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Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help

Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help

It’s OK to ask for help! Who really likes hearing that? I mean, we know it’s “OK”, but we are conditioned to think that asking for help is weakness or a form of ‘giving up’. I am the worst at asking for help. Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help takes this exact topic and makes it such a fun and engaging read to bring you skills to ask for help and even how to handle those who won’t accept your help.

how to handle those who won't accept your help.

The Mother-daughter team Deborah Grayson Riegel and Sophie Riegel, the authors, blend their respective backgrounds in coaching and mental health advocacy to bring this book as an effective to tools or ask and offer help. It is hilarious at times and so relatable to everyone in many ways.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Offer help that inspires others to learn and grow
  • Manage when someone doesn’t accept your help
  • Reject requests when you’re overloaded
  • Ask specifically for the kind of help that’s actually useful

The book is available now in bookstores and online at Amazon.

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The Book of Greatest Leadership Quotations

The Book of Greatest Leadership Quotations

When not working on the blog, I am working at the school. I am the High School Bookkeeper and ASB Secretary. The students I engage most with are ASB kids – athletes, leaders and the do-ers. These kids run the student store, plan events, sell tickets for fundraisers, run concession stands and plan assemblies. These are kids that add ‘Leadership skills’ to their resumes.

When I received this book, The Book of Greatest Leadership Quotations, I knew this belonged I their classroom. This can be a great resource for them and inspire these students because the book is organized for leaders or today and the future. It presents quotations which speak to this concept and apply it to the world. Ideal for business, community, or other leadership roles, readers will find essential inspiration.

The Book of Greatest Leadership Quotations is available now on Amazon and book stores near you.

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2 Fiction books your teen will love

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. This is book #1 of the The Legendborn Cycle (series). Legendborn became an instant New York Times Bestseller and was the winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award! This is a hit in our high school library where I work.

The book is full of mystery and magic. It is labeled as a YA contemporary fantasy for ages 14+.

Book Description:

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. 

A flying demon feeding on human energies. 

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. 

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. 

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. 

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

Available on Amazon!

Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch is a book where Dry meets Hatchet. It is labeled as a YA Mystery, Fiction.

Book description:

When seventeen-year-old Zara escaped her father’s backwoods survivalist compound five years ago, she traded crossbows and skinning hides for electricity and video games…and tried to forget the tragedy that drove her away. 

Until a malware attack on the United States electrical grids cuts off the entire country’s power. 

In the wake of the disaster and the chaos that ensues, Zara is forced to call upon skills she thought she’d never use again—and her best bet to survive is to go back to the home she left behind. Drawing upon a resilience she didn’t know she had, Zara leads a growing group of friends on an epic journey across a crumbling country back to her father’s compound, where their only hope for salvation lies. 

But with every step she takes, Zara wonders if she truly has what it takes to face her father and the secrets of her past, or if she’d be better off hiding in the dark.

Available on Amazon.

These titles are published by Simon Schuster.

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Three Books the Foodie Dad will Love

Three Books the Foodie Dad will Love

Father’s Day is coming and if you are looking for gifts or books the Foodie Dad will love, consider these titles ready to order on Amazon or your local book retailer. These books are from Ulysses Press publishing and are great to add to gift baskets or to gift from the kids to their Grandfather.

Trader Joe's Cookbook

This first book above is a new favorite of mine, The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook: 10th Anniversary Edition. This book offers 150 Delicious Recipes Using Favorite Ingredients from the Greatest Grocery Store in the World (Unofficial Trader Joe’s Cookbooks). From Lemon-Vodka Pasta to Cashew-Cilantro Shrimp, you will find recipes using some of Trader Joe’s best-selling favorites from in-store. Available on Amazon!

Copycat recipes cookbook

If Dad loves eating out, he may enjoy this book of copycat recipes.’s Dining Out at Home Cookbook: Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America’s Most Popular Restaurants is a great book full of those restaurant favorites. Find this Five Way Chili from the Steak ‘N Shake menu and others such as Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits! This book is also available on Amazon.

Savory Cocktails

If Dad loves to entertain or make cocktails, this is a unique recipe book. Savory Cocktails: Sour Spicy Herbal Umami Bitter Smoky Rich Strong, has unique recipes using ingredients that spice up those drinks. These will add bite, some sour and even boldness to the drinks dad can serve. This book is also available on Amazon.