Yellowstone Buffalo

Yellowstone Buffalo
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer of 2015

I love this book.  It is so simple to follow.  Unfortunately, Wes won't let us downsize the perfectly good refrigerator we have now in my quest to simplify.  He says maybe when it is time to replace the fridge that he will consider something smaller.  In the meantime he says he will keep the fridge clean. YAY!

This fridge conflict then spurred us watching Fed Up.  This is a great documentary.  It also shed light on our current eating habits.  I enjoy cheese, white flour, and sugar.  Nothing original after watching this gem of a film.

This book was published in 1991 and republished in 2002.  For being over 10 years old it still holds true today.  There are issues I am experiencing that I couldn't put my finger on but knew it was happening.  Now I have some history as to why I am experiencing what I am experiencing.  I feel like I should have read this book years ago.  As a feminist I thought it was required reading.  If it isn't it should be.   

I was sold on this book for two reasons.  First, my sweet friend Kate came back from a conference and someone had given her this title to read.  Kate said "we should have a book club".  I said "done and done."  Second, the first book review I read from Amazon stated this: 
"Whereas Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" lays out the rules of the road for succeeding in a corporate (read masculine sphere), "Playing BIG" liberates women from such narrow dictates. Tara's emotional intelligence, real-world smarts and fluid writing make you feel like you are talking to a wiser girlfriend who has your best interests at heart. Tara's doesn't offer any one-size fits all prescriptions to creating a life you love, instead she guides you through an excavating process to get to the core of who you are. For me, the greatest take away was getting clear on the personal and professional costs of NOT listening to your own intuition. Grateful to have found this book."
Sold.  I can't stand Sandberg's hype.  I'm in Tara Mohr.  Thank you.