A Literary Spirit

Purchase How Did the Animals Help God? from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. How Did the Animals Help God?By Nancy Sohn Swartz and Illustrated by Melanie Hall Review: Board books—with spiritual content—are a rare find.  How Did the Animals Help God? is a richly illustrated board book appropriate even for infants.  The story is simple—God created…

Purchase Ayat Jamilah from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs By Sarah Conover and Freda Crane and Illustrated by Valerie WahlFinding nicely translated Islamic children’s stories can be extremely difficult.  At our local library, Islamic books tend to focus on explaining Muslim holidays rather than passing on parables that have been handed down…

Purchase The Code from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Code: Unlocking the Ancient Power of Your Birthday Review: Johanna Paungger/Thomas Poppe Like most books based on a typology or numerology, The Code describes a wonderful system for classifying personality types based on a system developed in Europe. Unlike the Myers-Briggs typology, this system encompasses more…

Purchase The Wisdom of the Healing Wound from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Wisdom of the Healing Wound: A New View on Why we Hurt and How We Can Cure Even the Deepest Physical and Emotional Wounds By David Knighton Review: As a scientist, I have been mesmerized by most of the new books released…

Purchase The Hollow Bone from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism ByColleen DeatsmanReview: Shamanism was always a word that scared me.  It evoked images of animal spirits entering a person’s body–inevitably in a poorly lit tent deep in the jungle.  But the word is increasingly becoming part of the…

Fighting Homelessness with Mindfulness Originally posted at: http://www.shambhalasun.com/ . Homeless youth attending a workshop at the Reciprocity Foundation. I was sixteen the first time I walked into a homeless shelter, and I was sure it was an accident. I was looking for a student art show, not broken youth. But a voice within told me…

Purchase A Child’s Book of Animal Poems & Blessings from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. A Child’s Book of Animal Poems and BlessingsCollected by Eliza Blanchard and Illustrated by Joyce Hesselberth Review: Having created a book of blessings myself, I was eager to see what Eliza Blanchard had decided to include in this collection of animal…

Purchase My Soul Pages from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. My Soul Pages: A Companion to Writing Down Your Soul By Janet Conner Review:I’m the sort of person who loves journals.  I have at least 15 on my bookshelf, mostly half-filled, that I picked out because I loved the cover, the paper quality, the quotes or…

Purchase Writing Down Your Soul from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within By Janet Conner Review: Writing Down Your Soul might be just another book offering a means to develop spiritual insight if it weren’t for the way Janet Conner structured the book.Like…

Purchase Finding Your Inner Mama from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Finding Your Inner Mama: Women Reflect on the Challenges and Rewards of Motherhood Edited by Eden Steinberg Review: Even though my daughter is now 3-years old, I still read parenting books as voraciously as I did during pregnancy and the initial post-partum phase.  Although I…

Taz Tagore
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Taz Tagore

Taz Tagore is a leading social entrepreneur, author and leadership expert. She founded the award-winning non-profit called The Reciprocity Foundation that helps homeless youth access higher education and start innovative careers. She also actively writes about and teaches leadership to senior executives at Fortune 500 corporations and at universities including New York University and the University of Toronto. Taz’s work has been featured in countless publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and she has been featured on a wide variety of nationally broadcast television and radio shows.

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