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House of Music Inspires!

17 August 2021

Barbara read House of Music by Kadiatu Kennah-Mason and was inspired by how hard young children would work to perfect their art when supported and encouraged by parents who sacrificed so much.



It’s Hard to Tell the Truth

12 October 2021

Barbara read The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self by Martha Beck and learned just how hard it is to tell truth and nothing but the truth



Still Possible

7 December 2021

Barbara watched David Whyte’s Zoom sessions titled Still Possible and learned a new way to live one day at a time.



Naming Your Emotions Accurately is Step One

18 January 2022

Barbara read Brené Brown’s new book Atlas of the Heart and learned that accurately naming an emotion can help you deal with it.



Can’t Keep No Satisfaction

26 April 2022

Barbara read How to Want Less:  by Arthur C. Brooks and learned why the high of getting what we want doesn’t last very long.



The Joy of Accepted Gifts

21 June 2022

Barbara read Five Ways to Exercise Your Thankfulness Muscles by Tish Harrison Warren and was grateful to have an expert help her understand why accepting help can make you so happy. 



Are You Bored? It Might Be a Good Thing.

16 August 2022

Barbara read How to be Creative by Matt Richtel and was reminded that tolerance for boredom allows new ideas to occur. She’s learning to endure some boredom while also creating enough structure and connection in her life to feel satisfied.



Be a Beginner

25 October 2022

Barbara read Cal Newport’s review of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt and learned that getting back to a “beginner’s mind” can help  you to cope with life’s challenges.



How Books Can Help

14 February 2023

Barbara read Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel by Bonnie Garmus, and was strengthened by the toughness of the main character.



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