|# 26 May, 2013 06:48|
I wanted to suggest the book “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagameese to you. Listening to the story about Suanne Big Crow really reminded me of that incredible novel.
It's about an Ojibway boy who is plucked from his parents in the wild and is forced into a horrible residential school in Manitoba, Canada. There he experiences unspeakable horrors, but finds solace in playing hockey and maintaining the hockey rink at the school.
I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about the treatment of Canadian aboriginal people in the 1960's, the horrors of the residential schools, and how focusing your mind, body, and passion on something that takes you away from your demons can prove an effective way to fight those demons.
|# 28 May, 2013 06:31|
||thanks for the suggestion! much appreciated!|
|# 30 May, 2013 08:53|
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
From what I actually understand of the book seems to be about about how your brain will take shortcuts in order to save processing power. The more you do something the less and less your brain has to work to accomplish a given task. It all seems to work great until you establish a bad habit, addiction or behavior. I apparently operate somewhere between 70-90% on autopilot on a average day. Who knew!