The Tapping Solution

The reality of chronic pain and the blocks it can put in your life are all too real. It can lead to less activity, strained relationships, depression, financial issues and so much more. Now, I understand that there are a lot of books out there for chronic pain and a lot of different approaches for tackling it. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the emotional depth and positive effects Nick Ortner’s The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief  displayed.

Tapping, or the emotional freedom technique, is a method for working through chronic pain or emotions by taking little steps, journaling and tapping on certain parts of your emotions and on certain parts of your body to help reduce or eliminate pain. The stories shared in Nick’s book are so incredibly powerful and the steps are simple to follow.

I think this book is useful no matter how big or small your pain is. If you are willing and ready to try something new to address your pain and heal then I highly recommend giving this book a read. I am definitely glad I now have it in my library.


31 Proverbs to Light Your Path


Proverbs is one of my favorite books to read so I was really excited when I saw this book. Liz Curtis Higgs has a writing style that is easy to read and a voice that is easy to relate to. 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path is a refreshing book that puts you on a daily journey to learn each verse word for word and then apply it. The One Minute, One Step section was also a great addition to the book. It allows you to put into practice what you just read about and really apply that verse in the here and now.

I enjoyed reading this book and will certainly revisit it often. I recommend it as a daily devotional, gift, or book to read with others for a study. Please click on the links below to learn more about the author and book:

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.

The Halloween Tree

I was first mesmerized by the The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury when I was younger and saw the cartoon special on tv a few days prior to Halloween. At the time I loved the exciting adventures the kids went on, the colorful cartoon scenes, and even learning a little about the history of Halloween. As I grew up I found that my love for this film did not fade, instead, I became even more fascinated by the novelty of such a cartoon Halloween movie. Simply put, I thought it was genius.

One year I discovered the film was actually based on a novel by Ray Bradbury. As an avid fan of the film I cannot believe it took me this long to read the novel. It was strange, to be certain, as you would expect from such a writer but it was also engaging, educational and, honestly, a little creepy (which I loved). Without giving too much away, the story is about a group of boys who, one Halloween night, find themselves in search of their friend Pipkin who has been swept away into a variety of different places. The boys meet a guide of sorts, Mr. Moundshroud, who is aghast to learn that the boys do not know where their Halloween costumes came from or what they mean. Thus, they find themselves on a wild adventure to find Pip and learn more about what they are celebrating and why.
The novel was a treat to read and was full of plenty of tricks along the way as well. I highly recommend it, especially this month since Halloween will soon be upon us.

Morning Star (Red Rising Series, Book 3)

What a great conclusion to a strong series. The battle to change the hierarchy of the oppressive society that Golds have controlled for as long as anyone can remember is in motion and the stakes are high. Darrow has lost a lot and has so much more to lose but equally as much to gain if he and the Sons of Ares can win and invoke change. This book has action, love, friendship, sacrifice, hierarchy and tons of twists. I highly recommend it!

Start Where You Are Note Cards

Start Where You Are Note Cards

These are absolutely beautiful note cards from Meera Lee Patel. There are twelve cards total and each has a lovely illustration and quote by the author on the cover. The inside of the card is blank so you have plenty of room to write. The quotes are inspiring and lift your spirits instantly just filling one out for a loved one. The quotes are applicable to an assortment of situations, my personal favorite is the card with a C.S. Lewis quote on it that says, “courage dear heart.” I will be using these for friends and family and admiring both the quotes and art while sharing them with others.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.

My Rad Life Journal

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Sometimes I open to a blank page and words just start to spill out onto the page and other times I find myself staring at the blank page of a journal wondering where to start. This journal certainly would come in handy in either situation. My Rad Life A Journal written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl is such a fresh and fun way to approach a journal. The journal is colorful, has quotes and prompts from rad women, and contains plenty of space to draw, write and create as well.

These two typically work together to create books about the lives of rad women and now they want their readers to write about their rad lives. What a neat concept! This would make a terrific gift or a great book to keep around as your journal.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.

Golden Son (Red Rising Series, Book 2)

Pierce Brown did not disappoint with his second novel in the Red Rising series. Golden Son begins where the first book left off. The Institute is now a memory for Darrow and his friends and they are throw into society where prestige and power come in the form of winning games and playing your role in society.

Darrow plays his role well, a Red trapped in a Gold’s body and living in a world he neither knows nor cares to know. He is a pawn in their games. A prize horse for them to parade around or disown. What they don’t yet realize is that they are pawns in his game as well, means to an end.

But what about those he cares about, those Golds he didn’t expect to come to love? What about the Sons of Ares?

This novel is all I wanted it to be…unexpected alliances, betrayals, victory and loss. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series!