“Heartfelt and ever-endearing—equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often.”—Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy" More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don't. His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues: children, marriage, money, career, aging. Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young. Like This I Believe, StoryCorps's Listening Is an Act of Love, and Tuesdays with Morrie, 30 Lessons for Living is a book to keep and to give. Offering clear advice toward a more fulfilling life, it is as useful as it is inspiring.
Lessons for Living (volume 2) is a curriculum designed to help Christian leaders shepherd, mentor, and disciple others in the various aspects of evangelism as prescribed in God’s Word. This study offers weekly reminders about the doctrine of evangelism and real-life application and scenarios that Christians face each day as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Lessons for Living encourages readers to spend time in the Word of God, and can be used individually or within study groups, discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, weekly Bible Studies, or life-enrichment groups. Our desire is that these lessons, each outlined with a Key Verse, Discussion Questions, and a Final Thought to Remember, encourage each reader to dig deeper into the Word of God.
At long last, here is the paperback edition of beloved columnist and author Susan L. Taylor's bestselling collection of spiritual writings on overcoming the challenges of everyday life. Revealing the spiritual lessons Susan has learned first-hand from grappling with the challenges and difficulties in her own life, Lessons in Living is a celebration of the journey of life that has already become a classic. Written in the anecdotal style that has made Susan's "In the Spirit" column the most popular feature of Essence magazine, Lessons in Living addresses the themes that have been her unique territory for over a decade: self empowerment, the exploration of love and self-worth, and issues of faith and commitment. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Everyone desires happiness, and countless ways have been proposed to help you achieve it. Whats commonly overlooked is that happiness is our natural state, and therefore must be allowed, rather than achieved. The way to allow happiness in your life is to awaken to the truth that everyone has an ego; that ego blocks our happiness, just as clouds block the sun from shining through. The secret to finding happiness is not something you do; you need only become aware of the presence of ego in your life. This requires learning what ego is, where it comes from, where it hides, how it presents itself, and how to recognize it when you find it. Your awareness of ego causes it to gradually dissipate. The more conscious you become of it, the more the light of happiness shines within you. This light is the light of Spirit. Awakening to the presence of ego inside you is the sure path to grow beyond your ego and to live a spiritual life, the gifts of which are happiness, joy, and peace of mind. Growing beyond ones ego to achieve happiness is a journey, not a one-time event. Lessons for Living Beyond the Ego is a collection of fifty-two lessons to help you stay on the path of your journey into happiness. It can be read either as a follow up to Beyond the Egoa previous book by David Mutchleror as an introduction to it.
9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
Author: Dan Buettner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. The new Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health. A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one’s beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul. While What the Dying Teach Us concentrates on the values you can learn from the terminally ill, the author includes his own views on: how our tears manifest the depth into which our relationship with a deceased loved one travels how dimensions of reality lead us to appreciate the present experiencing events in life without judgment or comparison the role faith may play in health care as a healer of the terminally ill how the strength of prayer can drastically change lives What the Dying Teach Us celebrates the spirit loved ones leave behind and teaches you how to surrender into an eternal relationship with them. Furthermore, because of this experience, you will be able to find a new and deeper realization of your own existence. What the Dying Teach Us will help you spiritually connect with yourself as well as with deceased loved ones that continue to live on through faith.
Hard and Gentle Insights to Experience Personal Growth
Author: J. M. Gallego
38 Lessons for Living is a unique self-help book in that it does two particular things: first, it uses real-life experiences as its guide; and second, it adapts martial arts philosophy to a modern world. This is not a martial arts book at all, but rather uses core martial arts principles to teach practical living skills. Initially, the driving force behind the book was personal. Both authors have had bouts with insecurity, personal finance, and other aspects of the human experience. Throughout our teaching career, many individuals have crossed our path that came for a variety of reasonsato learn an art form, to relieve stress, to learn discipline and respect, and to become better individuals. This book incorporates all that we have learned in the martial arts arena, and all that we have learned as educators in the area of practical living skills and personal finance. Although the martial arts do not teach material success, they do offer profound teachings and examples that will precipitate success. This book is particularly important for young people who are just starting adulthood. It offers practical insight into how they can live their lives to the fullest, while understanding their role in society, and ways to manage finances successfully. This book seeks to educate, enlighten, and give direction to individuals wanting to positively change their lives. Each section offers a brief saying, a general explanation, and a reaffirmation quote.
"Brown's book Just Enough is a compelling account of how Edo Japan confronted similar environmental problems and created solutions that connected farms and cities, people and nature." —Huffington Post The world has changed immeasurably over the last thirty years, with more, bigger, better being the common mantra. But in the midst of this constantly evolving world, there is a growing community of people who are looking at our history, searching for answers to issues that are faced everywhere, such as energy, water, materials, food and population crisis. In Just Enough, author Azby Brown turned to the history of Japan, where he finds a number of lessons on living in a sustainable society that translate beyond place and time. This book of stories depicts vanished ways of life from the point of view of a contemporary observer, and presents a compelling argument around how to forge a society that is conservation-minded, waste-free, well-housed, well-fed and economically robust. Included at the end of each section are lessons in which Brown elaborates on what Edo Period life has to offer us in the global battle to reverse environmental degradation. Covering topics on everything from transportation, interconnected systems, and waste reduction to the need for spiritual centers in the home, there is something here for everyone looking to make changes in their life. Just Enough is much-needed beacon in our evolving world, giving us hope in our efforts to achieve sustainability now.