"Autism & Memoirs of an Old Maid"…C'hele's Story

August 9, 2009

A Few Books I have Read This Summer and Recommend:

Filed under: Uncategorized — C'hele @ 21:22
A few books I have read this summer and highly recommend:


1. The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron, Ph.D –

I cant say enough how this book was helpful for me. Lets just say, it answered all my questions that no, I’m really not nuts, I have an inherited and highly sensitive nervous system and just process sensitivity differently. If you think you may be an HSP, check out the self test check on her website.

 2. The Field, by Lynne Taggart –

Interesting, scientific information regarding proof of a “Life Force,” universal interconnectedness, and scientific theory regarding supernatural phenomena. It was a fascinating read.

3. The Cosmic Serpent, DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, by Jeremy Narby –

This was a fascinating read and it wasn’t what I expected at all. Jeremy Narby, Ph.D in Anthropology, goes on a personal journey regarding the connection between consciousness and intelligence. His work is inspired by studying Ashaninca ecology, people in Quirishari in the Peruvian Amazons Pichis Valley. This book is written in a very practical, neutral and academically format.

4. Inspired by a dream I had, I just bought and finished this book (it’s a very short read): Simurgh, A Journey In Search of the Truth, by Azar Aryanpour.

Simurgh is based on “The Conference of the Birds,” a long narrative poem written in the late 12th century by Fariduddin Attar, a Persian Sufi. This Sufi mystic inspired the works written by “Rumi,” a famous mystic poet. This is a beautifully written, short piece of work.

5. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch Ph.D –

I have just started this book and already it has captured my attention. If you don’t want to read the book, you can watch Randy’s lecture on You-Tube. Its 45 minutes long but well worth it. Randy whilst performing his lecture had only a few months to live due to a diagnoses of terminal pancreatic cancer. His lecture (and I’m sure his book), is incredibly inspiring and thought provoking.

Next: “The Crone, Woman of Age, Wisdom and Power,” by Barbara G. Walker. I’ll let you know soon how this one turned out.




  1. The Last Lecture is a must read for everyone. There is a link from the Carnegie Mellon site that takes you to the video of the lecture as well as the text of it. Then again you could buy the book and know that the proceeds will go to the foundation set up in his name.

    Definitely a must read.

    Comment by Corina — August 10, 2009 @ 10:35

  2. I have to admit that Randy Pausch is a very good writer. He writes with such honesty and colour. I am really enjoying the book. I was up late last night reading it and am already three-quarters through the book. It saddens me why, people such as Randy with such integrity, vigour and talent have to leave this earth so prematurely. Its a shame. He has left behind a wonderful legacy.

    Comment by C'hele — August 10, 2009 @ 16:28

  3. I’m glad you discovered Dr. Aron’s book. I am currently working on a new online community and magazine for HSPs that we hope will provide insight and inspiration by showing the upside of being highly sensitive.

    The site and magazine celebrate all that HSPs have to offer due to their sensitivity, insight, and creativeness. Check us out at tribe.paramimedia.com

    Peace. Live happy!

    Comment by Seeker — August 13, 2009 @ 00:27

    • I think it is an excellent idea. HSP’s definitely need the support to help make them feel that they are indeed a part of something unique and special. I wish you much luck in this endeavour of yours!

      Comment by C'hele — August 13, 2009 @ 19:53

  4. You’ve been a busy lady! I’m currently reading “High Fidelity” by Nick Hornby. I find it interesting to read stories that have been made into movies and see exactly what was changed. 🙂

    Comment by vroni1208 — August 14, 2009 @ 09:03

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