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Hello friends. What a time to be alive. I have to admit, it has been REALLY hard for me to do anything other than mindlessly scroll social media. When I try to read a book, I just can't concentrate. But it's good to know I'm not alone in that feeling. If you want the brutal truth, I spend a good chunk of my day sleeping. Sleep is my body's trauma response and it is definitely on high alert right now.
Anyway, I have been able to manage a bit of reading the past few weeks, but it has been slow going. Also, I thought I'd share this Google Doc I created of Free and Inexpensive Ebooks that I've come across over the course of this pandemic.
Books I've recently read and loved:
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
|When I first started reading this book, I was disappointed. It felt disjointed, unorganized, and without structure.|
But then I realized.
The title is called Untamed. The book is untamed.
I still would prefer more of a connected narrative, but I love and trust Glennon's judgment and still found the message of the book valuable and worth internalizing. The message is this: the world is trying to tame you. The world would have you believe that making choices that honor who you truly are is dangerous. Don't listen. When you honor who you are and feel your big feelings, you are not broken, you are showing the world how to Be.
Bolivar by Sean Rubin