March Nuggets of Inspiration & Wisdom

Hello survivors <3

I did it! I have this one posted on time. There is a happy dance happening on this end J

Life is busy for everyone, all the time, right? As much as I try to keep my life balanced and simple things have a way of getting busy. Sometimes the busy happens because of obligation and sometimes it springs forth for some long awaited fun.

This past week I drove 60 hours round trip to Las Vegas from Ohio. Ten audiobooks and innumerable calls with my husband kept me sane. I learned a lot about myself in that car and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.


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As planned, I met Ann Castro in Las Vegas and she was as wonderful as I had imagined. We worked together to flesh out some changes for the book. She was ready with questions I had never even considered (This is exactly why we all need editors!).


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by  Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson read this himself and has a wonderful voice with rich inflection. He made listening to science enjoyable. My science-loving eleven-year-old son now has this one on his list to read.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

My sons and I should finish this book this weekend and we are all very excited to see the movie.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Many new facts about Leonardo da Vinci grace these pages. This was not one of my favorite books to listen to as it was a bit dry although I think reading it would have been more enjoyable.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

GREAT! I selected this book because my son was also reading it. I thought it would be nice to discuss it together. Also, this movie is coming out and we could compare the book to the movie. Pleasantly, I was surprised at how engaging the story is.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The story was complex and the characters rich. I would not have selected this to read usually, but my sister recommended it. I look forward to reading other titles by Kurt.

Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop

Gary, in his mesmerizing Scottish accent, tells us all the information we already know, but in a matter-of-fact, shit or get off the pot kind of way. I appreciate his honesty and have already sent the book to my husband to read. My key take away was whether you do or do not, you have still made a choice. Are you happy with that choice? Yes or no, why have you accepted this choice?

You are a Badass by Jen Cincero

YES! I loved this book so much I listened to it twice and I am working on a third go through right now. It is rare, I mean extremely rare, that I will read a book more than once. Jen had so many points that resonated with me.  I keep picking her book back up. She has managed to pick up on my inferiority complex and has gobs of good advice on how to overcome it.

101 Amazing Facts about Everything by Jack Goldstein

A fun, short book that was truly full of shocking oddball facts.

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne Taggart

Wow, this book is deep. The science was over my head, but Lynne explains every detail. There is much that I still have to learn, but this book is definitely worth a read especially for those who need proof like me. Don’t worry, it’s not a book about God, but rather it’s a book about energy.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Loved this one! Did you know Thor had a red beard? Me neither, I learned that and a great deal more within these pages.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

I was not able to finish this one because I had a hard time connecting with the characters. With this book on Oprah’s list, I am sure I am in the minority.


Daily OM A Year to Clear What’s Holding You Back- The class is over, but I did not complete several lessons because I was finishing my book. This class is going to help me with my second or third book. I’m not sure how they will play out exactly, YET!


How to ADHD on Youtube- If you know anyone who has ADHD or loves someone with ADHD this is the best resource I have ever found. Please share it with them.

Episodes This one caught me off guard. I was just hoping for some background noise while I worked and ended up watching more of the show than working.

Outcasts Hilarious! Reminded me of my own awkward high school years. This is my go-to choice for watching while working out.


Hashtag Questions This is a podcast a friend of mine has started and it is hilarious. Definitely for adults only and you must have a questionable sense of humor, uh hem, it’s right up my alley.


How about you? What are you watching, reading, or what has inspired you this past month?


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