๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธHealth & Wellness


Managing Your Mind by Gillian Butler
This book is a comprehensive guide to mental fitness. I refer to the table of contents in this book when I'm performing a 360-degree audit of my health.
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
I wish I had prioritized sleep more when I was younger. I would have been happier and I would have performed at a higher level too. We now know that sleep is a critical component of wellness and a keystone habit to a slew of other healthy habits. Read Why We Sleep to learn the fascinating neuroscience of sleep.
Burnout by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski
Real talk: I've been managing burnout for more than a decade (see: pretending I didn't need sleep all my college years). In addition to just stopping before I run myself into the ground, I've learned better repair strategies over the years. This book was helpful in learning how.
How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
Relaxing is a surprisingly difficult skill. This was a helpful guide.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Habits save time and energy; good habits lay the foundation for a success.

๐ŸŒฑ Healing


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner
Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of ADD by Gabor Mate
Healing Collective Trauma by Thomas Hubl

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Business & Entrepreneurship


Deep Work by Cal Newport
This book helped me understand the process of deep work, and also to stop feeling guilty for protecting my time and energy to do it.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The how-to guide for building a startup. My VC recommended this book, and I regularly refer to its concepts to help make decisions.
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
A game-changing book on how to communicate with more compassion and connection.
The Person You Mean To Be by Dolly Chugh
This is an actually actionable book both for (1) how to actually wrap our heads around invisible-seeming biases and (2) do something helpful about it.
Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson
Not a page-turner, unfortunately, but recommended reading in order to raise venture money while conserving legal fees.

โœจ Joy


Devotions by Mary Oliver
Rilke's Book of Hours translated by Anita Barrows
The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee
Dining In by Alison Roman