The Positively Present Guide to Life

How to Make the Most of Every Moment

Author: Dani DiPirro

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780287895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Written by positivity blogger Dani DiPirro, whose life transformed when she decided to focus on living a more positive and present life, this inspirational new two-colour book expands on Dani's highly popular "Positively Present" blog entries, providing specific, action-oriented advice for embracing positive thinking in everyday life in order to: create a nurturing home, build a fulfilling career, develop great relationships, appreciate true love and embrace change. Central to the book's appeal are 30 practical activities relating to the key themes of home, work, friendship, love and change, which form the five main chapters in the book. Alongside motivating lists and special features such a list of "Positivity Principles" and suggestions of "52 Ways to Live in the Moment", the activities provide a "positivity program" that can be done in sequence or on a dip-in basis to help readers achieve an all-round happier, more fulfilled life. From the Hardcover edition.

Academic Diary

Or Why Higher Education Still Matters

Author: Les Back

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1906897565

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Is a university education still relevant? What are the forces that threaten it? Should academics ever be allowed near Twitter? In Academic Diary, Les Back has chronicled three decades of his academic career, turning his sharp and often satirical eye to the everyday aspects of life on campus and the larger forces that are reshaping it. Presented as a collection of entries from a single academic year, the diary moves from the local to the global, from PowerPoint to the halls of power. With entries like "Ivory Towers" and "The Library Angel," these smart, humorous, and sometimes absurd campus tales not only demystify the opaque rituals of scholarship but also offer a personal perspective on the far-reaching issues of university life.Commenting on topics that range from the impact of commercialization and fee increases to measurement and auditing research, the diary offers a critical analysis of higher education today. At the same time, it is a passionate argument for the life of the mind, the importance of collaborative thinking, and the reasons that scholarship and writing are still vital for making sense of our troubled and divided world.

Compassion

Effortless Inspiration for a Happier Life

Author: Dani DiPirro

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780289502

Category: Affirmations

Page: 128

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Recent scientific research has shown that compassionate people tend to be more understanding, less angry and less stressed than other people, with stronger relationships and even enhanced immune systems. People who live with compassion or show concern for others' wellbeing and a desire to help them also tend to create a more harmonious atmosphere around them as it's been proven that compassion breeds compassion, leading to all-round enhanced contentment. Perfect as either a gift or self-purchase, this lovely little book features 18 inspirational quotes on the theme of compassion, each one followed by an insightful explanation, a thought-provoking activity or question, and a memorable affirmation - all intended to inspire readers to think about compassion in a fresh way as well as encouraging them to incorporate it into their everyday lives. With its appealing design, uplifting content and friendly tone, this discerning little book provides beautiful, bite-sized inspiration for people around the world to be more loving and caring in their everyday lives, and therefore feel happier and more at ease with themselves.

What Jackie Taught Us

Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Author: Tina Santi Flaherty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101494271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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She was a woman of confidence, focus, and passion, and it made her one of the world's greatest sources of inspiration and influence. She drew on a remarkable wealth of self-knowledge and a sense of purpose to cope with extraordinary public demands and overwhelming private needs. How can anyone emulate Jackie? What Jackie Taught Us offers Jackie's own personal lessons about how best to live one's life with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, courage and vision, men, marriage, motherhood, and motivation, and how best to apply those lessons to everyday life. With the shining example of this American icon, we can illuminate who we are, what we want—and what we truly need from ourselves and each other.

Forgiveness

Effortless Inspiration for a Happier Life

Author: Dani DiPirro

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780289499

Category: Affirmations

Page: 128

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Recent scientific research has shown that people who forgive both themselves and others tend to feel more relaxed and open, have less risk of getting stressed or depressed, experience stronger relationships and even have enhanced immune systems. After all, holding on to past resentments and negative energy tends to cause painful memories to fester in our subconscious, which prevents us from moving forward with joy in life. Practising the art of forgiveness is the perfect antidote to this. Perfect as either a gift or self-purchase, this lovely little book features 18 inspirational quotes on the theme of forgiveness, each one followed by an insightful explanation, a thought-provoking activity or question and a memorable affirmation - all intended to inspire readers to think about forgiveness in a fresh way as well as encourage them to incorporate it into their everyday lives. With its appealing design, uplifting content and friendly tone, this discerning little book provides beautiful, bite-sized inspiration for people around the world to feel more forgiving, lighter, freer and more at peace in life.

Intensive Longitudinal Methods

An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research

Author: Niall Bolger,Jean-Philippe Laurenceau

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506925

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This book offers a complete, practical guide to doing an intensive longitudinal study with individuals, dyads, or groups. It provides the tools for studying social, psychological, and physiological processes in everyday contexts, using methods such as diary and experience sampling. A range of engaging, worked-through research examples with datasets are featured. Coverage includes how to: select the best intensive longitudinal design for a particular research question, apply multilevel models to within-subject designs, model within-subject change processes for continuous and categorical outcomes, assess the reliability of within-subject changes, assure sufficient statistical power, and more. Several end-of-chapter write-ups illustrate effective ways to present study findings for publication. Datasets and output in SPSS, SAS, Mplus, HLM, MLwiN, and R for the examples are available on the companion website (www.intensivelongitudinal.com).

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Somebody I Used to Know

A Memoir

Author: Wendy Mitchell

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1524797928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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“A brave and illuminating journey inside the mind, heart, and life of a person with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.”—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains. Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her. She didn’t know it then, but dementia was starting to take hold. In 2014, at age fifty-eight, she was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s. In this groundbreaking book, Mitchell shares the heartrending story of her cognitive decline and how she has fought to stave it off. What lay ahead of her after the diagnosis was scary and unknowable, but Mitchell was determined and resourceful, and she vowed to outwit the disease for as long as she could. As Mitchell learned to embrace her new life, she began to see her condition as a gift, a chance to experience the world with fresh eyes and to find her own way to make a difference. Even now, her sunny outlook persists: She devotes her time to educating doctors, caregivers, and other people living with dementia, helping to reduce the stigma surrounding this insidious disease. Still living independently, Mitchell now uses Post-it notes and technology to remind her of her routines and has created a “memory room” where she displays photos—with labels—of her daughters, friends, and special places. It is a room where she feels calm and happy, especially on days when the mist descends. A chronicle of one woman’s struggle to make sense of her shifting world and her mortality, Somebody I Used to Know offers a powerful rumination on memory, perception, and the simple pleasure of living in the moment. Philosophical, poetic, intensely personal, and ultimately hopeful, this moving memoir is both a tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell used to be and a brave affirmation of the woman she has become. Praise for Somebody I Used to Know “Remarkable . . . Mitchell gives such clear-eyed insight that anyone who knows a person living with dementia should read this book.”—The Times (London) “A landmark book . . . The best reward for [Mitchell’s] courage and candour would surely be fundamental changes in the way people with dementia are treated by society.”—Financial Times

Team Bible: Strong Edition

Author: Holman Bible Staff

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1535903325

Category: Bibles

Page: 864

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The Team Bible features the NLT translation and is created for competitors in team sports on all levels. Featuring Bible study helps and 32 pages of exclusive STRONG themed team content provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this Bible is full of amazing study tools to help equip, encourage, and empower sports teams to study God’s Word together.

Everyday Matters

Author: Danny Gregory

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401307950

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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In the tradition of Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Our Cancer Year, an illustrated memoir of remarkable depth, power, and beauty Danny Gregory and his wife, Patti, hadn't been married long. Their baby, Jack, was ten months old; life was pretty swell. And then Patti fell under a subway train and was paralyzed from the waist down. In a world where nothing seemed to have much meaning, Danny decided to teach himself to draw, and what he learned stunned him. Suddenly things had color again, and value. The result is Everyday Matters, his journal of discovery, recovery, and daily life in New York City. It is as funny, insightful, and surprising as life itself.

The Folded Clock

A Diary

Author: Heidi Julavits

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385538995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she’d since become. Instead, “The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.” Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a fortysomething woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, faith and fate, marriage and family, desire and death, gossip and secrets, art and ambition. The Folded Clock is as playful as it is brilliant, a tour de force by one of the most gifted prose stylists in American letters. From the Hardcover edition.

Simple Matters

Living with Less and Ending Up with More

Author: Erin Boyle

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128827

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all—whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.

Working Days

The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140144574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years

The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley

Author: Jeremy Massey

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1101983388

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

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A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob. Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher's, a long-established--some say the best--funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It's Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he's dead. Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what's happened. The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher's to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin's crime boss, and Cullen's entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery. By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel. From the Hardcover edition.

The Daily Stoic Journal

366 Days of Writing and Reflection on the Art of Living

Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525534393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Ryan Holiday has led the popular revival of stoicism since 2014, with his acclaimed bestsellers The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and-in partnership with Stephen Hanselman-The Daily Stoic. The latter offered powerful quotations, fresh anecdotes, and insightful commentary about the wisdom of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Now Holiday and Hanselman are back with The Daily Stoic Journal, an interactive guide to integrating this ancient philosophy into our 21st century lives. Readers will find weekly explanations and quotations to inspire deeper reflection on Stoic practices, daily prompts, and a helpful introduction explaining the various Stoic tools of self-management. This beautifully designed hardcover journal features space for morning and evening notes, along with advice to encourage ongoing writing and insights, day by day through the year. This is the perfect companion volume for people who already love The Daily Stoic, but it can also be used as a stand-alone journal. It will help anyone seeking inner peace and clarity in our crazy world, even those who have never previously encountered Stoicism.