The Art of Living Alone and Loving It

Your inspirational toolkit for a whole and happy life


Author: Jane Mathews

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760636126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3850

Whether you view living alone as the ultimate compromise or the ultimate luxury, it presents daily challenges, such as cooking for one, organising holidays, juggling finances, and avoiding the siren call of wine, Ugg boots and Netflix. And there are the less tangible tests, like nailing the octopus of loneliness to the wall, and holding your head high in a society where solo living is viewed (consciously or not) as the runner-up prize. Author Jane Mathews believes that to be truly content living alone, it pays to examine every aspect of your life-relationships, health, home, finances, interests and spirituality-and then take action. No matter what your unique situation, there's something here for you. Jane provides the map and you choose the route to a more joyful, contented life.


Living as One and Loving it


Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741967807

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 255

View: 458

Victoria Alexander looks at the importance of believing in and valuing ourselves. She reminds us to trust in ourselves, try things on for size, take risks and ask for what we want. This collection of stories, quotes, reflections and evocative images is about the power of choice and about enjoying life, with all its shifts and changes.

The Art of Extreme Self-Care

12 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Love Yourself More


Author: Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401924829

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 5033

Beloved author and teacher Cheryl Richardson updates her classic, New York Times best-selling self-care manual, giving you the permission and practical tools you need to dramatically upgrade your life. "For the last 20 years I've dedicated my personal and professional life to the importance of self-care by teaching from my own experience," writes Cheryl Richardson. "In the past, I've sacrificed my health and my relationships for work, given to others at the expense of my own needs, and watched my dreams slip through the cracks of a busy life. As a result, I've learned a lot about what it takes to put an end to the madness. . . . From years of personal experience, as well as coaching great men and women, I've come to understand that selfishness leads to selflessness. When we care deeply for ourselves, we naturally begin to care for others - our families, our friends, our greater global community, and the environment - in a healthier and more effective way. We tell the truth. We make choices from love instead of guilt and obligation. And we soon realize that we're all connected and that our individual actions affect a greater whole." This updated edition of Cheryl's best-selling handbook The Art of Extreme Self-Care brings her message home to readers with a new section about forming and running a successful support group, as well as updated resources so readers stay inspired and motivated. Her practical, action-oriented program outlines 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time, each one challenging you to alter one behavior that's blocking your path. Chapters include "End the Legacy of Deprivation," "Find Your Passion," "The Absolute No List," and "Does That Anger Taste Good?" (Hint: it really doesn't.)


A Practical and Philosophical Guide


Author: Laurian Harshman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453578865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 81

View: 6090

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, over thirty million Americans live alone. A third of them are young people less than age forty-five, who have not yet married, or for other reasons, involuntarily or voluntarily, live alone. The rest, some 20 million (a number which keeps growing as our population lives longer) are people over forty-five. Living Alone And Loving It was written to help those who have lived all or most of their lives with another person and, because of the death of a companion, are now faced with the often difficult prospect of living alone. The philosophical and practical suggestions were compiled from the author’s own experiences and interviews with men and women who have lived alone, some for only a short time, and others for years. Although the ideas contained in Living Alone And Loving It are intended for older individuals, young people who live alone and are responsible for all of life’s intricacies without the help, suggestions, or hindrances of another may also benefit.

The Art of Living & Dying Well

How to Extract the Nectar from Both Faces


Author: Peter Roche de Coppens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469175789

Category: Religion

Page: 133

View: 7897

To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.

The Art of Uncertainty

How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It


Author: Dennis Merritt Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516980

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 4180

What if we could learn to accept I don't know and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? The Art of Uncertainty is an invitation to the reader to consider its essential message: learning to love the unknown by staying present in the moment. If the difficulties of recent years have taught us anything-particularly those who "did everything right" and still saw it all fall apart-it's that none of us has as much control over our lives as we believe. The only thing we can control is our next thought. What if we could learn how to be at peace with uncertainty and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? What if we discovered that a new paradigm can be more fulfilling, more rewarding, and more peaceful than what we have known? Living in the I don't know and loving it is an art form we can all master, and The Art of Uncertainty is the perfect guidebook.

Van Gogh and the Art of Living

The Gospel According to Vincent van Gogh


Author: Anton Wessels

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625641095

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 7837

Vincent van Gogh believed that one had to learn to read, just as one had to learn to see and learn to live. Van Gogh conveyed a message in his work about the path that he himself followed that was "more true to life," the path that human beings walk in their turbulent existence, the pilgrimage along the various stages of the road of life. He does not speak about the meaning of life but about the true art of living. It is fascinating to see and read the moving way in which he wrestled with the deep human questions of the whence, why, and whither of life. He did not see himself doing this on his own but acknowledged kindred spirits and allies in preachers, preacher-poets, painters, writers, and other artists who also attempted to find their own way through life in a similar fashion.Van Gogh was aware, like no other, of his duty and task in life: his vocation as human being and artist. That means that he was well acquainted with loneliness, fear, and despair, including suicidal tendencies. Nevertheless, he understood himself as cut out for faith, rather than resignation. Human beings follow their life's path, through storms and dangers, on land and on sea, where the "star of the sea" (the Virgin Mary) helps them and provides light. Van Gogh rejected the unhealthy, sickly forms of religion, electing instead to embrace authentic forms of piety.

The Art of Successful Living

Informative Self-Help Guides


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120792408

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1955

The Art of Successful living is a compilation of three of his most well-known essays – Love, Friendship and Self-Reliance. In these essays, he challenges and investigates the age-old traditions and insists on the interpretation of the ideal and the real, of the spiritual and the material.