Book Reviews

The Four Doors
Written by: Richard Paul Evans

The Four Doors is an inspirational journey that will help you find purpose and joy in your life. Evans shares his personal stories and experiences that inspire change. With small, daily steps you can make a positive difference in your life. The choice is yours.

You’ll learn that change begins with one thought and how each of the four doors will lead you to a different place than where you are today. READ MORE


The Energy Bus
Written by: Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus is a fun story about a man named George who faces challenges in his life. Through a chance encounter with a lady named Joy, George learns about the energy bus and the 10 rules that can fuel your life, work and team with positive energy.

We all face challenges in life. The Energy Bus will teach you how  to preserver with optimism and purpose. READ MORE


The Happiness Equation
Written by: Neil Pasricha

Being happy is one of the biggest challenges facing us every single day. The Happiness Equation shares a framework with real, practical actions you can take each day to help train your brain to stay positive.

You’ll learn from a wide range of stories and sources that will teach you how to be happy, block criticism and find meaningfulness in work and life. READ MORE


Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy
Written by: Deborah K. Heisz

An easy approach to finding gratitude and meaning in life’s simplest things. Live Happy is a journey into self reflection and daily practices that will reveal how small everyday positive acts and thoughts will change your life.

Includes stories from people who persevered through challenges and heartache to create a life of joy and happiness. READ MORE


Strengths Finder 2.0Strengths Finder 2.0
Written by: From Gallup, Tom Rath

Do you know how your strengths impact your home and work life? Strengths Finder 2.0 is an assessment tool to help identify your top five talents and how to play to your strengths with an action plan.

You can unlock the talents that will help build your confidence and positive outlook in all areas of your life. READ MORE


#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso#GIRLBOSS
Written by: Sophia Amoruso

Are you a #GIRLBOSS? Sophia Amoruso sure is and she has the story to prove it. This autobiography shares her rise from rebellious misfit to CEO of a multi-million dollar business.

It’s not an actionable how-to build a business guide, but her story will show you how grit and determination will take you to places you’d never expect in life and business. READ MORE


Book Review: Thrive written by Arianna HuffingtonThrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Written by: Arianna Huffington

Redefine success and create a life of well-being. From her personal wake-up call after collapsing in her bathroom to empowering women to take back their lives, Huffington describes her own challenges with managing time, focus and goals.

Learn how you can take back the time you need to become whole again. READ MORE


Book Review: Body of Work written by Pam Slim

Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together
Written by: Pam Slim

Be reminded that we are whole people with a body of work that encompasses all that we build, create and contribute in our personal and work lives.

Learn from inspiring stories and explore your own gifts and talents. You can transform your thinking from the old cubical office mentality of corporate and bring your whole self to the table. READ MORE


Book Review: Lean In written by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by: Sheryl Sandberg

Written to inspire others, Lean In is about achieving your career aspirations and not shying away from the challenges you’ll meet in the workplace and life.

Filled with research, personal stories and career insights, you’ll learn how the corporate ladder has changed, why we need women to lead and leaning in to accomplish your goals. READ MORE


Book Review: Working Mom Survival GuideWorking Mom Survival Guide
Written by: Suzanne Riss & Teresa Palagano

We all have good days and bad days. See how this whimsical guide can help you get through those rough patches with a good attitude.

From here comes baby tips to on the job survival, it has everything you need to make working work for you. READ MORE


Book Review: Glad No Matter What written by SARK

Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity
Written by: SARK

Glad No Matter What includes a detailed journey about loss, triumphs and the marvelous messy middle.

SARK shares ways to recognize the positive in our lives and find gladness in life’s turbulent and gut-wrenching times. READ MORE


Book Review: Big Fat Lies written by Amy AhlersBig Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves
Written by: Amy Ahlers

Did you know there’s about 59 lies we tell ourselves? Amy exposes them in her funny yet powerful book. The lies that come from that inner voice  telling us the negative  and holding us back  in many areas of life.

See how Amy shifts the lies through Truth, followed by a Challenge for the you and your Affirmation for change. READ MORE

Children’s book reviews

Book Review: Dinosaurs written by Jane Yolen and Mark TeagueHow Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Written by: Jane Yolen

A whimsical story about some rowdy dinosaurs who won’t go to sleep for their parents.

Filled with colorful illustrations, this is a great read along with the kids. READ MORE



Book Review: Berestain Bears Moving Day written by Stan and Jan BerenstainThe Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day
Written by: Stan and Jan Berenstain

Are you moving with kids? See how the Berenstain family made the move with the kids in tow. A helpful tool for explaining a move to children who are scare, anxious and curious about what will happen before and after the move. READ MORE


Book Review: Ripples Effect

Ripple’s Effect
Written by: Amy Blankson and Shawn Archor

Ripple’s Effect is a children’s story about a dolphin who enters a new tank only to meet a mean gang of bully sharks led by Snark, the meanest one of all. Pretty scary and a real scenario in today’s world. READ MORE


Escape from Cubicle Nation
Written by: Pam Slim

Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul
Written by: Jack Cranfield

What Happy Working Moms Know
Written by: Cathy Greeberg, PhD and Barrett Avigdor


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