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 … Continue reading Book club The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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 … Continue reading You can be 25% happier

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 … Continue reading Book Club – Take the Stairs

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 … Continue reading The start of my reading list for 2017

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 … Continue reading 10 things I learnt from Nora Ephron

Currently reading – No More Regrets

I picked this book up at the library on the title alone.  Regrets are something I think the majority of us struggle with over a life time.  I know I do.  I'm sure we all have lists in our heads over what if, I should have or I shouldn't have. After reading the book I … Continue reading Currently reading – No More Regrets

What I am learning as a blogger and more

I confess I am a self-help junkie.  I enjoy finding a book that will challenge me to think differently and/or push my boundaries.  Two books I have read and completed more than once are:  Cheryl Richardson Life Makeovers.  Broken down into 52 chapters on practical & inspiring ways to improve your life one week at a … Continue reading What I am learning as a blogger and more

Today I will begin a new life…..lessons to take away

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." I found that quote in a small book by Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman in the World.   It was originally published in 1968 but all the material is still relevant today.  It tells the story of how a young man became the … Continue reading Today I will begin a new life…..lessons to take away

How to be Parisian – book club!

How to be Parisian wherever you are, by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas.  I came across this book via the internet and thought it looked interesting.  If it has anything to do with travel I'm hooked right away. I thought hmm... what could I take away from being Parisian?  It was a light, … Continue reading How to be Parisian – book club!

Personal Mission Statement

The first time I read about Personal Mission Statements was in Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Today when everything seems full-throttle and we are pulled in every direction I think having a Personal Mission Statement can keep us focused and maybe grounded. Our Personal Mission Statement should touch on what … Continue reading Personal Mission Statement