Emotional Agility by Susan David

Brain Rules by John Medina

Spark by John Ratey

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky (note: this one is long and at times "textbook-y," but it is oh-so worth the read)

Save Your Brain by Michael Colgan

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo

Your Brain on Nature by Eva Selhub & Alan Logan



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