“This is a conversational slap from the universe to wake you up to your true potential to unfu*k yourself, and get spectacularly into your life” WOW. This was definitely the kick in the ass I needed at this point of my life. . . While not for the faint of heart (it is extremely blunt and brutal at times), I highly recommend this to anyone who feels as though their life is at a standstill, to anyone who is currently unmotivated or uninspired, anyone who feels like they aren’t utilizing their full potential, or anyone who is/has been down on themselves and their life and needs a change of perspective. . . This book got me thinking long and hard about my life and I honestly feel like a new person after reading it. I am standing in the way of my own happiness and successes in ways I didn’t truly acknowledge. I am so ready to make some changes, internally and externally, so I can be the best version of myself, and live a life I am proud to say I did. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it, and I have a lot of reprogramming of my brain I need to work on! . . Has anyone else read this book? What did you think? Also open to any recommendations for other books of this sort. 🤓
New blog post with a Siege and Storm book review. Links in my bio and it would mean the world if you checked it out so we could chat about books😊 Qotd: If you had an amplifier, what animal would it be?
It’s been great learning so much more about @hoopladigital this summer and sharing the ways that I use it in my classroom. Specifically, I’ve found that it’s the perfect suggested summer reading resource to keep students engaged in reading over the summer. If you’re looking to include some STEAM titles or any other diverse literature this year, I challenge you to explore hoopla during your back to school prep and find ways that you can integrate this amazing resource into your classroom. If you missed it, hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics. With hoopla digital, library patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content with a valid library card. The 750,000+ titles hoopla offers are accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape—a trusted partner to public libraries for nearly 30 years. Happy back to school season, everyone! Whether you’re using @hoopladigital or looking to try it for the first time this school year, let me know and share your favorite components below! #hoopladigital#hoopla#steam#steameducation#summerreading#summerbookclub#backtoschool#backtoschoolprep
Work got in the way of my book challenge..but I did finish the Whisper Network and it was really good. A couple of chapters into this and I can already tell it’s a page turner. #bookworm#bookstagram#summerreading
I finally read this because it was assigned to my son for his English class (awesome choice). I have avoided this book because the dystopian female future is essentially just last Tuesday or next month and it stresses me out because I and many people I love are walking around with vaginas and whatnot. After the third or fourth time saying “that’s a real thing now” I realized it could be a drinking game. (This was first published in 1986.) Margaret Atwood really likes commas, and not always where I would like commas. That could be a much drunkier drinking game. She’s not my favorite writer stylistically or thematically by a long shot but I respect her talent and body of work. It just feels like homework sometimes, and the most interesting aspect (to me at least) was posed as a brief addendum. 📕🖊 #bookreview#handmaidstale#summerreading#margaretatwood#books#readbooks#ilikebooks
An wonderful read for anyone. Not just caregivers. This book was highly recommended by our very own Director of Patient Services, Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC, who called it "an amazing book about cultural sensitivity in health care and a beautiful story." . "'The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures' is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family from Houaysouy, Sainyabuli Province, Laos, the Lees, and their interactions with the health care system in Merced, California. On the most basic level, the book tells the story of the family's second youngest and favored daughter, Lia Lee, who was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy named Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and the culture conflict that obstructs her treatment." . #nationalwellnessmonth#august#summerreading#bookstagram#healthcare#amreading#annefadiman #thespiritcatchesyouandyoufalldown #hmong#read#reading
I've attempted to sit outside three times today. After about 5 minutes each time, it started raining. So, I guess I'm hanging out inside with my new book. 💧💧💧💧💧 I finished Siege and Storm last night. Sometimes I like to just soak in however a book has left me feeling. Sometimes I like to read something different between books in a series. Not this time! This world! These characters! I have to know how this one ends! I started Ruin and Rising first thing this morning. I am loving this series so much! 💧💧💧💧💧 The weather feels like it is changing rapidly here. The kids are back to school. I bought my favorite pumpkin spice creamer last night. Fall...my favorite! (There sure are a lot of exclamation points in this post! 😂)
What books are you reading??? I've got 4 going at the moment: 1. "EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client," by Jamie Marich. I love the way she breaks down the EMDR process in easy to understand verbage! Must read for new and seasoned EMDR clinicians. 2. "Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism," by Stanley Rosenberg. He breaks down the Polyvagal Theory in a way that is easy to understand without sacrificing any vital information. Also, there are great exercises with pictures to use with clients or on yourself! 3. "The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, " Deb Dana. Such a great book! Like Rosenberg's book, she breaks down the Polyvagal Theory, but then applies the theory to clinical practice. There are super helpful worksheets in the back to use with clients. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! 4. "Waking the Tiger," Peter Levine. I'm trying to get a head start on the reading list for SE training next year, and absolutely love this book! He breaks down how Trauma is expressed in our bodies. Lots of wonderful tools and information. I think this is a must-read for anyone working with Trauma. . . . . . . #summerreading#trauma#live#motivation#somaticexperiencing#emdr#liveinspired#healing#selfcare#selfhelp#inspiration#summerfinds#counseling#summerreads#austintx#atx#texas#greatfinds#goodreads#therapy#selfcompassion
l @pantheonbooks #partner l Made it to Chicago with the book I chose for the flight over, The Memory Police. I can tell it’s going to be a slow burn and I’m loving the writing so far. Time for a #longweekend.
A sneak peak at one of tomorrow’s summer reading prize packs... and at the summaries of the free books included in the Book Lovers’ prize! Huge thank you to Kelsy and everyone at @bsb_savoy 💞📚 Don’t forget, pizza, prizes & end of summer reading party starts at 2 tomorrow! Drop your best recs in the comments 🤓 #summerreading#libraryprogram#booklovers#auniverseofstories