Bountiful Books, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

“When Things Fall Apart”

Heart Advice for Difficult Times This book was recommended to me last year, when my life framework shifted and I lost my grounding. Published in 1997, I'm surprised it hasn't come across my radar earlier ... it's been a great one to discover, now! Author Pema Chödrön is an American-born nun within the practice of… Continue reading “When Things Fall Apart”

Admirable Artists, Bountiful Books, Necessary Nature, Wonderful Writing

“Jonathon Livingstone Seagull”

The spiritual seagull Recently I had the opportunity to read this oldie-but-goodie again. A short read, it's a little snapshot of pure inspiration. There is an equal amount of photography (by Russell Munson) in it as there is text (by Richard Bach), and the photos amplify the story beautifully. It's been a long time since… Continue reading “Jonathon Livingstone Seagull”

Admirable Artists, Bountiful Books, Wonderful Writing

Benjamin Hoff

I first encountered The Tao of Pooh around the time of its release in the 1980s. I loved the way it distilled profound insights about meaningful ways of being into messages that I could understand and take on board, through its unique structure. This book spoke to me then, and upon re-reading it speaks to… Continue reading Benjamin Hoff

Admirable Artists, Bountiful Books, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

“When Love Sticks Around”

When Love Sticks Around When Love Sticks Around contains first-person vignettes woven into a montage incorporating universal themes of family, love and belonging. It tracks Danielle Dayney’s childhood in Toledo to her married life in Detroit and New York. As a child the author didn’t recognise her family’s poverty, stating that her mother – a… Continue reading “When Love Sticks Around”