Dear Sugar!

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tiny beautiful things was such a lovely, touching, soul stirring read. Cheryl Strayed is a beautiful writer.  She also seems to be the kind of person that gives it to you straight no chaser.  I love her compassion and ability to empathize with the people who have written to her for advice regarding some very difficult and moving situations.   Such candor and perspective is rare to come by.  This is a book I would certainly read again.
-J
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Together is Better

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I am embarking on a different journey at work and a very inspirational leader gave me this book as a gift.  First because he knows how much I love reading and this book was written and designed (down to even the smell) for people who love to read. Second, because we (he and I) are on this professional journey together.  The message is simple, yet implicit: Together is Better.  I appreciated the time I took to slow down on a Monday and give this a read over a latte.  “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” -African Proverb
-Jeanita

The Power of When

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I am always seeking an optimal experience in everything I do.  The title of this book instantly grabbed me.  I’d love to know prime time for everything.  So basically you take this test and learn your Chonotype.  (I am a Lion). (I took the text 3 times because I didn’t want to be a Lion lol).  I’ve learned tons about myself and made a few adjustments that have helped my productivity but also my communication with others etc.  I even had my parents take the quiz (they are both Bears).  Interested in really learning how to seize the day? This book is great for your tool box…..Ps. I’m writing this prior to 8am 😉
-J

I’m Judging You…now this this a READ

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Don’t know if you all follow Luvvie Ajayi on social media but she is something else.  She is funny.  But more importantly, Luvvie brilliantly tells it like it is! Her “side-eye” game is not to be underestimated.  I read this book and in a few instances, I checked myself (ahem, yahoo email).  Mostly I just hollered at her accurate read of all things right and wrong with me and you. I needed a good laugh. I got that and so much more.  
-J

Gratitude

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I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately so the title of this book caught my eye.  Oliver Sacks wrote this book at the end of his life….at 80 years old.  His perspective on his own life inspired me.  At 80, he was grateful for a sound mind along with other things.  He noted his regret of time wasted which I think about all the time…maximizing time.  So many gems in this short read.
-J

A Quick, Powerful Read

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212: The Extra Degree is a motivating read.  Here is the premise of the book:
“At 211 degrees, water is HOT, at 212 degrees it BOILS.  And with boiling water, comes steaming steam can power a locomotive.”
It provides all type of stats and insight on the benefits that come from going the extra mile.  A nice book when you need to be reminded of why you hustle or when you need to give that one last push toward your goal.  Check it out.
-J