This Post is an evolving resource in which I expand on ‘The Joie de Vivre’-related reading reviews found in The Reading Room.This narrows the full list of reviews anchored in the following key themes and topics of the A.R.T. Project:
acceptance, reflection, and transformation
the body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit
These are the key attributes of life’s interconnecting matrix. As we explore this matrix through philosophy, psychology and spirituality, we acquire related knowledge and understandings significant meaning to our lives.
My reading reviews feature books, articles and blog posts to explore deeper awareness, connections and understandings. This allows us to creatively, personally, and critically reflect and transform.
Please stay tuned as list frequently updates with new reading reviews!
The Dog Listener
by Jan Fennell
I am getting a puppy and I dug out my copy of The Dog Listener which I read and cherished for many years. It shares Fennell’s revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the most delinquent of dogs to heel.
I am getting a puppy and I dug out my cherished, ‘dog-eared’ copy of The Dog Listener.
It shares Fennell’s revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the most delinquent of dogs to heel.
This book is an easy-to-follow guide which draws on Fennell’s countless case histories of problem dogs—from biters and barkers to bicycle chasers—to show how you can bridge the language barrier that separates you from your dog.
This edition includes a new 30-Day Training Guide to further incorporate Jan’s powerful method into every element of pet ownership, including:
>> Understanding what it means to care for a dog
>> Choosing the right dog for you
Introducing your dog to its new home
>> Overcoming separation anxiety
>> Walking on a leash
>> Dealing with behavioral problems
M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
by Luke Barr
Dreamy! Insightful! Provence, 1970 in a singular historic moment.
In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France.
They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery.
Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today’s tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters—some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew.
In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope—complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.
~ a guide to healing mind, body, heart, soul and spirit.
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