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Readable Solutions Highlights for February 2024

February 15, 2024 | by Amy Cantin, Manager - Content Development

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

- Joseph Addison

Happy February!

As we recognize Wellness Learning Month here at Skillsoft, I began thinking about the ways that reading can actually promote wellness. While our collective days increasingly get filled with countless obligations, to-do lists, and meetings, taking care of our physical and mental health has never been more important. Let's explore how we can accomplish this through reading!

Reading is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety. When we read, we can cast our worries aside and completely focus on the overall message of the book or article. This form of escapism can help us relax and unwind, reduce stress levels, and find a sense of calm. Amazingly enough, reading can help improve sleep quality too, which is critical for overall health and wellness. Reading before bed can relax our minds and reduce stress levels, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

Do you want to boost your brain power? Reading stimulates the brain and can improve cognitive function, memory, and concentration. Studies have shown that reading for as little as 15-30 minutes per day can reduce the chances of cognitive decline that sometimes occurs during the aging process.

Reading can also be a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth. By reading books on personal development and wellness, we can gain insights into our own thoughts and behaviors, and learn new strategies for improving our overall wellness. This can help us become more self-aware and better equipped to manage our mental and emotional well-being. Be sure to check out this month's OFF THE SHELF book club which features a bookshelf of resources that are focused on achieving wellness.

Whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognitive function, get better sleep, or engage in self-reflection, reading can help you achieve your goals. So go ahead, open a book or listen to an audiobook, and start reading for wellness!

This newsletter features new releases, a roadmap for the next three months, information about our monthly book club selections and bookshelves, occasional publisher updates, and other book-related news. As you browse through this month's new releases, I invite you to keep finding new ways to incorporate our readable solutions into your learning path.


We are thrilled to announce that we have licensed the following best-sellers from our esteemed publisher partner, IT Revolution Press! Watch for their release on Percipio soon!

Beginning with the publication of the bestselling book The Phoenix Project, IT Revolution Press quickly became known for their commitment to helping technology leaders achieve their goals through publishing, events, and research.

We add new content daily and remain committed to offering best-in-class content from our valued publisher partners. Check out some of these recently released books, audiobooks, and book summaries, and add them to your reading list!

OFF THE SHELF book club


Learning about wellness helps us understand the different ways in which we can take care of our physical, mental and emotional health. By knowing how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, improve our overall quality of life, and increase our lifespan. This month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources to empower you to take control of your own health journey.

Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for this bookshelf.


In The New Nimble: Leading in the Age of Change, accomplished author, professor, and consultant Jay Sullivan delivers a clear, tangible, and actionable guide to implementing flexibility and creativity in your enterprise. Through interviews with senior leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines, the author shows you the trends and behaviors that allowed successful companies to navigate the changing realities and complexities that have defined recent years, including the COVID-19 crisis, the increasing awareness of racial injustice in society, and the January 6th insurrection.

The New Nimble demonstrates how organizations can internalize and institutionalize lessons from recent paradigm shifts in thinking and learn how to apply those lessons to their everyday operations and to prepare for the next major challenge.

The New Nimble: Leading in the Age of Change is available on Percipio as a digital book and an audiobook.

The New Nimble: Leading in the Age of Change by Jay Sullivan | Wiley, © 2023
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