I write this review as someone who is extremely sympathetic to polyamory, has explored it in the past, and has made the choice that it is not something that would be ultimately as satisfying for me as monogamy.
I am delighted with certain aspects of the book that reframe abundant sexual expression in positive ways, promote honest, authentic, and safe relationships, and encourage people to explore with openness what is true for them. I also enjoy the "workbook" like nature of many of the inquiries, allowing many people to really make these ideas concrete in their own lives.
However, even upon re-reading this 2nd edition, I fundamentally disagree with too many of the… Read more
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I was very eager to read this book, inspired to bring mindfulness to interpersonal relationships and use dialog as a form of healing. At the root of buddhist practice is an attempt to create freedom and unconditional acceptance, and I am concerned about how effective some of the practices described really attain this...
Upon reading it, I was somewhat surprised at many statements that implied subtle levels of judgment - and statements like these are woven throughout the book. These statements have some contradictory element in them that re-creates the dualism mindfulness is designed to surpass. There are many points of disappointment for me, but for now let me mention a just 2… Read more
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I was extremely disappointed in this book given the amazing potential for information on snow tracking.
I'll start with the good stuff:
1) A good key on the inside cover.
Thats about it...
The bad stuff
What I would have liked to see and what was not in this book to my liking:
1) Natural history of animals in winter as opposed to other seasons. There is some information, but still not enough to aid the tracker.
2) An analysis of drag marks in the snow.
3) Actual pictures of prints, which although there are 10 questions or so in the back of the book with real prints, they are so badly taken and poorly… Read more