WanderFonder Book Suggestions

Book Suggestions

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Mindset

Carol Dweck

Mindset

In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.

Learn the importance of growth mindset and how you can use the power of your brain to achieve success.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

Written by a behavioral economist, this book will help you examine your thinking process and hopefully make fewer logical errors related to your finances (and the rest of your life).

Peace is Every Step

Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is Every Step

World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us.

This book shows you the importance of appreciating every moment in front of you.

Grit

Angela Duckworth

Grit

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

Angela Duckworth researched the question of why do some people succeed and why do others not? This book is her answer - grit - the sustained application of effort towards a lifelong goal. Read this to find out how much grit you have and how to grow your grit

Go Suck a Lemon

Michael Cornwall

Go Suck a Lemon

"Go Suck A Lemon" hopes to provide readers with methods for improving emotional intelligence by offering cognitive skill building techniques, thereby helping to create a less self-defeating and more enriching experience when experiencing emotion.

Michael Cornwall provides you with cognitive techniques to improve your emotional intelligence. This easy read is based on reality and designed to challenge your current thinking and help you make changes for a more enriching experience when living with and processing your emotions.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson, best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body.

Bill Bryson writes the story from an evolutionary standpoint based on facts about the human body, health, and history of Western medicine in his well-known relaxed, humorous writing style.

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep

Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity.

Matthew Walker PhD, a neuroscientist and sleep expert, provides an in depth exploration of the science and importance of sleep. He examines how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being.

The Untethered Soul

Michael Singer

The Untethered Soul

Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.

In this book, Michael Singer will challenge and change your thoughts and habits that have created walls and limitations in your life.

A Complaint Free World

Will Bowen

A Complaint Free World

Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.

Until you look for it, you don't know how often you complain and the impact it has on your life. Find out why you do it and how to stop it with this book.

The Total Money Makeover

Dave Ramsey

The Total Money Makeover

You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

Dave Ramsey's book is a must read. This book was given to me before I received my first paycheck and help set the foundation for my financial well being.

Learned Optimism

Martin Seligman

Learned Optimism

Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue.

Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology, wrote this book based on more than twenty years of clinical research on how optimism enhances your quality of life and gives techniques on how you can learn to practice optimism.

Thanks A Thousand

A.J. Jacobs

Thanks A Thousand

It teaches us how gratitude can make our lives happier, kinder, and more impactful. And it will inspire us to follow our own “Gratitude Trails.”

A.J. Jacobs details his journey across the word to thank the hundreds of people who help him make his morning coffee. The connections revealed and inspiration gained from his journey of gratitude is a moving, funny, and uplifting book.

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Dare to Lead

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

In this book, Brene Brown further defines of emotional intelligence as it relates to vulnerability and how it applies to professional leadership.

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

Dr. Seuss spins a sleep-tastic tale about a very small bug and a very big yawn that spreads and spreads.

If you have kids who need a good night's sleep, this is the book for your house. You may remember it from your own childhood. If not, pick up a copy and have a good yawn.

10% Happier

Dan Harris

10% Happier

10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

This book by Dan Harris After details the events leading up to and including his nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America. I found it entertaining and funny, an easy read that will inspire you to try meditation.

The Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now

Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

Eckhart Tolle will inspire you to start meditation. You will learn to be present and separate from your thoughts while delving into self discovery. This book has the power to change your life and your relationships.

Upstream

Dan Heath

Upstream

New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers.

This book shows you the power of solving problems at the root of the problem, and how to identify issues before they become problems.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Master your money—and then get on with your life.

Practical advice for anyone to teach you the basics of how to best manage your money. Get rid of credit card fees, automate your money, choose the right credit card, and learn how to think about your money correctly.

Rising Strong

Brene Brown

Rising Strong

Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.

Brene Brown tells the story of how the human spirit can rise after falling. Her story will encourage you to lean in to situations that would otherwise cause fear and show you how to reset your life after facing adversity.

Permission to Feel

Marc Brackett

Permission to Feel

Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Marc Brackett’s life mission is to reverse this course, and this book can show you how.

The founder of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett gives us a blueprint for understanding our emotions and how to use them in a way that leads to success and well-being. The author give an overview of his book here.

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

In his book, Daniel Goleman discusses emotional intelligence on the basis of neuroscience and behavior research. Great detail is paid to why it is important and how emotional intelligence is improved. For an animated book review, click here.

The Sleep Solution

Chris Winter

The Sleep Solution

The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle.

Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It. Dr. Chris Winter, a neurologist and sleep expert with twenty-four years of experience helps you understand how sleep works and how you can achieve optimal sleep and combat common sleep ailments like sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.

The Miracle of Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Miracle of Mindfulness

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorite authors and this book will not disappoint. You will learn to cultivate mindfulness in your everyday activities.

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