What are we reading this fall?

The Hidden Soul of the House talks about what happens when a family moves into a new home. But when you lose your home? What is the importance of inherited homes? What about the different decor items? By connecting the house to the family in which we live, the author obtains a richer psychological perspective, in which the zone of family intimacy is formed by the unconscious forces that accumulate in the place in which we live, reflecting the bonds between family members. Drawing inspiration from clinic and research, by observing how families live during home counseling, and by listening to sermons in therapy, the author allows us to access the deeper dimensions of our relationships with our home, the reflection of our soul and our dreams, where we meet others and stay closer to our nature, to reveal our true selves.

And then a book about money, much more interesting because we’re probably going through a tough time from that point of view. To understand what is happening in the world, especially nowadays, it is necessary to understand coins, currency and the financial system. Since the 2008 financial crisis, money related news has been constantly on top. Central banks launched exceptional policies, such as quantitative easing or negative interest rates. New payment methods like Bitcoin and Apple Pay are changing the way we interact with money and the way governments and companies monitor our spending. Radical politicians in the US and UK are pushing us to change our financial system and make it a servant of social justice.

In this book, Gavin Jackson answers the most important questions to show us what money is and how it shapes our societies. It helps us to understand the most important component of everyday life. From stories like the Irish bank strike of the 1970s (to show what money is) to the Great West African crippling inflation (to show us how it changes value), Money in One Lesson demystifies the world of finance and explains how societies past and present are forever intertwined with monetary issues. .

And the third recommendation is a book that talks about pain, the pain we try to avoid, although it would be good to have another approach as well. The science of pain today has reached an unprecedented level. In recent years, our knowledge of pain has changed so much that we can say that everything we thought we knew about pain is wrong. As Dr. Monty Lyman explains, we misunderstand pain and do so with dire consequences. In this book, the author explores cutting-edge studies and research topics, including phantom pain or persistent pain, using, among other things, interviews with survivors as well as people who have never felt pain. Additionally, it shows that pain can be reduced and controlled, and helps us come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. This is the story of unspeakable pain, the most elusive emotion.

“Pain is a very universal and personal human experience. I think one of the best ways to talk about the deep truths of pain is through real-life stories. […] Through research, experience, and interviews with pain experts and pain sufferers alike, I shaped my opinions about persistent pain treatments and decided to express them here. But although I want to explain the principles of pain and hope that my understanding of pain will be a real help, my views and opinions in this book should not be taken as medical advice. There are no quick solutions. The road to Jabal Al-Shifa is narrow, winding and often very steep. It is a journey of storms and false peaks. But the evidence shows that it is a journey worth taking, if it is pursued with perseverance and hope. Let’s be kind to our brains and bodies and teach them to make them strong. The modern understanding of pain teaches us not to see others through the lens of their pain, nor to view them as a bundle of receptors and nerves, but rather to see them as human beings. To understand pain, we must understand ourselves. I hope this book has sparked your desire to do exactly that. Please pass on what you read, spread the truth, and above all, don’t lose hope,” says Dr. Lyman.

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