Book review: Let It Out


A book all about journaling exercises? Yes, please! I have long been a journaling enthusiast. I have even previously written about some of the journaling exercises I use on a regular basis. So when I heard about Katie Dalebout’s new book, Let It Out, I knew I had to check it out. The book contains 55 different journaling exercises that you can use in various life circumstances. The tools span everything from increasing focus to overcoming key limiting beliefs that are holding you back from accomplishing what you want to in life. This is definitely a book that is geared towards people who are already…

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear


This is officially one of my all-time favorite books, even though it just came out late last year. I should divulge that I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Gilbert. I wasn’t actually blown away by Eat, Pray, Love like a lot of people were — I didn’t read it until it was already a huge phenomenon, and maybe it just didn’t live up to the hype — but then I saw her in person discussing her next book, Committed, and I just loved her message of chasing your joy and being authentic, of not waiting for other people to make you…

Book review: Brave Enough


When I first heard that Cheryl Strayed had released a book of quotes curated from her earlier works, I was skeptical. I love Strayed’s work; Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things are both among my all-time favorite books. But despite the huge success of her books, I couldn’t help but wonder, with an online column, one novel, one memoir, and one self-help book (consisting of content pulled from said column) to her credit, did she really have enough material for what was essentially a “best of” collection?