My first book where I shared about my stories of grieving, battling cancer and finding myself. I was diagnosed with cancer 9 months after losing my mom to cancer and I decided to travel non-stop for a year in the hope to be healed. I spent all of my money on plane tickets with Paris as my final destination. I spent time with my best friend strolling around the city, exchanging stories and reflecting on my life. Travel has enriched my life, but something felt missing, even in a city like Paris. I came to a realization that I shouldn’t have run away from home, because my happiness was within me all along. My book has helped people move on from their grief, have hope to get back up from terminal illness, or even help mothers cry and express their feelings.
I used this book as a resource to remind myself how to be present and not to worry about what I can’t control. Mo Gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X]. Applying his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. Then he solves for happy.
This book is a powerful resource if you want to be kicked in the butt and have a breakthrough in your life. Blending evolutionary biology, computation thinking, meditation exercises and more, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind provides a new framework for understanding and enhancing the human self.
I read this book when I was depressed and worried about the unknown. This book restored my faith in trusting the process in life, without knowing what the future holds. Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. The introduction gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is penetrating and clear.