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Matt Cengia

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Alex Korb PhD, Daniel J. Siegel MD: The Upward Spiral (Paperback, 2015, New Harbinger Publications) 4 stars

Review of 'The Upward Spiral' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book was incredibly helpful, with simple, straightforward tips to slowly but surely start forming positive habits (e.g. going for a daily walk, even if it's just to the end of the street), with a solid scientific backing, including citations to many supportive studies.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who's struggling, even just a little, with their mental health.

Scott Pape: The Barefoot Investor (Paperback, 2007, Wiley) 4 stars

Review of 'The Barefoot Investor' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This is a somewhat prescriptive book targeted at fairly traditional family structures. It's great to have some clearly defined steps for how to manage your finances, rather than more general wishy-washy advice, assuming you're within the target demographic for whom this advice makes sense.

I perceived some of the prose as somewhat arrogant, but maybe some people need that sort of upfront and direct approach; it didn't quite work for me.

My intent is to use this as a basis for where to start researching what would work for me, and take from the book what works for me, and leave what doesn't.