Reading Reviews: Joy and Compassion


In this section, I review the books I have read which relate to Joy and Compassion as tools of discovery. These expand on the main list of books I have reviewed in the Reading Room.

In the sections reviewing tools of discovery for empowerment reviews, ‘joy & compassion‘ is reviewed along with creativity, mindfulness, philosophy & symbols.


joie de vivre


The Dog Listener

by Jan Fennell

One day soon, I am going to open my home to a new member of the family. This puppy and I will get along well after I have reread 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…


Provence, 1970

with 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…..

And, as Julia Child would say so eloquently, “bon appetite!”


Namaste, LeahJ

~ sharing the A.R.T. of the healing journey in the matrix of bodymindheartsoul and spirit

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