Category Archives: Empowerment

Smarter, Faster, Better (227)

Smarter, Faster, Better is an important book for everyone who is interested in what it takes to be the most productive person that we can be in all areas of life. Motivation is a popular topic in the literature currently. … Continue reading

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A Deepening Life by Joan Grundy (220)

This is a memoir-type book about how disheartening it is to watch a parent with Alzheimer’s grow more and more distanced from us. It can be so painful; yet, many graces and lessons can be learned, as Joan Grundy has … Continue reading

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Turning: a Memoir By Jessica J. Lee (218)

This memoir is about how a swimmer conquered all the odds and gained strength and self-confidence like nothing ever did in her life. Jessica Lee swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter. It would be especially hard … Continue reading

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Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era By Daniel J. Levitin (217)

This book is a must-read for all of us, given the ubiquity of information and the seeming difficulty to verify all the information on the internet and web. We are living in a post-truth era. The media have a bias … Continue reading

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A spiritual fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny by Robin Sharma (190)

This is a book for our time and about our time. Many of us, professional and non-professional, alike are caught in a rut of our own making. Busyness and noise has taken over our lives. We want more and more … Continue reading

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The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys (181)

In the last few weeks, I picked up a few books by Helen Humphreys.  What a wonderful week of reading it was. Now I will be reviewing them. It’s spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen … Continue reading

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I am Not a Number Written by Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer (175)

This book is for the March challenge of the Book Mine Reading Club. This is a wonderful book for kids with a very poignant message. It will also teach kids a bit about the Ojibway/Anishinaabe ancestry and nation and Indigenous … Continue reading

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