Love, Joy & High-Vibe Living: reinvention

In a good book the best is between the lines. –Swedish Proverb

Here’s what I’m currently reading—

Change & Reinvention: reinvention

Reinvention is one of my favorite topics.

Some people collect stamps or trading cards or pieces of stained glass. Well, I’m a collector of reinvention stories.

Those who know me know if they come across a good reinvention story, I want to hear about it.

So you can imagine my delight in reading the 60 inspiring stories of reinvention collected in Marlo Thomas’ It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over: Reinventing Your Life–and Realizing Your Dreams–Anytime, at Any Age.

I dare you to read these stories and not be inspired by the who-says-it’s impossible, it’s-never-too-late, dare-to-dream mindset of these remarkable women. A number of the stories showcase the especially juicy intersection of entrepreneurship and reinvention.

I can almost guarantee you’ll have a bit more confidence and faith in your own reinvention after reading this one.


There’s a backlash about happiness books right now, but I’m having none of it. Any book with any version of happiness in the title piques my interest and is worth a closer look. That’s what initially prompted me to pick up Dan Harris’ 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.

Reading “hands down the best book on meditation for the uninitiated, the skeptical, or the merely curious” and “a spiritual adventure from a master storyteller” had me wanting to actually read the book. Then I didn’t have to go further than the preface with Harris’ hilarious description of his mean-spirited inner voice to be hooked.

I don’t know if I’ll be 10% happier when I’m done reading this one, but I do know I’m laughing aloud, nodding in self-awareness as Harris describes his mind’s dark corners, and feeling—for the first time—as if meditation might really be easy to incorporate into my life after all.

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