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The Bromance Book Club

Book Discussion: The Bromance Book Club

If you have ever thought about reading a romance novel, but are unsure the genre is for you, pick up The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. The characters are flawed but likeable, the premise is interesting, and the story kept me turning pages. In short, it is a fun read.

Book Discussion: Out of the Maze

Book Discussion: Out of the Maze

I was introduced to Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD several years ago and recently went in search of it again. When I found it, I also discovered a sequel written by Dr. Johnson and published posthumously that tells the story of Hem.

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Night Forest in the Flint Hills

A short story The city melts away and large expanses of land fill my view as I speed down I-70 heading for a weekend in the Flint Hills. My library book rests on the passenger seat begging for me to open the cover to reveal the magic contained on the pages. Just me, a book, …

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Book Discussion: Who Moved My Cheese

I was introduced to Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD several years ago via a text from a friend. It said, “So, every day they went to Cheese Station C, found no cheese, and returned home, carrying their worries and frustrations with them.”

When I receive a random quote text, I immediately determine where it came from and how I can learn more. The book is short and could easily be read in a few lunch breaks, but the message is big and can be applied to all areas of life.

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How I Try to Tame the Shrieking Eel Otherwise Known as My Inner Critic

If you’ve seen or read The Princess Bride, you might be familiar with the shrieking eels. They shriek loudest just when they are about to do the most harm.  The same is true for our inner critic. It also yells the loudest when it is going to do the most harm. It tells us we are …

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