Top Picks for Personal Growth

A fiend and colleague of mine, Dr. Linda Webb, recommended “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business.” It is about how habits make us who we are personally and professionally and how we both form habits and can change them. A good and valuable read.

Another friend and colleague of mine, Dr. Bill Martin, former professor of sociology at Rice University and highly respected observer and commentator on the current scene and who currently consults with the Baker Institute, recommends a book for understanding the current divisiveness in our country. The book is “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided on Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt. About the book Bill writes, “It’s an intelligent, readable book that warns both conservatives and progressives about self-righteousness.”

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The clients of mine who have or are reading this book rate it highly: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor.

I teach that both the content and process of spiritual and personal growth is developing the capacity to see “what is.” A wonderful book that is “eye-opening” is - “Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts.” Highly Recommended!

“The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them” by David Richo.

“Finding Meaning In the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up” by James Hollis.