Notice & Note

As a voracious reader almost from birth, it comes as a surprise to me that you have to teach people how to comprehend what they read. However, since trigonometry is still a complete mystery to me, I understand that everyone has their own skills and challenges. If you teach EnglishContinue Reading

Why We Play

Why We Play explains why play is still necessary for adults. It includes exercises to get some short play sessions into your life. Even though I play video and mobile games every day, a few more ideas are always welcome. I particularly liked Scribble Art. Take a plain piece ofContinue Reading

The 60-Something Crisis

The 60-Something Crisis details the author’s difficulty with turning 60. I agree that reaching 60 is likely to contain both regrets and joyful memories. However, this book is less how to deal with either and more about the author venting about rich people problems. The 60-Something Crisis is less aContinue Reading

Plant Power

Plant Power states that it is not a diet book. It is a lifestyle change book. However, it does include the typical diet books’ four-week eating plan, recipes and food limits. But no photographs or nutritional information is included. Eating more plants and less meat is a laudable goal bothContinue Reading

Life's Messy, Live Happy

The author of Life’s Messy Live Happy uses her own life experiences to show how reframing our self-talk will make us healthier and happier. The book reads more like a memoir with some common pop psychology thrown in than a true step-by-step self-help guide. The author has gone through someContinue Reading

The Slightly Greener Method

Can you remove both natural and manmade toxins from your and your family’s life? Yes! With The Slightly Greener Method, a relatively painless and stress-free process, you can eliminate the worst toxins while still enjoying hot dogs and mascara. “The good news is that there are a lot of saferContinue Reading

Two Meals a Day

You can move along folks. There’s nothing new to see here! Two Meals a Day tries to combine the currently fashionable intermittent fasting with a grain-less, processed sugar-free, and no seed oil diet. It also throws in aerobic exercise, journalizing, Marie Kondozing, and orange light only before bedtime. If youContinue Reading

Niksen

So you’ve Konmari’ed your entire house (or at least have a drawer of items that spark joy and a closet that is best forgotten), what’s next? Why not try Niksen? It’s the Dutch art of doing nothing translated into a new American act of decluttering your mind. Or, according toContinue Reading

Immune System Hacks

With 187 Immune System Hacks, it is like reading brief summaries of more than a season of the Dr. Oz show! While some of the hacks are well known, many were new to me. Mushrooms have vitamin D? Who knew? I’ve also never heard of Ashwagandha or Propolis before. I’mContinue Reading

Surrounded by Psychopaths

Regardless of which side of the aisle you lean towards, every US citizen feels, more now than ever, they are Surrounded by Psychopaths. This book included a timely discussion of how psychopaths think based, at least partially, on real psychological theory. It then teaches people, based on their own personalities,Continue Reading