For the Roman philosopher and politician Cicero, cultivating the intellect was essential to the good life. He once said that all you need in life is a garden and a library, and many times waxed poetic about his love of reading.
“Read at every wait;
read at all hours;
read within leisure;
read in times of labor;
read as one goes in;
read as one goest out.”
“The task of the educated mind is simply put:
read to lead.”
These are some of the books I recommend you read.
By reading you are preparing your brain to be resilient and adaptable for the inevitable earthquakes we all experience in our lives.
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen
Anxiet, Phobias & Panic Attacks1
Art as Therapy1
Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time (Norton Professional Books (Paperback))1
Empathy: Why It Matters, And How To Get It1
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me1
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)1