Loving the lovable parts of your partner is easy. He's funny, charming, smart, successful, and kind. He's perfect. Except for when he is not. Like when he is late. Or short-tempered. Or impatient. Or lazy. Or he has just loaded the dishwasher incorrectly (again). Maybe he suddenly feels like the most frustrating person on the planet. Or maybe you're simply not feeling heard or seen. Or loved enough. Tremendous empowerment and liberation come from loving someone - and being loved - for who we really are.
A book encouraging more love and acceptance is always a good thing, but the tedious, slow, mechanical delivery of the author was more than this listener could handle. I know professional narrator fees are $150 per hour or more, but that is money well spent. If you’re going to charge $20 for a book, the listener expects a great narration
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Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.
Miss Brown's writing seems to lend itself better to a male reader. The reader was adequate; however, her male voices took on a nasal tone, which I found to be distracting.
It's a radical, provocative idea: We're not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own "righteous anger" is a myth. It is the number-one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it.
This book was an encouragement on so many different levels… First the honesty – Hansen has Aspergers so he cant lie. Is it blunt? Thank God, YES!! I love ministers who can turn a phrase in 15 different ways, but I don't have time for that… So those books go half-read. I must be busy going about my Father's business, which at this time appears to be (partly) encouraging our Aspergers grandson...one reason why no one has time for books heavy-laden with verbiage. Hansen, if you are reading this review, thank you for your honesty ...it made all the difference in the way I will be interacting with others....hope to read it with a group this Fall
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?
Delightful little book.... I'd write a longer review, but I'n busy lighting candles and enjoying hygge...read the book and you'll understand.
This is the story of two girls, one is a princess and the other is a daughter of a shepherd; both are spoiled and self-serving. Their lives are changed forever when they encounter the Wise Woman, who undertakes to teach them virtue with an astounding balance of grace and truth. Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the Heavenly Parent in us all.
George McDonald is magical… As CS Lewis said, he was the master of the fairytale. There's something miraculous about his writing that calms and makes human thoughts move toward creative, delightful, heavenly mysteries in a way other storytellers cannot. Not your average fairytale.... medicine for the soul.
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Booker T. Washington fought his way out of slavery to become an educator, statesman, political shaper, and proponent of the "do-it-yourself" idea. In his autobiography, he describes his early life as a slave on a Virginia plantation, his steady rise during the Civil War, his struggle for education, his schooling at the Hampton Institute, and his years as founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, which was devoted to helping minorities learn useful, marketable skills.
Yes, back in the 60's, we were required to read this in Middle School...I can't imagine the average 6th grader reading this today. Much better reading as an adult. The narrator was excellent and kept his tone constant, eliminating the need constant volume adjustments while driving.
In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by 10 local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father's name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob 45 years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo's father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.
Yes, a bit like Grisham....I am pretty sure Bailey must be a University of Alabama lawyer... you know these Crimson Tide loyalists are as bad or worse than Vols... so this would be a great gift for your U of A alumni friends. Doesn't hurt that it's good writing too!
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
But I did! Really, the F word is so overused, that I just walk away when people choose to use it....but...I watched the book climb and climb as a bestseller, and finally decided to give in and buy it....it is great. He readily admits his character flaws, so there's no need in pointing them out, unless, of course, I want to prove how superior and arrogant I am. Great book!
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Growing up in Denmark I never knew us Danes were different. Of course being different is not always a bad thing! In my early 20s I moved to New York to study interior design. It was during my time in New York that I realized the importance of hygge. Everyone seemed so busy, so stern looking, and so stressed! After spending two long years in New York I decided I had to spread the word about hygge and so I wrote my book Hygge: A Danish Concept of Simple & Cosy Living.
If you're looking for a good introductory book on hygge, this is not it. I'll try another hygge book and leave a review....I cannot believe this is a human voice, it is so flat.
In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.
I started this book after cleaning out my mother's house and coming across intense memories. The book was both validation and wound opening. This is a classic, seminal work and should be required reading for any professional; however, be prepared: it is very long.... information overload for me (non-professional). I had a lot of ah-ha moments in the beginning, and should have taken a break and come back. The reader is excellent, the work is excellent...it " reads" like 3 or 4 books. You get your money's worth! I appreciated the author's honesty and willingness to share his mistakes/course corrections. It took a lot of courage for him to publish this book, knowing there would be plenty of critics and skeptics. I did not " enjoy" the book...but it was necessary reading.... a serious work worthy of 5 stars, enjoyable or not.