Past Months

August

We have all experienced moments in our lives that have had tremendous impact on us. Chip & Dan's book explore four elements that are key on creating that impact, detail the components within each element and how we can better ignite these in our lives, our work, our teams. Three personal take aways from this read are the improved degree in which I understand the number of variables that can both create and shape a moment, the what + how of those variables for application and a new perspective on how to approach situations to have...more powerful moments.

July

After reading two of Jeanine Cummins's fiction books, I easily picked up A Rip in Heaven, not fully aware of what I was stepping into. The author provides us a tough to fathom, step-by-step process of what her family experienced with the vicious murders of her two cousins Julie & Robin Kerry. Reading this book gave me insight on where we easily get caught on focusing (the murderer and the level of the horrific crime) versus the victim. I'm still processing the experience her brother Tom went through during the investigation process... We have much to improve in our 'systems'.

June

The majority of us are taught little about death; including the grieving process and how to be around + support others while they deal with the loss of someone they care about. Sandberg's book is, in my opinion, a must-read for us all. The insights and suggestions are useful and can increase our humility, empathy and ability to be present for both ourselves and others.

May

Veggies

As I continue to watch, read and hear about the impact of meat manufacturing on our earth, I am exploring more about vegetarianism. Neither of my boys have any interest which adds to my already challenged kitchen. Simply - I'm educating myself and exploring as I go.

So you want to talk about race

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I typically share non-fiction reads on my website. I'm posting Lisa Genova's work, Every Note Played because of what it offered me educationally, while being a story too. The insight I now have about ALS from this book, is a perspective I will hold onto. A very well written book, that I feel fortunate to have picked up.

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White Fragility: Why it's hard for white people to talk about racism

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August 2018

Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.

July 2018

An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

June 2018

A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.

May 2018

With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

April 2018

Written with authority, wit, and empathy, Emotional Agility serves as a road map for real behavioral change—a new way of acting that will help you reach your full potential, whoever you are and whatever you face.

March 2018

Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.

February 2018

[This book] explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today—including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond.

January 2018

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.