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Trauma and the Unbound Body: The Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness by Judith Blackstone - Book Review

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Trauma and the Unbound Body: The Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness By Judith Blackstone, Ph.D. Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781683641834
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Published: Sounds True - December 1st, 2018

This is a really interesting book and I would recommend it for most people. Dr. Blackstone speaks to some of the concepts reflected in other recent works regarding how the body holds memories and experiences, and she takes things a step further teaching the reader how to bring awareness into their body to those places, and perhaps most importantly, to release. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks - Book Review

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From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life By Arthur C. Brooks Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191484
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Published: Portfolio - February 15th, 2022

Drawing on personal experience and his studies of religious and secular sources, Brooks outlines a path to transition from youthful ambition to mature contentment. He believes the inevitability of decline and the inexorable forces of change can be harnessed to enhance, rather than shackle, life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Welcome to the Grief Club: Because You Don't Have to Go Through It Alone by Janine Kwoh - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781523511716
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 1st, 2022

It might be hard to read about grief while going through the “immediate afterwards,” but this book helps with that. The chapters are short, and the simple illustrations give a lightness to what is happening. It is a chat between you and the author. It is not “how to grieve” but “how we grieve.” The author has “been there” and gives you tips on how to word your grief. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention: A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind by Rebecca Schiller - Book Review

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A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention: A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind By Rebecca Schiller Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615198801
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Published: The Experiment - April 26th, 2022

An excellent memoir that brings to life vividly the inner workings of a neurodivergent mind. Schiller really shows us how one mind can work differently to others, to the “norm”, in a most beautiful, raw, and authentic way. Having recently moved her young family into a new way of life, on a smallholding with vegetable beds, chickens and goats to look after, she is not only finding her feet in nature, but also undergoing many medical tests to find the right diagnosis for her. Laid out month by month, we join Schiller throughout the year that brings her to that knowledge and the changes it brings. I Highly Recommend! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari - Book Review

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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593138519
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Published: Crown - January 25th, 2022

Do you have the ability to focus on a novel? An online article? An email? Or is your mind constantly prowling for more stimulation? Hari's own attention problems prompted his investigation, and what he learned is on display here to help anyone trying to focus. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture by Caroline Dooner - Book Review

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Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture By Caroline Dooner Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063052970
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Published: Harper Wave - February 8th, 2022

It seems pretty ironic, doesn’t it? Creating a self-help book about how self-help culture ultimately causes more burnout these days. But Caroline Donner’s part-guide, part-memoir actually strongly accomplishes providing the reader reassurance, laughs, and genuine help for getting better. Caroline humbles herself so honestly in this book, bringing her down to all of our anxiety-filled levels. For those of you feeling extra tired of late–especially considering the whirlwind few years we’ve had since this pandemic started–this will be a great book for you to pick up whenever you’re down. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


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