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    Entangled Life

      Entangled Life How Fungi make our worlds, change our minds, and shape our futures   By Merlin Sheldrake | Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks (April 13, 2021) I have always been fascinated by mushrooms. I have taken many photographs of mushrooms growing out of dead logs in the forest. They seem to appear as if by magic after the rain. I learned some time ago, through the work of Paul Stamets, that mushrooms are the fruit of a… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Good News Awakening, Inspiration

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    Sacred Cow: a book review

    Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet by Diana Rodgers (Author), Robb Wolf (Author) | Self-published (July 14, 2020) Although I have tried at various times to become a vegetarian, I have never succeeded. So, I can say that I have always eaten meat. The articles I have read often cause me to feel quite guilty — even ashamed of my choice. I have to admit that I do not… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Inspiration, Self Help

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    Original Wisdom: a book review

    Original Wisdom Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing By Robert Wolff Inner Traditions (August 1, 2001) Although Robert Wolff published Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing twenty years ago, it’s a wonderful book. I recently read it for a second time. Deep in the mountains of the jungle of Malaysia live the aboriginal people called the Sng’oi. Their way of living can teach us a way of life that could help us survive. It is this… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Enlightenment

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    Waking Up to the Dark: a book review

    Waking Up to the Dark Ancient wisdom for a sleepless age By Clark Strand | Illustrated by Will Lytle | Penguin Random House (April 28, 2015) Do you often find yourself awake in the middle of the night? If you do, what do you do? Do you toss and turn and try to force yourself back to sleep? Do you start to take medications that help you sleep through the night? Or do you just lay back and relax in a semiconscious… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Inspiration

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    The Sweetness of a Simple Life: a book review

    The Sweetness of a Simple Life Tips for a healthier, happier and kinder living from a visionary natural scientist By Diana Beresford-Kroeger, PhD | Penguin Random House (April 7, 2015) This year, my plan is to share various books, articles, and philosophers who can help us heal ourselves and, in turn, heal our earth and climate. This is the second book of Diana Beresford-Kroeger that I have read. The first was To Speak for the Trees which I read while vacationing… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Message, Nature

  • Book Cover Life After Death

    Book Review: Life After Death

    Life After Death: The Burden of Proof By Deepak Chopra, M.D., Penguin Random House (September 16, 2008) Deepak Chopra has authored over 80 books. His signature 21-Day-Meditation Experience program has inspired millions of people around the world to meditate. This program originally launched with Oprah Winfrey in 2013. Transitioning from life to death Because I am called upon to help people with their end of life passage, I decided to reach back to re-read Deepak Chopra’s 2008 book, Life after… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Enlightenment, Inspiration

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    Book Review: My Summer with the Leprechauns

    My Summer with the Leprechauns: The Authorized Edition by Tanis Helliwell Wayshower Enterprises (February 18, 2012) Have you ever planned a trip and then remembered a book you wanted to reread? My Summer with the Leprechauns by Tanis Helliwell is the book I wanted to re-read before my trip to Ireland last year. I’m glad I did. I found my second reading just as fascinating as I had the first time. This book truly prepared me to recognize the magic… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Inspiration, Nature

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    Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass

    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions (October 15, 2013) What a wonderful find! In Braiding Sweetgrass the author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, unites science and spirituality into a beautiful tapestry showing us our need for both science and spirit to survive on this earth — and for the Earth to survive us. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a botanist and a professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Inspiration, Nature

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    Book Review: Children’s Past Lives

    Children’s Past Lives How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child by Carol Bowman Element Books Ltd (1997) When Carol Bowman released her book in 1997, it proved to be quite controversial. It was the first of its kind to explore reincarnation with children. Her life-long belief in reincarnation helped prepare her for the journey into a fascinating world that inspired her to write Children’s Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child. The book is both memoir and instructional… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Enlightenment

  • The Personalized Diet Book Cover

    Book Review: The Personalized Diet

    The Personalized Diet: The Pioneering Program to Lose Weight and Prevent Disease by Eran Segal PhD (Author), Eran Elinav MD PhD (Author), Eve Adamson Grand Central Life & Style Publishing (December 26, 2017) After a month of “sheltering in place” and all the media hype about shortages, I noticed that my fascination with food, diet, and meals moved to the forefront of my life. Enough so that I need to increase my awareness factor before the kilograms start to creep… Read more »

    Book Reviews, Self Help

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