Last Works: Lessons in Leaving [EPUB]
13 April 2018, 22:52
2018 | EPUB | 10.23MB
For many today, retirement and the leisure said to accompany it have become vestiges of a slower, long‑lost time. In a world where the sense of identity is tied to work and careers, to stop working often is to become nobody. In this deeply perceptive and personal exploration of last works, Mark C. Taylor explores the final reflections of writers and thinkers from Kierkegaard to David Foster Wallace. How did they either face or avoid ending and leaving? What do their lessons in ending teach us about living in the time that remains for us?
Some leavings brought relief, even joy, while others brought pain and suffering. Whether the cause was infirmity, impending death, or simply exhaustion and ennui, the ways these influential voices fell silent offer poignant examples of people negotiating the challenges of ending. Throughout this profound and moving book, Taylor probes how the art of living involves learning to leave gracefully.
Change Happens: A Compendium of Wisdom [EPUB]
12 April 2018, 13:02
2018 | EPUB | 55.05MB
“Change is not merely necessary to life—it is life.” That’s Alvin Toffler, characteristically stating the profound in a profoundly direct way. And yes, even when we see change coming—as we’re about to graduate from school, take a new job, get married—it’s still not so easy to accept. And when we don’t see it coming—oof, we have an even harder time. Here to help us embrace change and defuse its unsettling power is Change Happens, a full-color illustrated gift book to consult, to share, to give, and to keep on a night table. Curated by Kathryn and Ross Petras, the ultimate connoisseurs of quotes whose books and calendars have over 4.5 million copies in print, these words of wisdom inspire us to be open to change and remind us that nothing positive in life ever happens without it.
Arranged alphabetically by subject—including Adapting, Curveballs, Faith, Letting Go, Regrets, Second Chances, Vulnerability—it’s a book to turn to in moments of need, when offering advice to a friend or loved one, when urging a child to find the courage to take a step, when marking an important occasion:
- “Change before you have to.”—JACK WELCH
- “Change is not merely necessary to life — it is life.”—ALVIN TOFFLER
- “Take all the rules away. How can we live if we don’t change?”—BEYONCÉ
- “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”—JON KABAT-ZINN
- “The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”—BARBARA KINGSOLVER
- “The future will soon be a thing of the past.”—GEORGE CARLIN
- “Without change, something sleeps inside of us and seldom awakens.”—FRANK HERBERT
- “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”—MAYA ANGELOU
The 4 Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move, Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life [EPUB]
11 April 2018, 12:30
2018 | EPUB | 120.01MB
A revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health from the star of BBC1's Doctor in the House.
In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life.
Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes in each of these key areas you can create and maintain good health - and avoid illness.
It's not about excelling at any one pillar - what matters is the balance across all the things you do, including:
- an electronic 'sabbath' once a week
- aiming for 12 hours every day without food
- exposure to sunlight first thing each morning
Based on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, this book contains fascinating case studies from real patients.
Practical and potentially life-changing, The Four Pillar Plan is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.