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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron
Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change

lakshmi_koji, January 18, 2013

I have been reading this powerful little book in small doses during quiet moments of my day and taking some time to absorb its deep practical wisdom. Pema's books a unique gems of simplicity clarity and encouragement, they lift the heart and remind us to be more human through the ups and downs life presents. This one is no exception.
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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #02) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #02)

lakshmi_koji, November 25, 2012

I am not a usual reader of sci-fi or fantasy, but I make exceptions once in a while, and Le Guin is one of the authors I do this for with pleasure. This book is a great story about the power of storytelling and the written word. It is a beautiful coming-of-age, coming-into-your-own-power story. There is complexity in the characters, so it is not just black and white, good vs evil. The Ansul landscape and the details of their culture and religion are so meticulously artfully crafted that you can feel yourself transported to this magical place.
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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

lakshmi_koji, November 25, 2012

This book breaks your heart again and again. It opens it wide and fills it with genuine emotion. I found at moments that I could not put it down and yet had to just stop reading to have some time to digest what it had brought up. I love Sugar's blunt approach and her storytelling, how she connects the troubles of those that write to her to the troubles she has known in her life and distills the essential message. She is angry, imperfect, profane, tolerant, kind. She cares.
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