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I want to adopt more self help genre this year and found this book under iBooks free collection. And here I am trying to bring into right words that are easy to understand. This book is about the definition of peace which as per the author is found internally by every person contradictory to the belief of tracing it outside. Also, it is a clever trap to get drawn within the pool of suppressed emotion and thoughts, when letting go is where the true peace is hidden. Here is the excerpt from this book that I truly adore “Peace is not something that you achieve but rather that you become as a result of letting go of all that is not real you. You don’t need to force your mind into quietude. All you really need to do is stop giving so much attention to your thoughts and start giving more attention to what is directly in front of you at each given moment. Choose reality over the illusions in your mind”. What bowled me was to discover huge resemblance to Indian philosophy especially Advaita Vedanta. Loved it to the core for imparting the necessary life skills and the concepts were to the point. It is a tiny book full of wisdom so do not miss it.

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This will be the first Russian literature book I’ve read and find it lucky to have fallen in love with the narration by the author. The subject of death is a taboo and abhor for many people who rubs off its occurrence as a negative effect. And to have someone talk about it gives a sense of bravery that is appreciable. If combined with a sickness alarms the faint heart thus pushing away from a happenstance that is bleak to even consider. But with Tolstoy character Ivan, the actual moments of suffering, sadness and rejection are conveyed with at most precision. It screams of agony, oppression and despair that anybody could relate to however, I find that Ivan’s acceptance of death to be less potent and feel sorry for the wife character. Never is it easy to be with a sick person when the demands are persistently and emotionally drained. While it is hard to witness such things, remaining characters play their part as promised. Hence, a tale that will make you think, feel and act vividly.

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I have read a few of graphical books in the past but this is the first time to explore on science fiction end. The Utopian world of ozone effects are illustrated with hilarious names, the background nuances are projected with firm acuity. A story of a newly arrived couple in the Utopian world and its harsh climate is captured to deliver the intended message of global warming. Writings such as “Ain’t no city like generosity” and “Shit house” ad board on the camper muses the story development. Thought seeding and recommended read. Let me know what do you think.

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How would you define the life altering experience with the consumption of drugs and its repercussions gawking with loathe and misery? I never imagined of someone from ancient time to discuss this historical record of substance abuse, addictions in such a fashion. Since this book is neither a thesis for psychological analysis nor medical study, however, it resembles and has proximity towards it. Beginning with an introduction of the author background and his reasons to adopt such habit will question the behavior behind his actions. But his experiences chronicle in volumes on sufferings, self scrutiny, loneliness and dissatisfaction with life. Not because he chooses this to self destruct but to quieten the pain signals he suffers from unknown disease. A complete emotional, physical and psychological retreat is what I describe about this book.

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Am I deserved to share the inputs of this book considering the author is in fact, famed and credited for delivering the data on food adversaries. It is not new to pin point the politics of food industries, but bringing the necessary changes and privileges requires execution of affirmation which is what is discussed in here along with the places for improvement. Well, I can understand views on carbs-phobia which everyone can easily relate to. But tying the taste buds and replacing meats with plant based alternatives where the ingredients loaded with unknown preservatives raises the true intentions of the food authorities. We the consumers at large are neglecting our social responsibilities to express the motto of such actions and time to get back to our traditional practices. Hope that Marion ideas will be heard and get recognized as she frequently suggests “Vote for the forks” must be the true slogan for the better sustainable ill free living.

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I learned how the mental illness is berated and still find its issues are deafened. It saddens me to resemble the fate of many silent sufferers and baffles that only when something pertinent is surfaced the focus fades away in the burning problems on hand. Modern psychology gains awareness from the predecessor’s psychological issues of that era and shows the importance of analyzing, then traumas, agony, solitary confinement faced by the world war survivors. This tells us that mental diseases do not cause by chemical imbalances alone since there is no legitimacy claims to prove it. I love this thought seeding point “”Wellness” is too often a thin sugarcoating applied to the bitter pill that late capitalism has prescribed us”. I had a memorable read of this book and request all to check the nuggets of wisdom in here.

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It was long ago that I had done bicycling and that too was during my teenage years. But now it’s a different ball game with the medical complexity, yet wanted to give a try on biking so here I am reading this amazing book about it which led me to explore first cycling event where one can test their true ability, strength and thrive. Finally have achieved something to give me a hope that age is just a number as many say. Inspiring take on 45 different places, routes, maps with ample of tips about cycling basics, safety and trip planning, also hints about connectivity between public transit services. What else needed, felt like travelling along with the cycling explanations. Highly recommended read.

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I came across this book after watching TED talk by the author about the link to menopause and the brain. It was an eye opener for many burning questions that I had and happy to have found a book that explains the interesting details. The starting talks about the importance of hormones followed by the repercussions of taking the antidepressants, cough medications and hormonal supplements which alters the brain chemistry in the long run thus paving for welcoming Alzheimer’s disease. Whenever menopausal women discuss their hot flashes as main issues never imagined to be a problem originating from the brain since the phenomenon is termed as vasomotor for a reason. In all this, points towards the tasks and activities one may need to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s is worth the read and the recipes at the end of the book gives us the completeness one wish for. Try it to see it for yourselves and do not forget to share your views.

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I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself & asked…

”Dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking?”

”Why would I do that?” He asked…

”Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.

You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!”

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.

He asked ”If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

”Yes, yes”! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ”Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.

You know I am alone…this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.

Two years back I got sick, The store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.

When your Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk. Our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that ‘human’ touch if everything became online?

Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer?

I like to know the person that I’m dealing with and not just the ‘seller’. It creates bonds of Relationships.

Does Amazon deliver all this as well?”’

Technology isn’t life..

Spend time with people .. Not with devices

Source – https://www.facebook.com/InspirationalQuotesHub

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The life of geriatrics is expressed with witty humor and inspires many down the road through the story of Hendrik who happens to be 83 1/4 years old. He resides in a retirement home and his affinity with the small group of mates is worth the read. Although he was a loner at start slowly transforms into soulful and his helping hands is filled with touche moments. Especially the name of their club ‘old but not dead’ evokes a necessary change of mood at the emotionally drained places. I find Evert character extremely jovial to be with including the Hendrick’s lively traits. While aging, knowing the limitations yet living the moment shows, how to perceive life with just a leap of faith in the existence and sustenance. This club has stolen my heart and took me to nostalgic moments with my grandparents. I will deeply miss the adventure trips of Hendrick on the mobility scooter.

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