Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 12, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

“The Mysterious Discipline”: Guest Post by Mary Raymond

Book Titles: Presence, 10% Happier

Mary Raymond’s cat Mavis has never found relaxing to be particularly complicated. I wish I could say the same! My mind does cartwheels at night and sometimes even sets off fireworks. Mary set out to convince me that meditation can help. See the end of today’s post for the Bacon Meditation Challenge! From Mary: My first foray into meditation was, at best, underwhelming. I had …

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December 30, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

New Year, New You: Guest Post by Dallas Wilt on Presence

Book Title: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

No one would ever accuse me of succeeding at New Year’s Resolutions. I finally came up with a better strategy:  New Year’s Course Corrections. I tend to do better with that gentler, more navigational approach. Today, Dallas Wilt reflects on a book that surprised her and steered her in the right direction… From Dallas:  I generally avoid the self-help section at the bookstore, but when I was …

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