Book Reviews

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review – Self Improvement Article

Yuval Noah Harari is an interesting phenomenon. For a historian, he’s extremely popular. In a culture dominated by Instagram celebrities and teenage Youtubers, he stands out as a solid professional, astute thinker and prolific writer, with best-sellers like “Sapiens” or “21 Lessons for The 21st Century”. That’s quite a lot to put into a single package. When I bought the book “Sapiens” I didn’t have any expectations whatsoever, although the sheer size of it – it’s one of those “brick”…

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Top 10 Career Books to Help You Do Purpose-Driven, Passion-fueled WorkPick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

Whether you’re new to the job market, or happen to be looking for a new path professionally, the following 10 career books will help you make that happen. These are the books you need to read in order to find and do work you love or take your career to the next level.  Do you know your WHY? Here’s mine: ”To inspire, empower, and educate people everywhere so that they can improve their lives and achieve their goals.” Every single…

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In a Divided World, We Need to Choose Empathy – Happiness Article

As I dialed the number, my palms began to sweat. The person on the other end wasn’t a loan officer or angry lawyer; he was an old friend and we were about to catch up. This should all be mildly pleasant but was instead nerve-wracking. You see, I had reached out to him because we had a problem.  Over the years, my friend’s politics and my own had taken incompatible turns. On social media, I saw him growing reactionary; he…

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Embrace the Power of the Pause – Self Improvement Article

  I’m honored to host a guest post by Courtney Carver from Be More With Less.  She’s been an inspiration to me in my personal and professional life, online and off. This week she’s releasing her new book, Soulful Simplicity: How Living With Less Can Lead to So Much More, which I highly recommend.  In this book, she shows us how to simplify to create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. She invites us to look at…

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Everything You Need to Start Your Mindfulness Practice – Meditation Article

As mindfulness becomes more mainstream, many people still wonder what it is and how to do it. Mindfulness is simply being present to whatever is in your life in the moment and noticing it without judgment.  While being present is certainly a challenge with all the constant distractions around you, tugging for your attention, the ‘without judgment’ part is equally as challenging. Judging doesn’t only mean negative connotations.  It means labeling of any kind.  Good or bad, happy or sad,…

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How To Find The Therapy You Need – Self Improvement Article

When readers leave comments here on Simple Mindfulness asking for help or advice, I do my best to share what I know that may help.  In some cases, that’s enough.  In others, it’s clear that the reader needs more in-depth help than I can offer in a comment.  In those cases, I frequently recommend that the person seek professional help – a licensed therapist of some sort. But how does one go about seeking such help?  What are the steps? …

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