Katie’s Bookshelf: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

“Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown is the third book in her sequence about overcoming adversity and coming out the other side even better than before.  Brown references “being in the arena” where we reckon(with our uncomfortable emotions), rumble(with the stories weContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Rising Strong by Brene Brown”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

“The Untethered Soul; The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A Singer explores the mind and our thoughts and how they create suffering in life.  We tend to attach to our thoughts and believe them to be truth; truth about other, the world, circumstances, and ourselves.  Singer calls our thoughts our “inner roommate.”  He emphasizes theContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Go Wild by Richard Manning and John Ratey

“Go Wild; Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution’s Other Rules for Total Health and Well-Being” by Manning and Ratey uses the premise of going back to our “wild” nature to achieve more overall health.  They explore running and exercise, nutrition, sleep, nature, the brain, and our tribe as all areas to returnContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Go Wild by Richard Manning and John Ratey”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo

“The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them” written by David Richo outlines the givens in life and how to live more with an “unconditional yes.”  His 5 givens are: Everything Changes and Ends Things Do Not Always Go According to Plan Life is Not Always Fair Pain is aContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown is one of her earlier works but such a “go to.”  It’s a book on letting go of our perceptions and “shoulds” of who we are supposed to be and cultivating who we are.  Much of Brown’s work focuses on shame, vulnerability, authenticity, and empathy.  One of herContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown”