S4 E8: Books, Movies and Perceptions

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In today’s episode, Sarah and Rebecca discuss the influence of the books we read, the movies we watch, and the stories we hear.

This conversation explores the relationship between books and movies and how they shape our perceptions of the world around us. So sit back, relax and become involved in the discussion.

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S4 E7: Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Young adult books are essential for beginning a life-long journey of reading.



“You are both daring and unscrupulous, and you think fast. I have been looking for a person with those particular characteristics. Also I noticed you speak Babylonian.”

 Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Young adult books provide relatable characters and situations that resonate with readers in this age group. These books often address important issues such as identity, relationships, and personal growth, which can help young adults navigate their own experiences. These books are written in a way that is accessible and engaging, making them an ideal starting point for those who are new to reading or looking to develop their reading and critical thinking skills.


Join Sarah and Rebecca as they travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to discuss the books that started their love of reading.



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“…The queen’s mocking laughter cut in. “This is your treasure, Lord Sheftu?”

“Aye. The greatest treasure in Egypt—a maid whose loyalty cannot be bought. Whatever bargain we make, Daughter of the Sun, must include her freedom.”

Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Mara, Daughter of the Nile

S4 E6: Why Isn’t My Brain Working? by Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Sarah shares her thoughts on Why Isn’t My Brain Working? by Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health by Dr. Datis Kharrazian

“Three of the more common outcomes of brain degeneration problems are fatigue, depression, and gastrointestinal problems, though they are rarely treated as such.”

Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health

Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s book, “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health”, offers readers a comprehensive overview of the causes of brain decline and provides practical strategies to help improve brain health.

Drawing on his extensive experience as a neurologist and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Kharrazian provides readers with an in-depth look at the underlying causes of cognitive decline, including nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and environmental toxins. He also offers a range of effective strategies to help restore brain health, such as dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and supplements.

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S4 E5: Word Craft: Prose & Poetry- The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M Chesebro

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Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M Chesebro

Rebecca shares her thoughts on Colleen M Chesebro’s book, “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry -The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry.”

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Colleen shares invaluable insights on the art of syllabic poetry. She believes that this form of poetry enables us to express profound and meaningful ideas. By using a specific number of syllables per line, the poet is able to create a rhythm and structure to their poem that can be both beautiful and impactful. Are you ready to take the plunge and explore the world of syllabic poetry? With Colleen’s guidance, you can be sure to have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this book the first step on your journey to learning the basics of how to craft syllabic poetry. Inside, you will discover many new forms, syllable combinations, and interpretations of the different Japanese and American forms and structures of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, renga/solo renga, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, the cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. So… what are you waiting for? Let’s craft syllabic poetry together!

Colleen M Chesebro

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S4 E4: Raising the Peaceable Kingdom by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Sarah shares her thoughts on “Raising the Peaceable Kingdom” by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Raising the Peaceable Kingdom: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Social Origins of Tolerance and Friendship Hardcover by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Raising the Peaceable Kingdom by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is a book that explores the relationship between humans and animals. Through a combination of personal anecdotes, scientific research, and philosophical musings, Masson examines the power of empathy and compassion, and how these qualities can help us create a more peaceful world. He argues that animals are not mere objects, but conscious, feeling beings that deserve our respect and compassion. Masson delves into the fascinating and often overlooked connection between humans and animals, and how we can use this connection to create a more peaceful and harmonious relationship between the two. By exploring the power of empathy and compassion, Masson encourages readers to think deeply about the importance of caring for animals and the environment.

It is only once we have made the decision to live with an animal on some sort of equal ground that we are likely to learn what that animal is capable of from a more complex point of view….Perhaps these animals will have something to teach us, too.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Raising a Peaceable Kingdom

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S4 E3: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Italian landscape and the warmth of friendship.

“The Enchanted April”, a novel written by Elizabeth von Arnim, tells the story of four women from different walks of life who rent a villa in Italy for a month in an attempt to escape their mundane lives. The novel follows the women as they explore the beauty of their surroundings, learn to appreciate the simple things in life, and find joy in the company of each other.

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The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Through their journey, the women gain a newfound appreciation for life and friendship, and ultimately find a sense of peace and contentment. The Enchanted April is a story of self-discovery and the power of friendship. It is a timeless classic that has been enjoyed by readers for generations.

Rebecca shares her thoughts The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Armin