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Book Review: Discipline Without Distress

Book cover: Discipline without stress

Once again, I have chosen to review a local Calgary author I met at the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Her name is Judy Arnall and her book is entitled, “Discipline Without Distress” (3rd Edition, 2010) and can best be described as an emotionally intelligent parenting book. The subtitle is “135 […]

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Give Me A Break: the art of making time work for you

Give me a break

I’m so excited by the books I’ve been given to review recently by really wonderful authors that I either know or have met. I’ve got quite the pile that I eagerly look forward to reading. Which one am I going to talk about this month? I think I have to mention my friend and colleague, […]

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Don’t Let Emotions Run Your Life

Book cover for Spradlin

This month’s book is “Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How dialectical behavior therapy can put you in control” by Scott E. Spradlin, A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook. This is a wonderful workbook that I have found to be invaluable for examining our own relationship with emotions. I bought it from Odin Books in […]

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Book Review: “The Other Kind of Smart”

Book Cover: the other kind of smart

“The Other Kind of Smart: Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success”, by Harvey Deutschendorf, 2009. Harvey was a participant in one of my courses very early on in the ’90s – an ‘early adopter’ and has written a marvelous…

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Book Review, March 10, 2009

Finding Your Way Home: a soul survival kit – tools for discovering your emotional and spiritual power by Melody Beattie While this book has a high foo foo factor and refers to God a lot (this can also be a God of your understanding), there is a lot of great stuff here. I have trouble […]

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Book Review, March 10, 2009

How We Choose to Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People–Their Secrets, Their Stories by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks I love this book! I know, you’ve heard that before, but this book, a gift from a wonderful Bay Area coach, Anke Thiele, is unique in that the authors travelled around looking for […]

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