Book Review: Resilience

Written by Linda Graham, Resilience includes guided exercises designed as resilience brain-training. You will not only feel empowered after reading this book, you will also have the tools to continue to help you master life’s ups and downs. Resilience is a learned ability to cope with any level of adversity. We all have challenges each…

Book Review: The Four Doors

It seems odd to be writing a book review when we’re in the middle of a pandemic. I read The Four Doors when I was on a flight out to San Jose, California about a week before the panic shopping and stay home orders began. It was my annual trip to the Bay Area where…

Book Review: The Energy Bus

We all face challenges and adversity in our lives. Negativity can take hold and sabotage your thoughts, health and happiness. We have a plethora of research at our fingertips that describes how positive energy and positive interactions can improve our lives, make us more productive and increase our happiness. To create success at home or…

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation is a practical guide to developing the happiness muscles in your brain. It gives the reader a framework with real, practical ways to train your mind for the positive. The book outlines nine secrets for achieving  happiness. And while these “secrets” are really nothing new, the approach and framework provide the tools…

Book Review: Live Happy

It’s not often I come across a book I want to read a few times over. Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is one of those books. I read it three times so far! Live Happy combines the science of happiness and ways you can create joy each and every day. From an attitude…

Book Review: Arianna Huffington’s Thrive

Sometimes we get a wake-up call when we’re running at warp speed for too long. Arianna Huffington’s wake-up call came in the form of a collapse on her bathroom floor. To the public, she had it all money, power and fame. That’s how we define success, right? Huffington was exhausted, lacked sleep and self-care. She was…

Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

Are you a #GIRLBOSS? Sophia Amoruso sure is and her  New York Times bestseller shares just how she grew her business from its MySpace beginnings to a $250- million fashion retailer success story. I had never heard of Sophia Amoruso or her business Nasty Gal other than seeing her book on the “must-read” lists. We had…

Book Review: Body of Work

Job longevity is becoming more rare these days. An employee staying at a job over 5 to 10 years is almost shocking. It’s not because people are fickle, but industries cycle and positions are cut. As employees, we often get locked into tunnel thinking. Our job title becomes our identity and we can forget that we do so…

Book Review: The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day

Relocating with kids is quite an adventure. In the middle of coordinating, packing and preparing for our move, I came across The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day. I thought it’d be a great book to help the kids better understand all the things happening around them. We were in the middle of packing the Cool Box…

Lean In… You won’t fall over

On the heels of the Yahoo! work from home ban by Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In was met with a hefty amount of backlash. In just under a month, gender roles and flexibility in the workplace came to the forefront. Debates flared and blogger keyboards burned up! My first reaction to the book title…