December 25, 2023

The Type A Trap: Five Mindset Shifts to Beat Burnout and Transform Your Life

Everyone, whether high-achiever or everyday worker, is susceptible to burnout. Ignoring the signs of this condition, writes author Erin Stafford, can invite depression and other serious illnesses. In The Type A Trap, the author offers mindset shifts to reinvigorate oneself and prevent burnout from reoccurring.

The telltale signs of burnout include depleted energy levels, detachment […]


December 18, 2023

The Teenage Guide to Success: The TICK TOCK Formula for Life, Relationships and Careers

In this guide to growing up, Colton Fidelman, a high-school senior at the Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, presents his “success formula” mnemonic: “TICK TOCK.”

In the acronym “TICK TOCK,” the T stands for “Taming social media” and “Treasure beyond money”; I is for “Inspiring Hard Work”; C is for “Cultivating relationships,” etc. […]


December 11, 2023

To Whom I Care: Book 3: Judge Ourselves Through Our Behavior

“I believe the successes you have achieved is the criteria by which we [sic] can know ourselves and worldly evaluate them,” states Abdulelah Khaled Allam in his autobiographical work To Whom I Care: Book 3. Accordingly, Allam briefly describes many of his successes (and some failures) during his life as a student and architect. From […]


November 27, 2023

Moving Forward Through His Love and Grace

In this poetry collection, Joan E. Gettry shares her insights, thoughts, affirmations, aspirations, and reveries on many of life’s sorrows and joys—all bound together by her deep devotion to God.

Gettry senses the mystery of God’s hand at work, writing in “God’s Plans for All of Us”: “God sets in motion for all of us/ […]


October 31, 2023

Snap! From Chaos to Calm

In this useful volume, a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher offers her SNAP! system: two actions and three mental processes done in sequence that can quell anxiety, confront grief, and avert a parenting crisis, among other common, recurring stresses.

SNAP! stands for “soothing touch,” “name the emotion,” “act,” and “praise.” The author posits that if you’re […]


October 24, 2023

Float Your Boat: You Have Power and Control

In this slim book, Umar Siddiqui discusses therapy—both as a philosophical concept and as a presence in his own life as he navigates life after he “proudly conquered” his “schizoaffective bipolar disorder.”

Siddiqui is open about benefiting from therapy, with much of the book focusing on acts that can be therapeutic, which include living mindfully; […]