A Few Book Recommendations As You Graduate

Graduation marks the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and growth. It’s a momentous occasion that signifies not just the end of one chapter, but the beginning of a new journey filled with endless possibilities. Here are three book recommendations for you to consider as you begin down your new path.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Starting off with a classic, “Atomic Habits” by James Clear is a comprehensive guide on how to build good habits and break bad ones. The book emphasizes the power of small, incremental changes—what Clear calls “atomic habits”—and how these can lead to remarkable results over time. Clear provides a framework for understanding habits, as well as practical strategies for making lasting change.

“Atomic Habits” provides a science-backed framework for understanding and changing habits. It offers actionable advice that can be applied to various areas of life, from health and fitness to productivity and personal development. By focusing on small, consistent changes and aligning habits with your identity, Clear shows how anyone can create lasting positive change.

It’s always a good time to work on our habits, especially as we graduate and prepare for starting a new journey. Whatever it is you want to do more of, whether it’s starting a new hobby or getting a little extra sleep, “Atomic Habits” can help you continue your path in a positive direction.

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H Murthy M.D.

Graduation can be bittersweet. It’s a time to celebrate all of our accomplishments and look forward to new adventures, but it can also be a time where we part ways from people and places that we’ve grown close to. Sometimes that process can feel very lonely, even if we’re excited for what comes next.

Written by the former Surgeon General of the United States, this book explores the profound impact of loneliness on our health and well-being. Murthy emphasizes the importance of human connection and offers strategies to build stronger, more fulfilling relationships. A blend of scientific evidence, personal insights, and practical advice make the book a compelling call to action to prioritize and nurture our relationships, both on an individual and societal level.

This book teaches us that if you’re experiencing loneliness, you’re not alone. But more importantly, it offers some strategies you can implement to build meaningful connections in your own life.

Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan

Speaking of building meaningful connections, the name of this book speaks for itself. “Inclusion on Purpose” takes us a step deeper into our understanding of connection by showing us how to be intentional about creating a culture of belonging.

“Inclusion on Purpose” is a guide to fostering inclusive and equitable workplaces. Tulshyan offers a comprehensive approach to creating cultures of belonging where everyone can thrive, with a particular focus on intersectionality and the experiences of women of color.

This book provides a thorough and practical guide for individuals and organizations committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. By centering the experiences of women of color and emphasizing the importance of intersectionality, Tulshyan offers valuable insights and strategies for creating workplaces where everyone can truly belong and thrive. The book is a call to action for leaders and allies to take intentional steps towards building more inclusive and equitable environments.

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