Best Books (aka What's on My Nightstand): Micro-Resilience

I've just re-read Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive and Energy. It's the fourth book authored by Bonnie St. John, the first African American to win medals in Olympic Winter competition despite having her right leg amputated at age five. She's now taken what she's learned as a Fortune 500 leadership consultant to help all of us live less hurried lives through small, intentional acts. I most needed the chapter on "resetting your primitive alarms" as I'm prone to have an amygdala hijack when the slightest thing doesn't go my way. Now, just two minutes of "conscious relaxation" combined with a "sensory reset" of lavender oil makes a world of difference. What I loved most about this book is that it's totally accessible—Micro-Resilience is 250 pages, but it reads like a pocket-sized manual for restoration on the go.