April Favorites

I’ve always wanted to do a favorites post, so I thought why not? It will be fun to share with you some of the things I’ve found myself loving lately. This list comprises items I purchased in April along with past favorites that were in heavy rotation during the past month. Enjoy! I Movie Alexis…

You Should Really Read the Book and Here’s Why…

For the longest time, I had very little appreciation for film as an art form. Hollywood cinema seemed, to me, an extraordinarily vapid form of entertainment devoid of any true meaning, with very few exceptions. As a lifelong bibliophile, I have long preferred reading. For one thing, no movie could ever possibly capture the detail…

Know Where You’re Going in Order to Get There

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Paradoxically, the one sure way not to be happy is deliberately to map out a way of life in which one would please oneself completely and exclusively. —Eleanor Roosevelt The concept of happiness as a by-product is the foundation upon which The Seven Habits book stands. The paradox,…

You Are What You Repeatedly Do

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Change your habits, change your life. I’ve proven this to myself in ways that have often surprised me. I quit smoking one day at a…

ReKindle-ing My Love of Reading

Buying a Kindle changed my life. Too dramatic? Ok, so maybe it had less to do with the Kindle and more with the fact that I gave up some bad habits in exchange for some good ones. I have always been an avid reader. The kind of girl who would check out five to seven…