Sunday , June 13 2021

In Print – March 2021

By Kayla Hancock

Laziness Does Not Exist, by Devon Price, Ph.D. (Atria Books, $27, Hardcover)

The “Laziness Lie” has been around ever since the Puritans insisted that hard work was the way to achieve success and please God. Since then, this idea has only become more commonplace. Devon Price shares research that shows that people today are doing more work than ever before yet still feel like they are not doing enough. Price encourages readers to let go of the guilt we have been taught to feel if we fail to meet the impossible work expectations that perpetuate in our society. Instead, he inspires readers to become more connected and respectful of their limitations and embrace doing enough instead of always needing to do more.

 

The Language of Loss: Poetry and Prose for Grieving and Celebrating the Love of Your Life, by Barbara Abercrombie, ed. (New World Library, $16.95, Paperback)

Have you ever lost someone close to you and felt that you did not want to deal with the sympathy of others? When Barbara Abercrombie’s husband died, she couldn’t bear the words of comfort that those around her were offering. Even if the intention was good, she felt that these condolences did not capture the reality of her bereavement. This collection of poetry and prose helped her deal with
her grief and offers solace and a deep understanding for others who are also in mourning.

 

Chakra Healing Therapy: Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds, by Glen Park (Destiny Books, $24.99, Paperback)

Glen Park has done readers an extraordinary service by creating this extensive chakra healing guidebook. Park delves into the various chakra associations on multiple levels from both a masculine and feminine perspective. She also explains how each chakra can represent a stage of development within our psyche and how our collective expressions of chakras can create cultural trends. Park offers practical exercises to nourish the chakras, initiate deep transformation and help readers gain a clearer understanding of themselves. Case studies and effective illustrations are also included.

 

The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals, by Eric Maisel, Ph.D. (New World Library, $17.95, Paperback)

A little each day goes a long way. Eric Maisel has years of experience as a therapist and creativity coach for recovering addicts, successful musicians, actors, rehab patients, and others. He shares with readers how to use daily habits to find discipline and ultimately accomplish their goals. Additionally, he outlines multiple ways to approach creating daily practices so that each reader can find what methods best suit their needs.

 

When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is: A Conversation About Life Between Grandfather and Grandson, by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D. and Charlie Siegel (Sacred Stories Publishing, $12.99, Paperback)

This poetic masterpiece is as touching as it is insightful. New York Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel and his grandson Charlie Siegel share intimate moments with readers that remind us of how delicate and beautiful life is. The two insist that even though life can be extremely difficult and challenging, the strength we find to get back up makes it all worth the while.

 

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity, by Alan Watts (New World Library, $17.95, Paperback)

We first learn about opposites in early childhood; however, polarity is a very complex concept that is a fundamental core of life itself. Alan Watts takes readers on a journey through time with a compilation of myths and mythical images scarcely studied by modern mystics and scholars that accurately portray the concept of polarity. While the nature of polarity can be difficult to explain with words, this anthology provided by Watts helps readers to understand the concept itself and find the deeper meaning underneath it all that transcends duality.

Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.

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