Category Archives: Self-help

AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH by Chris Hadfield

If, like me, you are lucky enough to have a great father, you could easily imagine him writing a book like Colonel Chris Hadfield’s recent bestseller, AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH: What Going to Space Taught Me About … Continue reading

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NO ONE UNDERSTANDS YOU AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Heidi Grant Halvorson

I don’t have any children (yet), but I have thousands of former students, which is the next best thing because the chances they will do something that makes me proud are greatly multiplied. To clarify: I take zero credit for … Continue reading

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THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant

From its very title, THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant challenges the status quo. We should rename “not-for-profit” organizations as “social profit” organizations—because, after all, isn’t that what they are designed to do, benefit society? Yes. Exactly. As the … Continue reading

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THE ROAD TO SHINE by Laurie Gardner

Whenever you read a friend’s memoir, you inevitably confront three questions: 1) Is it interesting, period? 2) Is it interesting only because it’s about your friend? or 3) Is it utterly fascinating, no matter who wrote it? If you are … Continue reading

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BROKEN OPEN by Elizabeth Lesser

We live in a society where people often pretend things are fine when they aren’t. There are doubtless many reasons for this, some of them economic (you have to earn a living, and most jobs require a modicum of good … Continue reading

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GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT by Harville Hendrix

Wow. I know this book has been in print for 20 years, but I guess I wasn’t ready to read it until this weekend. And I’m glad I finally did. If you are wondering why you are attracted to particular … Continue reading

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS by Debbie Ford

Every time I read this book, which I do every few years, I think the same thing: Great book, terrible title.  The subtitle, “Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance, and Dreams,” is helpful, but by that point it’s too late.  My … Continue reading

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DARING GREATLY by Brené Brown

I recently arrived at two important conclusions: first, that attempting to live a 100 percent rational life is pointless, and second, in a world where Sheldon can kiss Amy, anything is possible. With those two thoughts in mind, I picked … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE LIGHT by Shakti Gawain

I realize that some people will look at the cover of this book and immediately dismiss it as too New Agey, but that would be a shame.  If you’re trying to figure out things in your life—and who isn’t?—then you … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COACHING by Elena Aguilar

Although I am usually a fast reader, I admit it took me a while to read THE ART OF COACHING.  It’s incredibly comprehensive, like a very large pot of soup, and I didn’t want to miss a drop. Elena Aguilar, … Continue reading

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