Monday, December 23, 2019
RBR Book Recommendations
I wanted to hop on the blog real quick here to write a complimentary piece to one my recent podcast episodes where I give some book recommendations. I know for myself, it's nice sometimes to have a visual component to go along with the content I cover on the podcast. So here we go!
First up, Grit by Angela Duckworth. I've been struggling a lot with where I am in my career and self doubt has really crept in as of late and this book has truly been a great resource and instrumental in helping me rebuild my self confidence. It may sound cheesy but in a lot of ways this book has taught me not to doubt myself, continue to dream big and realize that a skill that I wasn't innately born with could be learned and I could hone that and become skilled at it.
Next, Lost Connections by Johann Hari. I recently came across Johann while on youtube and watched his Ted Talk where he dives into and so eloquently talks about how external stressors can effect our mental and emotional happiness ( I've included Johann's Ted Talk below). I truly believe this and find Johann's message about how we have lost that human connection with one another so powerful. I highly recommend this book if you are struggling with anxiety and depression or just want a better understanding of what truly makes
Lastly, but certainly not least is a book that really helped me through some of my darkest days while dealing with the grief of losing my Mom, Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. This book changed my whole perspective on my own grieving process, let me know that it was okay to feel whatever it was I was feeling and really helped me truly begin to understand my grief and heal knowing that I was not alone. If you are struggling with the loss of someone in your life, when you're ready please read this book. I hope it brings you as much healing as it has for me. Below I shared a passage from the book that really resonated with me.