Katie’s Bookshelf: What We Say Matters by Judith Hanson Lasater & Ike Lasater

“What We Say Matters” by Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike Lasater is based on Marshall Rosenberg’s techniques of “Non-Violent Communication.” Ike and Judith describe their practice of NVC as spiritual in nature as a way to connect to ourselves first and then to others. For them it’s a way to practice “Satya”(a Yama of YogaContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: What We Say Matters by Judith Hanson Lasater & Ike Lasater”

Katie’s Bookshelf: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Isn’t this the best title ever? Who wouldn’t want to read this one? Jen Sincero does a great job in this book making the reader feel like they can accomplish any goal they set out to do. The goal could be anything from career, family, relationship, or lifestyle related. She brings personal stories, easy-to-digest chapters,Continue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery is a sweet fable of a pilot who crashes in the desert and runs into a young boy who tells of his story of the asteroid where he lives and the other asteroids he has visited inhabited by a single adult.  Each asteroid that he visits he getsContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck examines the concepts of “fixed” and “growth” mindsets.  A fixed mindset believes that talents come with us and cannot be improved upon.  A fixed mindset spends their time proving their abilities over and over again as well as externalizing and internalizing when problems occur.  On theContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

“The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff is a cute little book exploring the principles of the philosophy of Taoism.  Hoff uses the characters, predominately Pooh to show how their traits and actions reflect Taoism.  Such as Pooh being the epitome of the “Uncarved Block,” when he has used his “inner nature,” and following theContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff”