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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Interesting Book Meme

Book meme - about me, naturally, because I was "tagged."
This is thanks to Fayrouz, one of my longtime favorite bloggers.

  1. One book that changed your life: I'm OK - You're OK, by Thomas A. Harris, M.D. This book began my pursuit of Transactional Analysis, the therapeutic modality I most favored during my counseling career.
  2. One book that you've read more than once: The Soul's Code - In Search of Character and Calling, by James Hillman. This wonderful book is about finding one's destiny and then living it out authentically.
  3. One book that you'd want on a desert island: The Top 500 Poems - a Columbia Anthology, edited by Wm. Harmon. Many of my favorites are all in one place
  4. One book that made you laugh: The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank, by Erma Bombeck. We raised our kids in the 50's and 60's and couldn't have survived without Erma.
  5. One book that made you cry: The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough. A favorite heart-tugging love story. I also loved From Here to Eternity
  6. One book you wish had been written: The Eleven Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey's (7) didn't quite do the trick for me.
  7. One book you wish had never been written: Culture Warrior, by Bill O'Reilly. I wish they had not gone to war with us.
  8. One book you're currently reading: A Woman's Book of Life - The Biology, Psychology and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle, by Joan Borysenko. Ph.D. I am at the state in life where I need additional perspective on the aging process.
  9. One book you've been meaning to read: Hubris, by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. I just know it will make my head spin again.
  10. Now tag five people: Here are some bloggers whose responses would be interesting: Sallie Bailey Child of the Depression Mrs Mogul Twentieth Century Woman lapopessa

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.