"Dodging Satan" or How Not To Raise a Catholic (Book Review)

Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian, Sometimes Awesome, But Mostly Creepy, Childhood by Kathleen Zamboni McCormickMy rating: 5 of 5 starsIf we could open up a contest about the world’s most Catholic family, Bridget’s Italian-Irish concoction would definitely top up the rating. The clever girl is raised by the tight glove of religion from both sides of... Continue Reading →

Why Every Writer Should Read “The Artist’s Way” By Julia Cameron (Book Review)

Rather than following the usual format of book reviews (if there is such a thing) I like sharing the personal journey of how reading a book affected my life. I read “The Artist’s Way” a long time ago - I believe it was over a decade ago when I had to face some deep personal... Continue Reading →

“The Inconceivable Truth: A Gutsy Memoir about Defining and Surviving Childless Womanhood in the 21st Century” by Nicki Fenthum (Book Review)

There was a moment in time when I didn’t quite understand why people decide to share their stories in so many personal details. I thought - why would someone want to expose to the bare bones to random strangers? Then it dawned on me - they are not doing it for themselves or, rather, they are not doing it only for themselves.

They are doing it for the benefit of others.

9 Lessons About Love I Picked Up from “Mating in Captivity” by Esther Perel (Book Review)

Lust and love. Safety and risk. Trust and curiosity. Boredom and novelty. Monogamy and polyamory. Familiarity and excitement. Picking up dirty laundry and sex binge weekends. 24 hours in pajamas and wild nights out for months. Three children and rock climbing. Unpaid bills and erotic lingerie. If you associate the first words in the above sentences with marriage and the second with dating or hookups, welcome aboard. You are one of the billions of humans who struggle with the mess of modern-day relationships. 

I Dare You to “Make Your Own Neural Network in Python” (Book Review)

If you're a developer and expect deep expert insights about machine learning and neural networks, this “Make Your Own Neural Network in Python” review is not for you. But if you are a tech addict and like reading and learning about new software applications, then this will most likely hit a spot. If you like to improve general knowledge on the matter, then you may find this reading experience useful as well. 

“Women Who Run with the Wolves” by C.P. Estés: Reclaiming Our Instinctual Nature

Clarissa Pinkola Estés brings us back to the story of the wild woman, a story about songs, bones, and wolves. A remarkable storyteller, Jungian analyst, and healer who integrated the wisdom roots of her Mexican and Hungarian ancestry and heritage into her healing work, the author clears ages of cobwebs and removes the debris of semi-truths and incomplete narratives about the wild woman archetype, connecting the reader with the feminine intuitive aspect. 

The Red Book by C.G. Jung: A Personal Journey into the Collective Unconscious

The first time I saw a copy of the Red Book by Carl Gustav Jung, it was in a Zurich bookstore six years ago. I remembered I was mesmerized by this edition, which was a hardcover version of the original, with incredible images and some unusual format. But it was around $400 at the time,... Continue Reading →

Can Your Heart Predict the Future?

There are many secrets to the human heart. As we advance in sophisticated technological research methods and innovative software we can start unveiling at least some of them. Heart - the vital organ of emotions has been a research topic in prominent studies but we are just in the last decade or so using new... Continue Reading →

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