Personal Development

Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Personal Development

The Power of Habit

José first told me about The Power of Habit and it caught my interest. My review of The Power of Habit I found the book educative and entertaining. It’s full of great stories that the author, Charles Duhigg, uses to make his points. He also prescribes how one can change a bad habit. Habits, according to him, are formed by a cycle. A cue triggers behavior (good or bad), then a reward, and then a craving develops to drive a loop of repetitive behavior. The “Power of Habit” is one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in long time.

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Szen Zone

Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change, by Gary Szenderski, is a compilation of heartwarming and inspirational short stories that celebrate the power in each of us to create positive change in our lives. The general overarching theme of the book is change and all of the aspects of it – creating, surviving, and managing change with the goal to recognize the power we have to create positive change in our lives and be what we want to be. Topics covered include productivity, letting go of the past, embracing the potential of the future, and learning to take chances.

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Success With Stress

Having showcased Jae Ellard’s The Five Truths about Work-Life Balance here, I was eager to look at her latest book, Success With Stress, and review it. Jae was kind enough to send me a hard copy of the book. Book Description: Believe it or not, stress isn’t all bad; in fact, it’s an important part of the natural world. Stress helps us survive as a species – because of that we want the ability to be stressed. That said, being able to manage stress with greater success is the difference between surviving and THRIVING. Success with Stress explores five simple

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Personal Development

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance

Today I’d like to share with you details about a booklet  by Jae Ellard, the founder of the Simple Intentions website, The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance. The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance Work-life balance has nothing to do with work. Really. It also doesn’t matter what words you use to describe it. The fact is, most people share a similar desire to create easy joy and meaningful engagement across the roles, relationships and responsibilities that make up life. Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck and prevent us from creating the life we desire. Get unstuck, learn

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