January 10, 2023

Your Way There (To Being Fully Alive): Concepts and Tools for Mindful Transformation

From her clinical practice and personal life as a daughter, wife, and mother, psychotherapist Gretta Keene provides valuable tools and an instruction manual to construct an authentic, fulfilling life.

Keene uses several profound questions to help the reader, as she’s helped herself and her patients, find reasons for and ways out of devastating circumstances: “How […]


January 3, 2023

Think Like A Molecule: Seeking Inspiration in the Structures of Thought

For as long as humans have formulated questions such as “what is reality?” and “what is my purpose?” there have been myriad variations on the answer. Author Chuck Champlin offers his own in Think Like a Molecule.

Champlin’s proposal is grounded in his thesis that everything in the universe is driven by a single force […]


November 8, 2022

New You! Who Knew?

Life-changing events — such as divorce or a loved one’s death — provide opportunities for self-growth. To use these events as such, self-motivation is key, writes author David Edwards. This requires developing two skills: self-efficacy and self-esteem, he believes.

Most of Edwards’ book describes how to hone these skills. Starting with exercises focused on identifying […]


October 17, 2022

Discovering The Great I AM: One Woman’s Journey to Find God

Part memoir, part spiritual and philosophical exploration, and part self-help manual, Sherry Griffith’s Discovering the Great I AM is aimed at those hoping to wake up from unconscious patterns and conditioning and make more informed, conscious, and joyful choices.

Griffith is a social worker and therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. She is deeply immersed […]


October 3, 2022

The Me of Tomorrow: A Planning Manual for Your Future Life

Efrain Rovira wrote this self-help guide to encourage readers to think of their “future mes” and plan rigorously for the tomorrows ahead.

As young teens growing up in Panama, Rovira and his friends dreamed of someday having secure, well-paying jobs. Rovira particularly admired a neighbor who was an engineer at a power company and enjoyed […]


September 12, 2022

Too Young to Be Old: How to Stay Vibrant, Visible, and Forever in Blue Jeans

In her fascinating memoir, women’s clothing designer Diane Gilman (with Jan Tuckwood) recounts her extraordinary path to success and fame in the fashion world, and offers insights on how to “rock your life at every age.”

Gilman recounts how, when she was four, her father began sexually abusing her and later traded this abuse for […]


September 12, 2022

Commentaries on the Book of Wisdom

In this allegory about love, inner peace, and abundance, an emotionally exhausted protagonist gets a second chance to find the treasure he believes hides in an attic.

When Great Aunt Prudence dies, her great-nephew is invited to clean out her attic. As a 10-year-old, he discovered a locked sea chest there that belonged to Prudence’s […]