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2 Book Recommendations by Elliott Robinson
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul KalanithiTHE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
There’s only one book I keep with me at all times when Im traveling. Its also the book I suggest most to Founders Health, Fear, Vulnerability, Family, Meaning of Achievement, and most importantly the tension between Time & What Matters Going in my bag today before my flight! https://t.co/TC1zBEu1oR
A New Earth
Eckhart TolleExplaining that the current state of humanity is erroneously and dangerously ego-centric, an argument for a shift in consciousness reveals how the modern world can become more sane and loving, in a spiritual exploration that offers practical advice on how to promote kindness, freedom, and a realization of humanity's potential. By the author of The Power of Now. 500,000 first printing.
The key to unclocking professional growth + freedom is controlling your Ego: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment Past / Future moments dont matter Practice empathy Empower others Own the present moment “A New Earth” is still the most important book in my life