Book Reviews – February 2017

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Finding the Blue Sky: A Mindful Approach to Choosing Happiness Here and Now

Author: Joseph Emet
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Book Publication: 2016


In this book, Joseph Emet explores the intersection between Positive Psychology – the study of what makes people happy – and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. Positive Psychology – with its focus not on mental “disease” but rather on what actually makes people happy – has revolutionized the way that we look at mental health….Read more »

A Plant-Based Life

Author: Micaela Cook Karlsen
Publisher: Amacom, New York
Book Publication: 2016

For those wanting to lose weight while enjoying healthy and delicious meals, this book is for you. It shows readers how to go about making dietary changes without provoking self denials or cravings, and gives a framework which combines plenty of motivation for adopting plant-based eating with a practical plan. What attracted me to Karlsen’s book was the foreword by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, co-author of The China Study, a book which I had read twice because I couldn’t believe what I was reading the first time around. That book describes how Dr. Campbell’s team studied the nutritional needs of humans over a 50 year….Read more »

Starbursts of Consciousness, Starbursts of Life

Author: Anica Miter
Publisher: Self-published
Book Publication: 2017


According to the author of Starbursts of Consciousness, “This book is dedicated to the sincere, passionate and desperate seekers of truth about existence. It is a little book about big things, leading us to a point of recognizing our true identity and our ever-changing place in the ever-expanding universe. It looks at the diversity of life, its interconnectedness and its oneness.

“One can be free only when one knows the truth….Read more »

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