This does not claim to be a road-map for beating cancer. These are resources that have helped me in my ongoing journey.
- Falling Upward, by Richard Rohr
- The Immortal Diamond, by Richard Rohr
- Living Buddha, Living Christ, by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved, by Kate Bowler
- Saint Francis of Assisi, by G.K. Chesterton
- The Obstacle Is the Way, by Ryan Holiday
- Ego Is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday
- Stillness Is the Key, by Ryan Holiday (brand spankin’ new)
- Comedy, Sex, God, by Pete Holmes
- Skin In the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Recovery– This spotify playlist is a set of 8 songs that I would listen to in the morning during my recovery from brain surgery at home. There are some heavy songs and some celebratory songs. I was trying to balance the weight of my trauma with a bright outlook for whatever day I was waking up to. This playlist is meant to be played in order.
Strength– This spotify playlist is pure, positive energy. I listened to it throughout the summer when I could start driving and was capable of typical day-to-day tasks during treatment. Yes, it’s got Katy Perry, and Mumford and Sons, and Coldplay. It’s meant to be played LOUD and unapologetically. I would listen to this in the morning, typically in the shower. Dancing and singing along was involved and SHOULD be. This playlist is meant to be played on shuffle.
Rhythm– This spotify playlist is nice and smooth. It’s something to start the day with. Sometimes you don’t need high energy. Sometimes you just need some easy songs to follow your heart beat. This playlist is meant to be played on shuffle.
- Walk With Me (available on Netflix)
- PBS Hero with a Thousand Faces (with Bill Moyers) (available on Netflix)
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
- The Red Balloon (35 minutes short, silent film. Available on youtube currently)
- American Made (still working on a link to the actual film. Hard to find at the moment.)
- Lecture on Stoicism and Marcus Aurelius by Professor Michael Sugrue