Designing Your Life
How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1101875321
The executive director of the Design Program at Stanford and the co-founder of Electronic Arts outline strategies for enabling a thriving life by incorporating "design thinking" habits that promote fulfillment and meaning by emulating the examples of the engineers of today's most popular technologies.
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Paperback ISBN: 1501111116
"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--
Love x Style x Life
Paperback ISBN: 0812996372
"Garance Dorâe is an ambassador of French taste and fashion who has captivated readers with her eponymous blog, www.GaranceDore.fr/en, since 2006. Her knack for making fashion accessible and fun has endeared her to millions of fans worldwide, and she is beloved by top fashion editors and aspiring fashionistas alike. Part-style guide, part-visual diary, part-intimate look into the world of one of fashion's most powerful influencers, Garance surprises us with her candor and intimacy, blending deeply personal storytelling with her unmistakable photos and illustrations in a unique narrative journey. Infused with her Left Bank-sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, the book is a backstage pass behind fashion's frontlines, peppered with Garance's French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing Zara with Chanel, to capturing the true essence of chic, to pursuing a life and career that you love"--
The Empath's Survival Guide
Life Strategies for Sensitive People
Paperback ISBN: 1683642112
What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Judith Orloff, MD. “But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” With The Empath’s Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers a practical tool set to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection. This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths and anyone who wants to develop their sensitivities to become more caring people in an often-insensitive world. It helps empaths through their unique challenges and gives loved ones a better understanding of the needs and gifts of the sensitive people in their lives. In this book Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including: • Self-assessment exercises to help you identify your empath type • Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy • Simple and effective strategies to stop absorbing stress and physical symptoms from others and protect yourself from narcissists and other energy vampires • How to find the right work and create relationships that nourish you • How to navigate intimate relationships without feeling overwhelmed • Guidance for parenting and raising empathic children • Awakening the empath’s gift of intuition and deepening your spiritual connection to all living beings For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” this paperback edition of The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of depth and compassion, and feeling welcome and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Hardcover ISBN: 1328662055
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives—a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys—she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell: about desire and need, guilt and redemption, meaning and mortality, loneliness and love. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, pulling back the curtain on the therapeutic process and offering the rarest of gifts: an entertaining, illuminating, and quite possibly life-changing account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. With humor and warmth, Gottlieb reveals the ultimate truth: we are all human, and we grow in connection with others.
A Fearless Heart
How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
Paperback ISBN: 1101982926
"The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are"--
Sacred Geometry Coloring Book
Paperback ISBN: 1620556529
Beautiful line-art depictions of the intricate paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart • Includes 45 illustrations to color based on the art of Hart’s popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path • Each piece is accompanied by brief, insightful commentary about the symbols and animals shown • Intertwines the complex forms of Sacred Geometry with the beauty of Nature, including dolphins, dragonflies, trees, and many other forms and symbols Experience firsthand the beauty of Nature’s animal and plant kingdoms intertwined with the wonders of Sacred Geometry and Spirit as you color the intricate and divine paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart. Drawing on the imagery from her popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path, this coloring book contains 45 illustrations of Hart’s renowned Sacred Geometry paintings and drawings. Each piece is accompanied by a brief yet insightful commentary explaining the meaning behind the symbols and animals shown and offering inspiration to open your awareness to how these shapes influence our reality and tune your energies. From dolphins and dragonflies, the elements and celestial bodies, to the power of the torus, labyrinths, and the Flower of Life, this coloring book will lead you on a contemplative journey into the interconnected realms of Sacred Geometry, Nature, and Spirit while supporting your sense of wholeness and joy.