Category: Book Review

“The Kindness Cure” Book

Posted by davidjsinger - January 31, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Book, Book Review, Empathy, Giving, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Leadership
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Because gratitude, happiness, and positive leadership are favorite subjects of my blog posts, I was given the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of The Kindness Cure, by Tara Cousineau, PhD, which will be published on February 2. “Be Nice” is the second of my Six Simple Rules and when I was writing Six Simple Rules […]

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Holding on Is Holding You Back

Posted by davidjsinger - December 20, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Book, Book Review, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization, Simplify
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This is a guest post by Courtney Carver. I had the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of Courtney’s new book Soulful Simplicity, which will be published December 26th by Tarcher/Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, and I asked if she would like to write a piece about one of the ideas I found […]

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Book Review: Waking Up

Posted by davidjsinger - November 15, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Present, Book Review, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness
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I have been a long-time student of the power of our thoughts. That’s part of why I enjoyed Waking Up by Sam Harris, a book that focuses a great deal on the power of our thoughts. Before cell phones, when we saw someone walking down the street talking to himself, we imagined they had a […]

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Want to Be More Productive at Work? Spend Time with Family.

Posted by davidjsinger - September 20, 2017 - Be Happy, Book Review, Family, Happiness, Well-Being, Work
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I recently read The Power of Having Fun, the brand-new book by Dave Crenshaw. I am a big believer in taking time off to make time for yourself and for your family. I’ve had the good fortune of having taken that time over most of the past 20 years. I took control of my own […]

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Smartphones & Happiness: Book Review

Posted by davidjsinger - April 12, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Present, Book Review, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Well-Being
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My next door neighbor invited me over a few months ago to check out his “Alexa” (the electronic device from Amazon you can ask to do things for you). I had only heard a bit about Alexa at that point. He showed me the way he uses it to control the music, lights, and heating […]

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Super-Productive: Book Review

Posted by davidjsinger - March 8, 2017 - Be Organized, Book Review, Habits, Learning, Organization
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“Be Organized” is one of my Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. I felt very qualified to write about that subject because I’m about as organized as a person can be. That also makes me feel very qualified to review the new book, Super-Productive: 120 Strategies to Do More and Stress Less by Sharon […]

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Book: Asking for It

Posted by davidjsinger - November 23, 2016 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Book, Book Review, Family, Leadership, Learning, Teens, Well-Being
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I recently read Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, by Kate Harding. Harding pulls no punches in her assault on rape culture. She gives examples that will surely disgust any thinking person. “If we all abhor rape,” she says, “how did people working on Belvedere Vodka’s […]

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Habits: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Posted by davidjsinger - June 8, 2016 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Book Review, Habits, Learning, Well-Being
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For several years, I’ve been wanting to read “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman. When the book came out, the reviews made me feel I would love it. I finally read and found it an incredibly interesting read. It wasn’t a fast read, which is part of why it took me so long to […]

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Minimalism: The More of Less

Posted by davidjsinger - June 1, 2016 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Book Review, Giving, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Minimalism, Organization
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Since 2011, when I published my book and began blogging, I have also been a regular reader of other blogs. My favorite, Becoming Minimalist, has countless useful posts to help you have a simpler, better life. Reading Becoming Minimalist, and other minimalism blogs, led to several changes in my life. The first was changing my […]

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Book: Missoula & Staying Safe

Posted by davidjsinger - October 14, 2015 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Book, Book Review, Family, Leadership, Learning, Teens, Well-Being
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I recently finished reading an extremely disturbing book, Missoula, by John Krakauer. Krakauer is the author of two other fascinating, non-fiction books I had read, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild. While Missoula was disturbing, I couldn’t put it down. Subtitled “Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” the book recounts several […]

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