If you’re interested in neuroscience or psychology, I’d highly reccomend any book by Oliver Sacks! I get asked a lot about books to read so you can also check out this video I made with my top 7 and this masterpost which includes websites where you can learn more!
For centuries, physicians have been fascinated by the many manifestations of migraine, and especially by the visual hallucinations or auras- similar in some ways to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria–which often precede a migraine.
Dr. Sacks describes these hallucinatory constants, and what they reveal about the working of the brain.
Awakenings is the remarkable account of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen in a decades-long sleep, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of these individuals, the stories of their lives, and the extraordinary transformations they underwent with treatment.
3. The Island of The Color Blind
Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands, and this book is an account of his work with an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind. He listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow.
4. Uncle Tungsten
A book about Sacks’ childood;
his discovery of biology, his departure from his childhood love of chemistry and, at age 14, a new understanding that he would become a doctor.
5. An Anthropologist on Mars
This book talks about 7 seemingly paradoxical neurological conditions: including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette’s Syndrome except when he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who has great difficulty deciphering the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior.
6. Seeing Voices
A journey into the world of deaf culture, and the neurological and social underpinnings of the remarkable visual language of the congenitally deaf. Sacks writes “The existence of a visual language, Sign, and the visual intelligence that goes with its acquisition, shows us that the brain is rich in potentials we would scarcely have guessed of, shows us the almost unlimited resource of the human organism when it is faced with the new and must adapt.”
Pluto is a complex little big planet with many facets. One being obsessions: which can also bring about great transformation
**Transformations can come from letting go of what you obsess over or try to control. Generally the need to control comes from a fear. And that fear can end up controlling you. Acknowledgment of this and Realizing you need a balance and letting go is what will set you free.
•Pluto in 1st house•
Obsessed with identity, body issues, attached to power issues. Transformed by letting go.
•Pluto in 2nd house•
Obsessed with what you are able to acquire in a attempt to overcome the fear of never having enough. Transformed by possessions/finances(loss or gain or both).
•Pluto in 3rd house•
Obsessed with being a seeker and finding the answers you seek. Also obsess over finding things that are hidden. Transformed by the mind, communications, siblings or maybe neighborhood.
•Pluto in 4th house•
Obsession might come in form of using control and power to get their way. Comes on from having a possible turbulent childhood. Transformed by home environment, maybe by letting go of control of home environment.
•Pluto in 5th house•
Obsessing could come in form of love relationships or lovers being obsessed with you. If you have children could obsess over them. Transformed by love, children, romance and gaming.
•Pluto in 6th house•
Obsessed with perfection, hard work, routine, exercise and health. Need to relax. Transformed by allowing change and or breaking routines.
•Pluto in the 7th house•
Obsessed with partnerships and can be very demanding or controlling of them or them of you. Transformation through close relationships.
•Pluto in 8th house•
Obsessed with secrets, taboo and sex. Attracted to darker things. Use your knowledge of understanding people’s psychology to better people. Transformation through extreme childhood experiences.
•Pluto in 9th house•
Obsessed with higher learning, your beliefs, possibly your religion. Careful in foreign places. By not get fixated on your ideas, Transformed by new adventures.
•Pluto in 10th house•
Obsessed with drive to succeed. Transformed through workplace or with general public somehow.
•Pluto in 11th house•
Obsessed with change in a larger group setting. Maybe some friends lost to death, creates more awareness for how to live. Transformation comes from friendships.
•Pluto in 12th house•
Obsessed with helping humanity. Have the power to do so. Strong psychic tendency to the hidden lives of others and yourself.
Love, nourish, and take care of your body EVERY day! It is so important to take care of it and nourish it with plant based foods. Fuel your body with food and don’t be afraid of it. Love it for what it does for you than rather what it looks like. Sweat everyday and release those toxins. You will feel SO much healthier and happier and that is my mission. I want to help women feel confident and feel their best because I have never felt confident until I lost 60 pounds. I want to show women that they can love themselves without any crazy diets or fads. REACH OUT to me if you need help or you need someone to talk to. I want to help as many women feel their best this year. That’s why I set up a group of women where they can all come together and support one another. You’ll get a fitness program, meal guide, superfoods, and me as your workout buddy 💃 lets change the world together and become our best, healthiest, and happiest selves!!!
Artemis and Holly’s relationship is one of my favorite things about the book series. Whether you ship them or not (I myself am on the fence), they changed each others’ lives. Holly, especially, transformed Artemis from a villain to a sacrificial hero, and he is exceedingly grateful to her for that.
I love that they are so openly affectionate without being in a romantic relationship. I love that Artemis acknowledges the possibility that he could be attracted to her, but he isn’t “friendzoned.” He recognizes being her friend as the gift it is, and vice versa. Holly keeps Artemis in his place, but she’d do anything to protect him. She loves him (in the familial, friend, agape sense), even though he doesn’t deserve it.
Their canon relationship is beautiful, and I love drawing it.