Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Withdrawal Symptoms!

I've been absorbed with a book I'm reading at the moment to the point where I haven't done any crafting apart from making a few cards for some of my old Y2 pupils who turn 18 this year!
The book has been enlightening though so its worth a mention.....its called "blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. He's fast becoming known as one of the 'modern thinkers' of our time.
It's about how we use our intuition to size up people/situations' in an instant- he calls it 'thin slicing' Its more than that though, Malcolm suggests that although we all think we make up our own minds and operate free will in our lives, there are times when we are manipulated - now I'm not talking about blatant stuff here - (we all know that everybody manipulates to get what they want) but the subtle ways in which our subconscious is affected and can cause us to make snap judgements that are often prejudiced. Or so subtle that our behaviour, or reactions are altered!
So I'm trying to become wiser and retrain my subconscious! So big changes afoot in the life of ME
Check the book out - its probably not a choice for a holiday read but if you are into self growth, its worth a look.
Bye for now


  1. Good choice of book, hope you've gained a lot of knowledge from this. "Don't judge a book by it's cover" springs to mind

  2. Hi Sandra, mmmm self help books my favourite, not heard of this one, but no what you mean about being absorbed when you find a good one!

  3. Hi Sandra

    Been down to class tonight and nobody there - there was four of us waiting - waited til seven then headed home - I'd even done some homework for you - boo hoo - have to amuse myself with scrapping this evening. When will the next class be? Let me know via my blog if you get chance.