Recommended Reading/Listening

What I’m Reading Right Now

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Judith Anodea (A fascinating introduction to the chakra system using the concepts of modern psychology)

My Daily Inspiration

On Being, Krista Tippett (Conversations exploring how and why we live)

Tara Brach, Tara Brach (Talks and meditations on loving kindness)

Making Sense, Sam Harris (Honest discussions and debates about difficult issues)

Brain Pickings, Maria Popova (Beautifully tailored pieces of wisdom from literature, philsophy, art, and history)

The Ezra Klein Show, Ezra Klein (Deep and piercingly perceptive discussions on politics and media), Jason Kottke (Everything interesting)

Recents Recommended Reads

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah (A concise and perceptive dissection of our construction of identities based on religion, nationality, race, and class)

The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz (A reminder that we get to create our own stories of who we are and can be)

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm (A reminder that to love ourselves and those around us, like any art, requires discipline and practice)

The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia by Mark Galeotti  (A fascinating history of Russian criminals and their ever-evolving relationship with the State)

Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh (The compelling account of a sociology graduate student who gets a rare, personal glimpse into a Chicago South Side gang and housing projects in the early 1990s)

Perfectly Imperfect by Baron Baptiste (Wise words about what yoga can teach us about life)

The Order of Time by Carlo Roveli (A poetic description of the physical reality of time, which is nothing like what we think it is, which has everything to do with who we are)

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