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Three emotional/spiritual reads

Unsaid by Neil Abramson

  • the story revolves around a few people
  • a veterinarian named Helena, who helped many animals on their journey to the other side and now, at age 37, she has moved on
  • her husband David, an attorney, who is having to deal with her loss, and the many animals they lived with
  • a chimpanzee named Cindy, who was Helena‚Äôs last project and may unlock mysteries of communication
  • it was unique to read a book that was narrated by a person in the after life
  • for any lovers of animals, such as me, it was a fun, entertaining and educational read on the dynamics of humans and animals


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

  • despite the unusual title, this book was a great read about a mentally challenged boy who was selected to undergo an experimental surgical technique to increase his intelligence
  • the short story was published in 1959, the novel in 1966, and it was made into an Academy Award winning film in 1968
  • the main character, Charly Gordon, writes progress reports about his journey thru this process where he parallels a similar experiment done on a mouse named Algernon
  • one cannot help but be moved by this very well written story that all of us can relate to in one fashion or another thru our interactions with mentally challenged people


the untethered soul by Michael A. Singer

  • a self-help book that walks you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions and helps free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness
  • while this is probably a decent book for someone who is beginning their spiritual journey, I was challenged to make my way through it
  • the topic, as with a lot of books, could have been covered in a much shorter version and he never really got into how to work through change which is where the real work lies