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Page 1 - Answer aSave yourself some time and read my review. There is only 1 piece of useful info in the very beginning. The rest is an advertisement.
Page 1 - Answer a question by writing it down. Clear your mind. Now answer the same question by writing the answer with your non-dominant hand.
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The novelty of Donius' approach is to write with your non-dominate hand to tap into your right brain. He is neither a physician nor a scientist. He generally glosses over some scientific principals which could have used more detail to explain what is going on.
His proposition may have some truth to it, but you don't need to read the book to learn about it. He kept talking about principals he was going to teach me to practice this right brain access, but he never clearly states a single principal other than the simple example he gives early in the book - move the pen to the other hand.
In practicing the exercises I found a few limitations:
1.) Already knowing what my right hand answered I was biased towards coming up with a completely right brained original answer when I put the pen in my left hand.
2.) My answers tended to be unrevealing. This may be because of #1 listed above or because I am fairly in tune with both parts of my brain already. If you are fairly balanced as a creative/analytical person this book will likely have limited benefits.
Having said that I did enjoy the 1st question: If you could be any animal which one would you be? I held the book in my hands (rather than write down the answer).
Right hand - Sloth (my favorite animal) Left hand - Fox
Like he says in the book, both answers are probably correct. One of the problems I had was with the conclusions. What does a sloth mean? What does a fox mean? He never explains. I am left to assume i think of myself with the values I put on those animals. A fox means something different to me than it does to you. But HE NEVER STATES THIS. So, who knows.
Also, if you truly think of yourself as a dog, cat or bird you will feel like that is the wrong answer because 'that is what everyone chooses with their dominate hand.' He needs to provide some sort of balance. Something so people are allowed to pick these animals as honest answers and not feel completed to pick something else with their non dominant hand.
Also, he speaks about his success in banking. A lot. An awful lot. Anyone looking back can see his meteoric rise and 800% increase in business coincided with the economic bubble that burst in 2008. What's this? His 12 years as CEO of his bank ended in 2007. I wonder why? Maybe it wasn't him that was so great, but the economy that took him up with it.
While the book is poorly written, the author is out to make a sale rather than inform and he exaggerates quite a bit I see myself incorporating switching hands to answer a question in the future. While it may have limited benefits it may be a benefit that I was not otherwise aware of before....more
Some of these images are just amazing and that is why I got this book. If you want something visual, that takes each verse in a literal way, this bookSome of these images are just amazing and that is why I got this book. If you want something visual, that takes each verse in a literal way, this book is for you.
I consider this a sort of visual commentary. It's not Scripture, but it's an artists thoughts on Scripture. The most striking thought I had from the artists was seeing Christ depicted as an anthropomorphized lamb. One image is on the cover. Others are inside. ...more
This book is more about how an idea came to be, like a documentary than it is about expressing the concepts of that idea.
The premise of the idea is thThis book is more about how an idea came to be, like a documentary than it is about expressing the concepts of that idea.
The premise of the idea is that some plants do not fit in their environment. Their range has possibly been shrinking since the Ice Age because they were dispersed by animals that are now extinct such as giant ground sloths and mammoths.
Examples are mesquite, osage orange, honey locust. Their fruits are large and the seeds are not spread by existing animals....more
The vast majority of this book is about how to start a journal and get through writer's block. If this is a problem for you then you will like this boThe vast majority of this book is about how to start a journal and get through writer's block. If this is a problem for you then you will like this book. If not then don't bother. Interesting notes I took that are unrelated to journal ideas:
The author asked people who they most wished had kept a journal. Their answers were always that a relative or a parent they never knew.
In the 1600's Quakers kept journals as a record of conscience. Journals sharpen conscience, not ego. People who blab don't keep journals. Their mindless chatter in my ears becomes their journal.
Recording life in a journal inspires some to lead an interesting life so they have something interesting to record.
Seeking privacy, women in Hunan Province in China write in a secret diary language called Nushu.
Histories most famous diaries are notoriously unreflective. Queen Victoria has 60 years of boring facts. Tsar Nicholas II was oblivious to the Russian Revolution. He recorded weather observations. Louis XVI on the day the Bastille was stormed the most interesting thing he could think of writing was 'Nothing!'
Leave the last few pages of a journal for an index....more
If someone had never heard of Iowa I would hand them this book. It covers a lot of natural history and how the geography and climate contributed to thIf someone had never heard of Iowa I would hand them this book. It covers a lot of natural history and how the geography and climate contributed to the formation of the land and flora and fauna. This in turn shaped the way the inhabitants lived and continues to do so today. ...more