Praise for On The Back of the Wildebeest
"I'll never be afraid of writer's block again after reading this myth-defying book."
—Rona Maynard, author of My Mother's Daughter and former Editor of Chatelaine
"Trauma is now realized as not only a body-mind wound but ultimately a soul wound. Audrey Jolly has walked through her wound and transformed it into wisdom and joy. This book is direct, funny and wise."
—Elinor Dickson, PhD, psychologist, Jungian therapist, author of Dancing at the Still Point
"Infused with wisdom ... A treasure chest of inspiration."—Paula Thomson, PsyD, Clinical psychologist, Professor at CSUN and co-author of Creativity, Trauma, and Resilience
"Audrey Jolly walks her talk on this bold creative journey with personal experiences and exercises that are engaging and affirming."—Maureen Jennings, recipient of the Grant Allen award and award-winning author of the Murdoch Mysteries and Heat Wave
Great Read! - M.E.H.
A fun series of nine short tales of the author, as a lad, getting into trouble with his friends as they run wild through their High Park neighbourhood and other locales. In Hillside Gardens, they get pinched by a motorcycle cop. In the story of Black Creek, a couple of them almost drown themselves as they launch over a waterfall in the Lambton Golf and Country Club.
The stories are interspersed with history, humour, philosophy and good nature. If you’re looking for something light to read on a Saturday afternoon, this may be what you’re looking for!
My Buddhist Journal; One Year in the Life of a Buddhist
by MBJL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Toronto, Canada)
"This book has something for everyone. It’s the reflections of a Buddhist, husband, father, photographer and lover of nature. It is a multilayered, creative view of the world through the eyes of a unique and gentle soul. It’s a great read if you’re looking to awaken and nourish connection with self. It poses questions that are challenging and thought-provoking for the reader, inviting one to wake up and smell the roses. It is enriched by the author’s photographs of beauty found in both the whole and the broken. My Buddhist Journal takes you on an intimate external exploration of one man’s view of the world around him from cereal boxes and commercialism to deeper more challenging waters - questioning death, the meaning of life, love and relationships. Wonderful read whether you’re Buddhist or not."
Certainty in Buddhist
by Livelikearoo (Toronto, Canada) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I highly recommend this book. A twenty-minute read that might help reset your view of the world and view of yourself.
While this book is directed at Buddhists, owing to its Buddhist point of view, its message is delivered loud and clear to everyone - relying upon our existing view of the world, to the exclusion of all others, is at best limiting to the individual and at worst dangerous for the world.
Horner makes the point that when people disagree with us, we believe them to be ignorant (not in possession of the “facts”), stupid (not able to put two and two together), or filled with evil intentions (the dreaded hidden agenda). So the danger is that when people disagree with our views, we believe them ignorant, stupid or evil - all this rationalizing because we, ourselves, are too lazy to reassess our own views, look at the facts or take a moment to examine other possibilities ...
The personal anecdotes the author includes are illustrative of his brushes with being undone by his own incredulous sense of certainty."
The Story of UJetsun Milarepa A FREE PUBLICATION
by Livelikearoo (Toronto, Canada) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A very brief retelling of a favourite,Tibetan Buddhist tale. Ten minutes well spent. We get the highlights and main events in the life of a man in turmoil, who, in the end finds redemption, becomes a great teacher, poet and songwriter. Can we look forward to a more substantial follow up?