What’s On My Reading List; The Mastery of Love

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship --Toltec Wisdom BookThe Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship –Toltec Wisdom Book by Miguel Ruiz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recommend purchasing this book for every young adult you know, not just the young ladies. It’s short and to the point.

“Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltecs: the Mastery of Love”

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What’s On My Reading List

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top MindsTalk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I loved listening to this book on audible.  What I enjoyed most was being exposed to many great TED talks that I haven’t seen yet.  I can’t wait to carve out a viewing session to check them all out.  Who has the popcorn?

The best advice in the book?  Favor pictures over text, secret number 9, is my pick.  So many times I have been overwhelmed by the amount of text on a PowerPoint presentation.  You totally tune out the presenter to try and feverishly read all of the text before they flip to the next slide.  Jeffrey Gitomer said it best at a seminar I attended of his; “SLIDES ARE FREE” use as many as you like.

Blueberry Mojito Smoothie

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
― Victor HugoLes Misérables

My garden is my pride and joy.  I love being able to relax in the back yard with a different scene almost daily depending on what is in bloom.  Tucked away in the blooms are edible delights that almost look too pretty to eat.  Chives in the spring and fall, strawberries in early summer, blackberries in late summer, and herbs almost year round.

Not big on rum, a server at my old favorite restaurant (so sad that it is gone) talked me into ordering a blueberry mojito.  I have to say, it was fun summer awesomeness in a glass.  It was this morning’s inspiration for our morning smoothie.

Blueberry Mojito Smoothie

Printable Version


  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small handful kale
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 c ice
  • 1 squeeze agave
  • place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

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