18 03, 2015

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

By | Wednesday, March 18, 2015|7 Comments

Better Than Before by Gretchen RubinBetter Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
Published by Crown Publishing Group, Crown/Archetype on March 17th 2015
Pages: 320
Genres: General, Happiness, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Success
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The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? 

Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.

So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits?  

Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation.   Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore:

  • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? •
  • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can’t change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why?
  • How quickly can I change a habit?
  • What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit?
  • How can I help someone else change a habit?
  • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can’t make habits that are just for me?

Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book.

This book was really full of great ideas. Gretchen offers advice, tells stories to drive the point home, and breaks it down by personality type. This book would benefit almost anyone who was willing to sit down and read it. The Good: Gretchen introduces us first to the 7 essential changes people try […]

26 01, 2015

LISTFUL THINKING by Paula Rizzo

By | Monday, January 26, 2015|7 Comments

LISTFUL THINKING by Paula RizzoListful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed by Paulo Rizzo
Published by Cleis Press on Paula Rizo
Pages: 228
Genres: Inspiration & Personal Growth, Non-Fiction, Personal Growth, Psychological, Self-Help
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What do Sir Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Sheryl Sandberg, Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna have in common? Each is a list maker and history shows us that change creators make their to-do lists and check them often. A recent survey by the career website LinkedIn.com found that 63% of all professionals frequently create to-do lists.

If you’re part of the 37% and feel like you’re chasing your own tail, author Paula Rizzo (ListProducer.com), a top national TV producer, delivers the solution. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, enjoy your hobby and do the things you love. Listful Thinking shares secrets, time-saving tips and the fine art of getting it done.

Learn how to:

  • Save time
  • Be more organized
  • Become more productive
  • Save money
  • Reduce stress

Listful Thinking got me inspired to use lists to really get organized. As a sometimes list maker, I had no idea how lists could fill a whole book. I have been doing some things wrong in my list making, and feeling overwhelmed just looking at those lists. This book goes over all kinds […]

24 01, 2015

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne Radmacher

By | Saturday, January 24, 2015|2 Comments

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne RadmacherShe by Mary Anne Radmacher
Published by Cleis Press on December 24th 2013
Pages: 202
Genres: Body, Mind & Spirit, General, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Social Science, Women's Studies
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She is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women. From "everywoman" to exemplars such as Madame Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright to visionary artist Shiloh McCloud and {insert} poet Maya Stein, these many women represent the very best in the human spirit. Author/artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have gathered these fierce and feisty females along with their best advice for our life's journey on the topics of leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more including what it is to inspire.

Each page spread features a collection of vintage art and ephemera elegantly designed by Liz Kalloch paired with a love letter by Mary Anne Radmacher to each quality along with a tribute to women's strength, character, and the extraordinary capabilities within each and every woman. She gathers the wisdom of many wise women including Madeleine L'Engle, Laura Schlessinger, Erica Jong, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Harper Lee, Lucille Ball, Mother Teresa, Pearl Buck, Cheri Huber, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, and many more.

This book is like a celebration of what it mean to be a woman. She is great gift of inspiration.  Full of beautiful illustrations this book She is a wonderful book full of wisdom for every woman. I really enjoyed this book. This book was a great pick me up. This book was […]

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