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Talking Across The Divide | Review & Notes

August 18, 2018

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Justin Lee. Talking Across The Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World. Tarcher Perigee, 2018. (259 pages) geekyjustin.com/tatd/; Penguin Random House publisher page REVIEW Oh how I wish that everyone who thinks arguing anything and everything online is a good idea would read this book. It could save […]

Dealt | Reflections

July 16, 2018

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Dealt [2017]. http://www.dealtmovie.com/, IMDb page. — movie description — Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature, Dealt is the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, […]

Real American | Reflections & Notes

June 7, 2018

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Julie Lythcott-Haims. Real American: a memoir. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. (272 pages) REFLECTIONS My journey of understanding identity through the lens of race in the context of American culture continues with this read, and I am deeply thankful for this memoir, a personal exposé that hits quite close to my heart. Lythcott-Haims is brutally honest, […]

How To Raise An Adult | Review & Notes

May 10, 2018

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Julie Lythcott-Haims. How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid For Success. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. (354 pages) NYTimes.com Book Review; REVIEW When I mentioned to a member of my church that we were having Julie Lythcott-Haims come to speak on How To Raise an Adult, this person replied to […]

Robert Waldinger: What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness | Transcript & Highlights

May 2, 2018

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What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get […]

Julie Lythcott-Haims: How To Raise Successful Kids–Without Over-Parenting | Transcript and Highlights

May 2, 2018

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You know, I didn’t set out to be a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not very interested in parenting, per se. It’s just that there’s a certain style of parenting these days that is kind of messing up kids, impeding their chances to develop into theirselves. There’s a certain style of parenting these days that’s getting in the way. […]

Coco | Review

April 4, 2018

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Coco. Disney Pixar, 2017 [PG] They did it. Again. I cried. Again. They wrote a story of deep humanity with the themes of following your inner passion, redeeming generations of brokenness with music (yup, read that again, a la “Eats, shoots and leaves.”), and the importance of family. In psychological speak, PTSD triggers are reframed. One person’s self-differentiation […]