Personal Growth

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

So I’m browsing through Barnes and Noble and stumble across this book. The title grabbed my attention immediately. After reading the cover, I decided to give it a read. Oh. My. Goodness! I DEVOURED this book!  During these trying times for young Black men in America, this book gives a voice to many! (more…)

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How Do You Book Shop?

Book shopping

I LOVE SHOPPING! Especially for books. Hanging out at the book store for HOURS combing over title after title is one of my favorite ways to spend time. Barnes and Noble is a prevalent bookstore in my neck of woods and I like their layout.  Especially with the best sellers and hot new books right up front.  But let me breakdown for you how I go through the bookstore in sections: (more…)

Mental Toughness

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Recently a friend picked out this book for me.  Immediately intrigued by the title, I knew this would be a book I wanted to give my undivided attention.  For that reason, I saved it for my trip to Miami.  I LOVED all 13 chapters, the ones that really spoke to me are bolded: (more…)

The Idea of Wellth

Wellth

Most of us want to work hard, achieve a level of success and build wealth.  At what cost though?  What is being wealthy worth if you don’t have a real life?  In this thought provoking book titled: Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life Not a Resume the author, Jason Wachob explores the idea of wellness based on the following:  (more…)

Do You Talk Funny?

Do You Talk Funny

Generally, I do not have a fear of public speaking.  However, I do have moments of nervousness and uncertainty.  More so as an adult.  When I was younger, I was pretty fearless when it came to public speaking.  Now, especially in my professional life, I don’t always enjoy it.  This is for a couple of reasons: (more…)

March Book Club Selection

March 2016 Book Club

March is Women’s History Month.  To be specific, March 8th is International Women’s Day.  For this month’s 112 Book Club selection, I’m going to read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.  Here’s the intriguing description:  (more…)

Lenten Season 2016

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I along with Christians all over the world are preparing my heart, mind, and soul at the beginning of this Lent Season.  Lent (a 40 day season) is a time to reflect, sacrifice, and grow stronger in the Lord in preparation for Easter Sunday.  I often go to church to start Lenten Season and decide what I’m going to give up for the 40 day period.  Last year I followed a reading plan on the Bible app.  I will do that agin this year, but I will also include this read:

 It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going To Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke.   A couple of weeks ago, I came across this book in Barnes and Noble.  It was really the end of the title that caught my attention.  I’ve been a born again believer since a very young age and I think it will be a good chin-check for me during this Lenten season about what I am doing with my Christianity.  The back cover:  (more…)