Iron John
Jun12

Iron John

Iron John –  In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man. Bly’s vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy...

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The Four Agreements
May06

The Four Agreements

Book on Amazon – “Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change...

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Man’s Search For Meaning
Mar23

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl – “Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitch while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he...

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On Friendship
Dec26

On Friendship

Aristotle laid out the philosophical foundation of friendship as the art of holding up a mirror to each other’s souls. Two millennia later, Emerson contemplated its two pillars of truth and tenderness. Another century later, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” In the Celtic tradition,...

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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Giving
Nov21

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Giving

 Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? And what is...

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A Return To Love
Sep18

A Return To Love

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights...

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Breathing Under Water – Richard Rohr
Aug26

Breathing Under Water – Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr explains how identifying our addiction, embracing our brokenness, and surrendering to God can bring healing to ourselves and our world. In his book “Breathing Under Water,” Richard shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.   Activist, author and...

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Between Me and Dad – Charles Holt
Mar03

Between Me and Dad – Charles Holt

In his second book, Between Me and Dad: A Journey Through Forgiveness to Freedom, Charles Holt captivates us with tender stories that speak to the gift of relationship and its inevitable influence on the way we live our life. Through personal accounts of his father as a young man growing up in the South, interwoven with some of the most difficult times in his own life, Charles sets the stage for a showdown with self-realization. He...

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The Will-to-Meaning: Viktor Frankl
Sep27

The Will-to-Meaning: Viktor Frankl

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let...

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All About Empathy and Empaths
May31

All About Empathy and Empaths

“Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one’s empath capacity. From an excellent site – YourZen Growth – Empathy Definition: Importance and Benefits of Practicing Empathy in Everyday Life – “…empathy is having the ability to share another person’s feelings. This trait allows people to connect on more...

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