Books for a healthier

and fuller life.

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg Random House 2014 – 416 pages

A New York Times Bestseller and named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Power of Habit takes you on a thrilling journey to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Charles Duhigg refines volumes of information into captivating stories that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble, to the sidelines of the NFL, to the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The book goes a long way in presenting an entirely new understanding of human nature and it’s potential. At its core, the book makes an exhilarating argument, that the key to success at anything — exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, etc. — is understanding how habits work. And by harnessing this new science, anything is possible — we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

The Better Brain Book

The Best Tool for Improving Memory and Sharpness and Preventing Aging of the Brain

By David Perlmutter and Carol Colman Riverhead Trade 2005 – 325 pages

Renowned neurologist, and author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “Grain Brain,” David Perlmutter makes a declaration: loss of memory is not a natural part of aging, and this book explains why. He goes on to reveal how everyday memory-loss – the small things like misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, or losing concentration in meetings – aren’t as innocent and harmless as we may believe they are. In fact, they’re actually warning signs of a distressed brain. The good news? In the book, he and Carol Colman present a simple plan on how to repair those problems, clarify the misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and offer tools on how to build and maintain a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts. The book also contains valuable insights on how to cope with and understand risk factors associated with specific brain disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, among others.