Simply Good Life — Best of Part 1

Hi all, in the next few weeks I’ll be sending you some of my favorite books, apps, links and quotes. Enjoy my personal highlights!

Favorite Book and Podcast — Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. Check out his book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” or the fantastic sleep podcast with the master of podcasting Joe Rogan.

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walkerwww.goodreads.com

Favorite Book

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife died. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with purpose.

Here are some of my favorite quotes

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Franklwww.goodreads.com

Favorite Video

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An inspiring story.

Favorite App

I meditate every day, usually with the InsightTimer app. It’s the largest free library of guided meditations on earth with more than 20000 titles and #1 free app for meditation & sleep. Enjoy!

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Quote I Love

Another quote from “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl

Whoever was still alive had reason for hope. Health, family, happiness, professional abilities, fortune, position in society — all these were things that could be achieved again or restored. After all, we still had all our bones intact. Whatever we had gone through could still be an asset to us in the future. And I quoted from Nietzsche:

“Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.”

(That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.)

Please send me your favorites as a reply or in our Simply Good Life Whatsapp group.

Have a great week-end

Adam

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Helping with Innovation, Transition and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | Working at @softwareag. A minimalist living a good life.

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Adam Egger

Helping with Innovation, Transition and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | Working at @softwareag. A minimalist living a good life.