Stronger after Stroke, 2nd Edition, by Peter G. Levine

Stronger After Stroke

Stronger After Stroke by Peter G. Levine, $12.30 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2u3PsHG

If you can read only one book on stroke recovery, then read this one.

It’s written by Peter G. Levine, a researcher at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He has written dozens and dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles on strokes and stroke recovery. This is the second edition of his book. You can read more about Peter Levine on his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_G._Levine

“This book is not for stroke survivors who are okay with where they are. This is a book for stroke survivors who want to get better.” – Peter G. Levine
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The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, by Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, by Norman Doidge, M.D., from $10.99 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2u4MOBS

Norman Doidge is a Canadian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. You can read more on his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Doidge

This book will give you hope. It’s all about Neuroplasticity; (more…)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson: from $6.99 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gT70QU

Mark Manson’s #1 New York Times Bestseller is a perfect and funny rebuttal to all the self-help drivel that somehow finds its way into print these days. Sick of all the superficial “Power-of-Positivity” pablum that people serve up? Then this book is for you. (more…)

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage, by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is the Way

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage, by Ryan Holiday, from $8.85 on Amazon:
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Generally speaking, I don’t seek out ancient wisdom and philosophy from 30-year-olds. However, Ryan Holiday is something of a prodigy with half a dozen books under his belt. This one is a very articulate and thorough introduction to the philosophy of Stoicism. (more…)

The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, $9.02 on Amazon, 
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Charles Duhigg is New York Times reporter and Harvard Business School MBA. You can read more about him on his Amazon Author’s Page: Charles Duhigg

Although his books are probably intended for business executives, this one gives you great insight into your own behavior. Think you’ve got free will? Not exactly, according to this research. Many of our behaviors are hard-coded into our brain, and we do them automatically without thinking. (more…)