Category: 30 Day Reading Challenge

Today I read from, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. He talks about the habit loop in our brains: Cue>Routine>Reward And in order for us to change habits we have to learn new routines that draw on our old triggers to provide us a similar relief (the reward). His book is loaded with a […]

I read from, “How to Love” by Thich Nhat Hanh. If you haven’t read it, it’s one of those mini-books. You can read the whole book in like 33 minutes. I’ve read it several times. Every time, something new stands out for me. This time it was: What Love Needs to SurviveHe talks about nothing […]

I read from the book, “The Centered Life” written by my amazing friend Esther Jones. It’s a book about how to seek out and find a spiritual life coach that will help you transform your life. I read the first chapter so far and she talked about how with any relationship with a coach you have […]

I read from the book, “Mindfulness on the Go”. My friend Ben gave me the book and apparently the author lives in the Portland area puts on meditation retreats. I love the format of this book…there are small chapters that give little mini-lessons. It’s starts with an exercise and then goes into how you can […]

I read from the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. It’s soooooo good. It has so many simple, easy and effective concepts on cleaning up your living space AND your life. Here is one concept I really like: We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid […]

Today I read one of those small, quick reads that have inspirational messages in them. It’s called “How to Be Interesting in 10 Simple Steps. Here are the 10 steps: 1) Go explore. 2) Share what you discover. 3) Do something. Anything. 4) Embrace your weirdness. 5) Have a cause. 6) Minimize the swagger. 7) […]

Today I read from Benjamin Mathes, a super talented friend of mine, book “You, The Career” Although his book is angled towards actors and those in show business, it’s a phenomenal book about having the right priorities in life. Here’s a small section from his book: How to Know You’re Too Busy Do you turn down […]

Today I read from “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work” In the first chapter, they talk about the 4 villains of decision making: 1) Narrow framing – The tenancy to define our choices too narrowly. 2) Confirmation bias – Developing a quick belief about a situation and then seeking out information […]

For the first day I thought it was apropos because reading this book for 10 minutes felt like meditation itself. My AWESOME friend Ben Kenyon gave me this book and I love it. I love that Ben is someone who is always trying to improve himself and help those around him. He knew meditating would help my […]