Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Link Love (2013-05-25)

Thought-provoking Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves? Lissa Rankin, MD – TEDx “Your relationship with yourself is like your relationship with anyone else. If you have a friend who is constantly late and breaking his word, not showing up when he says he will, eventually you’ll stop trusting that friend. It’s like that …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Make Your Brain Work by Amy Brann

Over the past couple of months I have been reading Make Your Brain Work: How to Maximize Your Efficiency, Productivity and Effectiveness by Amy Brann. Full disclosure: I received a free copy via the First Reads program on Goodreads however, all opinions are my own. I really enjoyed it, but I also love learning about how our …

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Link Love (2013-05-18)

Thought-provoking Rose George: Let’s talk crap. Seriously. – TED “But even though you think that moment may be far behind you, the truth is: new partners enter your life. And every time you’re with someone new, you’re having sex for the first time all over again.” What People Need to Know to Having Great First-Time Sex – Everyday …

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May Twitterature

We once reach the middle of the month again, so it’s time for another Twitterature round up as part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Roundup. Short, casual reviews in less than 140 characters. Drums of Autumn (Outlander Series) by Diana Gabaldon: Yet another fascinating novel that covers space and time. Fantasy, romance and history. Sounds good? Check …

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Link Love (2014-05-11)

Equality “If we are not uncaring monsters, then we might have a point to be listened to. If we do care deeply for the welfare of infants, then there must be a genuine reason why we support abortion rights. If it is possible to respect life and also the right to access abortion? Then they …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran is the story of a young woman’s struggle for her identity and to find a place, where she belongs. Moaveni powerfully gives us a glimpse of what it is like, to grow up in one place thinking you belong somewhere else, but …

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Link Love (2013-05-07)

Thought-provoking 10 Essential Emotion Skills to Look for in a Partner – Psychology Today “How many partners do you have? Just one? How boring. Polyamory – loving multiple people – is a growing moment with its own set of rules. Zoe Stavri charts her journey from romantic exclusivity to five-in-a-bed romps” The perks of polyamory …

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Søren Kierkegaard 200 Years (+ Either/Or Book Review)

If Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard had still been alive, he would today, on the 5th of May 2013, have turned 200 years old. In honour of this anniversary I have decided to republish the following review from my old blog: I’ve been reading a book with excerpts from one of the most famous Danish philosophers …

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Link Love (2013-05-04)

Thought-provoking “In the case of Guantánamo, intervening to save or prolong a person’s life without trying to change the person’s reasons for wanting to die cannot be considered suicide prevention. Suicide prevention would involve intervening to change the person’s desire to die (despite his circumstances) or changing the situation that he feels is intolerable. From …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Forget Yourself by Redfern Jon Barrett

“It is important that you know: I love you. Of course I have no idea who you are. But I have no real idea who I am either, so it seems fair to me.” Forget Yourself by Redfern Jon Barrett is is a fascinating look into a dystopian future where people show up in a tiny …

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