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Compassion and Self Hate by Theodore Isaac Rubin
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This book changed my thinking and it changed my life. Truly.

I always aspired to being a "good" girl. Behaviours judged as not good by others caused ridiculous amounts of anxiety. Rubin resolves all of that by exposing that, like it or not, we are al...more
Compassion and Self Hate by Theodore Isaac Rubin
" This book literally changed my life. Its argument is that early childhood experience can lead to a negative, self-hating mindset, essentially a mechanism, which can insidiously damage one's life, often without one's conscious awareness. It offers... " Read more of this review »
Compassion and Self Hate by Theodore Isaac Rubin
" I am so happy to have my own copy of this book because I have underlined, starred and circled page numbers in so many places.

To give you an idea of Dr. Rubin's philosophy, this is from page 203:

"I think the bravest ting most of us do is to get up... " Read more of this review »
Mara Shaw rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda
by Joseph Boyden
read in September, 2014
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Riveting. The brutality of the torture ("caressing") is horrific, but the humanity of the characters is captures the reader.

Having grown up on Tonto's "Me take horse. Go up hill." I was enamoured with the flip side -- the ability to understand the h...more
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"Inspiring and driven, Allen is making a difference in connecting urbanites and food through his farming and distribution programs. Easy reading with l...more "
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The Good Food Revolution by Will  Allen
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