Saturday, February 26, 2011

Moore writes about mentoring for parents

If I Were Your Daddy, This Is What You'd Learn, by Julia Espey, is a new collection of real-life stories and parenting suggestions from 35 men in various fields. A February 2011 press release for this book, published by Courtland Publishing, includes:
"Participants represent a cross-section of accomplished men from varying occupations, backgrounds, faiths and beliefs, ranging from a Nobel Peace Prize-winner to a West African child educator to the CEO of Habitat for Humanity. The book is endorsed by Stephen M. R. Covey, Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield (who offers the foreword) and the National Fatherhood Initiative, in addition to leading educators and therapists. Men Are from Mars expert Dr. John Gray, Care of the Soul theologian and writer Thomas Moore and The Secret's John Assaraf are among the notable participants who contribute to the book's rich content."
Thomas Moore contributes Chapter 17, "A World of Mentors" in a section called "Utilizing Support". Learn more about this book at If I Were Your Daddy site.

Title: If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You'd Learn
By Julia Espey
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Courtland Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936623005
ISBN-13: 978-1936623006

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Cultivate a life together, not just a relationship

In time for St. Valentine's Day, Thomas Moore shares "The Anatomy of Love" for The Huffington Post. Moore fleshes out these five guidelines for love in his blog post:

1. Love your partner.
2. Deal with shadow elements.
3. Diffuse your sexuality.
4. Aim for friendship.
5. Make a life.

He concludes, "Plato said that love is a mania -- a good kind of madness that drives us crazy and yet makes a world. Ancient philosophers said that the same drive that draws us together keeps the planets in orbit. Our loves are large in scope and definitely deserve creative attention and constant devotion."

In Care of the Soul, Moore writes, "Does this mean that we need to be cured of this madness? Robert Burton in his massive self-help book of the seventeenth century, The Anatomy of Melancholy, says there is only one cure for the melancholic sickness of love: enter into it with abandon."