A Field Guide to a Happy Life

A Field Guide to a Happy Life Author : Massimo Pigliucci
Release : 2020
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ISBN : 9781541646933
File Size : 55.98 MB
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"As the Modern Stoicism movement has blossomed over the past decade, its practitioners and enthusiasts have struggled with some of the movement's stranger claims. Should we really be indifferent to death of a loved one, or to our own demise? Is it truly unacceptable to care about one's work? Should we really look to nature for moral guidance? And what role does Providence have in ordering human affairs? In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher and Stoic Massimo Pigliucci has embarked on an ambitious task: offering his own view how the teachings of the Stoics can be adapted to modern mores and knowledge, taking as his inspiration the classic epitome of ancient Stoicism, Epictetus' Handbook. This is not another translation of Epictetus' teachings. Epictetus's ancient Stoicism, with its emphasis on indifference, can seem to call for us to be soulless automatons. For him, all aspiration was vanity and all grieving wrong-headed. Pigliucci is a modern master of the school, and is offering a major revision of the philosophy. This is not hubris: The ancient Stoics believed that their ideas were meant to be updated by future generations. And so Pigliucci revises or discards the teachings of ancient Stoicism that have come to seem inhumane-arguing that it's fine to want to do well at work or to mourn the loss of a loved-one-or unscientific, while retaining the doctrine's core emphasis on resilience and equanimity. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about cultivating indifference to our social and emotional lives. It's about learning to endure life's hardships without being overwhelmed, while enjoying life's pleasures without losing our heads. The Stoic philosopher Seneca once wrote that "those who advanced these doctrines before us are not our masters but our guides." Each Stoic must be their own master. In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, Pigliucci will help them find their way"--

A Field Guide to a Happy Life

A Field Guide to a Happy Life Author : Massimo Pigliucci
Release : 2020-09-15
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 1541646940
File Size : 30.88 MB
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A brilliant philosopher reimagines Stoicism for our modern age in this thought-provoking guide to a better life. For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Little wonder, then, that it is having such a revival in our own troubled times. But there is no denying how weird it can be: Is it really the case that we shouldn't care about our work, our loved ones, or our own lives? According to the old Stoics, yes. In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a renewed Stoicism that reflects modern science and sensibilities. Pigliucci embraces the joyful bonds of affection, the satisfactions of a job well done, and the grief that attends loss. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about feats of indifference, but about enduring pain without being overwhelmed, while enjoying pleasures without losing our heads. In short, he makes Stoicism into a philosophy all of us -- whether committed Stoics or simply seekers -- can use to live better.

How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life

How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life Author : Billy Bauder
Release : 2021-03-25
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Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders--they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two? Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison--is she happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party--is that the good life? This book may give you: Healthier And Happier Exercises: A Mentalist's Guide To Being Happy Healthier And Happier: Secret Of Happy Mind And Healthy Life How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life: A Field Guide To A Happy Life

A Field Guide to Happiness

A Field Guide to Happiness Author : Linda Leaming
Release : 2014
Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
ISBN : 1401945090
File Size : 66.77 MB
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In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or want--except for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutan--sometimes called the happiest place on Earth--to teach English and unlearn her politicized and polarized, energetic and impatient way of life. In Bhutan, if I have three things to do in a week, it's considered busy. In the U.S., I have at least three things to do between breakfast and lunch. After losing her luggage immediately upon arrival, Leaming realized that she also had emotional baggage--a tendency toward inaction, a touch of self-absorption, and a hundred other trite, stupid, embarrassing, and inconsequential things--that needed to get lost as well. Pack up ideas and feelings that tie you down and send you lead-footed down the wrong path. Put them in a metaphorical suitcase and sling it over a metaphorical bridge in your mind. Let the river take them away. Forced by circumstance and her rustic surroundings to embrace a simplified life, Leaming made room for more useful beliefs. The thin air and hard climbs of her mountainous commute put her deeply in touch with her breath, helping her find focus and appreciation. The archaic, glacially paced bureaucracy of a Bhutanese bank taught her to go with the flow--and take up knitting. The ancient ritual of drinking tea brought tranquility, friendship, and, eventually, a husband. Each day, and each adventure, in her adopted home brought new insights and understandings to take back to frantic America, where she now practices the art of "simulating Bhutan." This collection of stories, impressions, and suggestions is a little nudge, a push, a leg up into the rarefied air of paradise--of bright sunlight and beautiful views.

Healthier And Happier

Healthier And Happier Author : Melissa Zega
Release : 2021-03-25
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File Size : 25.47 MB
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Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders--they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two? Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison--is she happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party--is that the good life? This book may give you: Healthier And Happier Exercises: A Mentalist's Guide To Being Happy Healthier And Happier: Secret Of Happy Mind And Healthy Life How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life: A Field Guide To A Happy Life

Field Guide to Happiness

Field Guide to Happiness Author : Barbara Ann Kipfer
Release : 2008-01-01
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ISBN : 9781599211848
File Size : 48.80 MB
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Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer's 14,000 Things to Be Happy About sold 1,100,000 copies and started a groundswell of self-awareness, gratitude, and contentment . Her new book offers easy-to-use tools and techniques for helping readers “choose” happiness in their everyday lives. Making lists, mind maps, and memory books can help you set goals, inspire you, and motivate you to achieve the things that bring you happiness. This delightful book is filled with steps to take towards reaching any goal, with sidebars about staying encouraged and redefining what makes you happy. This guide can simply and efficiently expand your creative output, help you solve personal problems, and set you out in new directions. Take your happiness into your own hands, discover new joy in life, and let this field guide help you find the way! Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, 3rd Edition, and Instant Karma. She has a Ph.D. in linguistics as well as in archeology, and a Master's degree in Buddhist studies. She lives in Connecticut.

Healthier And Happier Exercises

Healthier And Happier Exercises Author : Harold Steger
Release : 2021-03-25
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Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders--they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two? Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison--is she happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party--is that the good life? This book may give you: Healthier And Happier Exercises: A Mentalist's Guide To Being Happy Healthier And Happier: Secret Of Happy Mind And Healthy Life How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life: A Field Guide To A Happy Life

A Field Guide to the Soul

A Field Guide to the Soul Author : James Thornton
Release : 1999
Publisher : Harmony
ISBN : 9780609603680
File Size : 20.43 MB
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Collects a series of contemplative exercises to clear the mind and body while opening the spirit to the wisdom of the natural world

Healthier And Happier

Healthier And Happier Author : Rudolf Krein
Release : 2021-03-26
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File Size : 53.34 MB
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Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders--they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two? Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison--is she happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party--is that the good life? This book may give you: Healthier And Happier Exercises: A Mentalist's Guide To Being Happy Healthier And Happier: Secret Of Happy Mind And Healthy Life How To Live A Healthy And Happy Life: A Field Guide To A Happy Life

A Short Guide to a Happy Life

A Short Guide to a Happy Life Author : Anna Quindlen
Release : 2002
Publisher : Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House Group)
ISBN : 9780712620093
File Size : 76.4 MB
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Novelist and columnist Anna Quindlen reflects on what it takes to get a life - to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library Author : Lucy Calkins
Release : 2002
Publisher : Heinemann
ISBN :
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Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books.

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Author : Stuart Friebert
Release : 1980
Publisher : New York : Longman
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One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what poets have to say about poetry. Many of these essays--by William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Sandra McPherson, among others--have become classics. This revised and expanded collection of essays from the magazine provides a rich and stimulating perspective on the state of contemporary poetry, as seen through the eyes of the poets themselves.

Field Guide To The American Teenager

Field Guide To The American Teenager Author : Joseph Diprisco
Release : 2000-08-10
Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
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A guide for parents of teenagers uses stories and conversations to offer insights into the young adult world.

A Field Guide to Christianity

A Field Guide to Christianity Author : John Allan
Release : 1987
Publisher : Moody Pub
ISBN :
File Size : 25.83 MB
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Answers common questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, the Christian church, conversion, death, tragedies, and the Christian life.