Friday, October 27, 2017

Non-Fiction Book Reviews

I first read Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend over 25 years ago, shortly after the first edition was published in 1992. I recently re-read this book that has great information on establishing boundaries with family, coworkers, and friends.

Some people view setting boundaries as a negative thing, however boundaries help us know when to say yes and when to say no; they help us heal and allow us to let in the good things while keeping out the "bad." The authors remind us that as we learn to set boundaries, others will often resist our boundaries, so it's important to have support systems in place. I enjoyed re-reading this book and felt good realizing that I continue to implement many of the lessons I learned from this book all those years ago.

I met Tammie Durden and won a copy of her book,  Get Up, Dust Yourself Off and Win!, at the Breathe Retreat last month. In this book, she shares her story of a time when she was dealing with a failed business, financial problems (so difficult that her car was repossessed), divorce, and the depression that plagued her. She then moves on to share that "life happens" and we must learn to pick ourselves up, do the work on the road to recovery, and have the courage to keep on and win.

Get Up, Dust Yourself Off and Win! is actually a book and workbook all in one as each chapter is followed by questions and plenty of space to journal your answers. Along with being an author, Tammi is a speaker and empowerment coach who provides training and coaching around the globe.

She Means Business is an easy-to-read book designed to help women build a business. Carrie Green, the author and founder of The Female Entrepreneur Association, shares her story (along with other entrepreneur's stories) of leveraging the internet to create the business and life she dreamed of. There are action steps as well as a twenty-eight day challenge at the end of the book.

Have you read any of these books? Please share your thoughts in the comment.


  1. Always appreciate book recommendations & reviews. :)

  2. I’ve not read any of these but like to read your reviews and recommendations.


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