Book picks as published in the September 13, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Beauty of Discomfort : how what we avoid is what we need
By Amanda Lang
Successful people don’t merely tolerate discomfort–they embrace it and seek it out again and again. Business founders and university students, top athletes and couch potatoes, meditation gurus and military leaders all have very different ways of coping with discomfort, but the most successful among them believe that withstanding discomfort is a skill that has helped them.
Life on the Ground Floor : letters to the edge of emergency medicine
By James Maskalyk
In this deeply personal book, humanitarian doctor James Maskalyk draws upon his experience treating patients in the world’s emergency rooms. From Toronto to Addis Ababa, Cambodia to Bolivia, he discovers that although the cultures, resources and challenges of each hospital may differ, they are linked indelibly by the ground floor: the location of their emergency rooms.