'Full of the simplest yet richest rituals to adopt in order to live a long and happy life, this book of wisdom is a soothing balm of peace for anyone living in the busy modern world' Psychologies 'Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo ...
Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter' Publisher's Weekly A beautifully illustrated guide to slowing down, finding true happiness and feeling calm, by Zen Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno. _________ Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life . . . In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life. You will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so much more . . . You will even make time to think about nothing at all. Simplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel more relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace. __________ 'This little treasure needs to be at every bedside' llan Lokos, author of Through the Flames, Patience, and Pocket Peace 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living makes the wisdom of the Buddha radically accessible' Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha
From tips on letting go of negativity, to appreciating the relaxation of a warm bath, this book will be your gentle guide to a more manageable and meaningful life.
Author: Madonna Gauding
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The road to a balanced and meaningful life is different for each of us, and in such a busy world we can often lose sight of what that actually means. In The Art of Simple Living, you'll find a collection of exercises that will show you how to simplify your life, and reflections that will help you to appreciate the "little things" that often pass us by. From tips on letting go of negativity, to appreciating the relaxation of a warm bath, this book will be your gentle guide to a more manageable and meaningful life.
We have lost sight of the art of simple living. The good news? It's always there and it doesn't take a moon mission to get there. This book is purely designed to guide you there Society has become increasingly complex.
Author: Gilbert Ross
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Imagine you are doing less but being more productive. Imagine consuming less or owning less but being more content. Imagine having more time to do more meaningful things. Imagine being right there where you want to be without fretting and rushing about. Imagine living a simpler, lighter and happier life. We have lost sight of the art of simple living. The good news? It's always there and it doesn't take a moon mission to get there. This book is purely designed to guide you there Society has become increasingly complex. Each day we run through multiple tasks, maintain different relationships with our peers and family, sift through massive amounts of information and take quick decisions that in some way affects our future.We are doing more but we are not necessarily more productive. We are consuming more but we are not necessarily richer or healthier. We are experiencing more but we are not any wiser. We are constantly on the move but not getting anywhere in particular. We own more stuff but perhaps not happier. So what's the point? You can start learning the art of simple living or minimalist living today and change your life dramatically. Minimalist living means decluttering your life from all the stuff that is inessential to your life purpose and happiness. A simple life is not one where you renounce all things in life but one where you create more space to accommodate the real and meaningful things essential to your life progress. In this book you will learn: How to get rid of those things that are inessential to your life and that are just weighing you down - The simplest life-changing thing ever! How to let go of the mental blockers and beliefs that are holding you from simplifying your life and aligning with your life purpose (Very powerful!) How to simplify and declutter you living and working space - an effective how to guide How to manage your time more effectively - little practical secrets that always work like a charm How to organise yourself in super effective routines that will minimize work and clutter to a bare minimum How to focus on what is essential for yourself and loved ones - Live without needless worries, hassle and problems Discover effective ways to simplify your work and business through smart use of technology and leveraging on other people's skills! How to stay focused and avoid distractions from information overload Learn how to simplify your decision making and make elegant choices effortlessly How to focus on things that are in line with your purpose and getting more done with less work and effort How to smartly prioritise your tasks at work or business and keep on top of things with less stress A smart approach to manage your email and avoid letting your inbox take over you Understand the simple but powerful rules of creating healthy & loving relationships How to bring simplicity into parenting - a guide to help you simplify parenting & understand what is best for your children
Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.
Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days. Discover how: * lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your life * putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have * spending time barefoot can strengthen your body * planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change * going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory. In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes--to what you do, how you think, how you interact with others, and how you appreciate the present moment. With each task, you will open yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style.
Author: Natalie Walton
Publisher: Hardie Grant
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.
First published in 1872, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers.
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A "rich reflection on five decades of collected wisdom as well as an intriguing look forward to the artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve Appalachian traditions for future generations" (From back cover).
Readers recapture the glowing health and exuberance of youth with these simple prescriptions for the good life.
Author: Svevo Brooks
Publisher: Mariner Books
Readers recapture the glowing health and exuberance of youth with these simple prescriptions for the good life. Such lessons taught are the forgotten art of relaxation, the joy of playful exercise, and the benefits of clean air and pure water. 20 illustrations.
Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary—yet exceptional—men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, ...
Author: Andy Couturier
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: House & Home
Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary—yet exceptional—men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals’ days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives.
In this, her third book, Eleanor shares recipes and ideas she has embraced in her quest to cherish life's simple pleasures.
Author: Eleanor Ozich
Publisher: Penguin Books
When Eleanor Ozich moved to the outskirts of the city with her husband and young family, she set about enjoying a much calmer way of life. Shedding unnecessary clutter and adopting a simpler style of living, Eleanor found herself with more time and energy to appreciate her family and friends and the natural beauty that surrounded her. In this, her third book, Eleanor shares recipes and ideas she has embraced in her quest to cherish life's simple pleasures. Alongside recipes for nourishing meals you'll find practical ideas to de-clutter your home, get your children to sleep, and bring order to your day. There are also instructions for making natural beauty products and household cleaners, which promise to cost you less and be kinder to you and the environment. The author of My Petite Kitchen and My Family Table, in this book Eleanor unlocks the secrets to a more fulfilling life. Includes metric measures.
This title aims to show how to dissolve conscious and unconscious stress through simple techniques, replacing effort with effortlessness.
Author: Ingrid Bacci
Publisher: Random House
Category: Mind and body
After a crippling disease took over her life for three years, Bacci realized the secret to health, happiness, and success. Now, she presents clear, simple techniques for developing an effortless lifestyle--through breathing exercises, meditation, visualization, bodywork and tapping into unconscious guidance.
Encouragement is a card sent for no reason, a cup of tea and a listening ear, being loved for who we are.
Author: Candy Paull
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Encouragement is a card sent for no reason, a cup of tea and a listening ear, being loved for who we are. Abundance is a pink and lavender sunset sky, wildflowers in a mason jar, an unexpected phone call from a friend. Simplicity is a clean closet, a child's smile, eyes closed in prayer. All of these gifts are too easily lost in today's chaotic and breakneck world.
Minimalism, Frugal Living and Budgeting Speedy Publishing. established around
this world. Thus the artists enjoy real freedom by putting whatever they are
thinking in the form of the art through the simple procedures of minimalism. When
Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Category: House & Home
Minimalism is not about having almost nothing. Rather, it’s about stripping down to the bare necessities in order to clear the mind, get more freedom and save more money. The Japanese are the best examples of a minimalist people. If you want to be as effective as the Japanese, then you better start by copying the principles of minimalism. Begin by reading the three books in this collection.
We must nurture and encourage simple living and think clearly. That is how we
can create better awareness of ourselves and understand the real purpose of life.
Practice to Feel Presence of Almighty Power There are several instances when ...
Author: R K Jain
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
There is a natural longing in human beings for happiness. It is therefore important to understand what happiness is. Happiness is more likely to be ours if we know the reasons for unhappiness and avoid them. In today’s materialistic world everybody feels the pinch of stress is beneficial, it need s to be managed for optimum results and happy living. This book also provides several tips for successful living. It is hoped that these will greatly help the readers in changing their daily lifestyle to lead a happy and peaceful life.
Rohr doesn't endorse passivity but active trust, finding the balance between commitment in the world and the ability to let go in God.
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
A powerful call to the simple joys of life by America's foremost Franciscan. Bestselling author Rohr's radically simple call is to dare to trust in God and to trust in life and what it brings you. Rohr doesn't endorse passivity but active trust, finding the balance between commitment in the world and the ability to let go in God.
He gave voice to the art of simple living and to the beauty and power of nature
found near at hand. In both respects, his work may speak to modern readers who
seek an inclusive, diverse sense of nature, a nature that finds a place in close ...
Author: James Perrin Warren
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This study situates John Burroughs, together with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, as one of a trinity of thinkers who, between the Civil War and World War I, defined and secured a place for nature in mainstream American culture. Though not as well known today, Burroughs was the most popular American nature writer of his time. Prolific and consistent, he published scores of essays in influential large-circulation magazines and was often compared to Thoreau. Unlike Thoreau, however, whose reputation grew posthumously, Burroughs wasa celebrity during his lifetime: he wrote more than thirty books, enjoyed a continual high level of visibility, and saw his work taught widely in public schools. James Perrin Warren shows how Burroughs helped guide urban and suburban middle-class readers “back to nature” during a time of intense industrialization and urbanization. Warren discusses Burroughs’s connections not only to Muir and Roosevelt but also to his forebears Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. By tracing the complex philosophical, creative, and temperamental lineage of these six giants, Warren shows how, in their friendships and rivalries, Burroughs, Muir, and Roosevelt made the high literary romanticism of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman relevant to late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Americans. At the same time, Warren offers insights into the rise of the nature essay as a genre, the role of popular magazines as shapers and conveyors of public values, and the dynamism of place in terms of such opposed concepts as retreat and engagement, nature and culture, and wilderness and civilization. Because Warren draws on Burroughs’s personal, critical, and philosophical writings as well as his better-known narrative essays, readers will come away with a more informed sense of Burroughs as a literary naturalist and a major early practitioner of ecocriticism. John Burroughs and the Place of Nature helps extend the map of America’s cultural landscape during the period 1870-1920 by recovering an unfairly neglected practitioner of one of his era’s most effective forces for change: nature writing.
Includes a preview of Elissa Altman's memoir, Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw
Author: Elissa Altman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Based on the James Beard Award-Winning Blog Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and a food-fanatical father, Elissa learned early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining at fine establishments, from Le Pavillon to La Grenouille, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical. She served rare game birds at elaborate dinner parties in an apartment so tiny that the guests couldn’t turn around and bought eight timbale molds while working at Dean & DeLuca, just to make her food tall. Then, Elissa met and fell in love with Susan—a frugal, small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living—and it changed her relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever. Told with tender and often hilarious honesty, and filled with twenty-six delicious recipes, Poor Man’s Feast is a tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, demonstrating how all our stories are inextricably bound up with how we feed ourselves and those we love. Includes a preview of Elissa Altman's memoir, Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw