Health, Liza's Big Yes Series, Self Help

Liza’s Year (maybe) of Yes

  Reading Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes truly inspired me. So much so that I have decided to give it a whirl myself. So this is the first (or last) in my Liza’s Big Yes series, highlighting personal issues I am working on. First up: my health. I have been plagued with asthma, eczema, and allergies since six months old. At 21, I became deathly allergic to fish. For the past few years, I have nearly disfigured myself (my older sister’s words) scratching and rubbing my perennially itching eyes. NOTHING helps. Oh, no. That’s not true. Steroids help, but no doctor’s gonna…

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Autobiography, Book Reviews, Inspirational, Memoir, Self Help

Book Review: Year of Yes

On Thanksgiving Morning, Shonda Rhime’s watches big sister Delorse cook and relates all the glittering events she’s been invited to. When Delorse asks will she accept any of these invitations, Shonda says no, citing her busy life. Her sister’s response—you never say yes to anything—sets Shonda Rhimes on a year-long commitment to saying YES to everything that scares or challenges her, to finding the real Shonda hiding inside, and to changing her life. As with a hella books I have, YES had been sitting on my shelf for a long time. Waiting like a 19th-century spinster for a proposal. I’m…

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