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NOTABLE
RESOURCES

With so much information available these days, it can be hard to sift through the noise to find what's most informative.

 

This page is dedicated to resources we use most in our professional and personal lives. Books, newsletters, videos, and much more. These are the 'cream of crop', and worthy of your time. 

Check back often for new or updated additions.

Books
Our Top Three Reads On Addiction

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Countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Gabor Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction – all addiction – is in fact a case of human development gone askew.

Dr. Maté, who for twelve years practiced medicine in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside – North America’s most concentrated area of drug use, begins by telling the stories of his patients, who, in their destitution and uniformly tragic histories, represent one extreme of the addictive spectrum. With his trademark compassion and unflinching narrative eye, he brings to life their ill-fated and mostly misunderstood struggle for relief or escape, through substance use, from the pain that has tormented them since childhood.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté

Video

Gabor Maté

What is amiss in our lives that we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our spirits?

 

As relevant today as it was 15 years ago, this talk explains so much about the roots of addiction, and is the perfect accompaniment to his book, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts". 

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Addiction Story

Brandon Novak

Famous from Jackass and Viva La Bam, Brandon Novak was on top of the world. That is, until drugs and alcohol took everything

This one-hour video is an in-depth account of his rise and fall, and how recovery allowed him to rise again - this time to greater heights that he could have ever imagined. 

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Newsletter

3-2-1 by James Clear

One of the most popular newsletters in the world. Every Thursday, James Clear emails short, precise, and easy-to-digest nuggets of wisdom around habits, routine, success, challenges, and much more. 

It's certainly worth your time.

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Spirituality

Cory Muscara

Cory is a former monk, mindfulness advisor, and an instructor at U of Pennsylvania.

 

His spiritual wisdom is infinite, and can be delivered directly to you everyday by texting the word "Growth" to 1-631-305-2874. (There are no fees) 

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App

Day One Journal

Day One is what a journal app should be. 

With the ability to have multiple journals, templates designed by you (or from their many selections), password protected, and synced across all your devices, journalling has never been easier. 

The best part is "on this day", where it shows entries from past years, ensuring reflection, contemplation, and memory retention. 

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Step Study

Take the 12

Take the 12 is a website created by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

He created Take the 12 for his sponsee's, as an easier way for them to navigate the steps and find required information. 

 

A incredible feat, and a beautiful way to work through the steps, the traditions, the concepts, and much more.  

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A Life Well Lived

Philosophy of Leisure

What if overachievement and productivity aren't the panacea we expected them to be?

What if there was a philosophy of leisure instead, and life could be lived with faith, verve, and accomplishment, and it benefitted not only you, but those you love, and, indeed, the world?

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