Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

“What is” #Haiku 204

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #204. This week's prompt words are choice and faith. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are new to writing haiku. Challenge yourself! 🙂   be mindful, choose well human prerogative,… Continue reading “What is” #Haiku 204

Being alive, Pain, Poetry

Man Down, a poem by Kate Tempest

Go to a quiet place, let the words rain on you, contemplate...   Man down Let it be known: no man is entirely alone No man is a man all through. I’ve seen you. Shivering. Fleeting weakness. Cold rain scuffing its feet on the beaches. Young human. You. All feeling, flesh. Brine eyes. Man, but… Continue reading Man Down, a poem by Kate Tempest

Book reviews, Non-fiction

Book review by @FTThum – The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

A review I did on LitWorldInterviews.com a while back of a book worth recommending … still.

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I had read this book when it was first published in 2013. The second print was released in January 2014.  It is a book to share, a book that will change your perspectives which is why I have chosen to review it for my first post in LitWorldInterviews.

Though trained in therapy, this review is written not from the perspective of a therapist but rather that of a reader who happens to be a therapist.

Title:               The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find OurselvesThe Examined Life
Author:          Stephen Grosz
Publisher:     Chatto & Windus (3 Jan 2013)
ISBN-10:        070118535X
ISBN-13:        978-0701185350
Website:         http://www.stephengrosz.com/usa//
Pages: Hardback, 240 pages
Genre: Literary Non-Fiction – Psychology

What’s it about?

The Examined Life is a collection of essays based on Stephen Grosz’ case histories of his work as a psychoanalyst. In Grosz’ words, it is a book about ‘change and loss’.

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Being Woman, Contemplate, In relationship, Writing101

Day 12 Only human

The first time I heard it, I took an instant dislike for its message. The weakness demonstrated by the plea, the passive acceptance of her situation. Yet I could not get away from it…it stayed on my mind. So I wondered about its visceral effect. Then I kept encountering it, the words intruding. Coincidence? Perhaps.… Continue reading Day 12 Only human