Archive for the ‘Self-Help’ category

Killing Cancer

Guest Reviewer: Patricia Easton Full Title: Killing Cancer—Not People Author: Robert G. Wright Publisher: Robert G. Wright [Self]; 2nd edition (2010) Number of Pages: 240 How long it took me to read: 1 week Where I bought this book: Picked it up at a wellness center in Toronto. ISBN: 978-0578063270 Like a Moth to a […]

Delightful Hands

I think it would be very intimidating for a man to be told, forthright, that a woman wants him to be knowledgeable, skillful, adept, gentle, persistent, and confidently able to pleasure her in many different ways. That list describes the idealized hero of a formulaic harlequin novel, not a real person.

Quiet

Whenever I challenged expectations like these by staying reserved, I always felt I was looked upon as hostile, which sometimes led me to actually be that way in self-defense. Requests from supervisors to make random social calls on my boss or listen to all-company conference calls in a room with everyone in the office always made me uncomfortable. I could never understand why I was expected to go against my nature…

Code To Joy

The main premise of the book, and what the steps to unlocking happiness revolve around, is the idea that events from our past—even those that go as far back as childhood…

Inner Pilgrimage

While her desire for spiritual guidance is one that I can relate to since I have also had that urge for spiritual completeness and that feeling that something was missing in my life, I don’t think I would be ready for…

Facing the Lion, Being the Lion

Nepo digs deep into the beds of fertile soil that make up our innate potential, wriggling long tendrils of exploration into the dirt like worms tunneling in search of moist warmth and nourishment. He turns the…

Quantum Wellness

Adopting a balanced approach to navigating through the eight pillars of wellness inspired me and gave me greater confidence in myself to be able to optimize my disposition towards life. By improving on my…

The Power of Kindness

A part of me has been rushing through the final pages of the book in an attempt to finish it today. Another side of me found a deep connection with a powerful message introduced in the final pages and I’m hesitant to let go of that connection. It’s only the words on these last few pages that are making me question the way I’ve judged the book thus far. In the end, is it about the quality of the writing, or is it about…