Winter Reading List

This winter, curl up with a good read and start the new year off with clarity and focus.

RushingRushing Woman’s Syndrome: The Impact of a Never-Ending To-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today’s Busy World

By Dr. Libby Weaver

For a long time, the feeling of “rushing woman’s syndrome” was likely made up and simply lived in our heads. The feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to keep up with daily tasks has now become commonplace within our lives. Thanks to ever-present technology, we are able to get more done with less, yet our brains are still in a constant struggle to keep up.

In this book, author and nutritional biochemist Dr. Libby Weaver explains how our stressful, fast-paced lifestyles can have negative effects on our health from our nervous, reproductive and digestive systems to our emotions. This book offers real solutions to help keep us both productive and healthy.

How to beHow to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive

By Jennifer Brown

Diversity in the workplace is more important than ever. But how does one take that and truly implement it in the daily grind? Author and diversity and inclusion expert, Jennifer Brown, explains the necessary steps that need to happen in order to create that inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

Brown guides readers through the Inclusive Leader Continuum, a set of four developmental stages: unaware, aware, active, and advocate. Each stage is thoroughly explained, making this the perfect guide for anyone from CEOs to new employees.

GritGrit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth

Author and psychologist Angela Duckworth draws on her own personal stories of feeling unworthy while growing up in this book about the desire to succeed. She takes readers on a journey to discovering that the true secret to achievement is neither luck nor talent, but a blend of passion and persistence, which she calls “grit.”

Insightful and life-changing book, readers will finish the book with the right mindset for when they fall down and the tools to pick themselves back up.

In the meantimeIn the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

By Iyanla Vanzant

The meantime … the difference between where you want to be and how to get there. You may know what it is you want, but the idea of achieving it seems impossibly far off.

Author Iyanla Vanzant understands that we all want to experience the light of love. In this book, she shows readers how to do a mental housekeeping to clean the windows, floors, walls, closets, and corners of our minds, leaving our spirits shining to bring in the light of true love and happiness. Called “the most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher, on the planet” by Oprah Winfrey, Vanzant is the fairy godmother we all need to help us through this meantime.

The courageThe Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness

By Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

While we all want to be liked and adored by many, it is the courage to be disliked that helps unlock the power within to truly become the person you want to be.

In this book, authors Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga draw inspiration from a conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains how we are able to determine our own life, free from past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. The end result is liberating our minds to develop the courage to change and ignore the limitations that have been placed upon us.

Game ChangersGame Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

By Dave Asprey

Looking to become healthier, happier and smarter in life? Author Dave Asprey interviews a variety of authority figures in various disciplines, from biochemists to business leaders to meditation masters, determining what they all had in common, what mattered most to them, what makes them tick and what do they recommend to those who want to perform better at being human.

After composing statistical results, Asprey determined that smarter, happier and faster at life were the three main objectives to cover in this book. The years of interviews culminated into a playbook for how to get better at doing life.