What I'm Reading - January 1, 2020
Books I'm reading now. Précis to follow.
Here are some books I'm reading now. I hope to finish them this week.
I purchased a Journal from Baron Fig (more on this later) that had some content and templates based on Jame's Clear's Atomic Habits. It seemed well reviewed and it looked like I could learn from it. So far, so good. I'll post a précis later.
“As a physician attempting to help my patients build healthy habits to decrease and reverse chronic disease, Atomic Habits is the playbook I have been searching for. Not only does the book offer actionable items I can teach my patients, I can refer them to read and implement the ideas themselves. The format is powerful and simple. This should be taught in all medical schools.”
-Laurie Marbas, MD, United States Air Force veteran
I forget where I came across a discussion on this book. The author, Haemin Sunim, may be the most generously spirited person I've had the pleasure of reading. He's a Social Media Budhist, but I'm realizing I can't hold that against him. Love for Imperfect Things is such an easy read, full of aphorisms, but grounded in a humanity and world-view that just seems undeniable.
If you want to express love to family or friends, really listen to them, devoting your whole mind and heart to their words. If you listen with great care and interest, they will come to feel, “I am a precious being,” and, “This is what it feels like to be loved.”
- Sunim, Haemin. Love for Imperfect Things (p. 75). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
I say read it. It surely can't hurt.