The Kindness Challenge that takes 30 days is a great challenge for any spouse or relationship to test how you can sweep away your negative biases. The author introduces you to a host of people from around the world that she has tested in her research to prove this challenge works. The author addresses the denial most of us are in about how we treat other people. Just being kind to others will help change our culture. This is a very inspirational book. Thank you to “Blogging for Books” for my advanced copy for an unbiased review to be posted. @ 2017 JACKIE PAUJLSON
The King of Torts by John Grisham
Can a drug which was tested on human subjects make them commit random and senseless killings? Do pharmaceutical companies want to pay settlements to cover it up?
This couldn’t be more perfect to read as I am in college and learning all about legal issues. This is one of my favorite authors now that I have read this legal and suspenseful book. I was surprised how much I already knew in the legal issues with regarding how pharmaceutical company’s make bad drugs with so many side effects that it is easier to make the drugs and settle out of court and still make a profit for drugs that should not be given to consumers.
The Character of Clay Carter is very realistic! The book opens with Clay being a Public Defender with a law degree working in Washington D.C. in a police department. Yes, his pay being very poor, who would rather practice law at a much higher pay rate.
Clay is given a case to defend Tequila Watson, a man accused of a random street killing. But to his surprise, he is visited by a mysterious man named Max Pace. He wants to arrange a series of large pay-offs to a bad drug nicknamed “Tarvan.”
Tequila Watson and others are recovering drug addicts and were experimented on illegally by an unnamed pharmaceutical company. This was a total page turner! Pace pays Clay a lot of money to set up his own law firm to handle the victims. Clay got enough money to specialize in the litigation of torts and he hired his friends who he knew could handle such a task in a fast manner.
Of course the book has a romance with a twist.
As fast as Clay earns the top ten highest paid lawyer in the country he later becomes reckless and is subject to investigations for various crimes, including insider trading. In the end Clay is beaten up by men from Reedsburgh, which send him to the hospital. He loses a huge case against Goffman and previous clients sue him. To that end, Clay loses his wealth, his dreams, and flies to London on the private jet, to start a new life, with his girlfriend only to sell his jet to keep afloat financially in his future. I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion to learn about law. Of course this is a fast read and total entertainment. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
Wake up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos
This book is 52 light posts guiding you on the way back to yourself. Each chapter has a meditation if you choose to do it but if you don’t that is okay because the content in the book will be a great motivation to keep reading. The chapters are organized to begin with the building blocks of self-care and leads you to understand your road blocks to self-care. Roadblocks are giving your energy to other people like when you should not or living in denial of some aspect of your life. I loved the chapter on how to get over your childhood. I loved that I can now make changes in my life, trust my creativity, let go of any possession that no longer serves me. On page 11, asks the question are you a people pleaser? Rob Reiner said it best when he said, “everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself.” Overall this is a morning and evening meditation book for anyone who wants to live a happier life permanently. I have to Thank Blogging for Books for the free copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.
I wish to thank all of my followers who encourage me to keep blogging. I just started my first class in College:
January 1, 2017
Video Case Study: Court Systems and Jurisdiction—Supreme Court Sides with Walmart
I am very analytical and my instructor is an Attorney, I want to get an A in this class as I love law and we are doing the FIRAC which means: Facts, Issue, Rule of law, Analysis and Conclusion. IN law this is very important and I love to analyze cases! I bet that is why I love reading John Grisham books and Iris JoHansen and other authors!
I wanted to post this page to keep as my remind as I blog for another year. Since this blog is three months old I am proud of all my followers.
I have so many words to make my 2017 – I came up with
- Letting go
- Break Free
I hope to make College a Priority and use all of the words above to keep me Focused.
Letting Go of my past Issues
Getting straight A’s in College
Read Books and do Book Reviews
Get more Authors to offer me books
To Move to Colorado
Find a Job down the road to fulfill me-because with my AA and BA I have not found work in a field of study and it leads me back to cutting hair which I did for 20 years and since found I am burnt out of it. I also did SECURITY but the legal, ethical and political crap is not for me!
My Dream is to ATTEND LAW SCHOOL.
Is it true that everything you need, you have? While reading Gerad Kite’s book you will learn how to look at things in a different perspective as well as living in the present moment. It’s not about doing more it’s about being more. Home is where you feel at peace it’s a permanent place inside yourself. This book gives you a ten-step program to find your “calm.”
“Wanting thigs to be a certain way is NOT freedom.”
“Achieving what you set out to do is NOT freedom.”
“Being the person you want to be is NOT freedom.” (Kite, 2016, page 20).
The journey the author takes the reader on beings with admitting you are lost. You will learn how to use a pendulum. What is a Pendulum? A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. To find your true rest means getting your thoughts and actions away from chaos in the physical world and even your thoughts in your mind. One way to get back to calm is to make a list of the activities you know will bring you back to a happy state of mind. Extreme highs and lows are what you choose to do with your state of mind which is a manifestation of a mood or thought at a particular time in a particular place but they have little to do with “you.” When you take away all the labels we have been programmed to be, we are all the same, “a person.” What we all learn from Mr. Kite is the ten steps to find your natural rhythms, view your emotions from a different perspective, and finally experience a state of bliss that you can return over and over. “I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.” @ 2016 Jackie Paulson
Do you want to learn about dissociative amnesia? Do you know what it is? I had no idea until I read this book. Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan is a British writer. Being born in the USA I had a hard time with some of the dialect and the words. Kerb is spelled that way as I am use to curb. Overall the book was well written. It flowed good. I had a hard time keeping up with all the characters! I wanted to buy this book because it is based on crimes. This book is really good with keeping out the gore of how a man kidnaps teenagers and keeps them in a cellar. Katie Brown is packing a backpack to run away from home. It’s raining in the month of October as she darts out the door and down the street when suddenly a man in a car offers her a ride. A good quote: “There’s nothing you can do; the only way out is forward.” Katie keeps walking and does get kidnapped. An investigation is triggered, labelling the kidnapper a psychopath. I chose not to disclose much of this book as it is a heart-wrenching story that reminds me of all the missing teenagers in our world today. @ 2016 Jackie Paulson