No Bad Parts Richard Schwartz

Book Review: No Bad Parts

Have you ever wanted to break out of destructive behavioral patterns? Are there parts of yourself you find hard to love? If so, this book is for you. Richard C. Schwartz arg…
Tags: Family Psychology Therapy Relationships
Leave Society Tao Lin

Book Review: Leave Society

Leave Society is, to borrow its protagonist’s phrase, the record of a “life explored with leisurely meticulousness.” The book begins in 2014 and chronicles a novelist named Li’s l…
Tags: Anxiety Drugs Life Changes
Finding Refuge Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Book Review: Finding Refuge

Synthesizing her work as a social justice activist, anti-racism trainer, and yoga teacher, Michelle Cassandra Johnson’s latest book explicitly sets out to empower readers to prio…
Tags: Grief Community Trauma Culture
Jon Batiste We Are

Music Review: We Are

We Are is the powerful new album from pianist/singer Jon Batiste, his first full-length studio album since Hollywood Africans in 2018. These 13 songs optimistically celebra…
Tags: Race Soul

Film Review: Stray

Five years ago, adventurous movie-goers were enchanted with Turkish director Ceyda Torun’s documentary about Istanbul’s street cats, Kedi, a small indie hit on the festival circu…
Tags: Animals Animal Welfare
Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Book Review: Rooted

Lyanda Lynn Haupt loved being raised Catholic. The mysterious, untamed nature of the faith as she received it—and its ecstatic saints like Thérèse of Lisieux—illuminated the goodness of the created world.

Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind By Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD

Book Review: Outsmart Pain

Mindfulness and Vipasana meditation teacher Christiane Wolf kicks off her second book by introducing us to a simple equation: “Suffering = pain x resistance.”

Tags: Meditation Mindfulness Pain