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Enlightening Summer Reading

Summer is a great time to soak up the sun—and a few good books. If you’re looking for something that might inspire a positive change in your life, we have a few suggestions:

Revolutionary Women:

This little volume offers great quotations, mini biographies, and images of some of America’s most amazing women — some famous, others less known, including Native Americans, African Americans, suffragettes, abolitionists, journalists, writers, artists, and more. From Pocahontas to Nellie Bly, get acquainted with the fabulous female movers and shakers from America’s past.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People—25th Anniversary Edition:

For more than thirty years, Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top-seller. It ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. This special 25th anniversary edition includes a foreword and afterword written by Covey himself exploring the question of whether the 7 Habits are still relevant, and answering some of the most common questions he had received.

Unclutter Your Mind:

With 500 quick tips and creative ideas to help busy people clear away unnecessary worries, daily stresses, and unproductive habits, author Donna Smallin encourages you to focus on what’s important. Learn how to use just a few minutes each day to establish clear priorities, develop strong relationships, and achieve emotional fulfillment.

The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey:

Until his death in July 2012, Stephen R. Covey worked to influence the world for the better. Author, teacher, motivational speaker, and influential businessman, Stephen R. Covey penned some of the most profound and popular insights on leadership, effectiveness, management, family, and love. This compilation of some of his most memorable teachings is just one of the many ways to commemorate the influential life of Dr. Covey. The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey draws from his best-selling books to appeal to millions of fans around the world. If you have been influenced by the writings of Stephen R. Covey, you’ll love reading this elegantly packaged commemorative edition.

We Inspire Me:

The best thing a creative person can have is a crew of friends, allies, and mentors to support them. Packed with inspiration and ideas from author-illustrator Andrea Pippins, this is a one-of-a-kind handbook for doers and makers looking to expand and nourish their creative community. Drawing on her own network of talented artists, designers, and friends, Pippins offers tips on how to: reach out to your heroes; use your art or work to empower your community; learn about a new culture and shake up your perspective. Take a class, join a team, plan a brunch, and have fun! Colorful pages feature patterns, portraits, and hand-lettered quotes alongside tips for fostering genuine connections and supportive relationships.

Bulls Eye:

You have the ability now to achieve more than you ever have before, as long as you incorporate three essential mental skills into your life: clarity, focus, and concentration. Learn to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in a few months than many people accomplish in a lifetime.

That’s only a small taste of the great books you’ll find at

Start reading today and see what changes you can make to improve your outlook and abilities. Happy summer reading!

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