"I have known Justine Toms for three decades. This eloquent, profound, and moving book captures the spirit she has infused into New Dimensions Radio for over three decades. Small Pleasures is a book of meditative essays that delivers on the promise of the title: they are a pleasure to read and will ease busy readers into a state of grace. Justine brings her light touch and manifest humility to topics ranging from flora and fauna to people and politics, all woven into a tapestry of love. The prose poetry of Small Pleasures is the perfect gift for family, friends, and acquaintances. Read a meditation or two before going to sleep, and your dreams will herald a better tomorrow."
-- Robert W. Fuller, former president of Oberlin College, author of Somebodies and Nobodies and All Rise
"Small Pleasures is one of the most beautiful, true, and authentic books that I've ever had the pleasure to read. Justine Toms, who has brought wisdom to the world through New Dimensions Radio for three decades, brings her own powerfully wise voice to us in this luminous volume. Her mature spirituality shines in stories and examples that you'll be delighted to read and to share. What a rich gift we've been given."
-- Joan Borysenko, PhD, co-author Your Soul's Compass
"This is spiritual exploration that has been lived, stories culled from a wise and wild woman. Justine has mined the gold of her own experience and offers us practical wisdom and inspiration for living a full and deep life."
-- Oriah Mountain Dreamer author of The Invitation
"These sparkling essays by Justine Willis Toms are gems of honesty and inspiration. In putting life under the microscope and reporting what she's seen, she offers wisdom in abundance. If you are looking for a star to steer by in a world that often seems unhinged, let Justine be your guide."
-- Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
"This collection of essays by Justine Toms provides the reader a place not only for reflection, but inspiration and motivation for personal and social change. It is not often that one comes across the sharing of meaningful life experience that truly empowers and validates one’s own experience. A great book for opening to possibilities and re-dreaming one’s life."
-- Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist, author of The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life
"The way to find one's inner wisdom is by listening to one's inner voice. The essays contained here will help you to see and know yourself and the world in an eye opening way. They can start you on the path to a heightened awareness of yourself and the world around you. So read on and awaken to what lies within."
-- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Magic & Mudpies and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul
"Small Pleasures is a jewel of a book. Beautifully written, insightful about human nature, with utter sensitivity to the natural world and the light that binds us all together. I've had the privilege of experiencing the wonder that is Justine Toms, and the light she and her husband Michael have brought to the world via New Dimensions Radio. Her precious book will open your heart and mind to the beauty and depth that surrounds us."
-- Judith Orloff, MD, author of Emotional Freedom
"These reflections are like conversations with an old friend--straightforward, sensible, comforting and inspiring. They satisfy."
-- Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life
"Justine Toms weaves personal and organizational history, spirituality and practical wisdom together in these essays. Her gift is to turn real life situations into wisdom and dreams into reality. Anyone wanting to know themselves better, get some tips on being active in the world, working with others, and the sacredness of life must read this book."
-- Amy and Arny Mindell, authors of Metaskills and Quantum Mind