Category: Book

“The Kindness Cure” Book

Posted by davidjsinger - January 31, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Book, Book Review, Empathy, Giving, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Leadership
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Because gratitude, happiness, and positive leadership are favorite subjects of my blog posts, I was given the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of The Kindness Cure, by Tara Cousineau, PhD, which will be published on February 2. “Be Nice” is the second of my Six Simple Rules and when I was writing Six Simple Rules […]

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Holding on Is Holding You Back

Posted by davidjsinger - December 20, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Book, Book Review, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization, Simplify
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This is a guest post by Courtney Carver. I had the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of Courtney’s new book Soulful Simplicity, which will be published December 26th by Tarcher/Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, and I asked if she would like to write a piece about one of the ideas I found […]

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Book: Asking for It

Posted by davidjsinger - November 23, 2016 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Book, Book Review, Family, Leadership, Learning, Teens, Well-Being
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I recently read Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, by Kate Harding. Harding pulls no punches in her assault on rape culture. She gives examples that will surely disgust any thinking person. “If we all abhor rape,” she says, “how did people working on Belvedere Vodka’s […]

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Book: Missoula & Staying Safe

Posted by davidjsinger - October 14, 2015 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Book, Book Review, Family, Leadership, Learning, Teens, Well-Being
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I recently finished reading an extremely disturbing book, Missoula, by John Krakauer. Krakauer is the author of two other fascinating, non-fiction books I had read, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild. While Missoula was disturbing, I couldn’t put it down. Subtitled “Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” the book recounts several […]

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Zen Habits book: Breaking a Bad Habit

Posted by davidjsinger - April 1, 2015 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Present, Book, Book Review, Changes, Habits, Helping Others, Learning, Mindfulness, Wellness
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Over the last two weeks I shared some background, and then some highlights from a wonderful book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change by Leo Babauta. As Leo explains, quitting a bad habit is harder than starting a good one because you have the urge to continue the bad habit. Here are his steps: Have a […]

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Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, Part 2

Posted by davidjsinger - March 25, 2015 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Present, Book, Book Review, Changes, Habits, Helping Others, Learning, Mindfulness, Wellness
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I just finished reading a wonderful book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change by Leo Babauta. Last week I introduced the book and shared some background, and this week I’ll share some of the highlights from Leo’s book, which I highly recommend. Mindfulness. Leo learned to watch his mind. He then learned that the changes […]

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Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, Part 1

Posted by davidjsinger - March 18, 2015 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Present, Book, Book Review, Changes, Habits, Helping Others, Learning, Mindfulness, Wellness
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I just finished reading a wonderful book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, by Leo Babauta. Leo has written, in many ways, what I have envisioned as a possible follow-up to Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. I wanted Six Simple Rules for a Better Life not to be another one of those books on your […]

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10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place, Author Interview

Posted by davidjsinger - February 13, 2013 - Autism, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Book, Book Review, Family, Giving, Habits, Happiness, Interview, Learning, Parenting, Special Needs
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  Late last year, I was fortunate to learn about 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There), a wonderful book by Galen Pearl. After reading the book, I had the pleasure of interviewing Galen—about the book, her life, and the 10 Steps. I’m grateful to Galen for taking the time with me. The […]

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3 Great Habits from Dr. Covey’s Seven

Posted by davidjsinger - July 31, 2012 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Present, Book, Book Review, Family, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Leadership, Learning, Time Management
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Stephen Covey passed away just over two week ago, on July 16. He would have been 80 this coming October. Later that week, a great man named Herb, the dad of my friend, passed away. He, too, would have turned 80 later this year. This post is dedicated to Herb and Dr. Covey, and to […]

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The Book of Awesome

Posted by davidjsinger - July 17, 2012 - Be Happy, Book, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness
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The other day I left my house at 7:00am for a 9:00am appointment in Manhattan. I do my best to allow extra time in order to be sure to be on time, and even better, to arrive early. In this case, I allowed more than the usual amount of time because I had a series […]

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