27 February 2015

I Picked Up on Impulse!

Sifting through the stacks of new books at the library (including mine), I picked up a copy of "The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification." I picked it up on impulse. In the beginning pages it states that we "prize immediate rewards and ignore future costs."
Sounds like my entire addiction to alcohol. Times thirty (years).
But I'm reading this book by Paul Roberts through the eyes of recovery. My reflex now is nearly automatically in the direction of recovery.
The right impulse.
Feel my journey to now.

02 February 2015

NEW! "Empathy" Review:

 *****Consciousness Raised, February 1, 2015
By Jim Anders, Author of "All Drinking Aside"
This review is from: Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It (Kindle Edition)
Reading “Empathy” by Roman Krznaric left me hungry… for more empathy. There are those who are highly empathic and those who suffer an empathy deficit. As an alcoholic in recovery, I understand that becoming more empathic will facilitate my healing. Mr. Krznaric is scholarly in his portrayal of the importance of cultural inheritance and the ability of the brain to learn empathy. On a personal level, I appreciated his counterintuitive remarks regarding the sometimes divisive dangers of “we” as a pronoun.
My yearning for more empathy is sustained throughout the book. From “empathic immersion” to “emotional fatigue,” the full range of his subject is explored.
The closing chapters are a definite call to action and consciousness raising. Krznaric’s exploration of increasing empathy for future generations and distant cultures brought me fully on board. “Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It” closes with a link to his “Empathic Revolution” site.
Explore it here: www.romankrznaric.com/empathyrevolution.

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