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Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks
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from the LRB:

Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing

Tim Parks

"Just when the medical profession had given up on me and I on it, just when I seemed to be walled up in a life sentence of chronic pain, someone proposed a bizarre way out: sit still, they said, and breathe.’ In Teach Us to Sit Still (Harvill Secker) Parks, a lifelong New Age sceptic, eventually finds solace in an improbable prescription of breathing exercises and meditation, which leads him to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers (Hardy, Coleridge, Beckett, Lawrence) and how sport, art and religion can help us confront hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body."
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message 1: by Jessica (new) - added it

Jessica Mimi: yes, let's discuss...BUT, I took the above from the LRB (London Review of Books). I've not read the book yet, it's on my want list!


message 2: by Jessica (new) - added it

Jessica yes i sure do have my own issues :)

looking forward to getting my hands on this--


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