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A Force for Good by Daniel Goleman
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This time Dalai Lama shares his wisdom about how we can all contribute to world peace and harmony through the practice of compassion and empathy. As always his guidance is inspirational and insightful. A great lesson on how we must learn to step up, ...more
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No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh
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For me this is one of the best books on the art of suffering and happiness. In his usual straight forward writing style, Thich explains the relationship between suffering and happiness, how we can learn to transform our suffering into happiness by cu ...more
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The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn
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Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel prize for her discoveries involving telomeres which can be found the ends of each of our chromosomes. The telomeres protect our chromosomes and when telomeres shorten and wear down, our cells can’t replenish and malfun ...more
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Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
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First of all, i must reaffirm that i am a fan of Daniel Goleman. However, while this book is generally interesting, it is not as incisive as his earlier work, "Emotional Intelligence". The book felt disjointed and rambling at times. Overall, not as c ...more
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An Appeal to the World by Dalai Lama XIV
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Published in 2017 when much of the world was rife with divisions, this book consists of a collection of interviews with the Dalai Lama in which His Holiness appealed for us to put all religion aside and instead consider our common humanity, develop o ...more
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The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
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I have always enjoyed Sonja Lyunomirsky’s books on positive psychology and happiness. This book does not disappoint. Many of us are waiting for happiness, believing that we cannot be happy in the present. I liked Lyubomirsky’s approach of debunking t ...more
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The Power of Moments by Chip Heath
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Chip and Dan Heath have done it again. This time they explore how we can learn to create more defining and memorable moments in our lives. They identified four elements that these defining moments have - Elevation (moments that rise above everyday), ...more
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Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
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Had to read this after all the ruckus it created. Found it to be surprisingly addictive and entertaining. Although it doesn’t cover any events not already covered by the media before, it does provide a scary yet hilarious insight of the level of impo ...more
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Choosing Happiness by Stephanie Dowrick
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This is a wonderful and thoughtful book on how we can all learn to cultivate positivity and happiness by being mindful of our thoughts and emotions, having compassion for ourselves, building our self-respect, identifying our values, choosing our atti ...more
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The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
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Unfortunately this book didn’t quite work for me. Good stories and quotes but not much substance. There are other books on this topic which are way more insightful and meaningful.
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