Spirited, Awaken the Spirit Within, and Maxed Out

It’s been fun receiving book recommendations from you! Thank you!

Mary Ann recommended two books by Rebecca Rosen that I really enjoyed and think you will, too. Spirited: Connect to the Guides All Around You and Awaken the Spirit Within: 10 Steps to Ignite Your Life and Fulfill Your Divine Purpose

Rosen is a medium who communicates with souls who have crossed over–along the lines of John Edward. I found her writing style and stories interesting and enjoyable. She also gives lots of great techniques for getting in touch with your inner guidance system, increasing your overall consciousness, and practical tips on how to use your spiritual gifts in daily life. I’m always surprised my library has these types of books, but I’m so glad they do!

Tambra turned me on to, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, by Katrina Alcorn. I wish I’d read this when my kids were younger, but still found it interesting and relevant. I had just finished, Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg when this one finally popped up on my hold list at the library.

While I enjoyed Sandberg’s book, it made me question whether or not I was putting in enough effort in trying to work either more hours or in a more traditional job. I went to grad school for crying out loud and what the heck did I have to show for it besides an impressive student loan?! An MBA doesn’t give you much street cred on the psychic scene.

In any case, I appreciated Alcorn’s candor on many levels. It was also a good reminder that no matter what our situation, we’re all out there doing our best. While some people may appear to be “doing it all” and “doing it all well!” or just plain, “doing it all better than we are,” that’s not always how it is behind the scenes. We’d be wise to stop comparing ourselves and trying to meet unrealistic expectations, whether self or other induced.

As always, thanks again for the recommendations!

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