What Is Your Plan B?

What Is Your Plan B?

By Brenda J. Thomas Ph.D. Have you ever felt that you should be someplace other than where you are, doing something different from what you are doing?  Do you ever find yourself thinking that you should be in a different relationship, that you should have new friends?  Have you questioned your job or career choice?  You may have had these or similar thoughts but have not yet figured out how to move from where you…

Brenda’s Reading: Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Brenda’s Reading: Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Many people who have been labeled shy, reserved, bashful, and introspective or an introvert by themselves or others, will identify with the book Quiet written by Susan Cain.  Through extensive research and interviews Cain presents a view of introverts that is expressed in a way that makes people with the label feel proud of the characterization.  She notes that historically our society has held in high esteem those considered extroverts and by the same token…

Maria’s Reading: If I Never Went Home

Maria’s Reading: If I Never Went Home

In her novel, If I Never Went Home, Ingrid Persaud tells the stories of two women searching to find their voices and a safe haven they can call home. Bea leaves her childhood home in Trinidad to attend college in Boston and to find breathing space away her family. Tina searches for a home after a tragic accident leaves her without one. These strong women struggle through years of overwhelming loss, betrayal and recovery until…