Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett is an excellent book. Brackett has been a part of 30 years of research at Yale University and has identified five skills to be an “emotion scientist.” We must recognize, understand the cause, label, express feelings appropriately for our culture, and regulate emotions (i.e., we control them rather than being controlled by them).

One of the concepts I like most is the idea that emotions are information. Often we discount or ignore emotions and do not realize that they are a very important information source.

Got those extra “COVID 15” pounds? Well, you are not alone. Thinner, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews looks at food, diet, calories, and exercise and clarifies myths and misunderstandings about those.

Nutrition and diet have always been important to me because of some family genetic tendencies toward diabetes, which I do not have and do not want. My father lost much of his eyesight because of it (macular degeneration). Therefore, I am careful.

The book reminded me of the value of weight training, which I am researching at this time.

Great book if you are looking to clarify some of your questions about fitness.