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Book Review: No Time Like the Present

Although our culture implies that we should be able to control everything, the truth is that we cannot. We cannot predict illness or disasters. As a result, our lives are not always going to be easy, but we can stay in tune with what...


Book Review: Born To Run

From his early childhood days in Freehold, New Jersey to his 60th birthday and beyond, Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born To Run is an in depth, insightful, and extremely honest memoir encompassing the trials, tribulations and beauty of the musician’s (more like rock n roll icon’s)...

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Book Review: The Idealist's Survival Kit

Burnout. It’s become something of a buzzword lately, especially among those in the nonprofit and public service sectors. Usually it comes with an admonition to engage in self-care, draw on your support system and leave time for reflection. But what is burnout, really, and,...

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Book Review: Engaging Adolescents

Adolescence is a time when kids individuate from their parents in confusing, and often troubling, ways. For many parents the question becomes not just how to keep them out of trouble, but how to keep them engaged long enough to steer through challenging times...


Book Review: Solitude

Admittedly, I read Solitude with a very strong bias.
I absolutely love this topic. Even though I worked in the technology field for years, there are times when I definitely see it as a curse rather than a blessing. Technology gives the appearance that we...


Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook

Is it really possible to transform ourselves in just fourteen days? Tim Desmond, author of The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook believes it is.
Desmond provides an overview of what self-compassion is before presenting his fourteen day program in which readers are encouraged to work on self-compassion exercises for just thirty minutes a...


Book Review: The Affliction of Addiction

Addiction is arguably one of the largest problems we face today, and one that does not discriminate based on class, gender, or socio-economic status. In his new book, The Affliction Of Addiction: It’s Not That Complicated (Science Answers All Questions), clinical therapist Adam McArnold...

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Book Review: Behaving Badly

In an introductory note to the readers of Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business, author Eden Collinsworth, a former business executive and media consultant, cautions that she “is not an ethicist or a social scientist and this is not an...


Book Review: Baffled By Love

Love is what everyone wants. And yet when those who are supposed to love us do just the opposite, the effects ripple throughout our lives, in both our relationships with others and our relationships with ourselves.
In Baffled By Love: Stories of the lasting Impact...