Winning Resources

Resources mentioned in the book Winning At Life (even when you feel like 💩) and anything otherwise generally helpful.

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Top picks


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns (ebook) (print)



Fitbit Charge 2 – My favorite

Bare bones step counter — not going to lie, this is pretty low quality. I wouldn’t expect this to hold up long. But I did mention that a step counter was available for under $5, and this is better than nothing.


Laser Sharp Focus by Joanna Jast (ebook)






The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elod (ebook) (print)



Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David, PhD (ebook) (print)


A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Susan Oakley, PhD (etextbook) (print)



f.lux software Seriously, if you have a Mac, get this free package.


Laser Sharp Focus by Joanna Jast. ISBN 978-0473349332. Above.

You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns. ISBN 0-688-03633-3. Above

Overall Health

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone

For People with Mental Health Problems

Social Support: Getting and Staying Connected

EntreArchitect Mark R. LePage

You’re The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With

Placebo Thyself

Ellie Comes to Town (Andy Griffith Show episode)

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. ISBN 0979019710

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. ISBN 0385528752


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns. Above

You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How. Ibid.

Emotional Agility by Susan David, PhD. ISBN 1592409490. Above.

A Mind for Numbers by Susan Oakley, PhD. ISBN 039916524X. Above

Physical Health

Move More!

Exercise for Mental Health, Ashish Sharma, M.D.; Vishal Madaan, M.D.; and Frederick D. Petty, M.D.

Amount of Daily Walking Predicts Energy, Mood, Personality, and Health by Robert E. Thayer, Lisa Biakanja, Priscilla O’Hanian, Katerina A.T. Sorrell, Anna Balasanian, Amber S. Clemens, Jennifer O. Fasi

How much physical activity do adults need?

What Famous Writers Know About Walking

Sweat More!

Study: Memory Benefits Of Exercise Tied To Cannabinoid System

Physical Exercise Performed Four Hours after Learning Improves Memory Retention and Increases Hippocampal Pattern Similarity during Retrieval. Eelco V. van Dongen, Ingrid H.P. Kersten, Isabella C. Wagner, Richard G.M. Morris, Guillén Fernández

What Happens to Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier

Sleep More!

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep

Depression and Sleep

What is Sleep Hygiene?

f.lux (software)

Eat Better!

The Sugar Conspiracy

Metabolic Syndrome

Healthy eating. Only Human podcast, Feb 8, 2016

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Enteric Nervous System

10 Foods That Boost Concentration

Brain Fog Treatment: 6 Foods That Clear Brain Fog

3 Important Ways To Know If A Supplement You Are Taking Is Safe or Effective

Stanford Introduction to Food and Health (free online class)

Mental Health

Fire Your Inner Heckler

Taming Your Inner Critic: 7 Steps To Silencing The Negativity

Henry Ford attributed quote (Whether You Believe You Can Do a Thing or Not…)

Stranger Than Fiction, Sony Pictures

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, see above.

5 Immediate and Easy Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic

Banish Negativity

Confronting the Negativity Bias

Swearing to Make Your Point: A Tale of F**k and Sh*t

Do we swear too much?

Five Scary Things Negativity is Doing to Your Health

Memetics & Social Contagion: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

What If?

Defensive Driving Safety Training

Learn to Respond, Not React

Find Your Higher Purpose

The Sims, EA Maxis.

This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets

5 Whys

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix Original Series:

How To Achieve Instant Success, The Ray Edwards Show podcast, Feb 13, 2017.

Success: a worthy destination, Earl Nightingale.

Everything Else

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