Get Lit with Kit – Best of January 2019

I read a great collection of short stories, Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh. If you’re a fan of Joyce Carol Oates, you’ll enjoy this American author as she explores the dark side of human nature. Also consumed was Robert Green’s Laws of Human Nature, a fascinating dissection of psychology and power dynamics. I particularly relished Green’s … More Get Lit with Kit – Best of January 2019

Holistic Health: Applying Best Practices to Optimize Performance for Students

Earlier this month, I attended a conference at The Running School in London. The topic was biomechanics + neuromuscular repatterning as it relates to movement and pain management after injury or trauma. What was interesting was how multi-faceted the process is, especially considering the role that nutrition and sleep play in recovery. These are two … More Holistic Health: Applying Best Practices to Optimize Performance for Students

Get Lit with Kit – Best of October 2018

I finally got my hands on a copy of Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. His work echoed some of the epigenetic research. It’s encouraging to think that practice and repetition can free us from unhealthy patterns and facilitate mastery of skill.  I tried to encapsulate the take aways in this Instagram post. Using that knowledge, and relying … More Get Lit with Kit – Best of October 2018

Get Lit with Kit – Best of September 2018

Beginning with books…it was a powerful few weeks. Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved topped my list as it chronicled experiences in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the subsequent psychology of World War Two survivors. Also significant, and saturated with humor, is Eddie Huang’s Fresh off the Boat. It’s a tongue in cheek memoir of his early … More Get Lit with Kit – Best of September 2018

Get Lit with Kit – Best of August 2018

I read Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan (name pun!!). It fascinated and inspired me to comment in my blog. Check out my piece Earthly Entitlements, then delve into Pollan’s work. I also enjoyed The Collected Stories by Alexandr Pushkin. There’s something about those Russians…It was a good way to cool down during this hot summer. 😉 A final … More Get Lit with Kit – Best of August 2018

Get Lit with Kit – best of July 2018

  I’ve been hearing about the benefits of transcendental meditation for years. This month I finally read Jack Forem’s book on the subject. I fully intend to explore further. Will keep you posted. (Along similar lines, this article on focus and attention can help you find the sweet spot and get things done in flow. It’s long, presumably to … More Get Lit with Kit – best of July 2018

Get Lit with Kit #23

The Trial by Franz Kafka is an existential novel that will make you want to tear out your hair. If you have ever been trapped in a situation that can only be described as absurdly infuriating (i.e. Kafkaesque) then you will appreciate this book, and maybe even experience a catharsis. For other Absolute Absurdity titles, watch my book … More Get Lit with Kit #23

Get Lit with Kit #22

I have been following Jordan Peterson for a while on YouTube. He wrote the book Maps of Meaning, and has a great lecture series on the same topic that I recommend. His newest project 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos is a must read. Check out his Slaying the Dragon lecture, and bump his books to the top of your … More Get Lit with Kit #22

Get Lit with Kit #20

Children’s books are often dismissed by “serious readers” yet these picture stories frequently offer sophisticated wisdoms. It’s a shame to think that they have nothing to offer. One of my favorite picture book authors is Allen Say, you can see in these interviews what a special soul he is (I strongly recommend watching all of the clips). … More Get Lit with Kit #20