An avid reader of all of H.P. Lovecraft's works--this was a re-read for me. There are not many books or authors that intrigue me enough to give them s...moreAn avid reader of all of H.P. Lovecraft's works--this was a re-read for me. There are not many books or authors that intrigue me enough to give them second glances, however, H.P. Lovecraft has his way with words. This book is a compilation of different short stories to enthrall your mind and peak your senses...once in a while you may feel the need to sneak a peak behind your shoulder or even feel the tiny hairs on your neck stand at attention through the chilling and sometimes terrifying plots of your own imagination. (less)
In conjunction with Florida Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Dick Tibbits conducted a study of how anger and forgiveness af...moreIn conjunction with Florida Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Dick Tibbits conducted a study of how anger and forgiveness affect health. The book in its entirety delves into the whole body experience. It covers not only the psychological and physical repercussions of anger and the in ability to forgive but also the spiritual side.
Dr. Tibbits writes not just from scientific proof but also empirical knowledge through life experiences he has overcome. Reading from an individual that has life intimacy with the subject matter and not just scientific evidence can be more powerful for those in search of answers.
There is no reason to worry that this book with throw at you the over used maxim of forgive and forget because it doesn’t. As any individual could speak for themselves on the matter—if you have conquered the art of forgiveness unless you happen to develop amnesia you are not likely to forget wrongs done.
There is a purpose for the title and the author cares enough to share – “Forgive to Live isn’t just a catchy title or an easy–to-remember slogan. It’s actually a concise description of an effective way to function in our unfair world. As you will discover, forgiveness is not the easy road, but it is the better road.”
In Forgive to Live Tibbits defines forgiveness as – “Forgiveness is the process of reframing one’s anger and hurt from the past, with the goal of recovering one’s peace in the present and revitalizing one’s purpose and hopes for the future.”
There are different types of forgiveness, however, Dr. Tibbits seeks to educate and guide individuals through self-forgiveness. Self-forgiveness is the type that we as individuals do have control over and it can be the hardest to learn. We may not always be able to bring about justice or make life a thing of fairness once again, but what we can do is forgive ourselves in whatever situation warrants it.
Why forgiveness isn’t easy is the first topic to be covered. There are differing factors that make living in resentfulness seem like the easier path. You might be surprised to read some of the reasons provided in the book. Why would anyone led to believe that life is fair, not be alone in their thinking is simply because we have been taught that it should be. There is also the claim that we are taught a semblance of this type of psychologically pattern from childhood that becomes reinforced throughout impressionable years. This too is explained along with time proven examples.
Were you aware of the good side of anger? We all know the down side, but the good side propels much more than some individuals may be consciously aware exist. Along with forgiveness there is in-depth discussion and explanation on the role anger plays in the ability to forgive and the impact on individual’s health.
Dr. Redford Williams through countless research hours and differing studies found data that clearly supported his theory that anger kills. It was this research supported by science that prompted the American Heart Association to declare anger a risk factor for heart disease. “Recent studies have also shown a link between sustained anger and headaches, stomach disorder, joint pain, fatigue and chronic lower back pain.”
Given the choice between the ailments listed above or forgiving which would you pick?(less)
The Last Witchfinder tells the story of Jennet Stearne, who makes it her life's mission to bring down the 1604 Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. She is ai...moreThe Last Witchfinder tells the story of Jennet Stearne, who makes it her life's mission to bring down the 1604 Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. She is aided in this endeavor by some luminaries of her day: Benjamin Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton and Baron de Montesquieu. The mixture of real life characters within the plot is most intriguing. I personally found this book to be a page turner.(less)
I really enjoyed the plotting of the book, the immense detail and characters. I must say however that I was extremely disappointed in the ending, but...moreI really enjoyed the plotting of the book, the immense detail and characters. I must say however that I was extremely disappointed in the ending, but hey that's just me others may find it the only solution writable. (less)
They got the title right on this one. This is a book that gives historical facts and insights while explaining the ins and outs of Feng Shui. It is in...moreThey got the title right on this one. This is a book that gives historical facts and insights while explaining the ins and outs of Feng Shui. It is instructional, easy to read and understand while maintaining a more authentic view and explanation based in historical knowledge.
While the book does supply you with the instructions it is not for a beginner that will need more advanced directions on ideas, placement and such. Because of that I would recommend reading more than just one book on the topic, and if you are still at a loss with some of your areas there is always the Internet and the option to consult a specialist. (less)
The classics never grow old! In JOURNEYS IN WONDERLAND you follow Alice through her two separate dreams the first, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland an...moreThe classics never grow old! In JOURNEYS IN WONDERLAND you follow Alice through her two separate dreams the first, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the second, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. Reading of her different plights, adventures, meetings with other curious characters all for the purpose of watching Alice progress from a child-like mind at the age of seven to cope with more adult situations politically, socially, emotionally, and in a plethora of other stages is made immensely enjoyable to all ages through the wit of Lewis Carroll. Reading with a child or reading alone it is an excellent book to jog your creativity and enthusiasm for life! (less)