birthday books


My family gifted me with some money for my birthday, to buy some new books. (Actually, the money was to buy whatever I wanted, but I knew ahead of time that I wanted to spend it on books. I keep a wish list on, and I try to use restraint in my regular book buying. Try.) Here’s what I got, in order of purchase:

Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness by B. Wallace. Haven’t started this one yet, but when I downloaded it to my iPhone, I discovered that it’s the longest ebook I now own. By far. I’m finding this somewhat daunting.

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Mind in an Overstimulating World by Ted Zeff. This one (and the other two HSP books, below) has a long story attached, which will probably be the subject of some other blog posts. Suffice to say, I’m seriously feeling the need for these books right now. And they’re filling that need nicely.

EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament by Rue Hass.

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook by Elaine Aron.

Spiritual Hunger: Integrating Myth and Ritual Into Daily Life by Allan G. Hunter. I first heard of this book in a monthly newsletter that I get, and it seemed intriguing. I love thinking about the rituals – meaningful and meaningless – that fill our daily lives. I’m sure I’m going to be talking a lot more about this book, probably on my Kitchen Sink Wisdom blog.

Transformational Speaking by Gail Larsen. Can’t remember where I heard about this book… but again, it seemed really intriguing. I’m always interested in finding better ways to communicate well – and by that I mean, reaching out and really connecting with others.

The Power of Energy Mandalas: Balance, Harmony and Awareness in Daily Life by Olivier Manitara. Another random book that seemed interesting. Don’t actually have it (or the Transformational Speaking one) yet – they had to be ordered.

Lots of awesome reading coming up!

Plus, as a total aside: A dear friend gifted me with this novel last weekend. It was could-not-put-down-hilarious. And I never read novels. Highly recommended.