First 2014 Giveaway: Top 10 Books of 2013

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Happy New Year!

Workbooks, cookbooks, memoirs, research books, clinical books and even a “kid’s” book grabbed my heart in 2013. Not all of them were released last year but the following 10 books brought me joy, inspiration, encouragement, conviction and evidenced-based information which helped me in all aspects of my life:

In celebration of 2014 – and good books – I am hosting our first giveaway of the year!

You have five opportunities to enter for a chance to win all of the above books. You receive one entry each for doing the following:

Entries can be submitted until midnight on Sunday, January 5. We will announce a winner the week of January 6. Note: Winner needs to provide a non-P.O. Box mailing address

I am grateful for authors like the ones honored in this post who put their art out into the world so we can be inspired and equipped to do the same.

What were your favorite reads of 2013?  What are your excited to read in 2014?

Cheering you on –

Rebecca

PS – Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win all 10 books by January 5, midnight.

UPDATE!! Jennie Perillo, author of Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen, just offered to personally sign her book to the winner. So generous and kind – Thank you Jennie!

Weekend Wonderment: Inspiration from the Interweb 9/22/13

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Happy Weekend! Here is a dose of light, hope and courage to push back on darkness, cynicism and fear. And do not forget to laugh and breathe deeply.  Because it is good for your soul.

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Will.i.am + Sesame Street tell it like it is.

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Soap box issues alert! This article sums up the negative impact of weighing yourself frequently. If you are using your scale to make sure you are “ok”, you are probably giving the scale too much power over your mood and your wellness. What is keeping you from trusting your body? Reach out for specialized help if you find your worth and value are fused with the numbers on the scale

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I am sooo delighted with this new workbook by Mike Foster of People of the Second Chance.  I saw him speak earlier this year and his story, his passion for grace and for pushing back on unhealthy perfection filled my heart with joy. Stay tuned for some cool opportunities to through Freeway together as a Potentia community.  Yes. Please.

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Asking for help spikes our sense of vulnerability. We draw on courage to take that risk and open ourselves up to disappointment but also to love, blessings and grace. Some new research suggests we are not so good at assessing who will in fact respond positively to our request for help. Check it out and practice asking for help from the safe people in your life. Sometimes it is just about showing up and asking for help  – not whether people say, “Yes.” or “No.”

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Heart explosion. Love, patience, kindness and hockey.  Swoon.

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It’s ok to be different. It also takes courage to be different; to be you.

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Kid President giving a rallying cry for teachers and students. Yes indeed, go get your awesome on!

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In awe and wonder –

Rebecca