Extraordinary Ordinary Moments by Jorey Hurley

Let’s talk about mindfulness, my friends, and the beauty of directing our appreciation and awareness of beauty toward the moments left unnoticed throughout our day. Extraordinary Ordinary Moments, a journal written and illustrated by Jorey Hurley, will help you do exactly that. This little journal is a wonderful addition to the desk of anyone in … Continue reading Extraordinary Ordinary Moments by Jorey Hurley

The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Sometimes when you pick up a book, you know you’re going to enjoy it before you even start reading. Maybe it’s something in the grit of the cover, the weight of it in your hands, or something about the title speaks to you. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it’s there, nonetheless: … Continue reading The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Book Review: The More of Less

The More of Less, by Joshua Becker, is not at all what I expected when I first picked it up. To give you an idea of what I mean, let me start with what I thought I was getting: a simple book about how to minimize your possessions and consequently, live a clutter-free life. Here’s … Continue reading Book Review: The More of Less

Book Review: The Emotional Edge

Let me start off by saying that not all inspirational, self-help books are created equal. And more often than not, many authors spend the first two or three chapters convincing readers that she’s qualified to give you this advice, she’s struggled to overcome her past, she’s been depressed but pulled herself through and yada yada … Continue reading Book Review: The Emotional Edge

Book Review: The Marriage Test

The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before "I Do" by Jill Andres and Brook Silva-Braga is an honest and entertaining read about a young couple who hilariously put their long term relationship to the test before committing to marriage. If I had to categorize this book, I’d say it’s a mixture of marriage advice, inspirational, … Continue reading Book Review: The Marriage Test

book review: big magic

I've already decided, folks, that I refuse to be a languishing, suffering writer. And I refuse to be an author who lives in poverty in order to"stay true to the arts." I won't link my craft to my worst attributes or habits, either (sorry Plath and Poe, I just don't have the energy ...) For some reason, though, … Continue reading book review: big magic