Book Review: The Runners Brain

51jn4r28l1l-_sx331_bo1204203200_Over the years I’ve grown to be a big fan of Runner’s World, and the book, “The Runner’s Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run Better” by Dr. Jeff brown with Liz Neporent is all the more reason I love them. Published in 2015, “The Runner’s Brain” is current and feels fresh. There have been quite a few books that I’ve read recently on the topic of running that I felt were painfully dull and even at times degrading to female runners which is not an issue here at all. The book is broken down into 5 parts: Running and Your Brain, Brain Strategies, Training and Racing, Challenges, and Resources for Runners.

“The Runner’s Brain” is filled with positivity and humor while tackling challenges for beginner and long-time runners. I highly recommend it for a quick runners refresh.

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Book Review: The Joy of Less

14031150_913314408780880_1747901709_nAs I was browsing the new book section at my local library I was attracted to a beautiful book, which happened to be as beautiful as the cover. The book is “The Joy of Less” by Francine Joy. She is a minimalist that shares her and the minimalist philosophy, her “STREAMLINE” method, room by room how-to, and lifestyle. It is similar yet different than “Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo which is another lovely book on the point of minimalism.ย 9781607749721

 

If you’re curious what the STREAMLINE method is:

S tart ย  over

T rash, treasure, or transfer

R eason for each item

E verything in its place

A ll surfaces clear

M odules

L imits

I f one comes in, one goes out

N arrow down

E very day maintenance

 

STREAMLINE. Pretty simple.

I found the book refreshing, beneficial, and recommend it to anyone who is on the search for a peaceful home and on the search for a method to declutter and minimalize.

Happy Readings!