The Miracle Collectors by Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon

According to this book, 80% of Americans believe in miracles. Talking publicly about that belief, however, is another thing. The authors of this book, along with Mary Beth Phillips who was their co-author on their previous book, The Miracle Chase, are three close friends who met through their kids. They each had a Catholic background, …

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Extraordinary Canadians: Stories From The Heart Of Our Nation by Peter Mansbridge with Mark Bulgutch

Extraordinary Canadians is a series of interviews written in the first person, so that reading it feels like each interviewee telling their own story to the reader. The authors names might sound familiar: Mansbridge is the former anchor of The National and Bulgutch was a producer at CBC. I was curious about this book and …

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New Year, New You? Try Gratitude Journaling.

I felt really awkward when I started my Gratitude Journal. They're kind of a big thing right now. You can use them in different ways, but they work on the essential idea that grateful people are happier, live longer, have less health problems, all that kind of thing. They're basically great for your mental health …

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Survival Lessons with writer Alice Hoffman

As you probably know, this year I've been reading all Alice Hoffman's books, which has been a lovely experience, and I'm quite sad that I've nearly read them all. Thankfully she's still writing more, with another coming out soon. Hoffman often writes about small town, suburban America, with magic realism often a  theme. Her books …

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