Mindfulness & Happiness

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]

Biographies & Memories

Super Human by Dave Asprey – Book Summary
The revolutionary bulletproof plan to age backward and maybe even live forever. People have been searching for a secret to stop aging for centuries. From looking for the fountain youth to modern society’s implementation of creams, serums, and injections, Western society is obsessed with not only looking young but feeling young as well. Most people […]
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan – Book Summary
A Natural History of Four Meals The question of what to eat for dinner has become more complicated than ever. In the 21st century, we are faced with what anthropologists call, the omnivore’s dilemma. Back in the hunter-gatherer days, humans had to learn what was safe and what wasn’t. For example, we now know which […]
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen – Book Summary
Learn how to approach difficult conversations and discuss what matters most. Difficult conversations are a part of everyday life. Each day we either attempt or avoid such conversations, whether it’s confronting an underperforming employee or simply disagreeing with a spouse. Unfortunately, these tough conversations are inevitable so perhaps it’s time to learn how to have […]

Religion & Spirituality

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 […]
Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans – Book Summary
If you’ve ever wanted to lose your uninspired nine-to-five routine and create something meaningful, Designing Your Life (2016) is your handbook for making your dream a reality. Through the helpful combination of career advice and practical exercises, Burnette and Evans provide a step-by-step, no-nonsense roadmap for tackling the often tricky topic of crafting the life […]
Living the 80/20 Way by Richard Koch – Book Summary
Learn how living the 80/20 way can help you find happiness and success by simply doing less. Like most people in today’s society, you may be tired of the daily grind. You simply wake up, head to work, sit at your desk all day, head home, eat dinner, go to bed, and do it all […]


Future Fit by Andrea Clarke – Book Summary
Learn how to get it in competitive shape. We’ve all heard the phrase “survival of the fittest,” but how does this evolutionary principle play out in the workforce? How can you remain fit and competitive in an ever-evolving future? The author posits that evolution in the workforce is as integral as it was at the […]
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 […]
10 Days to Faster Reading by The Princeton Language Inst and A. M. Beale – Book Summary
The competing pressures of our daily lives often leave us little time to read, but by applying this life hack, you can improve your reading speed in under 10 days! Written for everyone who doesn’t have the time to read as much as they’d like or for those whose to-be-read pile has taken over their […]


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 […]
Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey – Book Summary
The Bulletproof Diet provides an engaging step-by-step guide to unlocking your body’s maximum potential through the cultivation of a new diet plan that will supercharge your weight-loss efforts in addition to providing you with better sleep, exercise, and emotional health. . If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the potential of your mind and body, this […]
The Yes Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. – Book Summary
Learn How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in your Child Parenting is hard work. As parents try to mold and shape their children into becoming good people, they are faced with many contentious issues and may question, “how much screen time should I allow?” “Should I let them eat that?” or “What’s an appropriate […]

Career & Success

Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman – Book Summary
Social Intelligence is a critical study of the emotional intelligence which enriches our lives but is unable to be measured by more traditional forms like an IQ test. Unpacking both the neurological logistics and practical application of social intelligence in our daily lives, this study examines the positive impact of developing our ability to read […]
Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden – Book Summary
The revolutionary guide on how to maximize your time and stop wasting it on tasks that won’t earn you money. Time is money. So what’s the best way to ensure you are utilizing your time and maximizing your money? By procrastinating. You heard that right. By following the procrastination on purpose model, you’ll learn how […]
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. […]

Nature & Environment

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 […]
Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein – Book Summary
What’s a Super Attractor? Being a Super Attractor means that what you believe is what you will receive. You can co-create the world you want to see by aligning good-feeling emotions and directing them toward your desires. If you’re feeling down about life, depressed, or simply want to make a positive change in your life, […]
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 […]

Health & Nutrition

Always Hungry? by David Ludwig – Book Summary
If you’re always hungry and find that this leads you to overeat, Dr. David Ludwig has some practical tips to help you conquer your cravings and lose weight. Always Hungry? (2016) tackles our most common misconceptions about America’s obesity epidemic and challenges readers to replace those misconceptions with an understanding of best practices for healthy […]
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama – Book Summary
Based on his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, The Audacity of Hope helped catapult the then unknown Illinois senator into the national spotlight. Building off a sermon by his former pastor who used the same phrase, The Audacity of Hope laid out the ideas that would become the foundations of his 2008 presidential […]
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: […]