Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008-11-04
One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
Author: Editors of Garden and Gun
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South. From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse. You'll also find: Roy Blount Jr. on telling a great story; Julia Reed on the secrets of throwing a great party; Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner; Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog; John T Edge on why Southern food matters; and much more. As flavorful, authentic, and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner's Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).
Author: Lama Marut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A lighthearted and unabashed manifest for creating and sustaining happiness in today's highly stressed, consumer-based world shares recommendations for readers from all backgrounds, providing action plans for specific changes while offering accompanying Microsoft tags for bonus video material. Original.
Author: Robert P. Lockwood
Publisher: Servant Books
Release Date: 2009
Lockwood weaves Scripture, Church teaching and everyday storiesfrom Babe Ruths funeral to the authors doomed efforts to make the varsity basketball teamrevealing the virtues for what they really are: a call to action and our tie to the living God. The virtuous life isnt just the good life; its the best life, the life you were made for.
Author: Laura Rowley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Praise for Money & Happiness "Laura Rowley makes us all understand the money-happiness connection in our own lives so that we spend our time and our efforts wisely. She gets to the heart of why money can bring feelings of stress, joy, and freedom, and Rowley offers insight that every reader can use to make smarter decisions that will lead to living a rich life in every possible definition of the term." --Lucy Danziger, Editor in Chief, Self magazine "This is a wry and companionable guide to getting your finances in better sync with your values, and who wouldn't be enriched by that?" --Melinda Henneberger, Contributing Editor, Newsweek "Money and Happiness takes cold, hard, financial information and warms it up through the voice of your best friend. You'll find out how to achieve your life dreams, and avoid money nightmares. The cost of this book may be the best investment you'll ever make." --Kevin McKinley, CFP, author of Make Your Kid a Millionaire and host of public radio's On Your Money "Let Laura Rowley guide you to a rational and rewarding life by helping you re-order your approach to your financial well-being. This book covers all the dimensions you need to know about how to plan properly for your reality. She teaches that you need not be loaded to be happy. And she shows you how to set, then achieve, your goals. For your sanity, Rowley is a welcome antidote to the wave of materialism washing over our culture." --Allan Dodds Frank, Bloomberg Television
"Original version of a #selfie: Taking a photo of yourself rather than having someone else take it for you. You try out various filters and select the one that makes you look your best. #Selfienomics version of a #selfie: reflecting on different aspects of your life and taking the initiative to improve so that you can be the best version of yourself." And so begins Selfienomics, the first Indian self-help book written for young people by a young entrepreneur who speaks their language. Offering workable, practical advise on how to manage finances, start a business, complete creative projects and how to be a better citizen, Selfienomics is so funny, upbeat and entertaining, it's not just a must-read but also a mast-read.
From San Francisco supper club Bix comes this stylish miscellany for cocktail lovers, foodies, and arts aficionados. Packed with fun facts, fascinating lists, and bon mots, it also includes recipes for classic drinks and the bar foods that go with them. Prepare to be entertained by the Ten Essential Books for Food Lovers, the origin of "on the rocks," or a Champagne primer, from brut to cuve. With color photographs and illustrations, Bixology lets the good times roll.
Author: David Patchell-Evans
Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: 2004-02-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
David Patchell-Evans is the founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness Clubs, Canada’s largest and fastest-growing fitness empire. Patchell-Evans, or “Patch,” as everyone calls him, is a five-time Canadian rowing champion and an active rower, runner, and skier today. Two weeks into his first year in university he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. A lengthy and arduous period of rehabilitation at a sports clinic sparked his interest in sports and exercise, and he went on to combine courses in physical fitness and business, and to found his business empire. In this sane approach to health and exercise, Patch recounts his own personal story and gives balanced and inspiring tips on exercise, diet, and life.
Author: Stephen A. Di Biase PhD
Publisher: Premier Insights LLC
Release Date: 2015-04-01
"A Millennial's Guide to Living the Good Life" cross roughs "The Millennial Generation" with a tried and true philosophy for finding happiness in the noise of modern life. Happiness is both "fractal" - looking the same regardless of context - and very situational – being impacted by circumstances. Understanding the fractal components allows a “Millennial” to more effectively deal with their situations.
Author: Samuel Fleischacker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015
Religions that centre around a revelation - or a 'good book', which is seen as God's word - are widely regarded as irrational and dangerous, based on outdated science and conducive to illiberal, inhumane moral attitudes. Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.
Transform your life in 30 days.We are all working hard, but are we working on the right things? We all want to live a good life, yet life itself sometimes seems to get in the way. Based on the author's two decades of experience in helping the leaders of large organizations effect change, this book presents a fresh and structured approach on to how to transform our own lives--to feel alive and to minimize regrets.You will read about how to apply the three disciplines of a good life: Directing Energy Unlocking Potential Enabling GrowthYou'll use these disciplines to not only change your life, but also sustain the benefits of that change through the inevitable highs and lows that come with being human.
Author: Ryan Holiday
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics
From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: William Braxton Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2007
Irvine looks at what modern science can tell about desire--what happens in the brain when one desires something and how animals evolved particular desires. He suggests that people who can convince themselves to want what they already have dramatically enhance their happiness.