of experiencing describing how trauma impacts our physical health to the point where it has become one of the most urgent public health issues of our time. The author combines science and human stories to provide credible evidence of how trauma directly impacts our bodies- - if you are interested in science and research then this one is for you!
Recommended by Ryan Dump
The only self-help book you’ll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can’t change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life’s impossible problems.
The Millionaire Next Door
Recommended by Ryan Dump
The secret is not how to earn wealth, but, rather, how to maintain wealth. Learn both while also learning the health and relationship benefits of living within your means.
Recommended by Masuma Rasheed
The title says it all! In this book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain the different attachment styles we and our potential partners develop over the years. It’s an easy read to help you build self-awareness about how you relate to others and build fulfilling connections. Highly recommend this one for book club!
Yoga for Depression
If you feel like your yoga mat holds a safe space for you then check out this book. Weintraub discusses breath work and yoga practices supported by evidenced-based research in psycho-neurobiology to assist in clearing away barriers such as obstructing beliefs, emotional limitations, and tension. Weintraub provides guidance on enhancing your mindful practice both on and off the yoga mat!
The Wise Heart
Have you ever been interested in learning more about how Buddhism and Psychology intersect? Kornfield offers the West an illuminating journey into understanding Buddhist mindfulness practice through stories of his childhood, psychotherapy private practice, and teacher/mentors along the way. Check out this book if you want to uncover the unlimited capacity for peace within you.
Financially Ever After
Too often with money, couples face two choices: fight and risk making the situation worse, or keep quiet and risk making the situation worse. Financially Ever After offers a third option: family financial fluency—the insight, knowledge, and vocabulary every couple needs to communicate effectively about money.
Gang Leader for a Day
When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with his boldness. He never imagined that as a result of this assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade embedded inside the projects under JT’s protection.
There Are No Children Here
This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.
Born a Crime
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son.
Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
Barking to the Choir
In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Sergio, arrested at nine, in a gang by twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgiveness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness.
Pour Your Heart Into It
The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into the largest coffee chain on the planet. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction.
Let My People Go Surfing
From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Stop Anxiety from Stopping You
This self-help book is great for people who have experienced panic attacks and social anxiety. Outside describing the signs of anxiety, panic attacks, and social anxiety, Dr. Odessky explains practical ways to overcome anxiety once and for all. Check out this book if you’re ready to master anxiety and stop letting anxiety get in the way of your own life.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
This is a remarkable book for people who are ready to challenge societal rules and their core beliefs about the world. Lakhiani helps readers challenge their thinking on relationships, work, money, goal-setting, happiness, and meaning. Check out this book if you’re ready to redefine success to meet your life goals.
The State of Affairs
Often if we experience an affair this becomes a traumatic experience for us. We feel stuck, lost, in shock, embarrassed, defensive, angry, etc. Perel describes this process utilizing both her own clinical examples of couples she treated over the years, as well as the experience of her trusted colleagues. Perel walks us through the healing process from a different perspective, one that is neither prescriptive nor judgemental. This is a must-read not only for clinicians and those personally impacted by an affair but also for anyone in a relationship.
Playing Well with Others
So you saw “50 Shades of Grey” and think you have a pretty good understanding of the wonderful world of Kink? I think not! Wondering what happens at a munch? Don’t really know what it means to be in a DS relationship? This is a great introductory, sex-positive, book for those curious about the ins and outs of the lifestyle.
“No” is a sentence all by itself. This is your guidebook to setting and maintaining boundaries, empowering you to say “No,” and take control. An opportunity to not only define but understand the role having healthy boundaries will play in your life. This book will help you to identify not only who you are, but who you are not in all areas, physically, mentally, and spiritually.