Book Review: This Changes Everything

MindFUL Imagine a ringing telephone is a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to “mindfulness”— that’s what Thich Nhat Hanh teaches the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality.The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

MindFUL Imagine a ringing telephone is a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to “mindfulness”— that’s what Thich Nhat Hanh teaches the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality.The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

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Book Review: I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education and she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley […]

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How to be an antiracist

Book Review: How To Be An Antiracist

Dr. Ibram Kendi takes a bold step and talks about racism as a cancer in a metastatic state. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system […]

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Book Review: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come […]

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Book Review: Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers […]

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Book Review: The Noonday Demon

An interview with Dr. Andrew Solomon at Gracie Mansion Andrew Solomon walked out from a side entrance at Gracie Mansion and hugged the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, who was standing at a podium introducing him. It was a frigid December evening, dangerously close to Christmas, and the room was filled to […]

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Sing, Unburied Sing

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]

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Suggested Book List – April

This month WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues related to mental illness, growing up in poverty, feeling alienated because one is “different” and how to understand genocide. American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System By: Dr. Torrey Oxford University Press/2014 A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy By: […]

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