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

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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 Alone and Loving It


Author: Barbara Feldon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 9234

After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Prescribing antidotes for loneliness, salves for fears, and answers for just about every question that arises in an unpartnered day, she covers both the practical and emotional aspects of the solo life, including how to: Stop imagining that marriage is a solution for loneliness • Nurture a glowing self-image that is not dependent on an admirer • Value connections that might be overlooked • Develop your creative side • End negative thinking Whether you are blessed with the promise of youth or the wisdom of age, Living Alone & Loving It will instill the know-how to forge a life with few maps and many adventures.


Living as One and Loving it


Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741967807

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 255

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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 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: 1841

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.


A Practical and Philosophical Guide


Author: Laurian Harshman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453578865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 81

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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

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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.

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

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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: 4248

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.