Category Archives: Fiction

Works of fiction that I find inspiring, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting.

“The Positive Dog” by Jon Gordon Part Two

The most important decision we can make it so choose faith instead of fear. All of our negativity is rooted in fear. Complaining, anger, jealousy, and sadness are ultimately caused by fear that expresses itself in negative ways. Fear of … Continue reading

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“The Positive Dog” by Jon Gordon Part One

The lessons in this book are simple yet powerful. The author’s own motto is “Simple if Powerful”. This falls in line with the idea of asking yourself “Is this useful?” as in “10% Happier.” You could easily read this book … Continue reading

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“Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” by Alexander Eben, M.D.

I would not call myself religious. I do have faith. There are many things in this world that science alone cannot explain. Even a sense a contentment or happiness could be explained scientifically by the influence of dopamine on neuroreceptors, … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

“The Organized Mind” praises the value of literary fiction in helping us become more cognitively flexible and empathetic towards others emotions. Not 100% sure if “The Hunger Games” trilogy falls under pulp fiction, to which there is questionable value, but … Continue reading

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“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

This book really tugged at my heart-strings. As a dog lover myself, I couldn’t help to look at my own dog while reading this book. Deeper than that, there were some excellent lessons in this book about determination and insight … Continue reading

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