Book Review: Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz The flaky mortgage lending was aimed at exploiting the lower classes – he would say, deliberately. This is a clear and level-headed book on the causes of the American financial crash and the botched solutions to it.
Resilience by Liggy Webb – a sound basic guide to personal resilience If you do a web search for books on personal resilience, this one comes up as well rated. It is a clear, common-sense self-help guide to the basics of the topic.
How to enjoy a wet May: Finding your inner fire when the sun won’t shine I am writing this at Hazel Hill Wood, sitting at the foot of my favourite beech tree, with a struggling campfire. It has been raining heavily for days, now it’s merely a light drizzle pushed along by a strong South-Westerly […]
Spiritual Roots for Personal Resilience – a valuable deeper dimension… at least for some My own resilience benefits from spiritual roots, but it’s a topic I rarely speak about. It seems that many people are averse to the idea of a spiritual dimension in life, so this blog feels like a risky experiment in describing […]
Book Brief: Thomas Berry: ‘The Dream of the Earth’ – is myth both the problem and the solution? Berry has an unusual, eloquent, and valuable view of how we humans got into the current crisis, and how to move out of it. This view is powerfully presented in the ‘Dream of the Earth’, one of […]
Book Brief: Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone – an excellent guide to personal resilience I have taken part in workshops led by both Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, and regard them as two of the best teachers on personal resilience in a full sense of the phrase. This book is a clear, concise guide […]
Living our future out: brilliant insights This is a situation where I’m delighted to admit to bias: I have loved The Who and their music since they exploded into my life in the Sixties. I have regarded Pete Townshend as a genius since Tommy, and his book, Who I am provides ample support for my […]
The New Road: Charting Scotland’s Inspirational Communities: a truly encouraging book, delightfully written, in the form of a one-week rail and road trip around Scotland, seeing what’s new and working well in raising community resilience. It has just the right amount of practical detail and atmospheric colour.
Cancel The Apocalypse: book by Andrew Simms Useful, informative and sometimes annoying…
The times in which we live are truly challenging, and they invite a response of courage and resilience from us all if we are to take positive steps into our own future. The spiritual wisdom of the desert, its prophets, and the Bedouin nomads who still live there, can teach us a lot about wellbeing […]