March 28, 2016

Succulent Wild Love by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Succulent Wild Love by SARK and Dr. John Waddell is a fun book about how to take your relationship from being good to great. It is filled with tips and resources about how to have a fulfilling relationship, but also their personal love story about how they achieved such a loving bond.

Book Description
This is not your average relationship book. It’s coauthored by one-of-a-kind, out-of-the-box SARK, after all. SARK has made a career out of sharing her personal, journal-like writings and art and inspiring others with her vulnerable and honest journeys toward self-acceptance. She has helped her legions of fans craft lives filled with joy, creativity, and self-love — and even married herself in a “statement of self-liberation” described in Succulent Wild Woman. And yet SARK had left one stone unturned: overcoming her fears to commit to an intimate life partnership. In widower, psychologist, and spiritual teacher John Waddell, she met her match. Together, in what SARK calls her statement of relationship liberation, they offer guidance that combines their whimsy and wisdom. While they are delightful proof that every couple is unique, their insights celebrate the universal yearning to give and receive love.” – Succulent Wild Love

My Thoughts
Succulent Wild Love is a joy to read. I have been a fan of SARK since I was in high school. I was the editor of my high school’s literary/art magazine called “Omnibus” and my truly amazing and inspiring teacher went with us to see her at a book signing for one of her books that was just released. I have been a fan and in awe of her ever since. This book doesn’t disappoint even a little bit. It is different, but I love it because it is a combination of her and her love’s writing styles to show how the two can mesh so well, as we all do when we are in a relationship.

SARK and Dr. John Waddell teach about loving yourself, figuring out what you want, how to compromise, what should not be compromised, how to set and keep boundaries, finding joyful solutions, and so much more.

This book is perfect for someone who is in a relationship that is going great… or in one that isn’t going so great, but you both want to work on making it better. It is also perfect for someone who is single and wants to be in a relationship one day. I highly recommend it to everyone.

* Thank you to the publisher of Succulent Wild Love, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Where in the World is Sheri?

If you have been trying to play the “Where in the World is Sheri” game and have not been able to find me, I apologize.  I haven’t blogged since August of 2015, which is a long time. I’ve had a few big life changes, some of which I’ll write about here. I also encourage you to follow me on my other social media accounts which can be found on the side bar, or below.  Keep in touch, and check back here soon – I am going to start blogging again very soon!

In May of last year, I graduated from Nursing School with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It was very hard work, and I’m proud of this degree tremendously. Yes, I have another one in Criminal Justice, but it was not very useful for me. This one however, is a true passion and I am very glad I decided to do it. I made some amazing nursing friends and also learned more than I thought possible.

I Fell... and Broke Stuff
Right after graduation, I fell. It was a long, tiring day, without much food or liquids (not even a drop of alcohol). When I got home, I was turning around to grab something else out of the car, and I fell down the steps on the porch onto cement. Let me tell you, it was the worst pain of my life. A true 10/10 on the pain scale. I broke part of my foot, sprained both ankles, messed up the tendons, and bruised my wrist, lots of scratches, and bruising really. I had this very ortho-fashionable boot to wear for a month. By the way, nurses make terrible patients.

The NCLEX is the dreaded test that all of those who pass nursing school have to take in order to become a licensed, registered nurse. You know, to be able to say that you are an actual RN and get to sign your name RN after it. It was a month of studying after graduation and tons of partial breakdowns, but I passed the first time I took it. Whew!

I Fell… for a Guy
Okay, so I didn’t literally fall. This is Will and I actually met him while I was still recovering from the very hurtful fall. I was single for awhile, because I wanted to focus on school, and to be honest, I’m quite picky. This one though, is a keeper. Sorry ladies, he is mine!

Sheri, RN – Job # 1
I started my first job as a nurse in June. I thought night shift would work out fine for me, so I decided to do that as my first job. I liked the hospital I precepted at in Med-Surg, so I went there. However, I soon came to learn that it was very much not for me. Especially after I moved in with Will who lived about an hour and fifteen minutes away from that hospital. Yes, it was rough going back and forth to work on those nights and mornings.

Sheri the Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant
In December I decided to join the R+F team my friend had just signed up for. I knew I needed two regimens (Soothe and Reverse) so I just signed up as consultant to save money and get the other tools I wanted, too. I didn’t take it too seriously until I could see results for myself, which I started to see as early as February. I had my first R+F party in March, and am very excited about this business opportunity. If you want to know more, please let me know! To see my Rodan and Fields site to take the consultation tool to see what works for you and to shop, go to:

Sheri, RN – Job # 2
Remember how I said I was driving so much on that first job? Well, I couldn’t keep doing it physically and work 12-13 hour shifts. So, I applied at jobs closer to my new home and was actually recruited by the place I ended up. It is a rehab hospital which is only about 30 minutes away. Not too bad! I just started it this month in March, but I like it so far.

…Keep in Touch
As I said, I’m going to be blogging more again and I have a TON of book reviews to catch up on. However, please add me or follow me on the social networks I use.