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Healing the Ouch of Disappointment
Healing the Ouch of Disappointment
by Chloe Asprey
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A transformational book with something for everyone - highly recommended, 7 Dec 2013
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I love the way Chloe shares and writes from a deeply personal perspective, sharing so openly - she really bares her soul in order to help us heal our painful disappointments.

I read the book in virtually one sitting and felt like I was undergoing a deep transformational process. But this book would serve equally well as a point of reference to dip into and pick out relevant hints and insights.

She looks at the different types and levels of disappointment and how to identify them, often illustrated with stories from her clients and family. Interestingly she also looks at the positive aspects of disappointment.

Drawing from her very many years of experience as a therapist and spiritual practitioner, as well as her own life experiences, she offers the readers many tools, practical tips and guidance. I especially loved the different ways she suggests of using journalling as a healing tool.


The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of The Noble Teachings
The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of The Noble Teachings
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, 17 Feb 2013
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This books presents complex and very comprehensive teachings in a highly accessible format - I have been surprised by how easy it is to read [in comparison to some texts on Tibetan Buddhism] - it is broken down into very many small chapters so does not overwhelm.

It is a great way to get an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for anyone who wants to delve deeper - I would recommend introductory books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for first time readers but then this would be a good book to progress on to I feel.


The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
by Frans Johansson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.87

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and insightful, 21 Nov 2012
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I have just finished reading "The Click Moment" by Frans Johansson - despite being padded out a bit and a slightly irritating way of chunking up anecdotes to keep you reading on to the next chapters - I think it offers some really helpful insights - so would recommend it - especially for those in small businesses or who want to create a money making project [writers, artists, creatives etc.] I am currently developing an app and found it very useful.

He encourages us to look at business opportunities with new eyes - an unconventional approach to die hard business practices. New rules for a new business world?

He talks about placing many small "purposeful bets" - rather than the traditional way of basing our business decisions on ROI calculations[return on investment] because we are now in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world where the `old ways' may no longer be so relevant. He suggests sometimes we have to take "affordable risks". So it is whole new set of rules. He emphasises how very exciting it is to be in business now, with limitless possibilities.

He gives loads of examples about how a lot of amazing business success stories [seemingly] came together by pure chance / serendipity /randomness. He also talks about the "10,000 hours" theory [which is great for something which has fixed rarely changing rules such as playing chess, tennis, a classical musical instrument etc] but explains with `the right openness to opportunity' incredible success can `just happen' without a lot of experience or training or knowledge, especially in areas where there are few fixed rules.

Example: Stephenie Meyer [author of the hugely successful Twilight vampire series] had a vivid dream one night, showing a scenario which she later built on to write her series of books. [Don't we all want to know what she puts in her night-time cocoa?!]. She has not written seriously before, didn't know anything about vampires and readily admits her writing is not especially good - she just wanted to tell a story. BUT she did actually write the book rather than let it linger in her head and she contacted 15 agents before she got someone to publish her books [so persistence etc also contributed to her success].

Johansson's main message is to get out there and "start executing " and that allows all sorts of complex forces and positive unanticipated circumstances to arise and then things `click' into place.

Worth a read.


Photocrafty: 75 Creative Camera Projects for You and Your Digital SLR
Photocrafty: 75 Creative Camera Projects for You and Your Digital SLR
by Sue Venables
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.47

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliiant - Informative and inspiring - great gift, 13 Nov 2012
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I love this book - looks gorgeous - crammed with information and inspirational projects and written in a fun lighthearted style. There is really something for everyone. Even for non techie people like me it makes the projects accessible and "do-able". And there is no need for lots of specialist equipment because low budget DIY alternatives are given.

Well done Sue Venables. I look forward to the follow up book. And thank you for solving my Christmas present dilemma this year - I know what anyone with a digital SLR will be getting!


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