reviewed by Cat Saunders
When I got done reading the introduction to Ram Dass' latest book, Still Here, my eyes filled with tears, and I said out loud, "Oh, Ram Dass, you've done it again!"
Once again, Ram Dass has surpassed himself, taking everything he knows, stirring it up with a heady mix of new adventures, and distilling his experience in a way that reminds me again of what it is that makes Ram Dass so special. In Still Here, he delivers heaping helpings of insights and tips, meditations and musings, professorial discourse, and best of all, wonderful personal stories gleaned from seven decades of a richly radical life.
TAKING BACK OUR LIVES
reviewed by Margaret Doyle
"What Is and What Can Be," the title of the final chapter of Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance, sums up the gist of this book. As the authors say in this chapter:
"It used to be easy to figure out what or who 'the enemy' was. The Depression, Communism. Polio. Now it is our very way of life that is destroying us, beguilingly packaged by the transnational corporations who pay for only those media images that forward their purposes while pitting worker against worker with ever smaller paychecks and benefits."
THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON IN LOVE
reviewed by Kate Lin
Research psychologist Elaine Aron, Ph.D., introduced us to the concept of the highly sensitive person (HSP) in her book The Highly Sensitive Person (1996). HSPs comprise 15-20% of the population and are more sensitive to subtleties, more likely to reflect deeply on their experiences, and more likely to be overwhelmed by outside stimuli.
THE COUPLES TAO TE CHING
reviewed by Steve McCardell
While I am off this month being wed, heres one for reflective lovers. William Martin proffers a new interpretation of that ancient and widely read wisdom called the Tao Te Ching, focusing his effort on insight for committed pairs. He explains his process: "I have attempted first to digest each of the 81 chapters of the Tao Te Ching; then to express the essence of each as it applies to a couple; and finally to add a few lines of practical advice for consideration."
reviewed by Mirra Lee
I was first exposed to Shanti's music in the late '70s, probably within a year or two of when she began touring, in 1977, with her then-partner, Oman Ken. Her clear, sweet mezzo-soprano with its lilting, feathery quality rang like a heaven-sent bell every time she opened her mouth; her beautiful, open heart and childlike, infectious laugh always carried the day and still do.
Self-assessment personality tests don't have to be the horrid things we dreaded as children; they can be fun, informative, and thought provoking. Take a look at these tests and see what you can learn about yourself!
Supersensitive Person Test
The Keirsey Character Sorter
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