Books worth reading — ones that will help answer life’s questions about the art of living well. Browse and deepen your knowledge by purchasing recommended books; many of which are penned by The ACADEMi of Life speakers.
Are you living the life you thought you always wanted but feel that something is still missing? Do you think you should be happier than you are, considering all that you have? Have you achieved your professional or personal goals but still feel racked with insecurities, anxiety, or depression . . . and can’t figure out why?
Psychiatrist Anna Yusim knows just how you feel. Not only has she struggled with these feelings herself, but she has also worked with patients upon patients who have expressed the same bewildering concern: they have everything they’ve always wanted, and yet deep down they don’t feel fulfilled.
Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life integrates the best of Western medicine with universal spiritual principles to help you find more meaning, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.
Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind by Srini Pillay MD is a wonderful book that provides scientific support for the concept that letting you mind out to play can actually lead to greater creativity and insight. In a world that seems to demand hyper focus, it’s intriguing.
The author cites his own personal experiences, scientific studies and research and the personal habits of many famous, innovative people, which I found fascinating and very relatable. Who hasn’t had the experience of studying long and hard only to find your ah ha moment comes after a bit of mental recreation?
Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.
But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart.
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