How to embrace radical self-care in your own life (with Monica Ballard)

Self-care is a conversation that I’ve been wanting to dive deep with and am thrilled to be talking about it with Monica Ballard, a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, and fellow podcaster. Monica shares about her her life and work, using her personal journey to inform her professional passions around radical self-care.  We start our conversation with several book recommendations in the self-help genre, then weave our way through the concept...

9 books that changed my life for the better

9 must-read books that changed the way I view the world

If you hadn’t guessed by now, I’m an avid reader. I love nothing more than to fill up my library queue with 7 or 8 books at a time and then plow through them night after night. (Case in point.) I even love “live tweeting” what I’m reading and often share what has lovingly been dubbed as literary tweets. When I think back on the books that have left an...

Expand your view of the world with these 5 books

Expand your view of the world with these 5 books

Ever since I came back from our annual trip to Arizona at the beginning of the year, I’ve been filling up my library queue with interesting books. Some I’ve loved, some I’ve liked, and some have been a bit disappointing (I’m looking at you, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality*). And in typical Emily fashion, all of the books I’ve chosen books have fallen into the self-help or personal development category....