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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

Reading progress update: I've read 215 out of 260 pages.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - Brené Brown

The Daring Greatly Leadership Manifesto



To the CEO's and teachers. To the principals and managers. To the politicians, community leaders, and decision makers:


We want to show up, we want to learn, and we want to inspire.


We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, and engagement.


We crave purpose, and we have a deep desire to create and contribute.


We want to take risks, embrace our vulnerabilities, and be courageous.


When learning and working is dehumanized---when  you no longer see us and no longer encourage our daring, or when you only see what we produce or how we perform---we disengage and turn away from the very things that the world needs from us all: our talents, our ideas, and our passion.


What we ask is that you engage with us, show up beside us, and learn from us.


Feedback is a function of respect; when you don't have honest conversations with us about our strengths and our opportunities for growth, we question our contributions and your commitments.


Above all else, we ask that you show up, let yourself be seen, and be courageous. Dare Greatly with us.



P.S. I have reconnected with GoodReads (GR) <https://www.goodreads.com/kpaone92> something I never though I'd do again. I don't know what is going on with this site, the internet in general, and our world at large, but I figure it's best to get it all out there in as many different formats as possible than not. Time reveals all. That's something I do know.