Einstein s God

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143116776
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Collects interviews and discussions on the interplay between scientific and religious inquiry, contributed by some of today's greatest thinkers, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, and Esther Sternberg.

Speaking of Faith

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143113186
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Religion

The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Being Wise A collection of wisdom and tips by successful authors and leaders For the reason why you are happy skinny rich have a successful marriage have friends and achieve much

Author: Kevin T. Strong
Publisher: Kevin T Strong
ISBN: 9781301595600
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

This book is a collection of the best information given by successful leaders and well known books throughout history. It may be an interest to you. “A simple guide to the natural laws of life like the law of gravity is to physics” “A recommended book to athletes, parents, co-workers, leaders, students and neighbors” “Wow! This is awe inspiring. We live on a wonderful planet full of fascination” “With a population of over 7,000,000,000 people with all the many religions, cultures, nationalities, education systems, gender, age, race, disabilities, social upbringings and down to each individual’s differences this book gives information that applies to every human being on this planet, making this a true masterpiece everyone can benefit from” “A recommended and uplifting book to have meaning at work or in life” If you were to read all of the great books that have stood the test of time like, Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages”, and hundreds of others, you would find many similarities and the same topics talked about over and over again. This book contains the key information to getting what you want out of life, hidden throughout those great books and more.

Becoming Wise B

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Corsair
ISBN: 1472152204
Release Date: 2017-12-07
Genre: Religion


Wisdom

Author: Stephen S. Hall
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307593092
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Science

We all recognize wisdom, but defining it is more elusive. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall gives us a penetrating history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestations in education, politics, and the workplace. Hall’s bracing exploration of the science of wisdom allows us to see this ancient virtue with fresh eyes, yet also makes clear that despite modern science’s most powerful efforts, wisdom continues to elude easy understanding. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571318718
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Genre: Nature

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Gives Me Hope

Author: Emerson Spartz
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569758281
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Self-Help

A visually stunning and emotionally uplifting book that presents the best stories from givemehope.com. This book has the short-attention-span appeal of F My Life with positive stories presented with the visual appeal of Post Secret.

The Power Paradox

Author: Dacher Keltner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698195592
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Psychology

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world. Power is ubiquitous—but totally misunderstood. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Dr. Dacher Keltner presents the very idea of power in a whole new light, demonstrating not just how it is a force for good in the world, but how—via compassion and selflessness—it is attainable for each and every one of us. It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what we all too often forget, and it is the crux of the power paradox: by misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We abuse and lose our power, at work, in our family life, with our friends, because we've never understood it correctly—until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and in and of itself a good thing. Dr. Keltner lays out exactly—in twenty original "Power Principles"—how to retain power; why power can be a demonstrably good thing; when we are likely to abuse power; and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness.

The Man Within My Head

Author: Pico Iyer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307957467
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, people out of history or fiction, met or unmet, who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know. In The Man Within My Head, Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with the English writer Graham Greene; he examines Greene’s obsessions, his elusiveness, his penchant for mystery. Iyer follows Greene’s trail from his first novel, The Man Within, to such later classics as The Quiet American and begins to unpack all he has in common with Greene: an English public school education, a lifelong restlessness and refusal to make a home anywhere, a fascination with the complications of faith. The deeper Iyer plunges into their haunted kinship, the more he begins to wonder whether the man within his head is not Greene but his own father, or perhaps some more shadowy aspect of himself. Drawing upon experiences across the globe, from Cuba to Bhutan, and moving, as Greene would, from Sri Lanka in war to intimate moments of introspection; trying to make sense of his own past, commuting between the cloisters of a fifteenth-century boarding school and California in the 1960s, one of our most resourceful explorers of crossing cultures gives us his most personal and revelatory book.

Teaching a Stone to Talk

Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061843172
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

The New Better Off

Author: Courtney E. Martin
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580055802
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Social Science

Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Composing a Life

Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802196316
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Social Science

Mary Catherine Bateson has been called "one of the most original and important thinkers of our time" (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson's deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation--their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender--Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. "Well-formulated and passionate ... Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating ... A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity." -- The Boston Globe

On the Breath of Song

Author: Kathy Leo
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996971947
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Self-Help

Hallowell, founded by Kathy Leo of Vermont, is a hospice choir connected to Brattleboro Area Hospice. Hallowell has served as a model for many other hospice choirs formed as part of this growing movement. Kathy continues to co-lead workshops in the practice of bedside singing for the dying. She also works part time as a care coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. Prior to her work with the dying, Kathy was a midwife and childbirth educator.

Circle of Grace

Author: Jan Richardson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0977816273
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Church year

"Within the struggle, joy, pain, and delight that attend our life, there is an invisible circle of grace that enfolds and encompasses us in every moment. Blessings help us to perceive this circle of grace, to find our place of belonging within it, and to receive the strength the circle holds for us." -from the Introduction Beginning in Advent and moving through the sacred seasons of the Christian year, Circle of Grace offers Jan's distinctive and poetic blessings that illuminate the treasures each season offers to us.

The Urban Monk

Author: Pedram Shojai
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623369019
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Self-Help

In this New York Times bestseller, you will discover how the calmness of Zen masters can help you stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter. Our world is an overwhelming place. Each day’s commitments to career and family take everything we’ve got, and we struggle to focus on our health, relationships, and purpose in life. Technology brings endless information to our fingertips, but the one thing we really want—a sense of satisfaction and contentment—remains out of reach. Pedram Shojai is here to change all of that. With practice, you can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevate your existence. He guides you in learning to honor the body and mind, discharge stuck energy, and shake free from toxicity and excess stress. The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive.