A Guide to the Good Life The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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ISBN: 9780199792627
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Number of pages: 336
Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online A Guide to the Good Life The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy in PDF and EPUB 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.


A Guide to the Good Life

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ISBN: 0199792623
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online A Guide to the Good Life in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Southerner s Handbook

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ISBN: 9780062242426
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Number of pages: 304
Author: Editors of Garden and Gun
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Southerner s Handbook in PDF and EPUB 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).


A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life

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ISBN: 9781582703732
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Number of pages: 290
Author: Lama Marut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life in PDF and EPUB 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.


Bixology Cocktails Culture and a Guide to the Good Life

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ISBN: 0811867072
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Number of pages: 160
Author: Eve O'Neill
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Download and read online Bixology Cocktails Culture and a Guide to the Good Life in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Good and the Good Book

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ISBN: 9780198733072
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 164
Author: Samuel Fleischacker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Good and the Good Book in PDF and EPUB 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.


Selfienomics

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ISBN: 9789386141699
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Number of pages: 196
Author: Revant Himatsingka
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Selfienomics in PDF and EPUB "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.


A Guy s Guide to the Good Life

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ISBN: 0867168676
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 145
Author: Robert P. Lockwood
Publisher: Servant Books

Download and read online A Guy s Guide to the Good Life in PDF and EPUB 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.


Money and Happiness

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ISBN: 9780471728566
Release Date: 2005-03-11
Number of pages: 256
Author: Laura Rowley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Money and Happiness in PDF and EPUB 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


A Guide to the Good Life

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ISBN: 0989944107
Release Date: 2013-09
Number of pages: 294
Author: Jon Ludovina
Publisher: Midtown Columbia

Download and read online A Guide to the Good Life in PDF and EPUB 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!


The Best Things in Life

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ISBN: 0199752613
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Number of pages: 208
Author: Thomas Hurka
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Best Things in Life in PDF and EPUB For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important distinctions, cut away irrelevancies, and distill these issues down to their essentials. Hurka argues that if we are to live a good life, one thing we need to know is which activities and experiences will most likely lead us to happiness and which will keep us from it, while also reminding us that happiness isn't the only thing that makes life good. Hurka explores many topics: four types of good feeling (and the limits of good feeling); how we can improve our baseline level of happiness (making more money, it turns out, isn't the answer); which kinds of knowledge are most worth having; the importance of achieving worthwhile goals; the value of love and friendship; and much more. Unlike many philosophers, he stresses that there isn't just one good in life but many: pleasure, as Epicurus argued, is indeed one, but knowledge, as Socrates contended, is another, as is achievement. And while the great philosophers can help us understand what matters most in life, Hurka shows that we must ultimately decide for ourselves. This delightfully accessible book offers timely guidance on answering the most important question any of us will ever ask: How do we live a good life?


Happiness

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ISBN: 9781628723472
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jean Vanier
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Download and read online Happiness in PDF and EPUB Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today’s world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness, is the profound desire of every man and woman. Jean Vanier, author of the international bestseller Becoming Human, offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and stimulating both heart and mind.


How to Be a Bawse

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ISBN: 9781405929721
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Number of pages: 304
Author: Lilly Singh
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online How to Be a Bawse in PDF and EPUB The incredible debut book from YouTube phenomenon Lilly Singh. Available for pre-order now. From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side. Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over 9 million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success. WARNING: This book does NOT include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for - not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs.


The Newman s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life

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ISBN: 9781588362698
Release Date: 2003-03-11
Number of pages: 256
Author: Nell Newman
Publisher: Villard

Download and read online The Newman s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life in PDF and EPUB It’s fairly obvious that one can’t be a ‘perfect’ environmentalist. But that’s okay. Perfection isn’t the goal. A good life is. And a good life has as much to do with your intent as with the end result.” —from the Introduction The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life is the essential book for those of us who can’t live in an organic hemp tepee but do care about our quality of life, global warming, clean water, and disappearing resources. Nell Newman shows you how to do what is within easy reach. Along with realistic, practical advice, she shows how and why living a more environmentally conscious life benefits you and your immediate surroundings. In addition to recycling and reusing, the book covers consumer-related steps such as • how buying and eating organic food supports small farms (and tastes better, too) • how you can buy clean power through your regular power company • which long-distance telephone companies offer competitive pricing and service while returning a portion of their profits to environmental and educational organizations • where to buy everything—from pots and pans to pet food—so that you can “vote with your dollar” and feel good about your purchases Packed with profiles of fascinating—and sometimes zany—people and a heavy dose of sanity, this book is organized according to the way you really live, making it easy to identify what areas of change are viable for you. A resource directory of publications, retailers, groups, and associations is included in the back of the book. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Swell

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ISBN: 0446524565
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 137
Author: Cynthia Rowley
Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Download and read online Swell in PDF and EPUB Aims to help women combine style and spirit with panache, offering tips on topics ranging from creating a signature look to getting the best table in a bistro