Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780834828131
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times. We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.

Live Beautiful

Live Beautiful
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Author: Athena Calderone
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683358756
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From celebrated design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone, a look into how creatives decorate their spaces Beautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. In Live Beautiful, the highly anticipated design book by Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her international network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. She also opens the doors to two of her own residences. With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited their design journey. She then breaks down the details of the rooms—like layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettes—and offers helpful tips on how to bring these elevated elements into your own space. Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s thoughtfully put together.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781590306512
Release: 2008
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Here is a treasury of short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Ch dr n, the beloved Tibetan Buddhist nun. Sized to fit easily into a pocket or purse, this little book can be taken anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration. Topics include opening the heart; becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience and joy; and discovering one s natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness."

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781611808056
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Living Beautifully is an inspirational journal filled with the wisdom of American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron. The journal includes over fifty quotes that share the essence of Pema's beloved teachings, with plenty of space for writing and reflection. It will be embellished with gold foil, ideal for gifting or as a treasured addition to any writer's collections of journals"--

Living Life Beautifully

Living Life Beautifully
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Author: Christina Strutt,Nancy Alsop
Pages: 192
ISBN: 178249815X
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: CICO Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Timeless, classic, and ever-popular, Christina Strutt's relaxed approach to decorating has earned her fans worldwide. Living Life Beautifully tells the story of how Christina founded legendary fabric company Cabbages & Roses and grew it into a lifestyle brand. Christina talks about her inspirations and influences, and how she works these into her products. Specially-commissioned photography allows us a peek into her London apartment, and we see behind the scenes at her family home in the Bath countryside. This 600-year-old cottage is the backdrop for constantly changing interiors—it is where Christina designs her fabrics, experiments with her new wallpapers, and gathers all her favorite antiques, inherited gems, and newly sourced vintage acquisitions. In addition, Christina shows us a selection of other homes and lifestyles she finds truly inspirational, including those of Brigette Buchanan of interiors company Odd Limited, and Maureen Doherty of Egg.

Live Beautifully

Live Beautifully
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Author: Lenya Heitzig,Penny Rose
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0781406129
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: David C Cook

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Live Beautifully explores the stories of Ruth and Esther, two women who lived out true beauty. Ruth was a foreigner who made a scandalous choice that brought God's favor. Esther was a Jewish orphan in a foreign land whose risky decision saved a nation. Live Beautifully calls us to embrace our own spiritual beauty, just as Ruth and Esther did, in order to live fully for God's purposes.

Small Space Style

Small Space Style
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Author: Whitney Leigh Morris
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1681882949
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Weldon Owen

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Interior design maven Whitney Leigh Morris makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless—even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix. In her debut book, Whitney shares her ideas and practices for making any tiny space efficient and stylish—whether it’s a rustic A-frame in the woods or a chic microapartment in the city. Featuring 300 tips for making the most of your little home, Small Space Style is the must-have, incredibly inspirational guide for living large in compact quarters. Join small space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris as she demonstrates how to keep clutter to a minimum, craft double duty layouts, personalize chic storage, go vertical when surfaces are limited, DIY clever custom built-ins, and even entertain a crowd within confined square footage. With chapters centered around the essentials—living, sleeping, eating, and bathing—Small Space Style features real-life examples from Whitney’s own delightful and sophisticated cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces.

Different Eyes

Different Eyes
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Author: Steve Chalke,Alan Mann
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310571971
Release: 2010-04-06
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We have a need today to free up the Church in its ability think through and debate its ethical responses to contemporary issues. How do we think about and respond to the issues of crime, punishment and rehabilitation, consumerism - money, banks, economics and bonuses, war and peace making, euthanasia and assisted dying, same sex relationships. etc.‘We can only act within the world we can envision.... We do not come to see merely by looking, but must develop disciplined skills through initiation into that community that attempts to live faithfully to the story of God...by learning to be faithful disciples, we are more able to see the world as it is.’ Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom. Ethics provide the cultural and moral framework in which we live our whole lives. Our ethics are like the air we breathe, and though for the most part they go unnoticed, our lives and communities depend on them. But Christian ethics are distinctive. They are not just anyone’s ethics. Indeed, if the Christian vision is not distinct from other moral frameworks, then what is so special about Christ and our story? For many, Jesus has simply become nothing more than a ‘personal’ and ‘private’ motivator to the same common ideals, which are shared by all. So, how do we live distinctively in a time of uncertainty? How do we see the world through the eyes of Christ? What tools do we need for the complex choices that confront us, in order to live well; to live Christ centred lives in the 21st century? This book provides this kind of help in a clearly, written accessible style with discussion questions making this useful for small-group use.

Vivir bellamente Living Beautifully

Vivir bellamente  Living Beautifully
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834801820
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vivimos en épocas difíciles. En ocasiones la vida parece un río turbulento que amenaza con ahogarnos y destruir al mundo. ¿Por qué entonces no deberíamos aferrarnos a la certidumbre de la orilla —a nuestros patrones y hábitos familiares? Porque, según nos enseña Pema Chödrön, ese tipo de anclaje basado en el temor nos priva de la experiencia infinitamente más satisfactoria de estar plenamente vivos. Las enseñanzas que la autora nos presenta aquí -conocidas como los "Tres Compromisos"— brindan una riqueza de conocimientos para aprender a adentrarse directamente en el río, a acoger plenamente y sin temores el carácter insondable del ser humano. Cuando lo hacemos, empezamos a ver no solamente cuánto mejor se siente vivir de esa manera sino que descubrimos que, de manera natural y efectiva, empezamos a buscar el cuidado y apoyo de otras personas. We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

Alexandra Stoddard s Living Beautifully Together

Alexandra Stoddard s Living Beautifully Together
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Author: Alexandra Stoddard
Pages: 225
ISBN: 038524777X
Release: 1989
Editor: Doubleday Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes how individuals and their "significant others" can beautify their relationships and their surroundings by living fully in the present and practicing self-nurturing

Living Beautifully Toget

Living Beautifully Toget
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Author: Alexandra Stoddard
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0380709082
Release: 1991-02-01
Editor: Harper Perennial

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes how couples can bring beauty, order, and elegance to their lives together through self-nurturing and knowing how to share a home in peace and harmony

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834842618
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

Everything Here Is Beautiful

Everything Here Is Beautiful
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Author: Mira T. Lee
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780735221987
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.” —Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere “There's not a false note to be found, and everywhere there are nuggets to savor. Why did it have to end?” —O Magazine “A bold debut. . . Lee sensitively relays experiences of immigration and mental illness . . . a distinct literary voice.” —Entertainment Weekly “Extraordinary . . . If you love anyone at all, this book is going to get you.” —USA Today A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two Chinese-American sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. Lucia impetuously plows ahead, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again—but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans—but what does it take to break them? Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, an immigrant story, and a young woman’s quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it’s also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone—and when loyalty to one’s self must prevail over all.

Sick and Tired and Sexy

Sick and Tired    and Sexy
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Author: Donna O'Klock
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1943658110
Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to living beautifullywith chronic illness, as told byDonna O'Klock, a woman who has lived through all its ups-and-downs for morethan 18 years.Using a whole-life approach--Body, Mind, Spirit, and Style--she shows how to bring order and inspiration into your life, creating the energy to enjoy the sexy side of yourself again. From thethoughts that keep our energy sapped, to making it easy to look great, Donna shows you how she did it, and how you can too.Open the book to any page, and be inspired to get up off of the couch and live your best life, despite living it with chronic illness!

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780834840645
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The revered Buddhist teacher and author of When Things Fall Apart presents the lojong teachings and the ways in which they can enrich our lives Welcome compassion and fearlessness as your guide, and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. In The Compassion Book, Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five-minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful
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Author: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
Pages: 290
ISBN: WISC:89032395246
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This author calls for an end to excessive consumption by individuals and corporations and, at the same time, calls for an economy based on the needs of people, not businesses.

Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments

Wayward Lives  Beautiful Experiments
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Author: Saidiya Hartman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0393357627
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question "What is a free life?", many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Here, for the first time, these women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives recovers their radical aspirations and insurgent desires. "Ambitious, original . . . a beautiful experiment in its own right." -- Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

Start Where You Are How to accept yourself and others

Start Where You Are  How to accept yourself and others
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780007386116
Release: 2012-08-02
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. With insight and humour, she presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others.

Beauty at Home

Beauty at Home
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Author: Aerin Lauder,Christine Pittel
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780770433611
Release: 2013
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers a look at the design style of Aerin Lauder by compiling photographs of the interiors of her home that combines her grandmother's heritage with modern-day taste.

Live Lagom

Live Lagom
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Author: Anna Brones
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780399581342
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better."--