My Book a Day Challenge

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
Harry S. Truman

This may sound like a crazy concept, but I read from a book every day. Sure there are days that I miss, but I make up for it and do two or three in a day. It is something that I am doing as a challenge, but truly all great leaders have been readers and this is something that I want to live up to in my field of Holistic Health. Even the word “holistic” refers to interconnecting the whole.

This is why I plan on reading a vast array of books and putting up my own commentary on them. Some will be short, others long, but I plan on giving you my takeaways from the book and how you can use the concepts to help yourself.  I want to preface this that I am in no way trying to get the entire concept of the book to you as this will only be my interpretation of the author’s words. I encourage you to start with a book a month, week or even day for yourself to see how it can transform all parts of your life.


The Primal Blueprint

Primal BP

My “One Thing” What we do to ourselves influences our health. Seems obvious, but we continue to do things that destroy our bodies. Other Key Concepts We shape our genes The 10 Primal Blueprint Laws Turn genes on and off … Continued

The 4-Hour Body


My “One Thing” You can change just about anything about your body if you are willing to make the proper changes. This can be for the good or the bad. Doing the right changes can give you very dramatic improvements, … Continued

The Hoops Whisperer

The Hoops Whisperer

My “One Thing” Follow your Passion and be the best at what you do. Other Key Concepts Being at your 99% in your profession- would you be the best in yours? Use faith more than dreams “I work from my … Continued

The Way of the Shaman

way of the shaman

My “One Thing” Be sure to keep your power full to stay happy, healthy and safe Other Key Concepts xix. Shamans use ancient techniques to achieve and maintain well-being and healing for themselves and others. xxi. Maintenance of personal power … Continued

A Thousand Names for Joy

A Thousand Names For Joy: How To Live In Harmony With The Way Things Are

My “One Thing” Only you can make you happy or not Other Key Concepts This is the author’s response to the Tao Te Ching xiii. “The Work”- This is what the authors wants you to do regarding any conflicts that … Continued

Sam Walton: Made in America

My One Thing: It is important to understand all parts of business Other Key Concepts 1. Success has a price 4. Integrity 5. Learn to negotiate All rich are frugal and understand money- they invest in accounting, financial and other … Continued

Evolutionary Psychology

My One Thing: Altruism Other Key Concepts 2. “Understanding the human mind/brain mechanisms in evolutionary perspective is the goal of the new scientific discipline evolutionary psychology.” Why is the mind designed the way it is? How is the human mind … Continued

When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead

My One Thing: Keep going and you can’t fail. Other Key Concepts p1 “Every minute doing one thing is a minute not doing another” “Savor life, don’t press too hard, don’t worry too much” -Jerry’s philosophy, however he says screw … Continued

The Selfish Gene

My One Thing: Our bodies at the gene level are selfish for sure. However, we still have control over this and we have the ability to be altruistic. Other Key Concepts p3 Our genes are selfish, but we need not obey … Continued

The Lessons of History

My One Thing: Learn from history and don’t repeat the bad Other Key Concepts 11. Do we keep repeating history? 17. Man makes civilization, not the earth 19. Life is competition and selection, however cooperation must exist 21. Life must … Continued


My One Thing: Working together we can set out to do what we want. Other Key Concepts 18. Sun God was Virakocha or Kon-Tiki from Peru 21. Can the Pacific be crossed in a raft? 32. Only need a small … Continued

Civilization & Its Discontents

My One Thing: We are all sharing in the shaping of our future. What are you doing to help or hinder? Other Key Concepts 40. Science, art and religion are all one 44. We can be happy anytime- do it … Continued

Managing Oneself

My One Thing: Go through this and find out what your answers are. Do not lie to yourself as it will make it harder later on in life. Key Concepts: Strengths p. 2 Find weakness Feedback analysis- make a key … Continued