small pieces of joy

pieces of joy in each day

what i’ve been reading lately…

on February 19, 2018

Hi friends!

I’ve been taking a break from blogging for a while. Mostly out of lack of time, but also assessing why I blog and if it’s something I should keep doing regularly.

In the meantime I’ve been reading some great books and I’d like to share them with you.

First up is The Four Agreements by Don Ruiz. This book has changed so much about how I perceive things in my daily life, I even have them posted in my bathroom to help me remember. The four agreements are as follows, and hopefully spark your interest to pick up the book!

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions
  4. Always do your best

Next is Boundaries by Henry Cloud. In this book I’ve been seeing how boundaries in all aspects of life can help me take care of myself better, and be able to love people more. I was also surprised that it included a lot of great parenting, workplace, and self-care advice. Here is a great video describing boundaries by Brene Brown.

Another one which has really touched me deeply is Healthy Healing by Michelle Steinke-Baumgard. She is the founder of One Fit Widow on Facebook and is a huge advocate for talking about grief openly and using exercise as a healthy coping tool. Her page and blog have helped me so much walking through my journey. The book has a nutrition and exercise plan to get started working out. I wish I could stay I’ve started…I’ll get there…but I highly recommend reading it, even if you’re not quite ready to jump into an exercise routine. Her words on grief are so worth it.

Other recommendations that are simply for fun, go see movie The Greatest Showman if you haven’t already. It will definitely put a smile on your face. And for a more thrilling film adventure,  Black Panther is a must.

Do you have any recommendations??

I hope all is well with you and thanks for reading!


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