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A Course in Miracles
This book really laid out for me the differences between the ego and the true Self and allowed me to see which was operating when in my life, mostly i...more
Jan 2000
Mar 10, 2008
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The issues this book lays out are horrifying. Did you know the "home of the free" incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other co...more
Mar 09, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
Absence from Felicity: The Story of Helen Schucman and Her Scribing a Course for Miracles
I resisted reading this book for a long time, even though I've been studying ACIM for about 9 years. I thought it didn't really matter how the content...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths
Wow, so I recently used a new a sort of meditation technique to get myself some advice and encouragement; the advice I got was to go for a walk every...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The GenoType Diet
Friends have noticed how many nutrition/diet books I have read--well, it's probably because I am a strong match for the Warrior Phenotype. (My husband...more
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Another book I am glad I borrowed from the library. Even better, the library was able to lend it to me as a kindle-book so it just "evaporated" on the...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Find Your Focus Zone: An Effective New Plan to Defeat Distraction and Overload
This is the review I wrote for amazon: If you or someone close to you have/has ADHD, I would recommended starting with Chapter 12 and then going back...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Form Versus Content: Sex And Money
These are just notes to myself from memory. Some of the ideas from A Course in Miracles that this book rests on and further explains include:

The ego c...more
Nov 2008
Dec 20, 2008
The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Gnosis of Sacred Union
A beautiful book, an interpretation of another of those ancient Coptic texts found at Nag Hammadi. The introduction suggests that the Coptic was a tra...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
My husband read this as a sports book, but as an educator I was very interested in the barriers poverty presents for getting through (or even "to") sc...more
Jan 2007
Mar 17, 2009
Passing the Marker 2000: Understanding the New Millennium Energy (Kryon, #8)
I got stuck in the middle of this book because he is describing energy around y2k and that is so last decade. But, I did appreciate the congratulation...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
The Message of a Course in Miracles: All Are Called, Few Choose to Listen
I suspect the reason this book isn't completely easy to read is the same reason that ACIM isn't: resistance. Clarifications I got from volume one incl...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
I love books that notice a missing piece in the literature, as this one notices how much advice is out there for giving feedback, but not for receivin...more
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education
This book faces the importance of social class in how American families approach school. It was originally written in 1989, and studied schools where...more
Apr 24, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships
Some takeaways I got from this book. Your emotions are your internal guidance system. And when you feel good you are in alignment with Source/Higher S...more
May 05, 2010
May 07, 2010
Adult Add: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
This book is short! Yay. She has ADD and she assumes the reader does too. It covers basics like description of ADD, how to get evaluated, depressing l...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
This book was published in 1960, and the wordings are a little dated, as well as the unselfconscious, but judiciously limited, references to God, but...more
Nov 06, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
Outliers: The Story of Success
This book was almost as compelling as fiction--I read it all day, even in the dark in the car (DH driving). Gladwell admits his own success didn't com...more
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
This is a thoughtful, well-researched book from someone with a long history of watching educational reform efforts unfold, and indeed being part of th...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Challenging Assumptions In Education: From Institutionalized Education to Learning Society
This book isn't too over the top in the self-congratulatory memoir or polemic department. It does make some points I believe in and have encountered e...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind
This audiobook may turn into a 5-star (=life-changing for me) but for now I guess I was hoping it would tell me more about how to *change* my subconsc...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain
This important book furthers the ideas from _Don't Think of An Elephant_ but has a little more to say about what to do about it. In brief, the idea th...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will Save Your Waistline--and Maybe Even Your Life
3 whole pages about Shape Up Somerville, including calling the mayor a "health nut" (p.141)! That project embraced the view, also in this book, that y...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play
This book is potentially life-changing, which is my usual criterion for 5 stars; in fact it could change many people's lives mostly for the better, no...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Anticancer, A New Way of Life
This is a great book. The cover says all of us have cancer cells in our bodies (something my husband who does genetic sequencing informatics had also...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
I already gave this book back to the library. It reads kind of like a secondary source re-analysis might, relying heavily on quotes from Meister Eckha...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time, #1)
I read this to facilitate a Grade 3/4 book group at my daughter’s school. The book, Scraps of Time, 1960: Abby Takes a Stand by Patricia C. McKissack,...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss
From this book I learned, or really reencountered, the idea that middle age weight gain might not be from a slowing metabolism. It might be from enzym...more
Apr 2008
Apr 28, 2008
1001 Cranes
for 6th grade parent-child book club...Marisa's pick.

This was a refreshing little book. More realistic than the usual parent-child book club picks hav...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education
I am reminded to post about this book after reading _Outliers_ by Malcolm Gladwell today. Outlier's Chapters 4 & 9 especially deal with the simila...more
Sep 19, 2007
Apr 03, 2009
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