Book Reviews – September 2010

Eating Animals

Eating Animals

Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Publication: 2009

Having children, especially your first, impacts tremendously on one’s thinking, doing, and being. For author Jonathan Safran Foer, the birth of his first child led him to investigate (over a three-year period) the ethical, philosophical, environmental, and health issues related to eating meat, because, as he says, “I simply wanted to know –… Read more »


8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

Author: Esther Gokhale, L.Ac.
Publisher: Pendo Press
Book Publication: 2008

Back pain is an extremely prevalent condition among North Americans, and as a frequent sufferer of lower back, shoulder, and neck pain, I’m not happy to report that I’m included in that statistic. Always looking for treatment suggestions, I jumped at the chance to determine Esther Gokhale’s solution, outlined in 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back…. Read more »


The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Author: Christopher K. Germer
Publisher: The Guildford Press
Book Publication: 2009

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.  A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”  – from the Introduction

As a counselor and teacher I am always looking for really good books that can offer additional support to the people I work with.  Every so often I come across one that is just in a class by itself. … Read more »

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