In Stacy’s Book Notes, I share the most relevant and helpful takeaways for the smart and caring from a variety of books–not just the ones you might expect.

I also add mention of my knitting or gardening just for fun.

In Stacy’s Book Quotes, you can get a quote and a photo of the book I am currently reading and my current knitting via InstagramLinkedInTwitter, or FaceBook once a week, usually on Tuesdays. Search for and follow #stacysbooknotes or #stacysbookquotes.

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Two important notes: 

  1. I only write Stacy’s Book Notes or post Stacy’s Book Quotes for books I discover on my own or a client, student, newsletter subscriber or personal contact recommends. I do not accept free books or pay.
  2. Please note that by writing a book note or book quote, I am not necessarily recommending the book or endorsing all of the author’s ideas. I am only sharing the parts I believe would be useful to you–usuallyl because I find them useful.

reset begins with small steps - The Great Money Reset book with a pink knitted hat

The Great Money Reset Begins with Small Steps

story-worthy habit

A Story-Worthy Habit: An easy way to assess your life

how to get lucky

How to get lucky in creativity…or in life

happiness book with tomato hat - happiness skill

The happiness skill: How to develop your most neglected ability

feedback to create more

How creative women can overcome toxic feedback to create more

Don't take my design advice check out the non-designer's design book instead

Don’t take my design advice: Learn the rules to avoid breaking them

having more time is not enough - Scarcity book and knitting

Understanding Scarcity: Why Simply Having More Time is Not Enough

growth mindset - Mindset book and knitting

3 Life Areas Where a Growth Mindset Can Help Smart Women Reach Higher Potential

same old rules- Talking Back to Facebook book and knitting

Same old rules: What still matters for kids and adults despite tech changes


7 Proven Ways for Smart Women to Leverage Small Progress for Blockbuster Growth

unhealthy boundaries - Set Boundaries book and knitting

2 Types of Unhealthy Boundaries that Hold Smart and Caring Women back

chasing desires - photo of the book Wanting with knitting

Careful what you wish for: 2 crucial mistakes we make when chasing desires