Category Archives: Non-Fiction

37: Shrewed (Elizabeth Renzetti)

Returning from vacation, I was excited to stop by the library to find Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Woman and Girls with my name on it.  I chuckled when I atttempted to check it … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day 2018!

“Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.” (Earth Day Network) It is a beautiful, sunny day to celebrate our planet!  Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, … Continue reading

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36. Collaborating with the Enemy (Adam Kahane)

After reading Adam Kahane’s Solving Tough Problems as part of a change management course (part of the MA Leadership curriculum), I was keen to read Collaborating with the Enemy, his latest book of tips.  Although it was narrated well, I … Continue reading

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35. Food is the Solution (Matthew Prescott)

In and effort to eat healthier, I am challenging myself to go meatless for the remainder of April.  In doing so, I borrowed Food is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World from the library to learn more … Continue reading

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34. The Year of Less (Cait Flanders)

As I strive to live a more minimalist lifestyle, I listened to The Year of Less:  How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.  It is … Continue reading

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30. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (Dan Harris & Jeff Warren)

In my quest for calm within my hectic days, I borrowed an audio copy of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics to consider during my commutes.  In 2015, I had enjoyed our book club reading and discussion of his first book 10% … Continue reading

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24. The Power of Moments (Chip & Dan Heath)

“Moments matter.  And what an opportunity we miss when we leave them to chance.” The Power of Moments:  Why Certain Experiences have Extraordinary Impact is an inspirational book that makes readers stop and think about past situations and how to … Continue reading

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13. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family of a Lifetime of Clutter is a simple guide to cleaning house and ensuring your family does not inherit a house of clutter, junk and memories … Continue reading

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11. The Wisdom of Sundays (Oprah Winfrey)

Figuring that I would gain some wisdom from the guests of Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays, I borrowed the compilation of highlights, The Wisdom of Sundays:  Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, from the library.  While I enjoyed the texture of … Continue reading

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10. Seven Fallen Feathers (Tanya Talaga)

As part of the Canada Reads 2018 long-list, Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City is truly an eye-opening account of racism and the terrible loss of 7 indigenous young adults.  These deaths occurred between 2000 … Continue reading

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