Mixed Recommendations of the Week (27).

I really need to find a new title for this type or articles, I feel this one is too long and not too friendly and it surely doesn’t attract too many readers. On the other hand, I enjoy seeing the little number in the end, a small token of appreciation from me to myself 🙂 I guess I’ll change it to Weekly Mixed Cuentos. Hope you’ll like it if I do.

Either way, I keep telling myself that the content is more important, maybe? Here I am with the first collection of mixed recommendations for this year, as random as ever:

I cannot truly describe how much I have loved the Little Women movie. It is beyond my modest writing talent. I did love it so very much and I’ll try to write a bit about it once I am able to see it at least 2 more times. I think it became my favorite movie after many many years of Amélie reigning that top. The soundtrack is so intense, but peaceful. I listen a lot to this lately:

About the lost art of listening:

None of us are good listeners all the time. It’s human nature to get distracted by what’s going on in your own head. Listening takes effort. Like reading, you might choose to go over some things carefully while skimming others, depending on the situation. But the ability to listen carefully, like the ability to read carefully, degrades if you don’t do it often enough. If you start listening to everyone as you would scan headlines on a celebrity gossip website, you won’t discover the poetry and wisdom that is within people. And you withhold the gift that the people who love you, or could love you, most desire.

Has Listening Become a Lost Art? – by Kate Murphy

I have probably written 12034802 times about my love and admiration for Esther Perel, but I feel the need to mention it again. If you don’t know yet, there is a newsletter she sends bi-monthly – Letters from Esther, which is real food for thought and soul. The most recent letter is available also here. She brings an out of the box (of course! 🙂 ) perspective on the new year and its resolutions and I think that if you read a “motivational” piece for this time of year, this could be it. She also focuses lately on the workplace dynamics, which is frequently forgotten in the big talks on personal well being. Do check her work out, it is worth it, I promise!


Very important:

That’s all from me for now.

Be good and do good!


8 replies

    • Thank you! The title from now sounds a bit like a prescription or something, the longest word ever, recommendations, I have no idea how I came up with it, but then I went with the flow :))
      Have a great week!


  1. Hi
    Your recommendations are very interesting. Thank you!
    Do you know if the new version of Little Women is only in the cinema or it’s also on Netflix or other streaming service?
    Reading about Ester Perel it reminded me about Viktor Frankl and his book Man’s Search for Meaning. Do you know it? It changed my life.
    Best regards

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    • Thank you! 🙂
      For now, it is only in the cinema, but surely it will pop up soon enough on other services. If you are in Romania, it will appear in the cinema in February, so little time to wait!
      I don’t know the book, it looks super interesting, I’ll check it out soon.
      Have an awesome weeek!


    • I am not in Romania.
      I hope I will see the movie one way or another. I liked the previous version very much.
      Meanwhile I bought Sandy Bell, the cartoons (speaking in one of your previous posts about series that touched our lives). Sandy Bell was one of my mentors.
      Have a nice week!

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    • Sandy Bell! <3<3<3
      Hope you´ll see Little Women sooner or later and do let me know if you liked it!


  2. I discovered Esther Perel a couple of years ago, in a Ted Talk, but then I didn’t follow her much. However, a couple of months ago I started listening to the “Where Should We Begin” podcast and it’s so, so good. I haven’t heard or read many (couple) therapists, but I get the feeling that she’s so, so good at what she does. And she’s been making me say “a-ha” so many times, it’s crazy. She’s such an inspiration to me, honestly. Thanks for sharing the letter! 😀

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