Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 30, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

New Year, New You: Guest Post by Dallas Wilt on Presence

Book Title: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

No one would ever accuse me of succeeding at New Year’s Resolutions. I finally came up with a better strategy:  New Year’s Course Corrections. I tend to do better with that gentler, more navigational approach. Today, Dallas Wilt reflects on a book that surprised her and steered her in the right direction… From Dallas:  I generally avoid the self-help section at the bookstore, but when I was …

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December 31, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper and The New Year’s Resolutions (2016)

With the New Year approaching, I took the opportunity to have a serious conversation with Pepper.  She was settled in comfortably on the loveseat in the kitchen – napping, actually – and I sat down next to her.  She perked right up.  I told her I had some proposed resolutions for her.  “Some are more important than others,” I noted.  “The first three you might consider aspirational.  The last three …

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December 31, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper and The New Year’s Resolution

Book Title: The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Pepper spent the holiday recovering from emergency surgery Christmas Eve to remove a “foreign object” in her stomach wreaking havoc on her system.  (And I do mean havoc.)  She’s been in a happy haze with the good meds, but she didn’t forget that the New Year was approaching – and with it, resolutions. “I resolve to eat more slowly,” she told me.  “I think I might …

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