That Kind of Happy

Author: Maggie Dietz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634939X

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 978

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Anywhere Elsewhere -- Notes

Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research

Transcending the Boundaries

Author: D.K. Nauriyal,Michael Drummond,Y.B. Lal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134189885

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that illustrate the potential of Buddhist informed social sciences in contemporary society, including new insights into the nature of human consciousness. The book examines the origins and expressions of Buddhist thought and how it is now being utilized by psychologists and social scientists, and also discusses the basic tenets of Buddhism and contemporary Buddhist-based empirical research in the psychological sciences. Further emphasis is placed on current trends in the areas of clinical and cognitive psychology, and on the Mahayana Buddhist understanding of consciousness with reference to certain developments in consciousness studies and physics. A welcome addition to the current literature, the works in this remarkable volume ably demonstrate how Buddhist principles can be used to develop a deeper understanding of the human condition and behaviours that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life.

The Introvert's Way

Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613602

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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For anyone who loved Susan Cain’s Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion… This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets. You’re not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. You’re not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. You’re not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings. By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

The Bodhisattva's Brain

Buddhism Naturalized

Author: Owen Flanagan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026229723X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 8878

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If we are material beings living in a material world -- and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are -- then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism -- almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it is possible to discover in Buddhism a rich, empirically responsible philosophy that could point us to one path of human flourishing. Some claim that neuroscience is in the process of validating Buddhism empirically, but Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism does not reduce itself to a brain scan showing happiness patterns. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, offers instead a fully naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy, compatible with the rest of knowledge -- a way of conceiving of the human predicament, of thinking about meaning for finite material beings living in a material world.

Living in the Now

How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are

Author: Gina Lake

Publisher: Gina Lake

ISBN: 1456472119

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The 99 essays in Living in the Now provide practical wisdom that will help you live in this world as the spiritual being that you are. They can be read in any order and used in daily contemplation. They address many questions raised by the spiritual search, offering insight on fear, anger, happiness, aging, boredom, desire, patience, faith, forgiveness, acceptance, commitment, love, purpose, meaning, fulfillment, meditation, being present, quieting the mind, letting go of the past, healing conditioning, dealing with emotions, trusting life, trusting your Heart, and many other deep subjects. These essays will help you become more present and aware of your true nature and feel more loving, happy, grateful, and at peace.

Every Kind of Heaven & Everyday Blessings

Author: Jillian Hart

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460383427

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Two fan-favorite McKaslin Clan novels in one by beloved author Jillian Hart Every Kind of Heaven Ava McKaslin has a strict to-do list for her life: making sweets and taking care of her family. Love is too unreliable for this busy bakery owner. Until she hires Brice Donovan as her contractor. Brice has adored Ava from afar. Now that she needs his help, Brice wants to show her how joyful life can be when there is love. Everyday Blessings When Aubrey McKaslin visits reclusive photographer William Corey, she finds a man who's given up on life. He claims he's happy alone in his mountain retreat, but Aubrey doesn't believe it for a minute. She sees a man who's looking for companionship. Spending time together awakens deeper feelings in them both, but could William trust in their newfound love to see a future together?

Succeed

How We Can Reach Our Goals

Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475157

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Read Heidi Grant Halvorson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, learn how to reach your goals-finally-by overcoming the many hurdles that have defeated you before. Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insights-many surprising-that readers can use immediately, including how to: • Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows readers a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives. Watch a Video

Thinking the Faith with Passion

Selected Essays

Author: Paul L. Holmer,David J. Gouwens,Lee C. Barrett

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0227174127

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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In his teaching and his writing, Paul L. Holmer (1916-2004), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota (1946-1960) and Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School (1960-1987), made many important contributions to recent theology. One of the most insightful American students of Kierkegaard of his generation, Holmer perceived early on Wittgenstein's importance for theology, and employed both thinkers to inspire his own fresh consideration of perennial issues in philosophical theology: understanding, belief, faith, the emotions, and the importance of the virtues. While best known for his essays in 'The Grammar of Faith' (1978), Holmer penned numerous other interesting and original essays, some published but many unpublished, which circulated widely in typescript during his tenure at Yale. In 2005, his family donated his papers to the Yale Divinity School Library. In reviewing the papers, the editors have chosen a selection of his most seminal essays, beyond those in 'The Grammar of Faith', demonstrating the breadth and range of his contributions. In this, the second volume of The Paul L. Holmer Papers, the editors present pieces that illuminate four significant areas of Holmer's contributions: essays on Kierkegaard; essays on Wittgenstein; theology, understanding, and faith; and emotions, passions, and virtues. Taken together, these essays invite in-depth exploration of the thought of this important American philosophical theologian. The series also includes volume 1, 'On Kierkegaard and the Truth', and volume 3, 'Communicating the Faith Indirectly: Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers'. 'Disciplined by a careful, undogmatic appropriation of Wittgenstein's later achievements, Paul Holmer may just be the best balanced and most plainspoken expositor of Kierkegaard's ethical-religious thought in the English language to date. Holmer was an outstanding teacher, and this collection is a treasure for those privileged to hear his lectures and for those who did not.' Robert L. Perkins, Stetson University. 'This collection of previously published and unpublished essays by Paul L. Holmer on a wide range of topics demonstrates his incisive thought and writing on some of the perplexing 'knots of understanding' in philosophy and theology, which he sought to untie with exceptional acuity and conceptual clarity by way of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and his own pioneering efforts in the rehabilitation of virtue ethics in our time.' Sylvia Walsh, Scholar in Residence, Stetson University. David J. Gouwens is Professor of Theology at Brite Divinity School. He is the author of 'Kierkegaard's Dialectic of the Imagination' (1989) and 'Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker'. Lee C. Barrett III is Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is the author of 'The Heidelberg Catechism', 'Foundations of Modern Theology: Kierkegaard', and co-editor of 'Kierkegaard and the Bible'.

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere

Meditations on the Buddhist Path

Author: Khema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719727

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation. Few introductory books are both simple and profound. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere is both.

Not That Kind of Girl

Was ich im Leben so gelernt habe

Author: Lena Dunham

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310400661X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Lena Dunham - vom »Time Magazine« zur »coolest person of the year« gewählt Was tun als junge Frau von heute, die lieber Stoffschuhe als Manolos trägt und nicht nach dem einen Prinzen sucht? In ›Not That Kind of Girl‹ erzählt Lena Dunham, Erfinderin der Fernsehserie ›GIRLS‹, hemmungslos persönlich, angstfrei und komisch aus ihrem Leben: von Kondomen in Zimmerpalmen, seltsamen Jungs und von ihrer Angst, keinen Platz in dieser Welt zu finden. Sie schreibt über die Taxifahrer in New York und vom plötzlichen Verliebtsein, über Frauen, die »wie diese Papierdinger behandelt werden, die in Hotelbadezimmern auf den Zahnputzbechern liegen – irgendwie notwendig, aber unendlich verfügbar« – und über Männer, die ungefragt von ihrem Sexleben berichten. Krisengeschüttelt, heiter, absolut im Jetzt: Lena Dunham bringt das Lebensgefühl einer neuen Generation Frauen auf den Punkt.

His Best Friend's Bride

Author: Jodi O'Donnell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460326490

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9738

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"Speak now or forever hold your peace…" But how could upstanding rancher Griff Corbin speak up? He, Reb and Julia Sennett—Reb's bride-to-be—had been best friends since birth. So even if Griff had loved Julia in stoic silence for years, he'd sooner wrestle a Texas rattler than declare his feelings now. But what if the lucky couple were secretly having second thoughts? Because suddenly Julia gazed at Griff with longing, the way he'd always dreamed she would, and a stray kiss ignited a firestorm of feelings. Still, wouldn't speaking the truth betray a best friend? Or were all three damned if Griff did…and damned if he didn't?

Still Standing

Author: Nicole S. Rouse

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1599832429

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Renee Thomas wakes up one Monday morning longing for change. For years she's been a faithful wife, supportive mother, and successful hotel executive, but recent events have taken her over the edge. ?After thirty-five years of marriage, she has learned that her husband, Jerome, fathered a child with another woman. Before Renee can fully accept what happened, Jerome hints that his 16-year-old love child wants to live with them. In addition to her troubles at home, a power struggle with a new executive threatens her job security, and a longtime friend confesses his undying love. Afraid she's heading for a breakdown, Renee desperately struggles to get a handle on her life. ?On that same day, Jerome Thomas wakes up thanking God. Renee was his high school sweetheart, and though he's given her plenty of reasons to end the marriage—bouts with alcohol, a long-term affair, and conceiving a child out of wedlock—she fought for their love. Knowing he doesn't deserve Renee or the life God has given him, Jerome plans a special romantic weekend for his wife, unaware that his marriage is on the brink of divorce. ?As Renee and Jerome struggle through a turning point in their lives, an unfortunate accident ends the life of a loved one. Now faced with their toughest challenge, will Renee and Jerome give up on God and the life they built together, or will they firmly stand on God's promises and trust in the plans He has for their future?

Doing Life a Pragmatist Manifesto

A Pragmatist Manifesto

Author: Lee Thayer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469163454

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This is a book about how and why people do life as they do. It is as well a book about how people could or should think about doing life for the benefit of their own well-being and that of the people they associate with. It is a book about how our feelings and our thinking interfere with how we could be doing the life we dream of. It is a book about the mistakes we make in doing life, and how we could avoid those mistakes. It is a book about what causes us to be the way we are. It is a book about why we often cant do life as we wish. It is about the personal dragons that stand in our way. And it is about how the real world outside of us can frequently frustrate even our best intentions. It is about ramping up for doing life, and then trying to understand why our lives so often turn out in ways we had neither anticipated nor desired. It is about how getting involved with others means our lives are forever altered. It is about why that could be a good thing or a bad thing, and how to best figure that out in advance. It is a book about frustration and regret, about pleasure and pain. It is about participating in lifes trials and tribulations by choice. It is the kind of book you can use to maximize your choices about doing life as you would have it done, and about mastering the influences of what happens in the world around you. It is about undoing the life you have in order to be able to do life the way it should be done.

Falling for the Princess

Author: Sandra Hyatt

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459208005

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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It would be an engagement of convenience, nothing more. Princess Rebecca Marconi needs to stop her father from pressuring her into an arranged marriage. Logan Buchanan needs her royal influence to secure key business contracts in her European island nation. These total opposites agree to limit themselves to carefully timed public displays of affection—yet Logan's thoughts keep straying to hot, sexy and private scenarios with his fake fiancée. Soon, the earthy Chicago millionaire has this proper princess giving him the keys to her castle…so he can unlock the pent-up passion no protocol will deny.

Trade Secrets

Author: Ray Garton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473207231

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9977

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One rainy night, Gerry Brady discovers a beautiful woman with heartbreaking eyes hiding in his garage. The moment he sees her, he is struck by an involuntary thought he does not understand: I've found you. She is a woman in danger. He does not understand why he feels so powerfully drawn to her, but he feels compelled to help her, even though doing so puts his life and the lives of his friends in jeopardy. Gerry's relationship with Kendra draws him into a conspiracy too horrifying to believe...a conspiracy rooted in his own past. As he falls in love with a woman he doesn't know, he learns more about himself than he ever suspected.

Ten Percent Marriage

Author: Robert Henry Wright Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334076

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 353

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Robert Henry Wright, Jr., a resident of the Idaho Panhandle since 1988, has published Ten Percent Marriage, a second novel set in the Sandpoint, Idaho, area. Wright categorizes Ten Percent Marriage as a love story, an action story, and as personal relations in an outdoor setting. To escape the horror of a sadistic sexual assault that had left her with an illegitimate child and a shattered life before that life could begin, Emily has been living in a cabin at Arrowhead Point beside Lake Pend dOreille in northern Idaho. She had exiled herself there thirty years ago at age seventeen. Harvey considers himself to be one of Gods chosen losers, as he had lost at everything he had truly wanted to win: the state high school football championship; his son; and his wife. The final blow was having been presented with an early retirement package and shown to the door. Aimless and defeated, he goes to see a piece of land he had won in a bour game years before; the land is located at Arrowhead Point beside Lake Pend dOreille in northern Idaho. Emily and Harvey meet; they clash; they become attracted to each other; but there are obstacles to overcome. Harvey discovers that there are two Emilys: Ewn and Et. Ewn is the dominant personality, a passionate artist who has a well developed phobia of males. Et is fun loving, flirtatious, reckless, and has a mania for males. To Harveys dismay, Emily is Ewn for ninety percent of the time and Et for the remaining ten percent. Oth

Live! From Planet Earth

Author: George Effinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575125020

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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LIVE! FROM PLANET EARTH represents a very special look at the many works of this unique genius. These 22 short pieces have been specifically selected and introduced by his fellow writers and editors, from Michael Bishop to Jack Dann, Mike Resnick to Neil Gaiman. Each writes about his or her memories of Effinger and his legacy. Included are 'The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything' in which Earth is visited by benevolent aliens who happen to have annoying opinions about everything. 'Everything but Honor' goes along as a black physicist time-travels to 1860 to murder a Civil War general. Also included here are Effinger's O. Niemand stories, which perfectly mimic the styles of Steinbeck, Hemingway and Twain. The results are a tour de force sure to please existing fans and make new fans of anyone who reads them.