Category Archives for Favorite Books

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

The subtitle, “How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead,” says it all. “What makes this constant assessing and comparing so self-defeating is that we are often comparing our lives, our marriages, and our communities to unattainable, media-driven visions of perfection, or we’re holding up our reality against…


Flourish, Martin Seligman

Years ago, this book sparked my interest in positive psychology and started me on a path of learning that led to a master’s degree in psychology and a shelf full of books on happiness, well-being, gratitude, and positivity. Seligman (along with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience) started the positive psychology movement,…