Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through “Bitch”

Both executive men and women have told me that if women do not find that perfect balance of sex stereotypic behavior (femininity) and professional leadership behavior, they are judged more harshly. A part of me expected this book to wow me, but I didn’t quite get that impression from Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through Bitch. TheContinue reading “Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through “Bitch””

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing

Jack Saul’s Collective Trauma and Collective Healing aims to give health professionals – and anyone really – an insight into how to create community based assistance programs after traumatic events. Since I work in the English education field, it’s a little outside of my area of specialization. Yet, I read this on the sheer respectContinue reading “Collective Trauma, Collective Healing”

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

Hands down one of the most influential books for me in the past 5-6 years! Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is an absolute diamond in the sand. I cannot rave about it enough, honestly. There also happens to be a show Cosmos with a more revamped version released in recent years. The edition that I read hadContinue reading “Carl Sagan’s Cosmos”

Stephen King’s On Writing

One of my favorite books to recommend to writers and reader is Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The books reveals details about his early life, struggles with alcoholism and drugs, a severe accident that changed his life, and his writers journey. This particular book, though short in comparison to so manyContinue reading “Stephen King’s On Writing”

Ken Robinson’s Finding Your Element

“It’s about doing something that feels so completely natural to you, that resonates so strongly with you, that you feel that this is who you really are” (ix). In his first book, Sir Ken Robinson said that not everyone may find their element. I get that, but I also thought it was a shame becauseContinue reading “Ken Robinson’s Finding Your Element”

Ken Robinson’s The Element

I can’t remember exactly when I was introduced to Sir Ken Robinson, although I am rather sure it was after 2016 via his TED Talk on Youtube, which I happen to believe is slightly better than this book. I had a lightbulb moment where I went: Aha! I found a credible resource that says soContinue reading “Ken Robinson’s The Element”