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”

Comforting Thought: Anxiety is a doorway

Carl Jung said that if you find the psychic wound in an individual or a people, there you also find their path to consciousness. For it is in the healing of our psychic wounds that we come to know ourselves…In the evolution of consciousness, our greatest problem is always our richest opportunity. ~ Robert Johnson

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77

Hello friends, this week we drink in some Buddhist philosophy, indulge in an armchair tour of a greek island at sunset, meet some unusual spirit gods deep in the forest, some smiling grass and much more. Let’s jump on the train to funkytown it’s edition #77 Creepy doll stand-ins populate an abandoned town in JapanContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77”

Comforting Thought: We pretend we aren’t vulnerable, but this is an illusion

We pretend we aren’t vulnerable, but this is an illusion. We are incarnated in a delicate body, intertwined in the community of life. Our senses have evolved to be exquisitely tuned to the ever-changing world of pleasure and pain, sweet and sour, gain and loss.

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”