Over the wonder-filled Christmas and New Year Break I was able to spend some valuable time reading and reflecting. The two books that have blown my mind and spoke loudly to me are a couple of old classics.
Firstly, Manhood by Steve Biddulph; this was first published in the 90’s but Steve, in his wisdom has updated it for this crazy and ever changing techno time we live in. This is a fundamental book for all men, and frankly women, who wish to understand their fathers, sons, partners or other significant other males. It includes timely and relevant advice on:
- The Rules for life
- Parenting Teenagers
- Relationships generally
- Our work/our worth
And secondly, M Scott Peck’s, The Road Less Travelled; Yes, I know, it is 25 years old and does contain some outdated concepts, but at the core are some of the richest and most in-your-face truths of humanity and its everyday lived experiences. These include:
- Letting go
- Sex (woops – sex again – are these male authors obsessed?)
….just to mention a few areas (the ones that I continually deal with in my practice – and my own life).
Let me say before beginning, that books like this speak to what we need to hear. The musings I am about to make are firstly about what I need – they spoke to me. Perhaps they will speak to you as well – particularly in light of the constant issues that come up for clients and myself in coaching (and life).
So, if these topics ring any bells for you, I would love your comments and thoughts – help me….help you…..help others. It is our responsibility as human beings.