May 23, 2017

The Stress-Proof Brain by Melanie Greenberg

Can we really stress proof our brains?  Melanie Greenberg suggests we can do just that in her recent book.  

She walks readers through different ways to respond to stress and how that impacts the way we feel. To explore her suggestions, read the full review on PsychCentral

May 10, 2017

Weight, Diet & Body Image by Edward Abramson

When is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. 

Because food is such a prevalent part of our culture and it’s rare to have any kind of event where food is not served, it’s no surprise that this has become a problem – and even an addiction – for many people.  

In Weight, Diet and Body Image, Edward Abramson addresses this problem in our culture. Read my full review at

April 22, 2017

Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal

There really is something tranquil about adult coloring books which makes Tranquility an appropriate name for this one.  Unlike a typical coloring book, this one is formatted as a devotional and journal with prompts. Most coloring books invite you to completely zone out while this one instead helps you to focus on an aspect of the Christian faith.

Each section of the journal has two pages on a specific theme with a short prayer, scripture verse, quote, and several lines for journaling. Although it invites people to color portions of the pages, it is very colorful for those who prefer to use it for journaling only.