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From Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake, a Private History of Everyday Happiness
From Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake, a Private History of Everyday Happiness

“I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies…I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.”

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Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life
Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life

“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”

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The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions
The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation. Dream images are the product of that creation.”

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Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret
Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret

“You’ve traveled this far on the back of every mistake.”

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6 Rules for Creative Sanity from Radical Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich
6 Rules for Creative Sanity from Radical Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich

“Never yield to the expediencies of life except where it is basically harmless.”

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Henry Miller on the Beautiful Osmosis of Giving and Receiving
Henry Miller on the Beautiful Osmosis of Giving and Receiving

“It’s only when we demand that we are hurt.”

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