Mindfulness & Happiness

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – Book Summary
he revolutionary how-to guide for learning how to declutter your home, body, and mind. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at the thought of decluttering your house, or maybe, you think that you’re just a messy person, then this book is for you. Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of tidying up will teach you how to […]
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu – Book Summary
The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu discuss how we can find joy despite suffering. “We create most of our own suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot we as individuals can do.” Based on a 7-day […]
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – Book Summary
If you’ve ever looked at someone else and wondered, “What’s their secret to success?” this book is the key to discovering that secret for yourself. Dedicated to exploring the questions that drive (and torment) human existence, The Secret (2006) explores such topics as, “What’s the secret to success?”, “What’s the meaning of life?”, and “How […]

Biographies & Memories

It’s All In Your Head by Russ – Book Summary
Learn the inspirational story of self-made music superstar, Russ, who wishes to inspire you to believe in yourself and get out of your own way. At just twenty-seven-years-old, Russ has become a successful rapper, songwriter, and producer. He proved the industry wrong by surpassing over a billion streams on Spotify and Apple Music without a […]
Educated By Tara Westover – Book Summary
The captivating memoir of a woman who grew up isolated from society, abused by her family, and despite zero childhood education, she broke the restraints of her father’s twisted worldly views and earned her Ph.D. at Cambridge and Harvard University. Born on a rural farm in Idaho to strict Mormon parents, Tara Westover spent her […]
Wise Guy by Guy Kawasaki – Book Summary
The life and insights of one of Apple’s shining stars. We know Guy Kawasaki as an author, inventor, and successful venture capitalist. We know him as one of the sharpest minds in Apple. But through his reflections in this personal and poignant memoir, you’ll meet Kawasaki like you’ve never seen him before. You’ll learn why […]

Religion & Spirituality

The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey -Book Summary
Oprah’s guide to life. America often looks to Oprah for advice; The Path Made Clear (2019) is her latest installment in a long history of giving us the wisdom we seek. By following the principles Oprah outlines in The Path Made Clear, you’ll learn how to embark on a spiritual journey, find peace of mind, […]
The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman – Book Summary
Learn how to make a habit of making the right decisions. “Just do the right thing!” We hear that phrase all the time, usually while being offered as encouragement or helpful life advice. But what does “the right thing” look like? And how do we know when and how to make that choice? These questions […]
Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming By S. LaBerge and H. Rheingold – Book Summary
The way we perceive reality is governed by the input and interpretation of our senses; what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. But while dreaming the only inputs come from our own brains. Which is to say that when we dream, we create our reality. But can we control it? This is what Exploring […]
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Becoming Attached by Robert Karen – Book Summary
Becoming Attached (1998) explores the importance of children’s first relationships in life by examining their attachment to a primary caregiver. Offering insights into the positive and negative ways that early attachment can impact childhood development, Robert Karen presents his theories on childhood bonds and cements his place in the wider scientific conversation on attachment theory.
Dear Girls by Ali Wong – Book Summary
Ali Wong, an Asian American female comedian, sets out to write a series of letters to her daughters in her book, Dear Girls. Despite experiencing much success these past few years, Wong’s life has been far from perfect. Throughout her journey, she has experienced failure, embarrassment, harassment, and criticism and reveals the lessons she’s learned […]
The Happy Kid Handbook by Katie Hurley, LCSW- Book Summary
How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World Parenting today has become more complicated than it ever has before. As our world becomes more and more connected, we become overwhelmed with the amount of parenting advice that seems to be taking over at every corner. Parenting in the past seems to have been much […]
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My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander – Book Summary
Written for anyone who feels like sleep is a drug, their bed is their dealer, and their alarm clock is the police, My Morning Routine (2018) will teach you how to optimize your morning routine for a successful start to the day. Crafted through the authors’ interviews with 64 of today’s most successful people, My […]
Do Breathe by Michael Townsend Williams – Book Summary
With its emphasis on restoring your mental health through a return to the basic health practices of life, Do/Breathe (2015) is not your typical self-help book. Abandoning prescriptive or pressuring models of personal development, Do/Breathe invites readers to take a relaxing step back to the basics of human existence and address our most fundamental needs: […]
How to Break up With Your Phone by Catherine Price – Book Summary
For everyone who needs to tell their phone, “It’s not me, it’s definitely you,” How to Break up With Your Phone (2018) offers a foolproof handbook for setting yourself free from one of our most popular toxic relationships. Exploring the toxicity of social media addiction, Catherine Price’s critical study examines our phones’ impact on our […]

Career & Success

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel – Book Summary
Learn about the unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers For centuries women have been striving for equal rights. While progress has been made, women still struggle to become a man’s equal in the workplace. In fact, women are less likely to hold highly influential positions. But why is this? Well, Dr. Lois P. […]
Born For This by Chris Guillebeau – Book Summary
Written for those who are yearning to find the career of their dreams, Born for This (2016) is your guidebook. Chris Guillebeau knows how draining it is to feel trapped in a job that brings you neither meaning nor satisfaction. That’s why he’s crafted a step-by-step guide for pursuing your passion, ditching your dead-end job, […]
Better and Faster by Jeremy Gutsche – Book Summary
Better and Faster goes beyond the boundaries of the traditional self-help book to provide you with a practical and engaging outline of highly specific tools you can use to get ahead of the competition and write your own successful future. Operating on the principle that, if nothing else, you can always serve as a bad […]

Nature & Environment

We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer – Book Summary
An informational guide on how harmful the animal industry is to the environment, and that saving the planet begins at breakfast. In We Are The Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer discusses the similarities between climate change and World War II. Similar to the sacrifices Americans made in the days we fought against the axis powers, it’s […]
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Book Summary
What Native American traditions can teach us about life and climate change. There’s no doubt about it: climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the modern age. But as the greatest modern minds search for the solution, Robin Wall Kimmerer posits that we should turn to an older source of wisdom: the […]

Health & Nutrition

The Managed Heart by Arlie Russell Hochschild – Book Summary
Learn about the commercialization of human feeling. Does your job require you to engage in emotional labor? That is, are you required to bury your true feelings, slap on a smile, and engage with customers as if everything is fine? We see people who work in customer service do this every day. People like waitresses […]
Genius Foods by Max Lugavere – Book Summary
Learn about the diet that makes you smarter, happier, and more productive while protecting your brain for life. Ever wonder how some ninety-year-olds remain sharp as a tack? According to Max Lugavere, it likely deals with what they’ve been eating throughout their lifetime. No longer should we be eating for our bodies, instead, we should […]
The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter – Book Summary
If you’re looking for a sleep guide that won’t put you to sleep, W. Chris Winter’s collection of helpful tips is The Sleep Solution for you! Drawing examples from science and sleep experts, W. Chris Winter provides practical steps for cultivating successful sleep. Though you might never have thought you needed to learn how to […]