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.
Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit »Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.
Author: Lama Marut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age. Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment. You’ll learn how to: • transform problems into opportunities; • set yourself free from fear and anxiety; • unburden yourself of past resentment; • create an action plan for true happiness. Further explore the concepts of a spiritual renegade lifestyle through Microsoft Tags within this book, which link to online videos of Lama Marut discussing each of his concepts firsthand. This book is bound to disrupt your suffering, disturb your dissatisfaction, and elicit a deep-seated contentment. Happiness is in your hands.
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
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: Jon Ludovina
Publisher: Midtown Columbia
Release Date: 2013-09
What will truly deliver The Good Life? Can we get there by buying new things? Experiencing new things? Being respected by more people? Accomplishing more feats? Making more money? Most anything we do or say is built on the premise that everyone deserves The Good Life. The bible doesn't tell us we shouldn't search for happiness, but rather that we're not searching hard enough. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tries to find The Good Life in most any way possible. He attempts riches, wisdom, pleasure, accomplishments, respect, and most anything else we could think of--and comes up empty. He discovers that the truest Good Life is not found in things on earth, but in seeing everything in light of eternity. How can we truly discover The Good Life? Guide includes weekly study guides, group discussion guides, family guides, daily devotionals, and much, much more!
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-04-05
HE'S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR . . . A CONTROVERSIAL FILM DIRECTOR . . . ONE OF THE SEXIEST MEN ALIVE (AT LEAST ACCORDING TO PEOPLE MAGAZINE) . . . AND NOW MEL GIBSON WANTS TO HELP YOU BE ALL YOU CAN BE! When Mel Gibson wakes up in jail after being arrested for DUI, he doesn't quite remember what happened the night before, but he's not worried. After all, he's Mel Gibson! Whatever he might have said or done, he's confident it will all blow over. Because if there's one thing Mel knows for sure, it's how to live the charmed life he so richly deserves! And since Mel has a couple of hours to kill before his lawyers show up, he's decided to share his secrets of happiness with you mere mortals. Here you'll find Mel's exclusive tips for career success, romance, keeping fit, facing your fears, money matters, and even surviving a nuclear apocalypse! With a foreword by Jesus Christ Himself and an appendix of Mel's favorite cocktails (like the Tequila Sunrise: Take one bottle of tequila, drink 'til sunrise), this is the definitive guide to living the good life, Mel Gibson-style. (This book is not in any way affiliated with or authorized by the real Mel Gibson. Or Jesus Christ, for that matter.)
Author: Billee Sharp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: House & Home
Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.
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: 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: David Brown
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A collection of entertainment industry anecdotes by the film and Broadway producer shares his perspectives about the flawed logic of experts, the role of doctors in making people sick, and the truth about the potency myth in sex and marriage.
Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.