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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 by Amy  Stewart
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
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Wow! I want to read this anthology every year. This had stories from the melting ice in Greenland to why it's so difficult to make a good sports bra. I picked up this book thinking that I should read it, but found it captivating enough for my plane r ...more
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Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett
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The Magic of Memoir by Linda Joy Meyers
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The New Comedy Writing Step by Step by Gene Perret
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Do Less, Get More by Shaa Wasmund
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Creative Change by Jennifer  Mueller
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The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx
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Creating Your Best Life by Caroline Adams Miller
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
"For the longest time I didn't understand how and why the genre urban fantasy arose. And to be honest I did read another book of this type in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. This story certainly reminds me of Neverwhere, but it's more rooted whereas Gaim..." Read more of this review »
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Sylvia Boorstein
“Sadness isn't a kilesha, a habit pattern evoked by challenge. Sadness sis what the mind feels when it is bereaved or bereft. All the wisdom in the world about the inevitability of change or the lawfulness of does not ease the heaviness in the mind that we feel when we lose someone, or something, we hold dear [p. 148].
Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

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May I feel contented and safe.
May I feel protected and pleased.
May my physical body support me with strength.
May my life unfold smoothly with ease.
[p. 71]”
Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

Sylvia Boorstein
“The end of health or of vigor is sad. [p. 149]”
Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

Sylvia Boorstein
“Speech that compliments is, by definition, free from derision, which clouds the mind with enemies and makes it tense. Kind speech makes the mind feel safe and also glad. [p.74]”
Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

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“Here's a practice idea for right now. Choose one of those sets of phrases. ... Plan on taking some time to say those words over and over, as you would an ardent prayer. Set some time aside for this. (Fifteen minutes would be a good start.) Then sit comfortably. Later on, you can say these phrases walking about or doing chores or even riding your bike--but for now, just sit. That way you can look at the words.
"Say each phrase as if you expect it will feel different in your mind--they are slightly different wishes--and feel how each of them echoes in your mind and body. [pp. 72-73]”
Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

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