Book Borrowing Offer

Due to the content of the previous posts I have decided to offer any of my books on loan for a thirty day period.

Just email me you mailing address and I will send the requested book to you.

First come first serve.

I will pay initial postage-return paid by you.

Tip-you can mail books at a discounted rate at the post office you just have to request book mailing fee (probably 2-3 dollars)

If this becomes a popular option I will blog a list of my complete library (books, magazines, CDs and DVDs)-and there are many !!!



****Don’t forget the Used Book Superstore-they are located in Burlington, Danvers, Saugus, Salem NH and I think a couple of more locations.

Good Books Cheap!


The Journey to Financial Wellness

The Journey to Financial Wellness

By Terri Sabelli

12 Steps to Financial Balance


Terri is my accountant and I love this book for reference. She wrote the best dedication

 ‘Many thanks to…

My husband who heard the word, “budget” shortly after hearing, “I love you”


Terri is the founder of

The Financial Wellness Center in Peabody Massachusetts


This books includes

The 12 Steps to Financial Balance

Imagine your life financially organized and balanced.

Would you feel more confident?

 Your sense of peace intensified?

You’re entitled to a life of financial freedom.

At the Financial Wellness Center, you can learn how to live a life with intentions, values, and achievable goals. Building the foundation of your financial life needs to be based on a plan; not created by default! When you look at the decisions behind your spending habits, are they driven by a vision of what you want in your life? If not, it’s time to take a journey and discover . .

The 12 Steps to Financial Balance.

  1. Building the Master Plan
  2. Budget
  3. Savings
  4. Investing
  5. Maximize Retirement
  6. Short-term Planning
  7. Long-term Planning
  8. Controlling Unsecured Debt
  9. Controlling Long-term Debt
  10. Basic Estate Planning
  11. Reviewing Insurances
  12. Planning for the Unexpected and Major Life Events

The Financial Wellness Center
95 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA  01960

(978) 531-2500 | FAX (978) 977-0268

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

by Gretchen Rubin


Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning,

 Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle,

 and Generally Have More Fun


Gretchen’s Twelve Personal Commandments


THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is the memoir of the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier – happily, it was a #1 New York Times bestseller. As one of the hundreds of experiments I’ve conducted, I started this blog. Here, I recount my daily adventures in pursuit of happiness. –

Gretchen Rubin



Link to Website

How Did I Get So Busy

How Did I Get So Busy

by Valorie Burton

A Certified Professional Coach and Motivational Speaker


The 28-Day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most



Readers will learn to:

– Understand the factors that drive them to busyness, procrastination and timewasters

– Develop a self-care plan

– Break a persistent procrastination habit

– Gain perspective and focus on what matters most in every situation

– Make meaningful connections with others through enhanced communication

– Achieve goals with purpose, passion and room to breathe!


Valorie has written quite a few books that you may find helpful. Her website is loaded with motivational material.


Link to Valorie Burton’s website


Link to Amazon interactive Table of Contents






Just Doing It

Ok-So I have come to the conclusion that I need to redirect my energy–once again!!!

I have been spending the past few weeks trying to get ‘organized’ according to everyone else’s standards. Yes, I purchased the book “How the Heck Did I Get So Busy” Yes too busy to read it. Tried but it is basically a self-help get your A_ _ in gear book. As I struggled through the chapters I thought “I know what I have to do-therefore I will just do it.” Next, I picked up a copy of a book that my accountant wrote “The Journey to Financial Wellness” this was definitely of some interest to me and will help most. But then again a lot of what I already knew.  I will keep it as a reference guide. Then I started “The Happiness Project” this book allows you to follow the journey of the author (Gretchen Rubin) as she tries to get happier. She ‘started out’ at Yale Law School, became editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Review. As she clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, she realized that she really wanted to be a writer. Happily married and living in New York City she just one day decided to live life to make herself happy. For twelve months, she chooses a theme and works on it. Topics include friends, family, health etc. It is insightful but I just could not finish it. I did something that I rarely do– I placed it back in my to read in the future pile. Gretchen was already happy enough for me. I must mention that one thing I loved was that she set up a website where anyone can formulate their only ‘Happiness Project” or join a “Happiness Group.” This is a great idea because we often are more motivated when working in a group and it tends to makes us more compliant due to a feeling of commitment.

With all that said, I have decided that I will not read another self-help book for at least a month (ha-ha).

I know how to help myself and yes often the experience of another individual may inspire us or help to guide us but for now I truly need to  “JUST DO IT”

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be getting my s_ _ _ in order and making a list (I am a major list person) of what I need to focus on over the next twelve months.

Gretchen has inspired the list!!! Seems the book had more of an impact on me that I had initially realized.

So The Two Sisters will continue to inspire you-but on a more multi-faceted array of subject matter.

Book Recommendations

I recently did a review of Charlotte Bell’s book – Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life.

People often ask me what books they recommend as they begin their yoga journey…. this is a must.  See my review for why:

Sharon and I also have a page on our website (currently being updated) which I’ll provide here:

An Ordinary Life Transformed – Stephanie Rutt

Yoga Chick – “A Hip Guide to Everything OM” – Bess Gallanis

Smart Guide to Yoga – Stephanie Levin-Gervasi

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind – Cindy Lee

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga – Deepak Chopra & David Simon

Yoga for Life – Martin & Margaret Pierce

The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Wayne Dyer

A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle

Mudras – Yoga in Your Hands – Gertrude Hirschi

Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain

Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler

Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss

It’s been a while since we updated that page, so we’ll do that as we are updating the website too.

Make an amazing day everyone.

~Sharon & Maureen