LOVE this book. The fact that it's written by a neuroscientist makes it even better. This book explores some incredibly imaginative ideas of what happLOVE this book. The fact that it's written by a neuroscientist makes it even better. This book explores some incredibly imaginative ideas of what happens after you die. I promise you there will be something new for you to ponder.
These are not your typical afterlives. Some peaceful, some terrifying, some bitter-sweet, but all will make you think.
My favorite thought about the afterlife stems from one of the stories. It includes the idea that we all experience a final death when your name is spoken aloud for the final time. I do a lot of ancestry research, and I like to think that in some way, I'm keeping them alive and honoring them. I am the keeper of their stories and life experiences.
Interesting way of thinking that takes some practice for most people. For some reason, I tend to think this way most of the time. I do need to consideInteresting way of thinking that takes some practice for most people. For some reason, I tend to think this way most of the time. I do need to consider this whenever I start to feel my frustration levels rise with someone....more
Maybe I'm late in life to the truly appreciate the satisfaction that a well-placed expEveryone needs this book.
Typical meditation isn't for everyone.
Maybe I'm late in life to the truly appreciate the satisfaction that a well-placed expletive can have on your life, but I've arrived. And is it ever liberating.
There are serene images of nature along with your typical guided meditation....along with some choice obscenities.
"If you find your mind wandering to other thoughts, don't let it concern you. Just acknowledge that all that shit is fucking bullshit."
When the kids go to bed, hubby and I have a good time kicking back and venting about our day. And do we ever let the sentence enhancers fly! It cracks us up, helps us bond, and we can let go of our shitty day and focus on each other.
This book is great for those that internalize and hold on to anger. They fucking need to let it out or they are going to kill themselves. Literally. As a nurse, I know how many awful health effects that stress and anger can have on you. It ain't pretty. They also might snap and take it out on others.
Studies about swearing are showing some amazing things: It helps you feel less pain,
helps you feel more empowered, helps you cope, prevents violence, and as we all know, it's fucking hilarious.
If you can let it out and let it go, go for it. Be fucking creative. Spin those expletives into images you won't soon forget!
He also created a well-worth-the-money app that has four curse-laden meditations in his soothing dulcet tones.
Pull aside your co-worker/friend/family member when they are the fucking pissed off. Tell them you have an amazing mediation to help them calm down. Share the book, Youtube video, or app. They each start off so innocently. Hubby and I have done this and it's hilarious watching others experience Jason Headly leading them to fucking zen.
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I have to say, as a vegetarian, this title cracked me up. It's not often one associates butchery with vegetables. And yet, vegetable butchery can be jI have to say, as a vegetarian, this title cracked me up. It's not often one associates butchery with vegetables. And yet, vegetable butchery can be just as complicated as typical butchery.
Sure you can wing it.
Or buy the latest overrated infomercial chopper.
However, chances are that this book will save you the headache of trying to figure out how the hell to prepare vegetables like artichokes, leeks, brussels sprouts, etc.
There's a little something here for everyone: ✔ Up to several ways to prepare each vegetable ✔ 53 featured vegetables from the common to the more obscure ✔ A few recipes for each vegetable (all are vegetarian - not vegan) ✔ How to choose the best vegetable, what it best pairs with, how to store them, and varieties ✔ Types of knives and knife care
✔ Why you might want a variety of cutting boards for different applications ✔ Explanations of different cuts ✔ Vibrant and eye-catching photographs
The book may not appeal to everyone since some vegetables and ingredients may be obscure or difficult to find in some areas of the country. When I read some of the recipe titles, they seem more difficult to prepare than they actually are. This might keep some from attempting the recipes.
This book will be a hit for vegetarian foodies that are trying to branch out and find new things to experiment with.
Thank you Netgalley and Workman Publishing Company for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. ...more