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The Fun of Symbolism in Books and Film

I recently read The Alchemist by Paul Coelho.   I was delighted to find so many Bible stories and ancient myths embedded in the work, since one of my editors had questioned me for my use of paraphrased Bible verses and hidden story motifs in my fantasy novel… 697 more words

The Secret of Happiness

With a title like “The Secret of Happiness,” who could pass up reading this post? Admit it, you were lured in…thinking that I had this super applicable formula to create happiness, right? 473 more words

Today was a Good Day

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I got a call this morning around 8:30 saying my therapist had a cancellation and would I be interested in an appointment this afternoon? 470 more words


Book Review - Aleph by Paulo Coelho

 Aleph has been on one of my many To Read lists for a while. When I added it to the list, I was also adding a bunch of books from the… 643 more words

Book Talk

Oasis. Camino - Day Thirteen

There’s this book I read a few months ago called The Alchemist. It’s an amazing book. A very wise woman recommended it to me when I went to her for advice on how best to learn to handle my problems and worries. 3,122 more words

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

I graduated last month (yay!) but at times, I feel really down in the dumps. I mean, I’m grateful to have a job and to have gone to the most perfect school for me. 707 more words


“If you live your life fully you will die only once. But if you are scared of every step, fear will kill you day after day.”

– Paulo Coelho