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Essential 2022 Reading

In 2022 improve your work–life balance, take more naps, and be mindful. Let us help you work on yourself with our collection of personal development books. Here are some recent highlights:

Out of Office by Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel is a book for every office worker — from employees to managers — currently weighing up the pros and cons of returning to the office or working from home; Saved by the Siesta is an expert guide on the art and science of napping where Brice Faraut explains how siestas work and how you can overcome the destructive effects of a bad night’s sleep; and Becoming Aware is a 21-day mindfulness program for reducing anxiety and cultivating calm from the New York Times bestselling author of Aware Daniel J. Siegel; and in Brain Rules for Work bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, exploring office space, work–life balance, power dynamics, and work interactions.

Out of Office

The future isn’t about where we will work, but how. For years we have struggled to balance work and life, with most of us feeling overwhelmed and burned out because our relationship to work is broken. This “isn't just a book about remote work. It's a book that helps us imagine a future where our lives — at the office and home — are happier, more productive, and genuinely meaningful” (Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit).

Out of Office is a book for every office worker — from employees to managers — currently facing the decision about whether, and how, to return to the…

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Saved by the Siesta

An expert guide on the art and science of napping.

A daytime nap fulfills all the same functions as a night’s sleep — it’s hormonal, purifying, curative, consolidating, and reinvigorating. It also helps us to combat sleepiness, pain, depression, weak immunity, stress, hypertension, excess weight, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

But to take advantage of all this we need to be aware of the subtleties of the siesta. There are different types of naps, correct body positions, even times of the day that are more conducive to sleeping. There’s also an ideal amount of time to nap — and, perhaps…

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Aware

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle ‘Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.’ Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness…

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Becoming Aware

This hands-on user’s guide to the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness meditation practice featured in the bestseller Aware takes readers step-by-step through a 21-day journey to discover what it means to be truly present and aware in our daily lives.

In today’s increasingly fast-paced world it can be difficult to find moments to catch your breath, regain inner balance, and just … be. This simple yet profound guide shows readers how to strengthen their minds by learning to focus attention, open awareness, and develop a positive state of mind — the three pillars of mindfulness practice that research…

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Brain Rules

An updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details that every business leader, parent, and teacher should know — for instance, that physical activity helps to get your brain working at its best.

How do we learn? What do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget — and so important to repeat new information?

In Brain Rules, Dr John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in brain science, and how it can influence…

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Brain Rules for Work

Bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, guiding the reader through what brain science and evolutionary biology have to say about topics ranging from office space and work—life balance to power dynamics and work interactions.

Medina discusses vital questions to do with the workplace in the time of COVID-19, such as how to keep people interested in a presentation, how to keep oneself engaged in work and the office, and how to be productive — all based on scientific peer-reviewed research. He also covers topics such as why taking breaks in nature during the…

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Out of Office

Anne Helen PetersenCharlie Warzel

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Saved by the Siesta

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Aware

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Becoming Aware

Daniel J. Siegel

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Brain Rules

John Medina

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Brain Rules for Work

John Medina

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