Book Review: Hope Rising; How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life

Recently, a dear friend and fellow MBC'er Andra Kalnins and her sister, Ilga Leimanis, began posting about their project entitled "Sister Hope." I was intrigued and followed how they presented the culmination of their discussions and activities as they worked together to process Andra's recurrent Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis. As I did, I … Continue reading Book Review: Hope Rising; How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life

Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

Reading has often been an escape for me. I learned to speed read at some point in my schooling years and part of that experience is to immerse myself wholly in whatever I'm reading. Since my diagnosis with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in 2017, reading has become even more important. From learning about … Continue reading Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

Book Review: Peace is a Practice; An Invitation to Breathe Deeply and Find a New Rhythm for Life

Recently, I picked up Peace is a Practice; An Invitation to Breathe Deeply and Find a New Rhythm for Life after following the author, Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram for a bit. She's an amazing poet, artist, writer and activist who also happens to be on the autism spectrum. From following her and reading her … Continue reading Book Review: Peace is a Practice; An Invitation to Breathe Deeply and Find a New Rhythm for Life

Whimsy

Recently read a book by Bob Goff called Love Does and really enjoyed reading about the process that led the author from practicing law with a side of volunteering to making that volunteerism his focus. I’m sure that my own rather similar path (albeit for different reasons) is part of the reason his prose impacted … Continue reading Whimsy

Soul

The other night, my very precocious 6 year old rolled over and said ... "Mommy, where is Great Grandma?" My grandmother died over the summer in 2018 and we've talked a little about death since then. So, I reminded him that we'd talked about Great Grandma being in heaven. We talked a little about who … Continue reading Soul

Book Review: Waking up the Karma Fairy: Life Lessons and Holy Adventures

Have you ever read a book and thought, that author and I just get one another; if only we could meet in real life, we'd be besties. Yet, the people who act on such a thought are usually considered stalkers, so you just keep this thought in a special part of your brain that doesn't … Continue reading Book Review: Waking up the Karma Fairy: Life Lessons and Holy Adventures

It’s Not About You

What a great title!! The author, Tom Rath, has also been involved with writing about Strength Finders, which was a great asset to me and my law firm when I was practicing. Beyond personality, Strength Finders focuses on those traits that serve you personally well in the workplace. Super helpful, especially in a work place … Continue reading It’s Not About You

Book Review: The Vagina Bible

"Power and health are inseparably linked." Dr Jennifer Gunter didn't say the above quote until the end of the book, but it sums up all of the nitty gritty details she reviews, debunks and explains in exquisite detail. I can't say enough about how important it is for all people with vaginas and those people … Continue reading Book Review: The Vagina Bible

Book Review: Flash Count Diary; Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life

Finally, a book about menopause that I wholeheartedly agree with. Like the author, Darcy Steinke, I've attempted to understand the affects of menopause rather than medicate it all away. The author talks about the mainstream menopause authors and how each falls prey to the traditionally male conclusion that aging women must take hormone replacement therapy … Continue reading Book Review: Flash Count Diary; Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life

Book Review: And it was Beautiful

I recently discovered the books written by Kara Tippetts, a metster like me, who passed away in March of 2015. Like many of us, she began blogging while writing one of her other books (there are three) and her last book, "And it was Beautiful", is a compilation of her blog posts while going through … Continue reading Book Review: And it was Beautiful