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    New Book Club Read: Play It As It Lays

    Apr 23, 2013

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    We have a new book club read this week! I’ve recently been reading great reviews about Joan Didion’s novel Play It As It Lays and bought it to start my series of summer reads. There has been much praise about the literary quality of this book. I love descriptive writing more than anything and a (…) Read more »

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    Book Club Meeting: The Power Of Now

    Feb 07, 2013

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    As I mentioned last week, I experienced my first breakthrough into the Now last week while reading chapter three of Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now.  But if you have yet to experience yours, don’t worry! Just knowing that there is a difference between being present and not being present is half the battle – (…) Read more »

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    Book Club Meeting: The Power Of Now

    Jan 31, 2013

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    Chapter 3 of The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle is titled “Moving deeply into the Now.” In it, Tolle goes into further detail about the importance of the Now and how to remain present.  As much as I’ve found the book incredibly enlightening so far, I’ll admit that I still didn’t feel that moment (…) Read more »

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    Book Club Meeting: The Power Of Now

    Jan 25, 2013

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    Chapter two of The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle discusses consciousness and how to use it to eliminate pain in the present.  He begins by explaining that the mind is threatened by the present.  This is because the mind needs the reference of time in order to function and be in control – it (…) Read more »

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    Book Club Meeting: The Power Of Now

    Jan 17, 2013

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    Who is reading Eckhard Tolle’s The Power Of Now along with us? This is one of those books that is so full of wisdom that you could underline almost every sentence and dog-ear every page. Just in the first chapter, I repeatedly found myself thinking “oh my gosh, that is exactly like me” or “wow, (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume, Part 4

    Sep 20, 2011

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    To wrap up our posts on Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, here are some quotes from the final part of the book that inspired me. I loved the ending of this book. After reading the final page, I put down the book and sat for a while in silence, drinking in the words and thinking (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume, Part 3

    Aug 23, 2011

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    There are so many amazing quotes and passages in this book, I find myself dog-earing almost every page.  Here are some that have stuck with me lately, along with some inspiring photos. “What difference does it make if you live a million more lifetimes? At least, you can enjoy this one.” “I have found peace (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume Part 2

    Aug 08, 2011

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    Jitterbug Perfume: the two key ingredients for making the most intoxicating and powerful perfume in the world are jasmine and beets.  I love the way that Tom Robbins describes these two plants in the book as if they have personalities… he has such a magical way with words. “A few other flowers may be as (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume, Part 1

    Jul 25, 2011

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    At the start of Jitterbug Perfume, on the page in between the dedication and the start of the saga, the author included four quotes. These quotes seem strange in proximity with each other, but they tell you a great deal about the journey you are about to embark on and I felt the need to (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    Jul 18, 2011

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    I looked into all of your suggestions for the book club and decided to pick Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins! I’ve mentioned my love for this author before on the blog, and have always considered doing one of his books, but I actually just happened to re-read jitterbug perfume and felt like the time was (…) Read more »

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    Jun 27, 2011

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    things got a liiiitle bit crazy lately but i haven’t forgotten about the book club! any suggestions for an inspiring but not-too-heavy summer read? leave ‘em below! image. (…) Read more »

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    just kids: part four

    Feb 21, 2011

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    i finished just kids somewhere over the midwest, during my flight to san francisco. if you’re familiar with the story or with robert mapplethorpe, you know that it is not the happiest of endings, but instead of leaving me with teary eyes and an empty pit in my stomach, i felt hopeful and inspired. to (…) Read more »

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