What’s On Your Reading List?

I know Sundays are usually for Skincare Sunday but like I’ve said before, skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body as much as what goes on outside your body. As much you have to nourish your body physically, you also have to make sure your mind is mentally stimulated.

How do you keep your mind stimulated? Aside from challenging yourself each and every day at work, how do you stimulate your brain?

My husband once told me that individuals in high level positions (i.e. CEOs) read one book a week. Recently, I met an individual in an executive position and she stated that in a year, she finishes 50 books. During high school and undergraduate studies, I’ve always had a mentor who has been able to give me invaluable advice. As I began my career, I switched into being the mentor role and have loved being able to be the one to give advice to others and see how the advice has positively impacted his/her life. No matter what stage of life one is in, I believe you could always benefit from having a mentor.

TRUTH: I lack having a mentor in life right now. Parents can offer advice; however, it’s not the same type of advice as you would receive from a mentor.  As I physically lack a mentor figure in my life right now, why not turn to books? There are so many great books on a variety of topics now; I’m sure there’s great advice in there. Growing up, I have always been an avid reader. I remember over one summer when I was  younger, I won the prize at the local library for having read the most amount of books.  I don’t know what has stopped me from reading but I must pick it up again. I do want to make it a stretch goal to read a book a week for the rest of the year.

Let me know what’s on your reading list.

Recently, books I have read include:

  1. WEconomy by: Carl Kielburger, Holly Branson and Marc Kielburger

I believe the WEconomy is very millennial in terms of mindset. As a millennial, I have chosen a career in which it can be both meaningful but also purposeful. At my current stage in life, I’m trying to figure out what is next for me in terms of career. I want to be able to take it to the next level but am unsure of how to go about.

2. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

I’ve always been a fan of the work of Margaret Atwood so it was nice to dive back into one of her novels. 🙂

3. Educated by Tara Westover

I’ve heard from multiple individuals how amazing this book is. It really is amazing to read about someone’s real life experience about coming from a very religious Mormon family and a background of no formal education  but be able to achieve so much both in the academic world and in her personal life despite multiple challenges. Reading about the struggles of the author really put a new perspective on my own issues in life. What’s really important? 😉

The Book I am Currently Reading:

  1. A  House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

I was very lucky to be able to hear Amanda Lindhout speak at a conference recently. What came through the talk is the importance of being resilient and how to learn to deal with situations. The big question is: Is life happening to you or is life happening for you?

On my To Read List:

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Have you read her book? Give me your thoughts! 🙂

Food For Thought: As a way to stimulate your mind, does reading come to mind? How often are you reading? Is your mind nourished properly to help better skin health?




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