Reading List

Shaking off my winter hibernation….

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We’re starting to see early signs of spring in the DC area and I’m trying to finish up my winter reading list before I’m spending all my free time outside.

I always end up in a self-improvement mindset after New Years and the excitement around welcoming spring.  Here are a couple books I’m working through now.

Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life: A Modern Woman’s Guide

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A great extension of one of my favorite blogs, the books touches on every aspect of life and how we can each improve.  It’s not a book I can read right before bed, I get so excited and energized by the ideas that I can’t sleep! Have a piece of paper and pen ready, you’re bound to come up with lots of ideas. Checkout the blog or podcast, they are both great resources. You can order a signed copy of the book as well through Shannon’s blog 🙂

How to Be an Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration

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I expected this book to be more of a Dummies’ guide to being an adult, but its much deeper then that. I think of it as therapy in a book. If you take your time and work through each of the chapters it’s a great exercise in self reflection.  Not a lighthearted read by any means but a great book for someone that needs to dig deep.  One of my favorite quotes from the book “Trying without doing is wishing rather than choosing.”

The Sociopath Next Door

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I haven’t actually started this book yet, it’s got great reviews and was recommended to me by a psychologist.  Curious to see how much of it translates to my work and dating life, scary! I took a self defense class last month as well, so I’m feeling extra vigilant these days.

Anyone else hanging out in the self-improvement book section? By this summer I’ll transition to some lighter reading – vampire romance and murder mysteries.

Sarah