Category Archives: self-help

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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92. Make Your Bed (Admiral William H. McRaven)

A colleague lent me her copy of Make Your Bed:  Little Things that Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World.  It is a concise, easy to read manuscript of tips that he described at a 2014 graduation address at … Continue reading

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72. Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)

One of the benefits of stewarding the Franklin Street Little Free Library is that I also get to enjoy books donated by the community before returning them for borrowing.  This week, a copy of Year of Yes arrived and I took the … Continue reading

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50. The Sleep Revolution (Arianna Huffington)

As I struggle to get enough zzzzzz’s, I decided to borrow The Sleep Revolution from the library. I have to admit that some nights, reading it has put me to sleep!  It is fully of the background on sleep and … Continue reading

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2. the life-changing magic of tidying up (marie condo)

With a goal of getting organized for the new year, I borrowed this book and am very glad that I did not waste my own money purchasing a copy.  I should have reconsidered when I looked at the cover as is a … Continue reading

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70. Disrupt Yourself (Whitney Johnson)

Disrupt Yourself is a terrific book for individuals finding themselves at a cross-roads in their career.  It encourages the reader to take risks instead of taking the safe road and consider what you really want for the future.  It is … Continue reading

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68. The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)

While looking for a book to review Thanksgiving weekend, I remembered a friend that shared that she reads The Last Lecture annually.  This book is a compilation of the late Randy Pausch’s ideas for reaching one’s childhood dreams.  He shares … Continue reading

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Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert Event

“…put a little fingerprint on the road to say I was here.” Elizabeth Gilbert became a household name with her book and subsequent movie, Eat Pray Love.  She visited the Isabel Bader theatre in Toronto, earlier this week, to promote … Continue reading

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66. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love is coming to Toronto!  Gilbert will be promoting her new book, Big Magic, a self-help type of book discussing creativity.  In preparation for the event, I did some pre-reading and have to admit, … Continue reading

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58. Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food

Unprocessed is an interesting review on eating unprocessed food versus the easy, prepared food that we tend to grab enroute the next activity.  I started reading this book at an outdoor swim meet in July where although, I try to pack healthy … Continue reading

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