Book Review The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva Amy is existing. She goes to work, makes excuses to avoid happy hours, and moves through life while knowing that simple existence is not right. She has something, a voice, a compulsion, a suffocating threat to any semblance of the life she used to have. … Continue reading “In the Existence of Mental Illness”
Mental health is a passion for me. I struggle with severe mental illness (SMI), as I’ve shared on here before. But mental illness doesn’t just impact the diagnosed; it impacts their loved ones and anyone close to them. Mental health and relationships come with their own sets of challenges. I am so grateful for my … Continue reading “Overthinking About You: A Read-Along”
Cover Story by Susan Rigetti A 4⭐️ Review Cover Story by Susan Rigetti is described as a “Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’ and Hulu’s ‘The Dropout’ meets Catch Me If You Can,” and I think that comparison was spot-on for me. I listened to this book and definitely enjoyed it. The characters are well-crafted, the story is … Continue reading “What’s the Cover Story?”
Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti A five-star book review If you could find out what people say about you after you die, would you want to do so? Confession: I did lot know if I was going to rate Dava Shastri’s Last Day as a five-star read until the last few chapters. This … Continue reading “Spending a Day with Dava Shastri”
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu A 5⭐️ Book I heard about Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu when the Netflix movie with Amy Poehler released and eagerly bought the novel, but like so many books on my TBR, it got pushed down in the stack. I added Moxie to my 22 in 2022 challenge list and definitely knew … Continue reading “The Importance of Moxie”
I’ve been fighting back crippling anxiety for a week now. I’ve tried to explain what my anxiety feels like before, but my words don’t seem to accurately define it. I am going to keep trying, though. My Picture of Anxiety Checking my email inbox obsessively to see if my boss’s boss approved of my work. … Continue reading “What Anxiety Looks Like”
Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke A Five-Star Book Tarana Burke is an activist and the founder of the Me Too Movement that opened the door for thousands of women to finally raise their voices and share their stories of sexual abuse, violence, and harassment. … Continue reading “Unbound: The Story of #MeToo”
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus A Five-Star Book Review I’m calling it. Lessons in Chemistry is officially one of my favorite reads for 2022! Bonnie Garmus exceeded all expectations with this book, introducing unique characters, exploring multi-layered plot lines, and delighting us with fantastic writing. Elizabeth Zott is a chemist, one of the rare … Continue reading “Loving Lessons in Chemistry”
I have a doctorate, but I rarely use the title “Dr.” I’ve had bosses who told me to ‘own that title’ and bosses who said my education level doesn’t matter. I’ve been told to add my title to presentations and told to remove it, mostly when others may be “Dr” as well, and there’s a … Continue reading “Owning My Title”
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers A five-star book review – Includes spoilers I ordered Honey Girl as one of my Book of the Month picks a few months ago, and oh how I wish I’d read it sooner. This debut novel by Morgan Rogers was such a surprise for me. I thought it would be … Continue reading “The Surprises of Honey Girl”
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