Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (2nd edition) by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler is a book that is transforming the way I communicate with others. I have never been so inspired by a book before. This book has given me a reality check on how poorly we communicate - especially when … Continue reading Conversations: How are they Crucial?
My boyfriend and I are reading a book together titled, "Why Won't You Apologize?" by Dr. Harriet Lerner. Topics Lerner addresses include the do's and don't's of apologizing, how to properly apologize, and when to apologize. Lerner also explains that it is okay to accept apologies, but that does not mean you have to forgive … Continue reading Why Won’t You Apologize?
During college, there can be much reading to complete. This is a very tedious and time consuming task, no matter how fast you read. What helps is doing these techniques to help you stay alert (because let's face it, reading textbooks is boring): 1) Highlight - highlighting key points, main ideas, facts, and other important … Continue reading Reading with Purpose
There are several reasons why someone chooses a book - an appealing cover, the title itself, the plot, the reviews it received, or perhaps a friend suggested it. These are all valid reasons to pick a book and reasons I go by as well. But a book should be worth more than the reason(s) why you picked it. … Continue reading How to Choose a Book