This & That: December 2, 2016

Dec 02, 2016

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Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World by Joann S. Lublin

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist of The Wall Street Journal, Joanna S. Lublin shares the journeys and successes of more than 50 executive women. Discover inspiration from their lessons and insights and learn how a rewarding professional life can materialize along with a fulfilling personal life. Yes, it is possible.

—The Power of the Other: The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it by Dr. Henry Cloud

Released this past spring, The Power of the Other is a compelling book full of neuroscience findings and the psychology of leadership that reveals just how integral the right connections with our colleagues, boss, partner and friends will determine our success in both our professional and personal lives. I certainly am intrigued and look forward to understanding the unconscious influences that surround us all each and every day.


—A Recipe for Cooking by Cal Peternell

As a follow-up to his best-selling cookbook Twelve Recipes, chef Cal Peternell steps it up a notch with seasonally organized recipes for holiday gatherings, dinners for two, family get-togethers and occasions which bring together more than just a few people. Discover how to throughly love cooking and how to celebrate with the food you made to share with those you love.

Film (French)

—Things to Come (L’avenir)

Being released in the states today, the French film Things to Come introduces viewers to a passionate philosophy professor of a certain age who begins to re-examine her life after an unforeseen divorce rattles her way of life. With English subtitles, discover a thoughtful film on life, love and time. Have a look at the trailer below.


—Joanne by Lady Gaga

In Lady Gaga’s fifth album released in late October, critics are describing her new music as striped down soft-rock and dance-pop. Titled to pay homage to her aunt Joanne who died at the age of 19 due to complications with lupus, after whom Lady Gaga’s middle name is given, the album is certainly different from previous releases and worth listening to.


—Paravel passport holder

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~recipe for Blackberry Pear Upside Down Cake~

A weekend for coffee time, downtime and much trim the tree time. Yep, the holidays are here, and this is the weekend I’ll be heading out looking for a tree, making sure the Charlie Brown Christmas tunes are playing and hot chocolate will be indulged in without apology. As was shared on this week’s Why Not . . . ? post, it is the holiday rituals that enliven this time of year, and no matter how simple or extravagant create moments to look forward to and savor.

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for stopping by. Below are a few articles you might enjoy and until Monday bonne journée!

~Let’s talk money: How much is enough?

~10 Mantras That Will Change Your Story and Your Life . . . beautiful reminders that we are all on our own journey and have our own timing.

~Add more quality to your everyday life by learning these 4 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence.

~Mark these destinations to visit while traveling in Paris: The Ultimate Sweets Tour of Paris

~Don’t have time to take a French class? Read 8 Ways to Learn a Language without a Teacher

~Speaking of learning a new language . . . 7 Reasons to Learn a  Foreign Language

5 thoughts on “This & That: December 2, 2016

  1. I’ve heard Henry Cloud speak and he is fabulous. His books are a wonderful read.

    I also have the first book of Cal Peternell’s. Just lovely!

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