Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Must Read!!

I'm not necessarily a book blogger, but I just finished a book that so touched me. Friends, I had to share it with you.  If you or anyone in your life is affected by Alzheimer's, I suggest this book. It tells the story from the perspective of the person with dementia. It also speaks to one of the questions asked above in the description: How is our concept of happiness shaped by internal and external factors?

Here's the review I posted on

Still AliceStill Alice by Lisa Genova
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I chose to read this book because my Grandmother is experiencing dementia. I must say that Lisa Genova so very tenderly and accurately captured the truth of someone with Alzheimer's, the emotional turmoil of the caregiver, and the family's struggle to find understanding.

I admit that I cried and had to put the book down and walk away, but I ran back to it quickly. :-)  Even if you haven't dealt with this disease personally, it's still a great book! Through Alice and her husband, John, she also explores how we define who we are and how it affects our perspective of the world. The question in my head in the end?--What really matters?

The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because it was so good I wanted more! :-) I would love a sequel Ms. Genova--maybe "Holding on to John"??

If you've read it, please tell me your thoughts about the book. Thanks!

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

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