Here's what I've been reading recently: Uncertainty by Jonathan FieldsThe tagline is "turning fear and uncertainty into fuel for brilliance." Who doesn't want brilliance? This is a great resource for reframing fear and uncertainty in the context of creativity and innovation. Definitely the place I am at right now in my life. This really spoke to me. It is also one more big flashing sign from the universe that I need to meditate, generally take care of myself and speak up more. Well played, Universe. Message received.
The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman: A lovely story about a woman losing her memory to early onset Alzheimer's. About mothers and daughters. And great loves, romantic and familial. And about what you do when you know what you can lose. And about how you tell a story to see the world around you. Both a light read and very thought provoking. I definitely recommend this one.
The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Part of me wants to write a whole post about this one. There is so much here. The gist of it is that your best relationship with your children occurs when you can check all of your own childhood baggage at the door. From that relationship comes good behavior and good development and all of the things we want for our kids. There are so many big lessons here and I've learned so much that I want to bring to all of my relationships. I'm purchasing this one to re-read whenever possible. A must if you have kids and really even if you don't.
The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman: A long line of women in New England receive a magical gift on their thirteenth birthday. Another one about mothers and daughters. And family stories that get told or hidden. I didn't fall off my chair with this one, but it was enjoyable and engaging.
I'm currently reading The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan and The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Up next, Ghettoside by Jill Leovy and The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. I'm going to need some light, cheery, beach reads when I'm through with this lot!