"When we work with pain by leaning into it and with pleasure by giving it away, it doesn't mean that we "grin and bear it." This approach is a lot more playful than that--like dancing with it. We realize that this separateness that we feel is a funny kind of mistake."
3. Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook From the famed Victoria, BC resto known for veggie-friendly fare, mostly organic and locally-sourced--and the best chocolate cake you'll ever order--comes a cook book you'll never regret. I just made the roasted vegetable struedel, and am in love with the Greek red lentil soup.
4. Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins The cover is boring. The book is anything but. As my beautiful friend Sara Mullin put it, "Tom Robbins is a fantastic story-teller. He writes amazing story lines--and he knows what we know." i.e. He's tuned into the reality that this is not the whole reality.
5. O magazine Not even a guilty pleasure, when I settle in for a good O mag sesh "what I know for sure" is I just feel plain ol' good about myself. What other magazine can boast that? Plus, O Mag has the highest percentage of spiritual content of all mainstream women's lifestyle mags.