Books that inspired me, changed me, opened a new perspective...

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"Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you."

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
by James Nestor
A good book can change your life. This book changed everything for me - my life path and my health. Breathing is a big topic and it is huge enough to maintain our body system to live better and longer.
Related books:
The Oxygen Advantage (by Patrick McKeown), Conscious Breathing (by Anders Olsson), 
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
I believe everyone should know history and origins of our human species. This book filled me with a sense of wonder. Wonder at how far we've come in just a few millennia; wonder at all the twisting roads of history; wonder at where we could possibly end up.
Related books:
21 Lessons for the 21st Century (by Yuval Noah Harari), Homo Deus (by Yuval Noah Harari), 
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Chladová terapie (Cold therapy)
by Libor Mattuš
I do cold plunges into freezing water, cold showers, swimming in cold water, roll naked in the snow because as Wim Hof is saying...
"If you can learn how to use your mind, anything is possible." "Cold is merciless. It shows you where you are. What you are. "I know my body. I know my mind. I know what I can do."
Related books:
The Wim Hof Method (by Wim Hof), What Doesn't Kill Us (by Scott Carney), The Wedge (by Scott Carney)
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Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall
No, this book is not (only) for runners. It's one BIG thrilling adventure, informative, inspiring and fun with great characters. So...
"Just move your legs. Because if you don't think you were born to run, you're not only denying history. You're denying who you are."
Related books:
Born to Run 2 (by Christopher McDougall), Today We Die a Little: Emil Zátopek (by Richard Askwith)
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The Story of San Michele (Kniha o životě a smrti)
by Axel Munthe
A stunningly individual book. A glimpse into another time, through fascinating eyes. In some ways, it feels very ahead-of-its-time, similar to The Star Rover (by Jack London). Beautifully written, emotional, philosophical. It may be largely forgotten today, but it's one of the most-read books of the 20th century.
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Sex at Dawn
by Christopher Ryan, Allyson Johnson
A well-researched, well-written and provocative exploration of how modern sexuality has evolved. Also delves into the topics of war and jealousy...
"Hey! Hey, baby, baby, waitwaitwaitwait. Wait. Wait! Baby, don't... don't freak out. Okay, okay, I know what this looks like, but I can explain! I can explain! I'm just - please, stop crying and listen - I'm just fulfilling my evolutionary heritage and helping to cement social bonds with... um... the pizza boy, but that'snotthepoint!! That's not the point! Look, before you do anything, y'know, drastic, you just need to read this book..."
(source: Chris from Goodreads)
Related books:
Civilized to Death (by Christopher Ryan)
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow is the state in which you are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the concentration is so intense that there is no attention left to think about anything else, or to worry about any problem.
Related books:
Stealing fire (by Steven Kotler)
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První dotek
by Jaroslav Dušek and Pavlína Brzáková
A book about the birth of a child, education, quantum fields, the Universe and love.
Related books:
Na život se nečeká (by Jaroslav Dušek), Tvarytmy (by Jaroslav Dušek and Pavlína Brzáková)
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Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement
by Katy Bowman
I don't believe in fitness centers, I don't like to exercise because I have to. Movement and exercising is not a task. Is not a punishment. I belive in natural, holistic, primal movement throughout the day. Train the whole, not the parts. It's not about training, it's about moving.
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The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
by Eric Jorgenson
This book is pure wisdom. This is the "the-sooner-you-read-the-better" kind of book.
The free version of this book is available online in pdf, mobi and epub file format.
https://www.navalmanack.com/
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The Complete Guide to Fasting
by Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself. As Hippocrates said...
"Every one has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. To eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons."
Related books:
The Star Rover (by Jack London)
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Reminiscencie
by Dominik Dán
I randomly picked one book but all of his 36 crime novels are terrific. Start with the first one and just read...
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Peace_menka pre dušu
by Andrea Kmeťová
Poetry interwoven with the truths of life, playfulness and love. If you need to caress your soul, and we all do, then open your heart and read.
"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."