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The Gift

To read The Gift by Edith Eger is like being in therapy. Real therapy. Dr. Eger brings you face to face with the prisons you’ve constructed in your own mind that keep you from living a life of emotional freedom and fulfillment. She also provides the keys to unlocking those gates and deconstructing the walls that keep you chained up. It is a gift indeed!

The book is divided into twelve chapters, each identifying and discussing a specific prison we find ourselves grappling with. I’ll talk about those in a minute, but first I think it’s important to know a little about the author.

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I recently had the pleasure of reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Actually the full title with subtitle is Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

McKeown’s premise is that we can’t do it all, and the idea that we can is simply false and leads us down the rabbit hole in a maze of diversionary paths that keep us from doing anything well.

By saying yes to everyone, taking on everything, trying to please all parties, and kidding ourselves that we can always add just one more thing, we end up not doing those things that are most important to us. Instead we diffuse our energy, our will power, and even our interest.

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Atomic Habits

My favorite non-fiction read of 2019 was Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. If you haven’t read it yet, go get it today in whatever your favorite mode of reading may be, and read it! I chose Kindle which is mine, and scarfed it up!

Let’s start with 3 ideas that are included in the first several chapters:

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