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Book Review: Present Over Perfect

You do not have to quit your job and move to a cabin in the mountains in order to live a simpler, happier life. All you need to do is train yourself to find the beauty in the ordinary, present moment. Sounds easy, doesn’t...

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Book Review: You Only Live Once

“Too many people spend money they to buy things they don’t want… to impress people that they don’t like.” –Will Rogers
“Money often costs too much.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want to talk about money. Wait! Don’t go away. I know, you’re thinking, this is...

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Book Review: The ABCs of How We Learn

Humans have a basic need to learn. From navigating a busy freeway, to watching an exceptional tennis match, learning is happening all around us. And yet, the questions of just how we learn, which types of learning are best for each person, and how...


Book Review: Done With the Crying

What do you do when your child suddenly disappears from your life? How do you explain it? Who do you blame? For many mothers of adult children who no longer contact them or involve them in their worlds, self-blame, doubt, fear, and uncertainty reign...


Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders

James Phelps' new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this...

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Book Review: Raising Human Beings

Are we raising our kids in the ways that foster the better side of human nature? While this is a question that many parents have probably asked themselves, it is also the very question that inspired Ross W. Greene’s new book, Raising Human Beings:...


Book Review: You 1, Anxiety 0

In her new self-published book, You 1, Anxiety 0: Winning Your Life Back From Fear and Panic to Keep Calm in a Crazy World, Jodi Aman presents ways to get rid of anxiety, shares her personal story, and gives an overview on what anxiety,...

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Book Review: This is Where You Belong

Since 1998, I have moved thirteen times. Some of the moves were within the same city, and others were as major as moving from Hawaii to Washington, DC. Later this year, I am moving yet again, this time to Scottsdale, Arizona, which will put...