In praise of rest…
“I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room.”
- May Sarton (A Journal of Solitude)
More on rest and the creative process here.
When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting With RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder by Nancy L. Thomas
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Life is too short to be this irritated by a professional book on a serious, life-altering topic.
It presents as a self-published book in the worst possible way: the cover looks unprofessional, and the chapter and section headings are outlined font. Many sentences have at least two exclamation points.
Plus, I am offended as a professional, and for the parents who are seeking help for this difficult, difficult children; in order to lighten the mood (!), she sarcastically and repeatedly refers to the RAD child as “Sweetums”. As in “If Sweetums wants to tear up the house, then you…” Not appropriate, at all.
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My Career Counseling textbook for Spring Semester is wicked expensive everywhere, and chegg.com has the ebook version for rent for 180 days (until July!) for 61.70. Should I go for it? Good or bad things to say about Chegg?
Irvin Yalom: The Art of Psychotherapy (excerpt)
I have that one on the lower right. :-) Are you studying to work in the mental health field?
I’m a post-graduate student at Lynchburg College; I already have my M.Ed. in counseling, from Boston University. Working on my LPC right now.
Did you like that book? I did, but felt like it was lacking something. What are your thoughts?
Still working on my Delicious Library catalog. (Currently at 495 books, 10 movies.) Enjoying the process—and the amusing things that occur when all items are simply alphabetized. Exhibit A!