Take aways from books

I am a self-help junkie. I'm pretty well up to reading anything self-help wise. From creativity, time management and happiness. You name it I have likely read a book on that topic. I was looking at my books and decided to do a post on some take-aways. Here are my top ones and why. PS …

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Question and answer for this!!

   I'm dating myself but I remember when paper diaries were the rage.  I had a five year diary that I wrote in pretty regularly, for well, five years.  It was turquoise and had a lock. Very important.   A friend gave me Q and A for the soul. It has 365 questions and potentially …

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Book review – Indistractable

I thought this book deserved a review.  Nir Eyal discusses a lot of what we are currently living through.  A fast pace I want it yesterday distractable world.  He doesn't have us tossing out devices or living like hermits to become indistractable.  He give real live examples of what we can do. Being indistractable means …

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Subtle Art of Giving a ….. and spoons. Related??

I'm currently reading The Subtle Art of not giving a F*ck.  The author talks about, well giving a F*ck, but in the sense that we all do and we all will.  It is about deciding what F*cks to give.  Basically life can be rough and we have to deal with it. Not deny what is …

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Mighty Ugly – not me the book !

I am a bit of a self-help junkie.  I wanted a book on creativity to get my juices flowing.  So did a search of my library and found Make it Mighty Ugly by Kim Piper Werker. Of course the title caught my eye! The book starts with identifying our "heroes". Or strengths. Things ranging from …

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Book club The Clockmaker’s Daughter

I'm a back alley person. Where does this lead? Where will I pop out at? What will I see along the way? Okay I'm heading in. So for me this story had back alleys. Side stories to explore, characters weaved in and out giving us glimpses of the main story. Enough glimpses to push the …

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You can be 25% happier

I read Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons.  He is one of the leading researchers in studying gratitude.  Statistics says we can be 25% happier if we keep a gratitude journal.  He states that keeping a gratitude journal leads to increased feelings of connectedness, improved relationships, better copying with stress, and a greater sense of purpose and …

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Book Club – Take the Stairs

I am a declared self-help junkie.  I enjoy a good self-help book on pretty well anything, from creativity to time management to getting out of rut.  I recently read Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden and knew I had to share a little of his take on achieving success. Rory says we have become an …

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The start of my reading list for 2017

Reading is one of my favorite things to do.  I love finding a new author and/or series and diving in.  I thought I'd share the start of my reading list for 2017. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.  My friend and fellow blogger Wanda over at A Wandafulthing saw a Ted Talk with Lidia Yuknavitch, I …

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10 things I learnt from Nora Ephron

I had a crash course on what women of a certain age should know (really all women) by Nora Ephron and her book I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts on being a women.  She made me laugh, gasp, run to the mirror and feel I have always been behind the eight ball …

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