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The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
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Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton
“It is harder for women, perhaps to be 'one-pointed,' much harder for them to clear space around whatever it is they want to do beyond household chores and family life. Their lives are fragmented... the cry not so much for a 'a room of one's own' as time of one's own. Conflict become acute, whatever it may be about, when there is no margin left on any day in which to try at least to resolve it.”
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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
"This is the Best. Kids book. EVER.

So, maybe I'm biased, but I love love love this book.

Maybe a bit more now that I'm full grown and can appreciate what it gave me, but it was a clear favourite when I was a kid too.

I credit this book with being par..." Read more of this review »
Ellen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
by Harriet Lerner
recommended to Ellen by: My Mum! :)
recommended for: Everyone!
read in January, 2013
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Worth reading. I'm on my third re-read over 10 years. It really gives me insight into how close relationships work, and family dynamics. And it gives me practical ideas about how to break negative circular patterns that happen with the people I love. ...more
Ellen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Freedom from the Known
by Jiddu Krishnamurti
read in November, 2013
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Hard going. But kind of brilliant too.
Ellen is on page 90 of 128 of Freedom from the Known: Hard to read but so rewarding.
Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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Gentle read but felt a little forced. Still nice twist at the end for Santiago to find his treasure.
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Tuesday by David Wiesner
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The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware
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Thought provoking
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May Sarton
“It is harder for women, perhaps to be 'one-pointed,' much harder for them to clear space around whatever it is they want to do beyond household chores and family life. Their lives are fragmented... the cry not so much for a 'a room of one's own' as time of one's own. Conflict become acute, whatever it may be about, when there is no margin left on any day in which to try at least to resolve it.”
May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude

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