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Book Reflections – Unf#ck Your Brain by Faith Harper

I found Unf#ck Your Brain: using science to get over anxiety, depression, anger, freak-outs and triggers by Faith Harper to be a helpful book in better understanding my behaviour and … Continue reading

October 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

I listened to the audiobook through Audible of Viktor Frankl’s iconic book Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl wrote the book over about 10 days in 1946 while recovering from nearly … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

Jena is 23 and was a world-famous child prodigy on the violin. She lives in the aftermath of touring the world for 8 years and missing her childhood. She doesn’t … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman provides a clear framework for doing exactly what the title suggests. Gottman is a psychologist who set up his own … Continue reading

September 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Living an Examined Life by James Hollis

Living an Examined Life is James Hollis’ gift to us. After decades working as a Jungian psychoanalyst, he drew together 21 essays, designed to be re-read (he suggests choosing one … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Rich Man’s House by Andrew McGahan

The Rich Man’s House by Andrew McGahan is a huge novel that offers distraction from everyday life (which for me now is in lockdown because of COVID19). Rita can sense … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock

Maureen Murdock was inspired to write The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness because she felt that Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces didn’t hold a place for … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Through the Dark Wood by James Hollis

Through the Dark Wood: finding meaning in the second half of life by James Hollis introduced me to Jung’s philosophy of individuation. According to Hollis, we live the first half … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · 12 Comments

Book Reflections – How to Overcome Your Childhood by The School of Life

The School of Life publishes books on important issues of emotional life. I chose to read How to overcome your childhood after watching some of their brilliant YouTube videos. The … Continue reading

July 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

The Scent Keeper is a captivating coming-of-age story. My friend and I in my book group, agreed that we could tell from the cover art that we would like this … Continue reading

June 20, 2021 · 3 Comments