Jan 3, 2010

ok really. LAST POST.

i just have one QUICK question.

i'd kind of like a motivational / self-help book to kick off the new year.
(for my book of january)

have you read anything worthwhile?


Brooklyn said...

"The Present," by Spencer Johnson. My bishop made me read it when I was stressing out about some hard decisions :)


Lars said...

This book doesn't count necessarily as a self help book but there are several messages that I found applicable to one's life, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Also I attended a conference for school and listened to several Psychologists who have penned self help books. One that seemed interesting that several of my clients have read was Harrier Lerner. Depends on what aspect of your life you would like to work on. http://www.harrietlerner.com/

Jake and Jenna said...

the alchemist, paul coelho. one of my most favorite books in the world. i'm also in the middle of "lovely bones" and i'm really into it.

Jake and Jenna said...

p.s. if you really want a list, i will make you a huge list. i have a HUGE library. love to read more than anything. let me know.

Bridget "Fun" Lynott said...

The Alchemist is awesome. The "Last Lecture" is even better.

Kristi said...

Nicole- (I met you once I'm one of Swapp's friends... is it weird that I am commenting on your blog? Maybe. Oh well 2010 is the year of weird for me). "The Power of Full Engagement" is good, this book talked a lot about forming positive and healthy habits, and emphasizes the importance of managing your energy (instead of managing your time). It had some great ideas and advice on finding success at work and at home... though not necessarily what I was looking for (balancing work and home.) But its a good read. Good luck!
ps. I second the Alchemist.. churchy-wise a good read is "Being Enough" by Cheiko Okazaki.

Laura said...

I just started "Women of the Old Testament" by Camille Fronk Olson (I bought it for myself for Christmas). I have only made it through Eve, but I am already feeling empowered as a woman. Yes, all my opinions about Eve being smart, logical, and strong have been substantiated by scripture AND the words of modern-day prophets. "Original sin"? HA!
Read it and then we can discuss.

noelle regina said...

all WONDERFUL suggestions.

read the alchemis LOVED it.
read last lecture. Liked it.

looking for something a little more practical - like to increase memory function, learn a new word each day. to build a positive attitude, keep a record od positive experiences each day. does that make sense?

thanks ladies.