I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Zen Habits. I loved “Mental Badassery: Becoming Aware of the Stories We Tell Ourselves” by Leo Babauta. It reaffirmed the truth that our perspectives shape our stories. “We do it all day long: we tell ourselves a story about what’s happening in our lives, about other people, about ourselves. When I call them “stories” … that doesn’t mean they’re false, or that they aren’t based on the truth. It just means we’ve constructed a narrative based on our experiences, a perspective on the world around us, an interpretation of facts as we see them. Not false, but not necessarily the entire truth — just one perspective.
- Is positive thinking too detrimental for us? Gabriele Oettingen offers a unique viewpoint in “Don’t Think Too Positive.“
- I am an avid believer in walking and the meditative aspects that accompany a leisurely stroll. I enjoyed reading, “How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain,” by Gretchen Reynolds.
- Do you believe brainstorming with your co-workers is a waste of time? Turns out you may be right. Fast Company presents “Brainstorming is Dumb.“
What were your favorite reads this week?