Crave

Because I’m kind of obsessed with Lysa TerKeurst. And because even though I workout 6 days a week, I still have an issue with food. So I thought, why not? 

Just started this one last night. I’m excited to see if it does anything for me. 

I’ll definitely be sharing my ‘results’. 

And just so we are on the same page, for breakfast I’ve had 3 cups of coffee (about to make number 4) and a handful of gummy bears. 

So yeah, my diet needs a little help.

Available on Amazon, $9.89

Uninvited

Just finished up this book last night and oh my gosh. Every so often, I will find a book that I am convinced was written just for me. 

This is that book.

You’ve probably seen it flood your Instagram feed, but that’s because it’s just that good.

And I can’t imagine it not speaking to everyone who reads it. 

Available on Amazon, $9.89.

She Reads Truth

So I’ve been a little (Okay, a lot) behind on sharing what I’ve been reading with you guys, but I had to get my butt into gear because I have read some pretty amazing books lately. 

This is one of them. 

Seriously, if you don’t have it, get it. If you want to borrow it, let’s talk. 

This is a book for every woman. I related so much to each story shared. Even if they weren’t my experiences. 

That’s how you know it’s a good book. Available on Amazon, $14.05

The Magic of Thinking Big

Y’all know I love to read. The truth is I’ve been reading so much lately that I haven’t even kept up on here, but I’m a firm believer in starting where you are, so here I am. 

I love this book because it has allowed me to step outside of what I’m used to. And I am living proof that when you decide to think a certain way, certain things happen. 

What’s that quote? ‘Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.’

This book is exactly that. 


What are y’all reading? 

Traveling Mercies

For those of you looking for one more book to read before Summer officially ends, check this one out. 

It was recommended to me by a friend and it is so good! 

Seriously, I’m only a few chapters in and I have laughed and cried and everything else in between. 

Her story is meant to be heard.  

 

New Book Club

I am so excited to share this with you guys! 

I read this book last year and it just blew my mind. I couldn’t believe how dirty and unregulated the cosmetic industry was. I thought back to all the makeup that I wore. Never once did I think it could be making me sick, I mean, it was just makeup! 

But this book uncovered the truth. And it was ugly. 

“Stacy Malkan is a media strategist and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition working to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products. Her book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, published in 2007, chronicles a group of health and environmental activists as they ask the largest cosmetics companies some tough questions about their use of hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals in products people use on their bodies everyday.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of Not Just a Pretty Face for some great summer reading and then join the author and Beautycounter’s Head of Health & Safety, Mia Davis, for a webinar discussion August 17 at 5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT.

Stacy and Mia will talk about what has changed since 2007, what still needs to change in the cosmetic industry, and what Stacy is up to now. 

RSVP HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the book. 

Happy Reading, y’all! 

  

#PeopleOverProfit

People Over Profit

Seriously, this is such an incredible book. I think it might be my new favorite! If you love business and you love being an entrepreneur or even if you just want to be able to share some ideas with your current employer, read this book.

This has been a philosophy of mine for years, but I never put it into words. Here are the words.

Available here.

Happy Reading, y’all!

Photo Credit: Lauren Falber

You Should Totally Read These Books

I’m sure you all know by now just how much I love to read. I seriously read all of the time. I may actually have a problem, if there is such a thing.

Is there such a thing?

So here are a few of my recent favorites!

The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson

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I’m only on chapter 7, but this book is changing my life.

The Body Toxic, Nena Baker

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Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew. Microwave popcorn. That’s all I’m going to say.

Chronicles of the Kings, Lynn Austin

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(I haven’t read Number 5, but I’m assuming it’s just as amazing as the others, but I don’t want it to be over yet, so I refuse to start!)

The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller

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If you are married or have thought about getting married, you should read this book. Actually, I think it should be a requirement before you say ‘I do’. I wish I had read this sooner. Seriously, such a good eye-opener!

Fight Back with Joy, Margaret Feinberg

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Her story was remarkable. I finished this book in about 12 hours. And it only took me that long because I had to sleep.

Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

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If you’ve ever had to deal with infidelity this book is for you. Her experience and the way she handled it all left me in complete awe.

Toxin Toxout, Bruce Lourie/ Rick Smith

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So we know how we get toxins inside of us, but can we actually get rid of them?

The Message, Eugene Peterson

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Yes. This is the bible. But if you’ve never really been able to understand the bible or you have a hard time following along, this one is for you. Breaks it down so we can understand what the heck it all means. Such an amazing resource.

Tables in the Wilderness, Preston Yancey

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Such an amazing story. Well written and just such a relatable story. And I know him. So, of course, I’m going to support him!

Bait of Satan, John Bevere

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Do you struggle with anger? Unforgiveness? Read this. I can’t say enough about this book. It changed my life.

The ‘B’ Word, Lauren Falber

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(Well, obviously. ;) )

What about you? Have you read any good books lately? I’ve got a reading list a mile long, but I’m always looking for suggestions. Comment with some of your favorites!

Exposed

Exposed
Starting this one tomorrow!

From tainted pet food to toxic toys, Americans can thank the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry for the secret ingredients in everyday products that have been linked to rising rates of infertility, endocrine system disruptions, neurological disorders, and cancer.

While the U.S. Congress stalls in the face of these dangers, the European Union has chosen to act. Strict consumer-safety regulations have forced multinationals to manufacture safer products for European consumers, while lower U.S. standards allow them to continue selling unsafe products to Americans. Schapiro’s exposé shows that short of strong government action, the United States will lose not only its ability to protect citizens from environmental hazards but also, as economic priorities shift, whatever claim it has to commercial supremacy. Increasingly, products on American shelves are equated with serious health hazards, hazards that the European Union is legislating out of existence in its powerful trading bloc, a lead that even China is beginning to follow. Schapiro illustrates how the blowback from weak regulation at home carries a steep economic, as well as environmental, price.

In Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, investigative journalist Mark Schapiro takes the reader to the front lines of global corporate and political power, where tectonic battles are being waged that will determine the physical and economic health of our children and ourselves.

Available here!**

**There is an updated version available.