Friday, March 18, 2016

Artist finds practical wisdom in Moore's classic

Because the Martha's Vineyard Times is interested in creativity, under the headline "We asked artists: What books are you reading?" it says:
"This week, The MV Times Calendar section continues prying into the lives of local artists and writers. We think you can learn a lot about creative types by knowing what kind of art they like — especially which books they read. So we asked: "Who are you reading this winter? What’s kept you up late so you could finish? What books are stacked on your night table?" 
Nancy Aronie's response includes "I’m rereading Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul (so much practical wisdom) and also rereading my Bible..."

Friday, March 11, 2016

Let's explore the presence of soul in all of the arts

On 17 February 2016 Tom Rapsas writes "Thomas Moore, Aretha Franklin and the Meaning of Soul" for his Patheos blog Wake Up Call: Insights & Musings to Stir Your Soul.

He includes, "No one has written about the soul more ably or poetically than Thomas Moore. Starting with Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, he has written close to a dozen books on various aspects of the soul, including the soul at work, the soul and sex and the soul in medicine."

Rapsas then writes about soul music and includes a short 2015 video clip of Aretha Franklin.

The 25th edition of Care of the Soul is now available.

Friday, March 04, 2016

10 suggestions for soul care from Moore's work

Terri Gerber, a New York State licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), offers a 2-page guide for care of the soul based on Thomas Moore's writings. She stresses observance and ritual as features of soul work.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Monadnock resident praises Moore's soul choices

For the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, under the headline "Honoring the spirit in nature", Camilla Sanderson writes about moving to the Monadnock region of New Hampshire:
"A couple of years ago, after we moved to this area full time, I attended a talk at the Milford Unitarian Universalist church by local author Thomas Moore, who wrote the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul, which has just been republished in its 25th anniversary edition. In that talk, Moore discussed two essential elements in caring for the soul. One was home. Are you living in the right country, the right region, the right neighborhood, the right community, the right home? I love the idea of making sure your soul feels at home.
And I was tickled to hear him say that the second most important element in caring for our souls is food. How are you nourishing yourself with love? What foods are meaningful for you? He talked about how chopping vegetables is such a meditative practice. And the deep pleasure of sharing food with loved ones."
She describes the restorative nature of the area.