Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 4, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Leaning In, 2019 Style: Radical Acceptance

Book Titles: Physical Disobedience: An Unruly Guide to Health and Stamina for the Modern Feminist, Threshholds: how to thrive through life's transitions to live fearlessly and regret-free

My friend Dallas chooses a guiding motto, or theme, each January – something she wants to lean into for the year. When she wrote about it at Bacon in 2016, I was intrigued. But it’s taken me until now to do it myself. There’s something about it that seems so wishful, so hopeful – as if we have any control over what lies ahead for us …

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January 28, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Rabbi Laurie Rice: Braving the Wilderness

Book Title: Braving the Wilderness

The United Kingdom recently appointed a “Minister for Loneliness.” Doesn’t that wrench the heart? The hope – and sorrow – in that phrase. More than nine million people in a country of sixty million said they “often or always” felt lonely. Two hundred thousand elderly people had not spoken with a friend or family member in over a month. Today, Rabbi Laurie Rice shares her …

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