A Letter to My Unborn Daughters, or: Why American Women Aren’t Leading Anymore

4,200 words Read time @ 250 words/minute: 17 minutes   Dearest young ladies, Throughout your lives, you may notice more principals, presidents, pastors, and other leaders from all walks of life as men, rather than women. Surely we will have a thousand conversations on this matter, and shall often remind ourselves that life is not […]

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle (2004)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle (2004) I read this at the end of December 2012, after being with an ex-girlfriend, and finished it in Hawaii. For the first time, after meditating consistently, I could look my parents in the eyes, and felt like more of a man. Let people […]

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)                 Another good book on mindfulness, and while I don’t think it expresses the idea as clearly or as thoroughly as Harris’ Waking Up, it does state it simply: washing the dishes is meditation. As such, so is life — while we are doing whatever we are […]

Happiness (2003) A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard

Happiness (2003) A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard “The inability to manage our thoughts proves to be the principal cause of suffering.” Happiness takes us through the basic philosophy of meditation and suffering in Buddhism, the reasons to cultivate this skill, its benefits being researched by western science, and how to […]

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