Blog Posts by eakdeniz

Posted by eakdeniz on 01/12/18
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Jean Kwok is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the award-winning novels Girl in Translation and Mambo in Chinatown. Her work has been published in 17 countries.
 
Girl in Translation is a very fast- moving and inspiring story about a young immigrant, Kim Chang, who immigrated to America from Hong Kong with her mom. When Kim’s mother decides to move to Brooklyn in order to provide a better life for both herself and her daughter, she probably did not anticipate any struggles. Their struggles included difficulty with language, culture, and education. Kim devotes herself to her schoolwork in order to make a better life while she is growing up between two cultures.
 
This book gives you a different perspective. Enjoy!
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Posted by eakdeniz on 12/04/17
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I ran across The Piano Guys on Pandora a few years ago.

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek. They make excellent music to study and work by. The music is always uplifting and is a mix of classical music and popular tunes.

You can also watch their videos on YouTube. They are not only creative in their music but also in their videos. You will find amazing scenes along with beautiful, enjoyable, and fun music. I would suggest you listen to “A Sky Full of Stars” and “A Thousand Years" by them. A very talented group. Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
Posted by eakdeniz on 11/09/17
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Life is never perfect! When option A is not available, there is option B…

Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s chief operating officer. Option B is about how Sheryl Sandberg was able to put her life back together after the unexpected death of her husband Dave Goldberg.

Sheryl is extremely open throughout this book, which makes you feel that you are reading her memoir. She explains her own experiences along with research and principles for building resilience in personal lives and in workplaces. Sheryl Sandberg questions what helps people cope with distress and move on. Self-esteem, optimism, or self-compassion? Why do we only find compassion for others, but not ourselves? She tells us how self-compassion and journaling became a key part of her recovery.

This book is beneficial for both men and women. It is not only for people who suffer from losing someone, but also who lost a job, has a serious illness, or is a victim of sexual assault…
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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