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/. about two years ago i came across a youtube video by caroline arnold talking about goal setting. i found her whole approach very interesting - it just made sense - and have wanted to read her book 'small move, big change' ever since.

i finally got around to reading it recently and i really think it has the potential to be a game changer. much like marie kondo's 'life changing magic of tidying up' - none of the info presented is new, per say. it's the way it's presented, the thought process and explanations, the detailed instructions... let's be honest - most of us set goals that we never meet...yet we continuously reset them. take for example the classic: to lose weight, to become more organized, to be tidier, to save for money...or if you're reading this...to read more. these are all big goals. arnold's approach forces you to get really specific about how you'll achieve that goal...making that micro goal the goal. she lays out seven steps, goes into details with thorough examples on each and walks you through how to really nail down your micro resolution.
i've started to take this approach with some of my own goals and i can already say...it works.

would wholeheartedly recommend.

have you read this book or watched any of arnold's talks?
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comment 0 star 22 3 hours ago

If you haven’t purchased your copy of sincerely, the invisible girl, it’s available now!!!! link in the bio..💓💓💓 #support #share #spreadtheword #tellafriend 📷 @reesebo

comment 4 star 25 5 hours ago

If you haven’t purchased your copy of sincerely, the invisible girl, it’s available now!!!! link in the bio..💓💓💓 #support #share #spreadtheword #tellafriend 📷 @reesebo

comment 4 star 40 5 hours ago

“what happens to a dream deferred? does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?... or does it explode?” its just something about langston hughes and his flow of words. 🌙
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comment 2 star 25 9 hours ago

“if there is no struggle then there is no progress. those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. they want rain without thunder and lightning. they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. this struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. power concedes nothing without a demand. it never did and it never will.”
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comment 0 star 29 9 hours ago

You are invited to sign up for :
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comment 0 star 25 14 hours ago

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comment 4 star 0 18 hours ago

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comment 3 star 21 18 hours ago

📖after writing my last post i was just sitting here daydreaming about all the great books i want to read, and wondering if there will ever be enough time to read them all! (and my worst fear... what if there is not enough time?)🙁then i open up my pinterest and this is the first thing i see...🙄
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comment 6 star 61 19 hours ago

We had an excited afternoon yesterday after school. my youngest destiny read for the 1st time. 🎉🎉i was brought to tears and she was so excited for herself that we had to facetime everyone last night to let them know.
a little back story, destiny will be 7 in exactly 2 weeks from today. i have read to her since before birth but she has had zero interest in reading herself. he lets sister and i read to her. she loves going to the library but honestly she would rather play on the computer and let me pick out books for her unless it’s pete the cat or elephant and piggie. she has a very short attention span and gets easily frustrated when she doesn’t understand something quick enough in her own head. so yesterday afternoon seeing her so overjoyed about reading on her own was an absolute blessing. we had a little party to celebrate with homemade pizzas and red velvet cupcake. ( i like to go all out and celebrate all the special moments) i hope this is the beginning of another reading lover.
what’s some of your favorite early readers? we have the bob readers and pete the cat phonics reader set. anything else we should start adding.

comment 5 star 11 21 hours ago

Background: malaina, my oldest, is 8 and reads between a 6th-7th grade level. she’s been reading on her own since she was 3. most of the time i just let her pick whatever she wants from the library since ours has such a small children’s section unless she wants me to pick out my childhood favs for her to read. she picked up a book the other day and the subject matter was way over her head.
i’m not going to shame the book because i actually read through it a book and it actually not horrible. plus she’s read a couple other books by this author.

from now on, i will have to be more vigilant about looking into the books that she picks up. i have a hard time telling her no when it comes to book, but after having a conversation with her about what was going on in the book i realized that she was too young to understand. she was a little sad when i took the book away but i told her in a couple years we will revisit it.
how do you deal with keeping your blossoming reader engaged when they want to read books that can challenge them but you also want to make sure they are ready for the content within.
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comment 5 star 12 22 hours ago

/. if you're even remotely familiar with who reality tv's duggar family is then the parallels between them and 'the book of essie' are immediately clear - in more ways than one.

i've been seeing this book tons on bookstagram and was excited that i was able to get my hands on a copy (through my local library) relatively quickly; i usually find myself not reading necessarily what's 'new' and popular rather just what strikes my fancy...so it felt nice to read something that is being talked about.

at any rate, i did enjoy the book but perhaps not quite as much as everyone else? i was rather quickly able to decipher what the multiple secrets were, and to be honest, the one in particular made me a bit...squeamish. i thought the flashback scenes from liberty were interesting but perhaps a little long-winded at times. and the way everything was resolved at the end - the prologue if you will - just a bit...strange and unbelievable? maybe a little too neatly wrapped up? i'm not sure.

so with all that in mind i think i'd rate it a 3 out of 5. i would recommend it but perhaps not before some of the other reads i've recently finished.

have you read 'the book of essie' yet and what were your thoughts?
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comment 2 star 38 23 hours ago

Finished one of james baldwin’s books last night called the fire next time and i think it is time for another one of his books already. his writing, tone, mindset and thoughts left me wanting more. i love books that keep me engaged and wanting to read more of their books. he might be added to my favorite authors list.🌙
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what author are you dying to read? ✨
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comment 0 star 18 Yesterday

Picked up the mother of black hollywood to join in on the bookclub fun with @book_girl_magic. i think the recent celebrity memoirs have been quite interesting and see another side to them. i cannot wait to dive into this one. 🌙
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are you involved in any bookclubs?✨
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comment 7 star 23 Yesterday

I finished all your perfects within 24 hours. i find i tend to do that a lot with colleen hoover’s novels. her writing just pulls me completely in and i love how she gives her characters a lot of depth with a dash of their own special quirkiness which makes them memorable 😊
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what’s the last book that you devoured in such a short time?

comment 15 star 149 Yesterday

I’m currently reading if beale street could talk by james baldwin with @diverseclassics and the mars room by rachel kushner with @thestackspod!! what about you?

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comment 77 star 79 Yesterday