My 2019/2020 winter reading list includes assholes

This winter, I am reading three books that are informative and provocative. The topics are informed by data research and present a new perspective on subjects that impact people deeply. I came across the book recommendations from other media sources, such as podcasts and videos. Iā€™ve included a the book details, and videos below. If you have any suggestions for winter reading, please add them in the comments.

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Quotes from Flow: Living at the Peak of Your Abilities, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.

Wouldn’t you like to experience the state of flow? To answer that question, you might need first to understand what flow is. This post includes quotes that highlight a few of the concepts behind the general term. As a classically trained fine artist, many of these ideas are familiar to me as art is an area of study that started the research. However, as you will see, the concept of living in flow applies to all areas of both personal and professional activities.

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Recommended Reading List on Leadership, Management, and Technology

The winter had plenty of time for reading and this time my topics were on of leadership, management, and technology. What surprises me when I read educational and autobiographical books is how big the gap is between the publicly available knowledge and the culturally common beliefs and practices. This realization was doubly profound when I…

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Cline and Roning Family History Website

This site is under development and I’ve been collaborating with my grandfather on developing it this summer. There are two parts to this website. The first part is  the history of the Cline and Roning families.   Russel and Mabel are the main focus of this history.  The chapters form a chronology of their lives.…

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Quotes: Sandplay

Chiaia, M. E. (2005). Sandplay in Three Voices: Images, Relationships, the Numinous (1 edition). Routledge. Sandplay is a nonverbal therapy using sandtrays, water and miniatures provided by an empathic therapist who encourages the making of anything one wants in the tray without interventions or interpretations. (Kindle Locations 214-216). The relationship of each to the sand; of each…

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Quotes: The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung

Quotes from The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung. Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition. Rowland, Susan (2013-03-01). It then makes use of the post-Darwinian development of Complex Adaptive Systems and the proposal by Helene Shulman that Jungā€™s psyche is the ā€˜missing linkā€™ between natureā€™s complexity and ours (Shulman 1997). To Jung, myths are a special kind…

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Quotes: Inner Work

  Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth by Robert A. Johnson. In the rare cases of people who get easily lost in the fantasy realm and can’t find their way back, it is better that they not do active imagination but find cooler ways of relating to their inner world. p137…

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Quotes: Poiesis

  Levine, S. K. (1997). Poiesis: The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul (2 edition). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   That psychiatrist and other psychotherapists are now turning to the arts for therapeutic purposes indicates that we have reached the limits of scientific psychology. It also indicates that our culture as a whole is awakening…

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Quotes: The Red Book

Jung, C. G. (2012-12-17). The Red Book: A Reader’s Edition: A Reader’s Edition (Philemon) W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition. Quotes from Notes on The Red Book The year 1913 was pivotal in Jungā€™s life. He began a self-experiment that became known as his ā€œconfrontation with the unconsciousā€ and lasted until 1930. During this experiment,…

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Quotes: Healing Fiction

Hillman, J. Chapter 2. ā€œThe Pandemonium of Imagesā€”Jungā€™s Contribution to Know Thyself.ā€ In Healing Fiction, pp. 53-63 and 75-81. (17 pages). In order to cope with the storms of emotion, he wrote down his fantasies and let the storms transpose themselves into images. p 53 Jung becomes that extraordinary pioneering advocate of the reality of…

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