Happiness and Place

Author: Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137436337
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Social Science

This book is about places - cities, suburbs and towns - and happiness of people living there. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Okulicz-Kozaryn examines the relations between human happiness and the infrastructure of the places they live. This thought-provoking book argues for the overlooked idea that we are happiest in smaller areas.

Psychoanalysis and the Global

Author: Ilan Kapoor
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496208590
Release Date: 2018-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Psychoanalysis and the GlObal is about the hole at the heart of the "glObal," meaning the instability and indecipherability that lies at the hub of globalization. The contributors use psychoanalysis to expose the unconscious desires, excesses, and antagonisms that accompany the world of economic flows, cultural circulation, and sociopolitical change. Unlike the mainstream discourse of globalization, which most often assumes unencumbered movement across borders, these contributors uncover what Lacan calls "the Real" of the glObal--its rifts, gaps, exceptions, and contradictions. Psychoanalysis and the GlObal adopts a psychoanalytic lens to highlight the unconscious circuits of enjoyment, racism, and anxiety that trouble, if not undermine, globalization's economic, cultural, and environmental goals or gains. The contributors interrogate how unconscious desires and drives are externalized in our increasingly globalizing world: the ways in which traumas and emotional conflicts are integral to the disjunctures, homogeneities, and contingencies of global interactions; how social passions are manifested and materialized in political economy as much as in climate change, urban architecture, refugee and gender politics, or the growth of neo-populism; and how the unconscious serves as a basis for the rise and breakdown of popular movements against authoritarianism and neoliberal globalization. Psychoanalysis and the GlObal represents a major step forward in understanding globalization and also in extending the range and power of psychoanalytic critiques in, and of, geography.

The Blue Zones of Happiness

Author: Dan Buettner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218491
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Self-Help

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places—and shows you how to apply these lessons to your own life. In this inspiring guide, you’ll find game-changing tools drawn from global research and expert insights for achieving maximum fulfillment. Along the way, you'll: • Discover the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose, and pride—that feature prominently in the world's happiest places. • Take the specially designed Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where you could cultivate greater joy, deeper meaning, and increased satisfaction. • Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars: inspiring individuals from Denmark to the United States who reveal dynamic, practical ways to improve day-to-day living. • Discover specific, science-based strategies for setting up a “life radius” of community, work, home, and self to create healthier, happiness-boosting habits for the long-term.

Happy City Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429969536
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Political Science

A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" lipstick-red bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their lives by hacking the design of their streets and neighborhoods. Full of rich historical detail and new insights from psychologists and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.

Living Peacefully in a Big City

Author: Tanna Marshall
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440138680
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tanna Marshall's book is the must-have survival guide for all big city dwellers and beyond. I love this book and feel certain it will help millions of readers across the country. No Buts about It! Eddie Conner, Author Kicking the Big BUT Syndrome, Radio Host Living Peacefully in a Big City is long overdue. It helps you make sense out of a chaotic world, no matter where you live! Victor Benoun, Author of The Lemonade Stand On The Corner, How To Start A Successful Business After 50 Tanna Marshall has created a practical, informative and entertaining guide that will not only allow you to experience a greater sense of peace, it will change the way you move through the world and the quality of your life! Erika Morrell, Soul Mate MediumTM Author of Love is Spooky, Radio Host and Columnist Living Peacefully is a personal journey that takes the reader step-by-step on the road to inner peace. John Livesay, author of The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets "Tanna Marshall has written an easily accessible, amazingly helpful and simple to apply tool kit of ideas to help us free the mind, heal the soul and open ourselves to a life of peace and power." - Mary Manin Morrissey - Author of Building Your Field of Dreams, Marymm.com Living Peacefully in a Big City: A Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity, Health, and Happiness by Tanna Marshall examines a wide range of environmental, physical, spiritual, and emotional concerns we all face living in an urban environment. It offers hands-on, holistic, and natural healing solutions to waylay those concerns and promote a healthy, happy life. Author Marshall, with eighteen years experience researching healing modalities and health, has written a book that is impeccably researched and intuitively laid out so that readers can find the information they need quickly and effectively. This practical and handy guide is filled with healing regimens, along with the wisdom of the ages. If you live in a big city, or an urban environment, and face the typical, day-to-day stressors of city life, then this is a book that will calm your nerves, relieve your anxieties, and heal your soul, and you wont even have to buy a plane ticket to Hawaii, you can just stay right at home. This work is sure to be a valued addition to any personal how-to library.

The Importance of Commemoration Spiritual Happiness

Author: George King
Publisher: The Aetherius Society
ISBN: 9780937249956
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

1) Dr. George King talks about why it is so important to commemorate Spiritual and other significant dates, and how we help not only ourselves but also the whole world by doing so. 2) “Spiritual Happiness” shows us that by cultivating this quality throughout our life we can more easily accomplish our Spiritual goals.

Introduction to Political Thought

Author: Peri Roberts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748664825
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.

The Grateful Life

Author: Nina Lesowitz
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 9781936740895
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Self-Help

The Grateful Life is a guide to discovering -- and achieving -- one’s dreams by harnessing the power of a positive attitude. In years of research and practice, authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have discovered that grateful living can transform lives. Grateful people are happier people. They are healthier and less stressed. They report much higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships and are less likely to credit luck with the good fortune of others. This book contains inspiring stories about those who exercise gratitude as a spiritual practice to rise out of adversity to new life. It also shows how grateful living is central to the good life and to attracting abundance. Filled with motivational quotes, resources, and exercises, The Grateful Life helps readers on their journey to creating the life they’ve always wanted. Taking the concept of Living Life as a Thank You to the next level, The Grateful Life includes absorbing and transformative stories from real people who unveil the secret to achieving successes both big and small.

The Augustinian Tradition

Author: Gareth B. Matthews
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520210018
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Philosophy

Augustine, probably the single thinker who did the most to Christianize the classical learning of ancient Greece and Rome, exerted a remarkable influence on medieval and modern thought, and he speaks forcefully and directly to twentieth-century readers as well. The most widely read of his writings today are, no doubt, his Confessions--the first significant autobiography in world literature--and The City of God. The preoccupations of those two works, like those of Augustine's less well-known writings, include self-examination, human motivation, dreams, skepticism, language, time, war, and history--topics that still fascinate and perplex us 1,600 years later. The Augustinian Tradition, like a number of recent single-authored books, expresses a new interest among contemporary philosophers in interpreting Augustine freshly for readers today. These articles, most of them written expressly for the book, present Augustine's ideas in a way that respects their historical context and the long history of their influence. Yet the authors, among whom are some of the best philosophers writing in English today, make clear the relevance of Augustine's ideas to present-day debates in philosophy, literary studies, and the history of ideas and religion. Students and scholars will find that these essays provide impressive evidence of the persisting vitality of Augustine's thought.

Slum Eine Geschichte von Leben Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426416150
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Social Science

Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

The Work Life Equation Six Key Values That Drive Happiness and Success

Author: William L. Maw
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440832468
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives. • Presents a simple and practical formula with six key values that drive happiness and success in work-life: (H,S) = f(4C,2R) • Explains why and how to deal with the complex need for self-awareness and self-improvement • Shows readers how to apply the Pareto principle (or the 80-20 Rule) to address the majority of bad work-life behaviors • Provides an in-depth review of each of the six key behaviors and ways to improve • Supplies a self-assessment tool that enables readers to gauge how they measure up on each behavior spectrum

12 Rules For Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641239848
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Social Science

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Wie ich die entscheidenden 10 gl cklicher wurde

Author: Dan Harris
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428767
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.