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Open Your Heart to Dangled Carat

In Hilary Grossman’s  charming  debut memoir Dangled Carat, she opens her heart sharing her story of finding love and the follies that many relationships face on the road to commitment. It is the story of the “not so perfect romance” and one we can all relate too. Hilary, gives an […]

Virginia M. Sanders on Love and Friendship

Virginia M. Sanders  shares her story of being 30 and never been kissed in her debut novel The Kiss Chronicles. In this novel Virginia takes decisive action by planning to auction off her first kiss for charity.  As she attempts to put her plan into action she faces many unexpected glitches that leave you […]

Assholes: A Theory

Many years ago I  worked in a Mediterranean  blue fish bowl of chaos in which everyone ran around in circles while the temperamental cook screamed out orders making Gordon Ramsey look like a kitten. It was one busy evening I made the simple mistake of  taking the garlic bread to the wrong  table. […]

Navigating Emotion and Creativity

Anne Kreamer points out in It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace the greatest things in life that bring us to happiness “are the things we chose to do.”  It is by recognizing our own power to choose  which helps navigating  how we control and choose to live […]

The Willpower Instinct

Kelly McGonial gives you the scientific reasoning as to why we act on our impulses and refrain from making positive choices in The Willpower Instinct.  It is an eye-opening account into the human mind as we struggle with the natural instinct of fight or flight and how it can hinder […]

Catty Comments: How Do You Handle Them?

Lois P. Frankel one of  tidbits of advice in Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office is when you deal with opposition, negative comments, is to surround yourself with a shield of plexiglass. It is unbreakable, impenetrable, and will allow for you to move forward without dwelling on that one […]

Trust Your Eyes

Linwood Barclay’s, Trust Your Eyes, is the story of a man who must come to terms with the death of his father and negotiate through rocky waters with his schizophrenic brother.  The only thing Ray Killbride did not count on was his brother discovering an online murder walking through the […]