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Monthly Archives: January 2017

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How to Cultivate Gratitude

I’m trying to cultivate gratitude. And I’ve discovered it’s a bigger task than I’d initially thought, especially with so many complications all around. What’s so difficult about it? Being grateful sounds so easy, but the more I think about all the minutes in each day that I’m not mindfully feeling that way, the more difficult… Continue Reading

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Judith Works: 8 Great Reads Set in Italy

Judith Works knows Italy, so as part of my new guest blog series about best books, I asked her to send me her recommendations for books set there. Whether you’re planning a trip to this land of wine, food, and romance or just want to travel there from your comfy armchair, you should check these… Continue Reading

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Gratitude Challenge: 100 Things To Be Grateful For

I challenged myself to come up with 100 random things and experiences I’m grateful for. It was a fun exercise to realize how much I take for granted. (I didn’t time myself, but it took less than an hour to realize how many things I’m grateful for–a worthwhile investment IMHO. Of course I could go on, and on…)… Continue Reading

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

It’s that time of year when many of us are making resolutions and wondering if we’re going to be able to keep them—and calculating what the consequences will be if we don’t. Back in ancient Babylonian times, if a person didn’t keep his promise to repay his debts, he would fall out of favor with… Continue Reading

2 Responses to Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

  1. Happy to read your review … have come so close to reading this book, but actually a bit scared to. It’s on Powell’s Presidential Reading List for the outgoing president! = Katy in Seattle was the blurb writer: “I think President Obama would enjoy this beautifully written memoir. Deep and expansive, it leaves the reader contemplating legacy, fairness, and what we can’t control.” I may again get brave enough to read it, but still glad for this review!!

    • What’s cool about this book is that everyone seems to get something different out of it. Don’t be frightened by it!

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