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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

Love is a very good thing to cultivate

— feeling love
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection - Kristine Carlson, Richard Carlson

Every February, I practice cultivating more love, for myself (this year I'm growing my Ahmisa limb, which is where compassion is seated, and means non-violence, not to injure, and includes one's deeds, words, thoughts,) as well as, cultivating stronger relationships with others.

 

So, this was my book pick for this year (2016) and I have to admit, it's a good guide. If you take your time with it, and journal your thoughts and responses to each essay; more understanding emerges on how to be more heart centered for yourself and others. I also really enjoyed the conversational writing style, and the gentleness in the words. 

 

It's one I could see myself revisiting from time to time when I need just a little extra guidance, or a boost of love for myself and/or others, or an insight into a behavior in myself that seems troubling. I can now confront and modify, so that it doesn't become a crisis.