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This is the book that sent me down the meditation rabbit hole. An accessible and easy read, told with humour and wisdom. Great if you’re curious to learn more about meditation.
Toronto writer Emily White writes about her year long experiment getting more involved in her community to create more connection and belonging in her life. Spoiler: It worked. An inspiring read for anyone searching for more meaningful relationships and a stronger sense of community.
This is the ultimate mindfulness and meditation handbook. I wouldn’t start with this one if you are new to meditation, but if you’re ready for a deeper dive and for learning more about the science behind meditation this is an essential read. Packed with insight that I return to time and time again.
After years of teaching introductory psychology at the University of Virginia, Haidt wrote this book to distill down the key lessons of human psychology 101. Covers ancient philosophy, modern science and the formula for happiness, all told in a highly accessible and interesting way.
Meng created Google’s mindfulness program for employees Search Inside Yourself. He shares his strategies for finding “slices of joy” in every day life, and describes simple meditation and mindfulness practices, all with a good dose of humour.
Man’s Search for Meaning is a memoir Frankel’s time spent in concentration camps and frequently pops up on influential book lists. Frankel’s theory that life’s purpose is in finding meaningful work (rather than pleasure) is a powerful lesson. I found it equally heartbreaking and hopeful.
Four simple guidelines for a life well lived. A quick and easy read with a lasting impact. These little gems of wisdom pop up in my day often and I’m so glad they do.
This is a deep existential read on consciousness and the journey within. It’s a powerful teacher on how our thought patterns and emotions shape our lives. Also check out The Surrender Experience, Singer’s life story, for a more accessible read on how to let go and go with the flow.
The human brain is wired to need connection with other humans. Part neuroscience primer, part helpful guide on how our relationships shape our brains and how we can improve them.
This book is the ultimate how-to guide on mindful money. It’s much deeper than your standard budgeting book. It asks the fundamental question “How much money is enough?”