Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life – A Book Review

One of my favorite disciples of Carl Jung is analyst and author James Hollis. My most treasured in his collection is the 2005 classic Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up. This is one of the most important and meaningful books I’ve read and re-read, and one that […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – A Book Review

Marie Kondo has taken the planet by storm with her New York Times best seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up; The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. And lest you think this topic doesn’t pertain to you, keep reading. With the litmus test of “does this item spark joy in my life?” coupled with a […]

Big Magic – A Book Review

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest undertaking, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, she jumps right in with the big question on which she believes all creative living hinges: “Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Gulp. Introducing the essential ingredients for creating big magic in our lives – courage, […]

Playing Big – A Book Review

Many of the people who seek the services of a professional coach are looking to discover their purpose and/or access their authentic voice in the world. Executive coach and entrepreneur Tara Mohr has written a book that road maps this and more in her highly accessible book Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message. While […]

Rising Strong – A Book Review

She’s back. And this time Brené Brown wants us to get curious about our feelings, get honest about the stories we’re telling ourselves, and get on with writing a new ending to transform the way we live. It is a book about falling down, getting back up, and trying again: Rising Strong; The Reckoning. The […]

Let Your Life Speak – A Book Review

There is only one book I have read multiple times (at five and counting), and it is the little gem Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer. At just over 100 pages, this pint-size but powerful book asks a most disquieting question: Are you living your own life?

Dog Days of Summer

My father is a voracious reader and has been his entire life. At 79, he is still reading several books simultaneously, as he always has. I hardly ever picked up a book by choice until I was 28 years old and pregnant (nesting?) with my firstborn. I distinctly recall reading She’s Come Undone (an Oprah […]