Book Review

The Writing Diet

As a fan of The Artist’s Way, and as someone who is doing a lot of intentional analysis of her relationship with food this year, it made sense to pick up The Writing Diet. I really like Julia Cameron’s approach to creativity and productivity, melding the spiritual approach with the practical. This book was definitely… Continue reading The Writing Diet

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Book Review

The Danish Way of Parenting

I think every parent should read this book. It's short enough that you can finish it in a few commuting sessions, or over a week of reading a bit at night after your little ones have gone to bed. Honestly, people who don't have kids should read this book, because it will help you re-parent… Continue reading The Danish Way of Parenting

Book Review

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

There are some parts of this book (basically every sports metaphor) that dragged on for me. I think the book could have been a lot shorter and would have been a little more effective. However, I can see a use case for the longer length. I can see how example after example in the book… Continue reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Book Review

Your Story Is Your Power

This book is a quick read, perfect for the person who is just starting to awaken to the inequalities and injustices in modern society. I haven't always considered myself a feminist--the patriarchy does a good job trying to convince young people that feminism is a dirty word. Now that I do, however, and now that… Continue reading Your Story Is Your Power

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The Crossroads of Should and Must

This quick read is an inspirational pep talk for people who struggle setting aside their everyday responsibilities in order to chase their passions. I feel like a recent theme in my life (and in my late twenties, in general), is questioning the either-or mindset. We’re taught that we can only do so much, we only… Continue reading The Crossroads of Should and Must

Book Review

The Artist’s Way

There aren’t enough books like this out there.I don’t know if this book would be necessary for everyone—as a woman who grew up in patriarchal America, however, where creative writing is often considered “impractical,” and creativity is villainized as “unproductive”… Well. You can imagine how cathartic it was to hear that it’s OKAY to be… Continue reading The Artist’s Way

Book Review

Level Up Your Life

I’ve been a member of Nerd Fitness for about three years now. If you don’t know anything about Nerd Fitness, it goes something like this: Steve Kamb and Team Nerd Fitness write articles that they post on the Nerd Fitness blog. Readers of those articles are members of the “Rebellion.” The focus is on fitness,… Continue reading Level Up Your Life

Book Review

How to Be Sick

You can tell from my blogs on my hyperemesis gravidarum that I had a rough pregnancy. When you’re wondering if your body is even capable of bringing a baby to term, because you’re basically allergic to being pregnant, and you could lose your own life and the life of your not-yet-viable baby…it’s a lot of… Continue reading How to Be Sick

Book Review

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

With the current political climate in America, I think this is a really powerful book to have read. I read it a long time ago, and have been putting off writing the review. Some self-help books are a little too revealing, when you mention that you’ve read them. It can be pretty personal stuff. However,… Continue reading Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Book Review

First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors

So, there’s reason behind the title. It’s a pretty unfortunate title pick, for readers like me. First of all—I love therapy, and have benefitted immensely from it. I’ve never been to couples therapy, but I don’t really like the implication that marriage and family therapists are all bad at their jobs. Secondly, this is the… Continue reading First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors