May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


It’s 5 a.m. It’s quiet, and it’s my favorite part of the day. Introverts love quiet: quiet mornings, quiet afternoons and a contemplative walk, quiet evenings with a great book and an animal (or two), quiet workplaces so they can create. I am an introvert. I’m a lucky introvert because I stumbled upon Quiet: The … Continue reading May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Scrapbooking: How it Changed my Life and Lifted the Pain


I am a scrapbooking junkie. I admit it. One of my favorite things to do is to put together albums of photographs of the years I have lived. This is an activity that when done, it feels like time stops. I don’t look at the clock, and before I know it, the entire day has … Continue reading Scrapbooking: How it Changed my Life and Lifted the Pain

May Book Review: The Big Tiny: A Build-it-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams


In the last decade, the Tiny House Movement has grown tremendously. More and more people are downsizing and embracing the simple yet rich life of minimalist living. Building their very own tiny house on their own land or in tiny house communities, people of all ages are finding unexpected gifts and freedom from living in … Continue reading May Book Review: The Big Tiny: A Build-it-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams

December Book Review: Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life by Abby Seixas


“Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” – Attributed to Goethe Abby Seixas in Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life explains why it is vital to regard the things that we love to do as those which … Continue reading December Book Review: Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life by Abby Seixas

August Book Review: Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Creativity. We all have it, and we all want to relish in it. But how? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s groundbreaking book, Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention, is considered an exemplary work (and I agree) in the study of creative expression. Csikszentmihalyi interviewed almost a hundred creative people in every field and synthesized his findings in this book. He also … Continue reading August Book Review: Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

May Book Review: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle


“The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle After stepping out of my reading comfort zone and immersing myself in New York Times best-selling author, Eckhart Tolle’s, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, I was pleasantly surprised to put it … Continue reading May Book Review: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle