Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Publisher: Penguin Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ This is a comprehensive guide to trauma. Unlike other guides, it places emphasis on the physical body and how past buried traumas are inextricably connected to the body, or in other words: ‘The Body Keeps the Score’. Although this book is more of a clinical guide for psychologists,Continue reading “Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #78

Do you have a love of cybernetic dogs, Prince or the artist formerly known as, how about frogs that are designed to be camouflaged on the edge of creeks? Do you like hero dogs? Then you will like edition #78 of 10 Interesting Things. Stay cool muchachoes… Tati the French cybernetic dog Tati is aContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #78”

Book Review: Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy

Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland Genre: Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Wisdom, Buddhism, Paganism Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ This is a book of wisdom, quotes and treasures is from writer Mary McEvoy. She has lived experience of depression and anxiety. So she understands intimately how to handle and manage the dark times of life. How to look at the darkness squarelyContinue reading “Book Review: Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #75

It’s edition #75, and witamy to this groovy, time-warping trip into the deep 70’s reverant funk music and then on to the forests of Borneo for a jungle symphony of gibbons Enjoy some spicy cauliflower along the way and play with a curious cockatoo sparring with a plastic dinosaur. Yummy cauliflower fried rice with WillContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #75”

Comforting Thought: Procrastination is the beginning of an idea brought to life

What is worthwhile carries the struggle of the maker within it. A piece of art or a creation that is wrought into the shape of earned understanding. Procrastination helps us to be a student of our own reluctance, to understand the hidden darker side of the first enthusiastic idea. To learn what we are afraidContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Procrastination is the beginning of an idea brought to life”

Book Review: A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister

Genre: Non-fiction, sex, history, women’s history, feminism. Publisher: Unbound Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Be prepared to have your hair on both ends of you to blown back and rearranged into a merkin. The History of Sex is like one prolonged literary orgasm and I mean that seriously. It’s a delight and a treat, a flirtatious and salaciousContinue reading “Book Review: A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister”

Comforting Thought: Saying sorry will go a long way

Kuoa rongo ake au… Akakoa iti noa te kuru pounamu He taonga tuku iho kia kaha, kia toa, kia mฤiai, kia mataara kia manawanui I have learned… A thoughtful note to someone youโ€™ve avoided Saying sorry will go a long way

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #74

Hello dear friends and intergalactic time-travelling pirates, welcome to edition #74 of interesting things on the internet. Below learn about the carbon capturing capabilities of cetaceans, vedic cosmology, how a frog magically morphs into a man, spicy vegan drinks and more. Pull up a pew and stay a while. The carbon capture by whales isContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #74”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #73

Hello pretty parrots and wide-eyed, long-lashed possums, take a trip down a dimly-lit neon alley where there’s mysterious armour, trip-hop, coral babies, wind phones, a guide to misbehaving foster dogs and much more. Spells and curses from medieval Brittany One recipe used to protect against curses required a sou coin, nine grains of salt and nine stemsContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #73”

The activist’s call to action: Believing that people are essentially good…you are compelled to act and resist

If you are an optimist about the capabilities of other people to overcome corruption, evil and injustice in this world, then this also means that you believe resistance and fighting back are worthwhile. This imposes an obligation to act. What makes us so eager to believe in our own corruption? Why does the veneer theoryContinue reading “The activist’s call to action: Believing that people are essentially good…you are compelled to act and resist”