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The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism
“The Buddha gave one prescription, not war, not pacifism either.”
~Peace is a State of Mind: For a Twenty First Birthday in Times of War (Fleischman)

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Oct 13, 2014
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, is still the best book of its kind for my money. When I was in my early 20’s struggl ...more
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Sep 23, 2013
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
Having just finished Michael Gates Gill’s, How Starbucks Saved my Life, I wish my father were alive to benefit from this humble and insightful memoir ...more
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Jul 11, 2011
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – A Leadership Fable was presented to me as the CEO’s handbook. Indeed, it is. Every CEO who desire ...more
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Jan 28, 2011
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the flimsy and almost always unscientific approach to positive thinking in her polemic, Bright Sided: How the Relentless P ...more
May 12, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel is that rare breed of therapist writing in the self-help genre, he understands the existential pain of living. Several years ago his book, ...more
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Aug 13, 2012
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
I’m an escapee from the cult of positivity. For many years I was the victim of New Thought and its various spin offs. Rather than lifting me up these ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2012
How to Save Your Own Life: 15 Lessons on Finding Hope in Unexpected Places
Please see my essay on How Starbucks Saved My Life.
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Jul 11, 2011
Letters from a Stoic
This is a great presentation of Seneca's letters. They are accessible and give the reader a good sense of who Seneca was and his take on life as exper ...more
Sep 23, 2014
May 29, 2014
New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century
A little cumbersome at times, but wonderful and insightful. I recommend this to anyone interested in spirituality and awareness
Feb 17, 2014
Apr 23, 2013
Est Playing the Game the New Way
Feb 07, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Jul 17, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
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