• Jessica Gradel,DC,MS,L.Ac

Winter Reading List

Updated: Jan 25, 2019


Winter is a time to reflect, recharge, and exercise the mind. Here are a few books that I recommend to cozy up to this winter.

Feel free to ask questions as I've personal read each and every book I recommend. I always love to discuss books. If you would like to recommend any feel free to share your great finds.



Exercise



Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen


By Christopher McDoughall


Born to Run helped cultivate the barefoot running movement and help further understand how some runners seems to push beyond what is thought of as normal running endurance. Following UltraMarathoners, look at historical significance of running in certain cultures, and remind yourself why you love to run.


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Recharge


The Art of Happiness


By The Dalai Lama


Finding inner peace and having a heart of compassion can instill a sense of happiness and calm that translates into better health and wellbeing. Looking at various cultures and thought process can help you gain further insight on your own beliefs and faith that can help grow your understanding of others and how to cope with an ever changing and fast pace world.




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Reflect


How to be a Stoic


By Massimo Pigliucci


Navigating through the ever changing landscape of our modern lives often leaves us feeling overwhelmed. The Stoic philosophers held to the belief that we are only responsible for our own actions and reactions. If you've ever asked yourself should I do this or that and was left more confused this book gives you tools to help you self-reflect in a productive manner that allows you to gain perspective and objectivity when facing life choices that have a lasting impact.

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