Books – Recommended Reads

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Books for the Mind

The Power of Habit

This book will help you destroy bad habits and build productive ones – in your job search, your career, and your life.

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

This book was a game changer for me. Renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to help you understand how much of what we think and do is based on our habits and memories. In short, he explains why we must have new thoughts in order to have new experiences.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

This book is definitely on my top 20 must read list. A licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist shares her insights on the concept of mental strength. She provides readers with practical strategies to avoid the thirteen common habits that can hold them back from success.

Books for Your Career

The 2-Hour Job Search

If you’re looking for a great job-hunting book that covers precise instructions on how to use networking to get interviews and get job offers, then this book is highly-recommended.

What Should I Do With My Life?

In this book you can read about many people who have searched and found their life’s work. It is important to be inspired by others’ experiences.

The $100 Startup

Chris is a self employment Guru. His book will help to inspire and gets the ideas flowing as he shares 50 case studies of people who managed to turn their side hustle into profitable, meaningful work.

Books for Mental Health Professionals

Saving Normal

I think this should be required reading in grad school. It begs to question if the practice of pathologizing all symptoms of distress and suffering is destroying what is considered normal. Frances maintains we all have psychiatric symptoms from time to time, but this doesn’t mean we are all flirting with mental illness. Whenever we arbitrarily add a new ‘disease’, we subtract from what previously was ‘normal’ and lose something of ourselves in the process. Not all human suffering can or should be labeled and treated away.