Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

Take your own oxygen first

August 3, 2010

I was reading a book written by my friend Jim Smith which is a fantastic little book about living in Happiness and provides tools to help you get the most from your life. You can view Jim’s ““The 13 Principals of Happiness” or buy the book “Happiness at the Speed of LIfe”.   (more…)

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A Journey to Finding the Joy in Life

May 26, 2009

Books bring new insights, and at times stir something deep within us.  That is my reaction to “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young.  The story is filled with sorrow and pain, disbelief, wonderment, beauty, joy and happiness of one mans life. (more…)

Responsibility to our boys

April 21, 2009

I mentioned to my 11-year-old niece Whitney that I needed to write a blog post about the book Boys Adrift.  She has heard me talk about it a few times and read the cover and first few pages.  She wrote the following in her effort to “help [me] get started”:

Have you ever wondered what a teenage boy thinks and feels?  Do you ever question yourself as a parent that you did everything in your power to help your son keep motivated, determined, and educated?  Well then Boys Adrift is interesting for you.  Boys Adrift is a great way to get inside a young male’s mind.  Of course, many men feel the need to fail in school, as if that makes them popular or fit in better in society, but in reality that is what isolates you farther from the community.  We really don’t realize how much peer pressure takes its toll on these boys but he [author] really changes your perspective on how boys think and challenges us.  As a therapyist[sic], I really recommend Boys Adrift for any guardian that struggles or has fear for their soon to be men. (more…)