#REIDREADS posts are dedicated to books I’ve read via Kindle, physical copy or my personal favorite (because you can speed up the reading), Audible, in a no bullshit-cut-to-the-point (biased) review at the end of every month.
“THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN EVER MAKE IS IN YOURSELF.”
– father son duo: T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell
[18 hrs and 2 mins]
As “Food of the Gods” is to “How to Change Your Mind“, The China Study is the forerunner to “How Not To Die“. In fact, many of the studies in The China Study affected the food industry. The author risked his reputation and possible future job opportunities because he went against “traditional” information. This book emphasizes expansive research and vivid detail of how a plant-based lifestyle triumphs any health gimmick we are sold. Less meat means more health and a cleaner environment. Highly Recommend this book if you take your health seriously (as we all should!).
[5 hrs and 45 mins]
A VERY interesting book about life after death. I’m now interested in more of Michael Newton’s work. Journey of the Souls centers around a “spiritual scientist” of sorts. A doctor hypnotizes people into an open spiritual state enabling astral travel and past-life regression experiences. It means the person is able to go into spiritual form and relieve old lives to learn why they are here on this current timeline and chose this life. Interesting regardless if you take his teaching whole-heartedly.
3. just breathe
– Dan Brule
[6 hrs 46 mins]
From the guy who advises Tony Robbins on breath work. This is an extremely well written and captivating book. Mr. Brule takes the reader through various breathing techniques – little did I know that for every situation in life, there’s a way to breathe to maintain composure. Not only does he walk you through of HOW to breathe but he also he says why it’s important and key details to take away as far as mental discipline and how a positive mental shift, along with breathing, is essential to a successful life.
– Ryan Holiday
[7 hrs 40 mins]
Although I read this book multiple times, I only realized I haven’t written a proper review of this fantastic book. This month marked my third time through this one and it was mind-blowing when I initially picked it up! Covers how to think and respond to situations. Examples of great historical figures who either failed or succeeded because of letting ego take over or suppressing it and understanding feelings with logic and reason. Let go of your ego.
The reason I got around to only completing a few was because The China Study is so expansive that I really wanted to take my time with. Overall I’d say this month’s books were phenomenal. Quality over quantity indeed, which is why in 2019 I’ll be only writing a review on books I feel resonated with me rather than trying to outpace myself for the year. Great set of books to end the year strong!
“KNOWLEDGE IS POWER BUT ONLY WISDOM IS LIBERTY.”
– Will Durant
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