Book Review: Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax

Book Review: Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax @jhalifax

Genre: Non-fiction, spirituality, Zen buddhism, psychology, philosophy. Publisher: Flatiron Books Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ Halifax with the Dalai Lama Standing At the Edge is a once in a lifetime kind of book. I donโ€™t say that lightly either. Itโ€™s a life-changing and life-affirming book that combines philosophy, Zen Buddhism, psychology, and much more…

odd quirky emotion Book Review: Consolations:The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

Book Review: Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

Genre: Non-fiction, Spirituality, Philosophy Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ 1/2 stars *Contains no spoilers In this slim and elegant volume of philosophy and inspiration, writer David Whyte tackles the big topics and words that rarely get any airtime in our society, the kinds of things that haunt people but that are difficult to resolve and so…

Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Inspirational quotes to help you have courage

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to oneโ€™s courage.โ€~Anais Nin It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. ~ Richard Evans "Iโ€™m here. Thatโ€™s the miracle Iโ€™ve been looking for."~Brian Vaszily "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!"~Audrey Hepburn "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big…

The 'Kissing in the dark' Valentine's playlist

Comforting Thought: In adversity, we show our true colours

โ€œIf you want to get an idea of a friend's temperament, ethics, and personal elegance, you need to look at him under the tests of severe circumstances, not under the regular rosy glow of daily life.โ€ โ€• Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Sensual World of The Unseen By Photographer Duane Michaels

Film Review: Sensitive

Are you someone who blocks your ears when you hear the emergency services drive past? Are you someone who gets freaked out in crowds? Do you seem to intuit and understand other people and all of their problems in a very sophisticated way, without really trying? Do you easily take on the energy of other…

Seven reasons why it's great to be an introvert and having introverted friends

Seven reasons why it’s great to be an introvert and having introverted friends

Many of us are introverts but are in denial about this and trying fervently to be extroverted, pushing ourselves to exhaustion trying to make small talk about bullshit that doesn't matter, often dealing with obnoxious people who have loud voices and often (but not always) boring and generic thoughts on the world. Here's a list…