Feeling rushed, harried, stressed, or like you can never get enough done? Ever feel that while your life is full - maybe too full - of things to do, you aren't enjoying yourself nearly enough? Are you worried that slowing down your life will mean giving up work, activities or relationships? Relax! In Slowing Down to the Speed of Life Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey explain how you can achieve a calmer, saner state of mind. Illustrated with useful exercises, charts and diagrams, as well as inspiring personal reflections, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life shows us that there really is plenty of time to build meaningful relationships, master seemingly hectic schedules, and maintain a healthy calm in the midst of life's storm.
How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life
Author: Renee Peterson Trudeau
Publisher: Mother Guide to Self-Renewal
Category: Family & Relationships
Nurturing, supportive, and empowering, this year-long guide featuring monthly themes, inspirational stories, and soul-searching exercises, focuses on enhancing balance and emotional well-being in mothers' lives. Recognising that they are over their "to do" lists, the guide gives mothers permission to care for and nurture themselves and reconnect with who they are. Soothing the body, mind, and soul like a cup of hot tea, and providing a mini retreat away from the hectic stress of day-to-day parenting, it invites women to reclaim their lives -- to learn about the power of self-care and how it can be their best friend, to manage and increase their energy, to adopt a "good is good enough" approach, and to become more comfortable saying no.
Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations
Author: Craig Neal
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
“Meetings are a waste of time” is a sentiment many of us share, which is tragic because meetings bring us together as human beings. To achieve the kind of meaning or breakthrough results most of us really yearn for when we gather, the key quality needed is authentic engagement: a genuine expression of what is true for us, and an attentive listening to what is true for others. Why it so often eludes us can be a matter of habit, distrust, lack of attention, or fear. As cofounders of Heartland Inc., Craig and Patricia Neal have led over 170 of their acclaimed Thought Leader Gatherings with leaders from over 800 diverse organizations. Their new book shares for the first time the unique and powerful Art of Convening model—developed in these gatherings and refined over six years of intensive trainings—which brings authentic engagement and meaning to any group that comes together for any purpose. Convening goes beyond facilitating. Convening creates an environment in which all voices are heard, profound exchanges take place, and transformative action results. The heart of this book is the Convening Wheel—a series of nine steps, or aspects, that bring the practices and principles needed for authentic engagement together as a whole. The book provides exercises, stories, and questions to help you master both the inner and outer dimensions of this work—because in convening, the state of the convener is equally as important as the physical preparations. Convening works in any setting and can be adapted to virtually any group process. With this book you have all the tools you need to develop this essential life and leadership skill, one that will lead to improved outcomes in your organization, community, family, and relationships.
Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable? This volume brings together international experts from geography, sociology, history, anthropology and philosophy. In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, contributors follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material and natural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.
Bad things happen to all people but we often ask why good people suffer and the wicked prosper. This is a very complex subject to which Ady tries to give some clarity. In this book “Through Trials To Triumph” he discusses the issue from a Biblical perspective and helps the reader to understand why trials happen to all of us. This book shows that life is a journey full of ups and downs. What we often perceive as a bad situation can be an opportunity for change and growth, but the key is "attitude and faith." How people deal with life’s trials depends on what attitude they have. God does not cause bad things to happen to us, but he allows them in our lives, and stands ready to help us through difficult times.
Through stories and step-by-step advice, a respected meditation teacher shows how to calm our minds in the midst of the busiest schedule, opening the door to a wiser, happier lifeComplements time management books by tackling the root problem: how to control the speeded-up mind
The Controversial Inception and Emergence of the Theory of Stellar Structure
Author: Giora Shaviv
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions. William Shakespeare, King Lear A Few Words about What, Why and How The structure of the stars in general, and the Sun in particular, has been the subject of extensivescienti?cresearchanddebateforoveracentury.Thediscoveryofquantum theoryduringthe?rsthalfofthenineteenthcenturyprovidedmuchofthetheoretical background needed to understand the making of the stars and how they live off their energysource. Progress in the theoryof stellar structurewasmade through extensive discussions and controversies between the giants of the ?elds, as well as brilliant discoveries by astronomers. In this book, we shall carefully expose the building of the theory of stellar structure and evolution, and explain how our understanding of the stars has emerged from this background of incessant debate. About hundred years were required for astrophysics to answer the crucial ques tions: What is the energy source of the stars? How are the stars made? How do they evolve and eventually die? The answers to these questions have profound im plications for astrophysics, physics, and biology, and the question of how we our selves come to be here. While we already possess many of the answers, the theory of stellar structure is far from being complete, and there are many open questions, for example, concerning the mechanisms which trigger giant supernova explosions. Many internal hydrodynamic processes remain a mystery. Yet some global pictures can indeed be outlined, and this is what we shall attempt to do here.
In our modern world, people are encouraged to think out of the box. It has been pointed out that Don doesnt even have a box so thinking outside one comes quite easy. In an ideal world, we would all be able to question things and to challenge accepted theories. That is how we evolve and move forward as a species. Without questioning things we will never gain new knowledge.