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Inspiring Reads - What's on your bookshelf?

Look around my home and you will find books everywhere. Arts and travel to inspire my bucket list. Biographies full of life triumphs.  Development and leadership that found me when I needed them most.  By my bedside are children classics, poetry and light reads to escape the everyday. 

My collection has evolved to explore social, economic and environmental systems I have taken for granted. Reading different perspectives and points of view, to understand how we got where we are today, and how to move forward in a positive, inclusive, healthy way. 

For me reading is like breathing. With each page I inhale someone's story. Holding my breath it churns inside me. Exhale and I share with the world, my interpretation through action and words. 

That is why I am thrilled we are partnering with Better World Books. So much more than an on-line bookstore, Better World Books is a Certified B Corp founded on socially conscious principles. Committed to fund literacy worldwide they have raised over $28 million dollars for literacy and libraries. Saving the planet by keeping over 320 million books from landfills. Buy a book and they donate a book to someone in need with over 26 million donations so far.

Have books you can't part with? Read something that changed you? Use the comments section to share your favorites and if you are looking for ideas check out our weekly Inspiring Reads section below.

Thanks for reading,


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Inspiring Reads

Each week we share books inspiring us through our journey. Here are a couple mentioned in past posts. Available through Better World Books, we encourage you to click through to their site because if you are going to buy a book there is no better place than Better World Books.

 The Hidden Messages in Water

The Hidden Messages in Water
by Masaru Emoto, David A. Thayne

This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them... 

Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings

Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings
by Jack Flam, Robert Smithson

"An argument could be made that Robert Smithson is at least as important as a thinker and critic as he is as an artist..."--Arthur C. Danto, author of "Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe

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