Friday, March 22, 2013

Need an outlook change rather than a job change?

The Personal Finance Weblog hosts a book review by Justin McHenry of "A Life at Work by Thomas Moore".

McHenry writes, "One of the themes throughout the book that I appreciated was Moore's idea that not every passion is a career, and we shouldn't beat ourselves up about being on the wrong path if our #1 passion isn't our full-time job. We can't all realistically be musicians, or pilots, or authors or working tirelessly to end world hunger or whatever your passion may be. That doesn't mean you can't still pursue those passions and fit them into an overall satisfying life. Sometimes you need an outlook change more than a job change."

The reviewer concludes, "In the end, A Life At Work isn't a logical fit to review on a personal finance blog, because there's nothing here that's going to help you make more money or answer an interview question correctly. But work is where we make our money, and it's where we spend most of our time, so it makes sense to keep thinking about how to make that time rewarding in more than just dollars and cents." McHenry suggests Moore's alchemical approach may help.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blogger wants to read A Religion of One's Own

Pamela Morse blogs support for Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own, to be published by Gotham Books (Penguin) and expected in Fall, 2013. Moore talks about his book with Doug Foresta in a 25-minute audio interview recorded Friday 8 March 2013.

Morse praises Moore and the Dalai Lama: "[They] teach kindness, meditation, and natural magic. As experts in religion, as scholars, and as holders of the traditions, these men are shining stars. We are lucky that they have both chosen to write books for us, teach us, and even, bless their hearts, tweet us. They are both telling us we need to connect to spirit and each other for quality of life." In this post she also shares Moore's short video about his earlier book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels (2009).