written by Lynn Murphy I’m curious about habits, about what I do and why I do what I do even when I don’t want to! And why the habits that I don’t want seem to be ‘stickier’ than the supportive habits I’d prefer to be running my unconscious life. This interest has been tickled recently […]
The middle part of this book is a brilliant, practical, inspiring primer on how to pilot and scale up transformative social change initiatives, from a man who has done this with several impressive pioneering projects. Like many American books, it’s twice as long as it needs to be, so I suggest you skip Parts 1 […]
Quick Book Notes – Charles Eisenstein: The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible This book is a sort of guide to the New Story: not what it is but, a clear, compassionate process of how to move into it. He illuminates the personal and societal habits and mindsets holding us back, and their […]
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.
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…