Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Accentuate the Positive

Information and Inspiration
If you're looking for a good read with a positive message, here's a short list including titles about many different subjects, written from a wide-range of perspectives.

Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson
The author and her husband survived a plane crash in 2008; both were severely burned.  The author was not expected to survive but did.  Find hope, faith, and wisdom here.  

Enjoy empowering stories about love lost, found, and found at last, brought to you by the oral history project folks at Story Corps

What's normal and whose foot is the yardstick?

You're more laid back, eh? The author explores the differences between extrovert and introvert personality types and the benefits of inviting both types to a decision-making table that's round.

King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels
In 2008, Bartels inherited her uncle's post as king of Otuam, a town of nearly 7000 residents, located on Ghana's coast.

Abundance : The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
Can we leverage current and emerging technology to solve world problems? Good 'big think' question asked and answered by the authors. 

Meet Jack : a youngster Australian shepherd and champion, too, who doesn't always do what's expected. Even if you don't own a show dog, the back story of Jack being Jack will appeal to any dog lover.  

Bright Side Up by Amy Spencer
A light read about how to hit the reset button when you're feeling cynical or blue. One of "O Magazine's" books to watch for, February 2012.

Some Assembly Required by Ann Lamott
Novelist Lamott, herself a single mother, recounts her journey as a fifty-something grandmother to her son Sam's first son, Jax.  Find hope, faith, and wisdom here.

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The latest prescription from the author of The Secret (2006) and The Power (2010).