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Medicine Wheel for the Planet

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« An ambitious, earnest, heart-felt treatise on the much-needed ecological redemption of our planet - not based on a restorative tunnel-visioned scientific dogma which is destined to fail (as it has been, repeatedly), but integrating a newly-integrated indigenous perspective in which we, the Humans, (caretakers of old), live out our…

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There was an old woman

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• For this reader, in a word, love, pure and simple, for this book of essays that tackles all the prickly, suffocating, isolating hard-edges that come with growing old, as a female, - unnoticed and unwelcome in a global culture that prizes patriarchy and youth. An aging experience that no…

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Senior Management

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A clear-eyed look at the tragedy of aging with dementia, and the enormous burden placed on those left behind. In this detailed and chilling memoir, the author, a hospital speech pathologist in her fifties, must cope with the rapid cognitive decline of not only her father, as he approaches…

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Why We Remember

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• This brilliant book completely changed the way this reader will think about remembering. Written by a clinical psychologist who is also a neurologist, the author offers a sweeping perspective on memory : what it is and how it works (or why we remember); how we use memory to orient…

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🌟🌟🌟🌟 β€œCan I be a boy?” A question asked by a six-year-old, born a girl, to their mother - without guile - rooted in an innocence that is devastating in its clear-eyed belief in a world that can simply make things right. A world that does not unfortunately, and in…

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Still I Cannot Save You

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This candid and beautifully written memoir is a heartbreaking look at family, sisters in particular, and the healing we can and cannot do. As Kelly, an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, comes to terms with her relationship with her maddening, often dishonest and drug-addicted sister, Meghan, it’s not…

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You Could Make This Place Beautiful

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• β€œI am out with lanterns, looking for myself” - Emily Dickinson With perfect alignment, the cover quote (copied above), encapsulates the beauty and the wonder that is this book. Written by the poet Maggie Smith, this memoir details, with incredible candor, what it may take to find yourself, or…

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Quite likely the most heartbreaking memoir this reader has encountered, and without a doubt, the most hopeful. A present-day top-tier Hollywood stunt-woman, as a child, Kimberly Shannon Murphy endured pain and trauma no child should ever encounter. Left vulnerable and entirely unprotected by her parents, Kimberly was targeted by…

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The Plant-based Diabetes Cookbook

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Written by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is also a classically trained chef, this wonderful collection of wholesome, plant-based recipes is the perfect solution for healthy eating. Targeted to aid those struggling with, or keen to prevent, Type 2 Diabetes, each recipe focuses on balancing great taste with…

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