BRILLIANT Book on Relationships!

Okay, okay, I KNOW this book is entitled, Building a House Together, but it is about soooo much more than just building or remodeling a house.  The information in this book is a fantastic model for how a couple can work through any of life’s stressful situations together – and come out stronger on the other side.

It’s written by Alice and Jared Massanari, a phenomenal Asheville, NC couple (who seriously walk their talk).  They are both counselors, (she’s a LCSW and he’s a Ph.D), and they are insightful, articulate and right on the money.

Consider the welcome sign they created for the home that they built together:

Welcome to our house.
We built it together
Its address is the state of our union.
Here we listen
And are heard.
Here we usher out hostility
And invite in harmony.
This is where we are family.
Breathe easily and be at home here.

I only WISH I’d had this book during my last relationship when we remodeled our house.  You know the relationship I’m talking about… The one I no longer have.

From your motivational speaker, Linda Larsen –  the one who has now read the book, gone through a HUGE remodel with her Weather Muffin, and emerged stronger and happier than ever!




Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Thanks for suggesting a great read, Linda!


  2. Only a great motivational speaker could find this title and know it could help one’s relationships!  Thank you for the suggestion.

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