You probably know Mike McHargue as ‘Science Mike’ – co-host on The Liturgists podcast. Or maybe you know him from his own podcast, Ask Science Mike. Maybe you’ve seen his blog, caught some of his appearances or interviews on other platforms. Maybe you recognize his name, maybe you recognize his ability to take anything simple and make it incredibly complex by providing a scientific, logical definition with lots of big words (or is that just me?), maybe you recognize his calming voice with the southern lilt. I used to know him as all those things, too, but now I know him as another thing: friend.
No, we haven’t met. Although he was gracious enough to chat with me on the phone last week (on the morning of his book release, no less!) and I follow him on Twitter, I doubt he would consider us very close. But after reading Finding God in the Waves, it’s impossible to walk away and not feel as if you just gained a new friend. Read More
I mentioned earlier that I was reading 7 Women: and the Secret of their Greatness. I just finished it, and ohhhh man. A quote at the top of the cover says, “This might be the best book you read this year”. Karen Swallow Prior (whoever you are), you are so right. Read More
I recently finished up Marshall Goldsmith’s Triggers – creating behavior that lasts, becoming the person you want to be. Sound a little self-help-y? That’s because it is. But in the best way possible.
I’m typically not the biggest fan of the books who claim to be able to change your life with 3 easy steps, who promise by the end you’ll be a new person, or who want to give you a new mantra for living. Goldsmith does none of these things – he simply helps explain human behavior regarding change. As an executive coach who gets paid to sit down with powerful CEOs and business professionals, he knows a thing or two about creating lasting change. Although some of his example were hard to relate to at times, I feel like I learned so much about myself through his words. I think the most help we need today is becoming more self aware, so any “self help” book that involves that has my vote. Read More