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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: Uncommonly Lovely Invented Words for What We Feel but Cannot Name
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: Uncommonly Lovely Invented Words for What We Feel but Cannot Name

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William James on Love
William James on Love

“If it comes, it comes; if it does not come, no process of reasoning can force it. Yet it transforms the value of the creature loved.”

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Love Anyway
Love Anyway

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The Middle Passage: A Jungian Field Guide to Finding Meaning and Transformation in Midlife
The Middle Passage: A Jungian Field Guide to Finding Meaning and Transformation in Midlife

“Our task at midlife is to be strong enough to relinquish the ego-urgencies of the first half and open ourselves to a greater wonder.”

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How Emotions Are Made
How Emotions Are Made

“Emotions are not reactions to the world; they are your constructions of the world.”

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The Parts We Live With: D.H. Lawrence and the Yearning for Living Unison
The Parts We Live With: D.H. Lawrence and the Yearning for Living Unison

“We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.”

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Between Psyche and Cyborg: Carl Jung’s Legacy and the Countercultural Courage to Reclaim the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age
Between Psyche and Cyborg: Carl Jung’s Legacy and the Countercultural Courage to Reclaim the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age

“A reanimated world is one in which spirit and matter are not just equally regarded but recognized as mutually dependent.”

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George Saunders on How to Live an Unregretting Life
George Saunders on How to Live an Unregretting Life

“At the end of my life, I know I won’t be wishing I’d held more back, been less effusive, more often stood on ceremony, forgiven less, spent more days oblivious to the secret wishes and fears of the people around me.”

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The Other Significant Others: Living and Loving Outside the Confines of Conventional Friendship and Compulsory Coupledom
The Other Significant Others: Living and Loving Outside the Confines of Conventional Friendship and Compulsory Coupledom

“While we weaken friendships by expecting too little of them, we undermine romantic relationships by expecting too much of them.”

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Hermann Hesse on Discovering the Soul Beneath the Self and the Key to Finding Peace
Hermann Hesse on Discovering the Soul Beneath the Self and the Key to Finding Peace

“Self-hate is really the same thing as sheer egoism, and in the long run breeds the same cruel isolation and despair.”

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