Few books have impacted my life to the same degree as A Guide to the Good Life. It takes Stoic philosophy and translates it into practical tips for how to improve your overall psychological well-being. The right book at the right time. I discovered this book early in my reading career and it introduced me to […]
Quick Review: KING WARRIOR MAGICIAN LOVER
In King Warrior Magician Lover we learn more about the current masculinity crisis and how to better align with and integrate the masculine energies.
Quick Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
The stories about online shaming in this book shock me to the core. Don’t Joke! Before entering an flight to Africa a woman makes a (very distasteful) joke about AIDS to her 170 followers. On arrival in Africa she was the most hated person alive; she had journalist waiting for her in the airport to […]
Quick Review: Attached By Amir Levine And Rachel Heller
Struggle to find and sustain love? Then learning more about your attachment style might hold the key to understanding why that is. According to Attachment Theory there are 3 distinct styles of attachment: anxious, secure and avoidant. 🔹Anxiously attachment Anxiously attached people are preoccupied with thoughts about their relationship and the ability of their partner […]
On the Varieties of Religious Experience – Quick Review!
William James classic book studies the value of religious experience on an individual level. If we disregard the objective truth of a belief—does it still hold subjective value?
Quick Review: Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
Some books are more disturbing than others, and Among the Thugs is definitely one of them. In this book we get an intimate insider perspective from the worst hooligan firms in the world. About the book Bill Buford, an American journalist living in England, witnessed an incident where a bunch of soccer fans wreaked havoc […]
Thoughts on: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Social media companies needs us to keep returning to their platforms, and to make this happen they collect data about us. That data is used to give us more of what engages us the most and in that way creating wealth for the companies. The problem is that what engages us most is content that […]
Book Review: Trust Me I’m Lying – How to manipulate the news
TRUST ME I’M LYING left me humbled. I thought I was on top of my media game and was able to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. I was wrong. I knew the situation was bad, I even quit following “the news” 3 years ago because I thought it misrepresented reality to […]
The Righteous Mind is great. Here is why! Book Review
The Righteous Mind brings some challenging ideas to the table about morality, religion and politics. It shines a light on the miracle that humans actually can cooperate with each other—-and why we so often fail to do so. Why we are divided and why conflicts are inevitable in the moral landscape. In The Righteous Mind […]
Quick Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
He laid down on the floor of the hospital corridor as security guard approached.-“Sir, you can’t lie down here.”-“I’m sorry”, I said, gasping out the words. “Bad…back…spasms…”-“You still can’t lie down here, sir.”-“I’m sorry but—IM DYING FROM CANCER!””.Paul was just arriving at his destination. Years of study followed by excruciatingly long hours of residency was […]