Four-Word Self-Help

Author: Patti Digh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762799846

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 5652


Four-Word Self-Help is a pithy nod to the fact that life is simpler than we try to make it. Author Patti Digh gives truisms for most of our woes in four well-chosen words, taking the issues of our busy, burdened days and proving that rather than “solving” a complexity with another complexity, the answer may well lie in simple actions. Twelve hot-button “issues” are addressed: Community, Love, Stress, Travel, Soul, Wellness, Success, Green, Activism, Children, Generosity, and Endings. Each concise nugget of advice, 101 in all, has been illustrated with sumptuous original art from around the world by readers of the author’s blog, 37days.com.

The Next Ten Minutes

Author: Andrew Peterson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439195239

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 7448


A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Making Me Time

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul

ISBN: 1611590744

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 1841


“Me time” is the cure for what ails you. You know you need it. Here’s how to take care of yourself so that you can be the very best version of you! Do you ever say that you’ll take care of yourself after you finish your to-do list? The personal, revealing stories in this book will convince you to put yourself at the top of that list. Self-care and life balance are what we all neglect most. These 101 true stories from people who turned their lives around will show you how to take care of your physical and mental health. You’ll be inspired by people who have taken back control of their lives and carved out that all-important “me time,” whether that means exercising, reading, meditating, seeing friends, or communing with nature. Whatever your psyche needs is your form of “me time” and that’s something that you deserve. There are many approaches, and at least one of them is bound to work for you. In these pages, you’ll read about men and women who: Put an hour for themselves on their daily to-do lists Pursued long-delayed sports, hobbies, or volunteer work Discovered themselves through travel, fitness, or new careers Learned to ask for help instead of doing it all Started treating themselves as well as they would treat a guest Stopped seeing the people who weren’t making them happy Rediscovered the benefits of exercising and being outside in nature Created their own personal spaces in their homes or outdoors Decluttered their calendars or their homes—and felt liberated

The Making of an Elder Culture

Author: Theodore Roszak

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716617

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 315


The Summer of Love. Vietnam. Woodstock. These are the milestones of the baby boomer generation Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 breakthrough book The Making of a Counter Culture. Part of an unprecedented longevity revolution, those boomers form the most educated, most socially conscientious, politically savvy older generation the world has ever seen. And they are preparing for Act Two... The Making of an Elder Culture reminds the boomers of the creative role they once played in our society, and of the moral and intellectual resources they have to draw upon for radical transformation in their later years. Seeing the experience of aging as a revolution in consciousness, it predicts an "elder insurgency" where boomers return to take up what they left undone in their youth. Freed from competitive individualism, military-industrial bravado, and the careerist rat race, who better is there to forge a compassionate economy? Who better positioned not only to demand Social Security and Medicare for themselves, but to champion "Entitlements for Everyone"? Fusing the green, the gray and the just, Eldertown can be an achievable, truly sustainable future. Part demographic study, part history; part critique and part appeal, Roszak's take on the imminent transformation of our world is as wise as it is inspired -- and utterly appealing.

Geography of Loss

Author: Patti Digh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493004158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9256


This extraordinary book is borne of loss: the loss of love, of certainty and assuredness, of knowing where we are or who we are, of beauty and youth, of health, of life itself, of privacy, and of roles and of knowing. When someone or something we love leaves us, we suddenly walk alone into new territory without them. We become strangers in new lands, places where the landscape is unalterably changed, where the center of gravity has somehow faltered and become weak, making us feel as if we might fall off the surface of the earth. Sometimes, that moment of loss defines the rest of our lives, becoming a center to our compass forever. This unique book is a guidebook, an atlas of those experiences of loss and grief, a map for living through and into change and impermanence, to moving on anew. You are the navigator through the three main sections: Embrace what is: walk into your new landscape Honor what was: be grateful for your old landscape Love what will be: live into your future landscape Illustrated throughout with art submitted from around the world, this book is an atlas of experience, utilizing map imagery and the richly metaphoric, evocative, and functional language of geography to help you place yourself on your own journey, to find your way through helpful exercises and an empathetic, expert guide.

The Artist's Library

Author: Erinn Batykefer,Laura Damon-Moore

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566893534

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 3735


A guide to libraries as creative spaces including exercises, best practices, and examples for artists, librarians, and community members.

What I Wish For You

Author: Patti Digh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768703

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 2368


A beautifully illustrated collection of wisdom from around the world with heartfelt insights for any age.

Four-Letter Word

Author: Christa Desir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481497391

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6723


“Raw, real, and impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice and Moxie “Tender, gripping, and deceptively haunting.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys and The Last True Love Story “Bold and edgy…will leave readers breathlessly turning pages.” —Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things and The Summer of Letting Go Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high-stakes gripping story of manipulation and innocence lost, from the author of Bleed Like Me. Chloe Sanders is ready for a change. She’s tired of watching her best friend Eve turn away from her for the more interesting and popular Holly Reed, and tired of living with her grandparents while her parents volunteer overseas. Chloe spends her days crushing on a guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely. Then a new girl transfers to her high school—Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and instantly placed on a pedestal by Eve and Holly. Now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe” and she figures the only thing to do is go with it. Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule—obtain information by any means necessary. Chloe Donnelly’s got power over everyone—secrets she’s exploiting—and she uses it to keep them all playing. When the game turns nasty, soft-spoken Mateo chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.