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“The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday.
This book inspires one to overcome any obstacles that confront you and was a major factor in my starting this site.
The quoted tagline of this site, “be strong for them, and it will make you stronger” is from this book.
“Man’s Search for Meaning”, gift edition – by Viktor E. Frankl.
“Everything can be taken from man but one thing: the last of human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl.
This book is truly an inspiring book and one that I highly recommend for everyone. I like the gift edition because it has some previously unpublished letters, speeches, and essays as well as some photographs and other materials. These were quite good as well.
I actually bought the hardcover book first, read it and then purchased the Audible version to listen to again. I expect to be reading this one over and over again.
“Meditations – A New Translation with introduction by Gregory Hays” – Marcus Aurelius. This is basically the personal journal of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. There are many life lessons in this book and worth spending a few minutes each day in this book.
Books on Health and Nutrition
“Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” by Dr. Mark Hyman. I have read several books by Dr. Hyman and listen to his podcast. He is a very good source of information and has helped me with my transformation.
I also have started seeing a functional medicine practitioner as a result of learning from Dr. Hyman, and have scheduled some upcoming appointments for Kay as well.
“Diet 101” – by Jenny Ruhl. This is a great overview of various types of diets, with a focus on low carb diets. The bottom line is to find the diet that works for you.
“The Diabetes Code” by Dr. Jason Fung. Excellent book for those of you that are struggling to control your Type 2 Diabetes. This book focuses a lot on fasting, sometimes for long periods of time. While I have my T2 Diabetes under excellent control with my low carb diet, I have a work colleague that took this route. Note that he has done this under the care of a health practitioner. This is well worth the read even if you do not follow this type of diet. Very good information in this book.
“Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet–One Bite at a Time” by Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Hyman presents and interesting case for the cause of many of our health problems as well as a potential “fix”. I cannot say I agree with all the suggestions in this book for implementing these fixes (I really don’t put much faith in government to fix our problems), I think the information is informative and real.