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Thursday, September 30, 2010

What are you reading?

I often get asked which books I draw the material written about in the Updates, and the truth is that I gather material form many sources - I read a huge amount of both lay and scientific material, I pull much from clients and colleagues and even just from observation.

There are though, a number of key books that I work through each few months that are real "keepers"; pieces of writing that appears at just the right time to feed your mind with the material of most interest to you. Here is my most recent list:

"If you have to cry, go outside" - an amazing insight into the mind of Fashion PR guru Kelly Cutrone and some honest views of life, meaning and business.

"How to love" by Dr Gordon Livingston - a bible on the key character traits in others we should embrace and avoid to thrive and avoid emotional heartache where we can.

"Open" by Andre Agassi - one of the best books I have read for a long time - a candid tale of the mind and life of a champion.

"Feel good body" by Anna-Louise Bouvier - a must read for women wanting to get the most out of their body, every day.

"The Biology of Belief" - Dr Bruce Lipton - a little heavy on the science but supports a growing amount of evidence about the effect of emotions on muscle memory, health and well-being.

"Loving what is" - Byron Katie - a classic psych piece on the role of perception in managing challenging situations.

"Excuses Begone" - Dr Waybe Dyer - if you are a "but" or "next time" person, this is a must read for you.