The rewards of simplicity : a practical and spiritual approach

From  Virginia Pisciotta
Author:  Pam & Chuck D. Pierce
The rewards of simplicity : a practical and spiritual approach
Given the popularity of the Hoarder’s TV show, there is no shortage of books dealing with handling clutter.  This book goes beyond (but does include) the usual helpful suggestions for getting rid of excess stuff, taking a broader and deeper view of the things (not always material) that clutter and complicate our lives.  The book is written from a spiritual point of view and the authors (both ministers)  use both Scripture and their own experiences to teach others how to simplify all aspects of their lives and free themselves from the anxiety that often comes with cluttered and complicated lives.  The last paragraph in the postscript sums the book up nicely, “Simplification is not about making life easier.  It is about clearing away the cobwebs that obscure our vision.  It is about choosing that ”good part” and discarding the rest.  It is about being free from the distractions that keep us from truly knowing and fellowshipping with our families, our friends and our God.”

The Scientific American day in the life of your brain

From Lola Ferris
author: Horstman, Judith
The Scientific American day in the life of your brain

Did you know that your brain is on a 24 hour schedule, allowing you to
make decisions,get hungry, or be more likely to lose your temper at
certain times of the day? Your blood and seritonim levels change as the
daily cycle goes on.
Judith Horstman, a science journalist for Scientific American, gives
us a fascinating look at this important organ,giving us an idea of why
some people are crabby in the morning, experience stress at work and why,
at 9:PM we slowly start to unwind.
In lively, humorous prose she lets us into this secret world, telling
us why multitasking is dangerous for our health and how meditation may
delay aging.
I recommend this book for a novel look inside our brains from a point
of view we may never have explored.