The best things I read in summer 2019

This summer was weird and wonderful in its own ways. Kind of hard, but good?! I'm still processing some of it. I have some big decisions to make in my life that are scary because they feel final (though it doesn't have to be final, but of course my brain immediately goes to most extreme … Continue reading The best things I read in summer 2019

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How to avoid psychological and environmental collapse, by Erich Fromm

Part II of Jana's tales of "OMG I READ THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE AND LIFE-CHALLENGING BOOKS WHILE ON OUR PARADISE VACATION." A book about surviving emotional and psychological faceplants, a novel about the Holocaust, a book about how to avoid psychological and ecological disaster, and a book about murder. The only book I didn't get to … Continue reading How to avoid psychological and environmental collapse, by Erich Fromm

Stories, boundaries, and compassion: thoughts on Rising Strong by BrenĂ© Brown

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a rather miraculously wonderful bout of reading on vacation. It was both the worst and best time to read books that forced my self-reflection. On one hand, I didn't have the constant busyness of life to distract and interrupt introspection! Yay, insights! ... on the other, … Continue reading Stories, boundaries, and compassion: thoughts on Rising Strong by BrenĂ© Brown

April books-I-started-and-still-need-to-finish (you have to finish books to have favorites)

Just in time to still be in May! Oof, and now I need to start corralling my May reads. BLARGH. Anyway, as much as I have enjoyed starting a habit of sharing my "favorite reads" lists per month with y'all, April was filled with articles and half-read books. My "reading" shelf on Goodreads is waaaaay … Continue reading April books-I-started-and-still-need-to-finish (you have to finish books to have favorites)