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How to Live

Author : Sarah Bakewell
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-04-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781446450901
File Size : 22,9 Mb
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Book Summary: How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This first full biography of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

How to Be Miserable

Author : Randy J. Paterson
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2016-05-01
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781626254084
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Total Download : 320

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Book Summary: In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

A Year to Live

Author : Stephen Levine
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2009-10-07
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9780307561329
File Size : 15,8 Mb
Total Download : 724

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Book Summary: In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. Levine provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel that it has come too soon.

How to Live. What To Do.

Author : Josh Cohen
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2021-02-11
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781473561250
File Size : 27,8 Mb
Total Download : 606

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Book Summary: What can Alice in Wonderland teach us about childhood? Could reading Conversations with Friends guide us through first love? Does Esther Greenwood’s glittering success and subsequent collapse in The Bell Jar help us understand ambition? And, finally, what can we learn about death from Virginia Woolf? Literature matters. Not only does it provide escapism and entertainment, but it also holds a mirror up to our lives to show us aspects of ourselves we may not have seen or understood. From jealousy to grief, fierce love to deep hatred, our inner lives become both stranger and more familiar when we explore them through fiction. Josh Cohen, a psychoanalyst and Professor of Modern Literary Theory, delves deep into the inner lives of the most memorable and vivid characters in literature. His analysis of figures such as Jay Gatsby and Mrs Dalloway offers insights into the greatest questions about the human experience, ones that we can all learn from. He walks us through the different stages of existence, from childhood to old age, showing that literature is much more than a refuge from the banality and rigour of everyday life – through the experiences of its characters, it can show us ways to be wiser, more open and more self-aware.

How to Live a Good Life

Author : Jonathan Fields
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2018-03-13
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781401946326
File Size : 28,8 Mb
Total Download : 660

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Book Summary: Seriously . . . another book that tells you how to live a good life? Don’t we have enough of those? You’d think so. Yet, more people than ever are walking through life disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied, mired in regret, declining health, and a near maniacal state of gut-wrenching autopilot busyness. Whatever is out there isn’t getting through. We don’t know who to trust. We don’t know what’s real and what’s fantasy. We don’t know how and where to begin and we don’t want to wade through another minute of advice that gives us hope, then saps our time and leaves us empty. How to Live a Good Life is your antidote; a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of a life well lived. No need for blind faith or surrender of intelligence; everything you’ll discover is immediately actionable and subject to validation through your own experience. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and the author’s years-long quest to learn at the feet of masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life, this book offers a simple yet powerful model, the “Good Life Buckets ” —spend 30 days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life. Each day will bring a new, practical yet powerful idea, along with a specific exploration designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality, radiance, and graceful ease; and leave you feeling lit up by the way you contribute to the world, like you’re doing the work you were put on the planet to do. How to Live a Good Life is not just a book to be read; it’s a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.

How to Live in the Now

Author : Ernest Svendsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-01-19
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1699765847
File Size : 10,9 Mb
Total Download : 819

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Book Summary: A Practical Guide to Living Life in the Present Moment "This moment is it. It is everything. It is all there is, and the solution to any difficulty in your life is to be found here and here alone..." Based on more than 25 years of experience, bestselling author and facilitator Ernest Holm Svendsen takes you on the most important journey of your life. The journey from the prison of your mind to the vitality and aliveness of the present moment. In his down-to-earth style and using practical exercises and experiments, Ernest shows you exactly how to change your life by shutting down your autopilot and waking up to the spontaneous joy of being in the present moment. Through clear explanations and step-by-step guidance, How to Live In the Now offers a practical path to living life in the present moment which is available to anyone, no matter their life circumstances. Learn how to be in the present moment Learn how to let go of anxiety and worried thoughts Learn how to create deep connections with others Learn how to stop seeking approval and be yourself "I loved this book and how it taught me to live life in the present! From the precise and easy-to-understand explanations to the simplicity of the practices it has made such a difference for me." "It was as if I could weave your instructions as a thread through my (very busy) life as a working parent. I have spent so much time not living in the present and I can't begin to express what getting better at living now has brought to my marriage, the relationship to my children and my work life." "I've read so many books on how to live in the present. Being present in the moment is the most important topic in life but it is so often misunderstood. Your book really clears it up and the training program is just perfect. Thank you for this little gem making everyone better at living in the now!"

How to Live a Good Life

Author : Massimo Pigliucci,Skye Cleary,Daniel Kaufman
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-01-07
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780525566151
File Size : 28,9 Mb
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Book Summary: A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically? This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition. Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Life and how to live it

Author : Daniel Mayhew
Publisher : Quick Brown Fox Publication
Release : 2007
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9780955480416
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Total Download : 629

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Book Summary: Writing successful novels about music or bands is a notoriously difficult thing to do, and something that rarely succeeds. Step forward Daniel Mayhew to prove the exception to the rule with his debut, which tells the tale of Serpico, the band formed by flatmates, Reilly and Jacob, and the adventure that ensues when Reilly takes a week off work sick, and binging on cheap alcohol, writes what could just turn out to be the best album of all time.