SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life

“SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life” by Xorin Balbes  (New World Library), ISBN 978-1-60868-037-5 Xorin Balbes is an award-winning architecture conservator, designer, and co-owner of the interior and architectural firm SoulSpace Home. He created the eight-stage SoulSpace process to help clients create homes that reflect and celebrate their inhabitants. The writing is down-to-earth and […]

Book Review – Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

“Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme” edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (Arsenal Pulp Press 2011), ISBN 9781551523972 Ever since hearing internationally renowned storyteller Ivan E. Coyote at the Poetry Gabriola Festival in 2008, I’ve been a fan. I keep up with her stories by reading them in her column, “Loose Ends,” in […]

Review: A Celtic Pilgrimage; Four Elements

“A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O’Donohue” (New Perspective Productions/Sounds True 2009) ISBN 978-1-60407-524-3 and “Four Elements: Reflections on Nature by John O’Donohue” (Harmony Books 2010) ISBN 978-0-307-71760-3 Mike Farrell, a friend of the late John O’Donohue (1956-2008), introduces the film, A Celtic Pilgrimage, which offers an opportunity to walk with the Irish poet and philosopher […]

Book Review: One-Minute Mindfulness

“One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed-Out World” by Donald Altman, New World Library, ISBN 978-1-60868-030-6 “Live the next sixty seconds as if your whole life depended on them,” advises Donald Altman in his introduction to One Minute Mindfulness. Altman shares examples, anecdotes and observations from his […]