Making a Good Life

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Author: Katharine Dow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691171750

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Making a Good Life takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, Katharine Dow delves into the reproductive ethics of those who do not have a personal stake in assisted reproductive technologies, but who are building lives inspired and influenced by environmentalism and concerns about the natural world's future. Moving away from experiences of infertility treatments tied to the clinic and laboratory, Dow instead explores reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies as topics of public concern and debate, and she examines how people living in a coastal village in rural Scotland make ethical decisions and judgments about these matters. In particular, Dow engages with people's ideas about nature and naturalness, and how these relate to views about parenting and building stable environments for future generations. Taking into account the ways daily responsibilities and commitments are balanced with moral values, Dow suggests there is still much to uncover about reproductive ethics. Analyzing how ideas about reproduction intersect with wider ethical struggles, Making a Good Life offers a new approach to researching, thinking, and writing about nature, ethics, and reproduction.

Creating a Beautiful Life

Elizabeth George, acclaimed Bible teacher, helps you navigate the options you might encounter today so you can... get up and power up for a great day establish your priorities make the most of your time choose good, better, and best options ...

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736967591

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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What Will You Do with This Beautiful Day God Is Giving You? Each new day presents opportunities to grow your faith, manage your work and your goals, and make good use of the time God gives you. But making the right choices moment by moment isn't easy. And the first decisions of your day can affect the next 16 hours—for better or for worse. Elizabeth George, acclaimed Bible teacher, helps you navigate the options you might encounter today so you can... get up and power up for a great day establish your priorities make the most of your time choose good, better, and best options pour yourself into the people in your life Prepare to create a more beautiful and productive life and make each day more meaningful. God's best awaits you when you choose to live His way!

The Happy Lawyer

Read this book and you will know whether you are more likely to be a happy lawyer at age 30 or age 60, why you can tell a lot about a firm from looking at its walls and windows, whether a 10 percent raise or a new office with a view does ...

Author: Nancy Levit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199758678

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 996

You get good grades in college, pay a small fortune to put yourself through law school, study hard to pass the bar exam, and finally land a high-paying job in a prestigious firm. You're happy, right? Not really. Oh, it beats laying asphalt, but after all your hard work, you expected more from your job. What gives? The Happy Lawyer examines the causes of dissatisfaction among lawyers, and then charts possible paths to happier and more fulfilling careers in law. Eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach, it shows how maximizing our chances for achieving happiness depends on understanding our own personality types, values, strengths, and interests. Covering everything from brain chemistry and the science of happiness to the workings of the modern law firm, Nancy Levit and Doug Linder provide invaluable insights for both aspiring and working lawyers. For law students, they offer surprising suggestions for selecting a law school that maximizes your long-term happiness prospects. For those about to embark on a legal career, they tell you what happiness research says about which potential jobs hold the most promise. For working lawyers, they offer a handy toolbox--a set of easily understandable steps--that can boost career happiness. Finally, for firm managers, they offer a range of approaches for remaking a firm into a more satisfying workplace. Read this book and you will know whether you are more likely to be a happy lawyer at age 30 or age 60, why you can tell a lot about a firm from looking at its walls and windows, whether a 10 percent raise or a new office with a view does more for your happiness, and whether the happiness prospects are better in large or small firms. No book can guarantee a happier career, but for lawyers of all ages and stripes, The Happy Lawyer may give you your best shot.

How to Live a Good Life

I had become a living , panting bundle of hyper - productive anxiety . Or so I
thought . In truth , not only had the pace killed any semblance of joy in the
process , but it also started to destroy the quality of my work . I began making
mistakes .

Author: Jonathan Fields

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 1401946321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Seriously . . . another book that tells you how to live a good life? Don't we have enough of those? You'd think so. Yet, more people than ever are walking through life disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied, mired in regret, declining health, and a near maniacal state of gut-wrenching autopilot busyness. Whatever is out there isn't getting through. We don't know who to trust. We don't know what's real and what's fantasy. We don't know how and where to begin and we don't want to wade through another minute of advice that gives us hope, then saps our time and leaves us empty. How to Live a Good Life is your antidote; a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of a life well lived. No need for blind faith or surrender of intelligence; everything you'll discover is immediately actionable and subject to validation through your own experience. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and the author's years-long quest to learn at the feet of masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life, this book offers a simple yet powerful model, the "Good Life Buckets " --spend 30 days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life. Each day will bring a new, practical yet powerful idea, along with a specific exploration designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality, radiance, and graceful ease; and leave you feeling lit up by the way you contribute to the world, like you're doing the work you were put on the planet to do. How to Live a Good Life is not just a book to be read; it's a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.

A Good Life for More People

By examining a proposal on a drawing , you can avoid making permanent
mistakes later . A plan must be prepared to scale . The first task is to measure the
property boundaries . Exact location of the house on the lot can be measured
from A ...

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture

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Category: Agriculture

Page: 391

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Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America

Exploring the world created in the pages of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo sets Playboy's history in the context of a society in transition.

Author: Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199739486

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Playboy was more than a magazine filled with pictures of nude women and advice on how to mix the perfect martini. Indeed, the magazine's vision of sexual liberation, high living, and "the good life" came to define mainstream images of postwar life. In exploring the history of America's most widely read and influential men's magazine, Elizabeth Fraterrigo hones in on the values, style, and gender formulations put forth in its pages and how they gained widespread currency in American culture. She shows that for Hugh Hefner, the "good life" meant the freedom to choose a lifestyle, and the one he promoted was the "playboy life," in which expensive goods and sexually available women were plentiful, obligations were few, and if one worked hard enough, one could enjoy abundant leisure and consumption. In support of this view, Playboy attacked early marriage, traditional gender arrangements, and sanctions against premarital sex, challenging the conservatism of family-centered postwar society. And despite the magazine's ups and downs, significant features of this "playboy life" have become engrained in American society.

Making the Good Life Last

Too many of us have lost our connection to a sustainable life path that leads to
treasures of perennial value: a beautiful and healthy earth home, human
communities where all are well served and feel secure, work that makes a
genuine ...

Author: Michael Schuler

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576755886

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 220

View: 704

In this new thought-provoking and deeply honest book, Unitarian-Universalist pastor Schuler traces the roots of people's unhappiness back to their refusal to confront the long-term consequences of immoderate choices.

To Make a Difference

The key is discovering how to get the balance just right. In To Make a Difference, Montreal entrepreneur and philanthropist Morris Goodman shares his personal and professional prescription for success and enduring happiness.

Author: Morris Goodman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773590455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 699

What goes into making a life successful and what does success mean? If you think about a life as a chemical equation, then the elements are obvious: family, work, purpose. The key is discovering how to get the balance just right. In To Make a Difference, Montreal entrepreneur and philanthropist Morris Goodman shares his personal and professional prescription for success and enduring happiness. Born in 1931 in Montreal to Ukrainian immigrants during the worst days of the Great Depression, Goodman recounts the events, strategies, and lucky breaks that led to a thriving company and a life of philanthropic accomplishments. From his first job as a pharmacy delivery boy to his graduation from the University of Montreal's Faculty of Pharmacy - when he had already started his own pharmaceutical company - through the crucial moments that created an international business, Goodman depicts stirring accounts of Montreal's Jewish community and the development of the global pharmaceutical industry. Along the way, he presents vivid, generous portraits of colleagues and business collaborators. To Make a Difference is a powerful rags-to-riches story but it is also much more - it is a heartfelt, candid, and inspiring exploration of what makes our lives rich, what we value, and why.

Moved by the State

Moved by the State offers a completely new interpretation of this undertaking, focusing on the bureaucrats and academics who designed and implemented these relocations – and on the larger development project they were pursuing.

Author: Tina Loo

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774861037

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 286

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Canadian government relocated people living in rural and urban communities, often against their will, in order to alleviate the all-too-common lack of social services and economic opportunities. Moved by the State offers a completely new interpretation of this undertaking, focusing on the bureaucrats and academics who designed and implemented these relocations – and on the larger development project they were pursuing. Tina Loo’s finely crafted history reveals the optimistic belief underpinning postwar relocations: the power of the interventionist state to do good.

The Good Life

The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash This new edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings together in one volume the Nearings' classic guides to ...

Author: Helen Nearing

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780805209709

Category: Nature

Page: 411

View: 198

The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash

Hamlet s BlackBerry

How to solve this problem? Hamlet’s BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. William Powers sets out to solve what he calls the conundrum of connectedness.

Author: William Powers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061687170

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 813

Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose a burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfillment we crave. How to solve this problem? Hamlet’s BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. William Powers sets out to solve what he calls the conundrum of connectedness. Reaching into the past—using his own life as laboratory and object lesson—he draws on some of history’s most brilliant thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, to demonstrate that digital connectedness serves us best when it’s balanced by its opposite, disconnectedness. Lively, original, and entertaining, Hamlet’s BlackBerry will challenge you to rethink your digital life.

The Good Life Blueprint Series

The Good Life Blueprint Series contains all of his best-selling books: The Habit Blueprint: 15 Simple Steps to Transform Your Life In this book, you'll discover: - The neurological loop that drives your behaviors (and how to make it work ...

Author: Patrik Edblad

Publisher: Patrik Edblad

ISBN: 139388105X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 687

Optimize Your Life, Realize Your Potential & Maximize Your Success! What if you could create habits that last a lifetime? What if you could achieve anything you set your mind to? What if you could routinely make smart decisions? Mental trainer and author Patrik Edblad has helped tens of thousands of readers to live better lives. The Good Life Blueprint Series contains all of his best-selling books: The Habit Blueprint: 15 Simple Steps to Transform Your Life In this book, you'll discover: - The neurological loop that drives your behaviors (and how to make it work for you). - How to get yourself hooked on your habits. - A simple strategy to make you 2–3 times more likely to follow through every day. - How to prevent yourself from falling for "mental loopholes". - How to limit the damage when you have a setback. - And many more strategies to easily create lasting habits. The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals, and Get the Life You Want In this book, you'll discover: - The four fundamental "keystone habits" of self-discipline. - How to change your mindset to cultivate success. - How to establish your mission in life using The Hedgehog Concept. - How to find your unique "why" using The Golden Circle. - How to get laser-focused on the right things by defining your Circle of Competence. - How to biologically reshape your mind and body for success by creating a Winner Effect. - Several research-backed strategies to radically transform your behavior. The Decision-Making Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Better Choices in Life and Work In this book, you'll discover: - The cognitive biases that distort your thinking, and how to counteract them. - The logical fallacies that derail your judgment, and how to prevent them. - The mental models you need to equip your mind with to make great decisions. COMPLEMENTARY BONUSES: Each book comes with a FREE companion resource you can use to easily apply everything you learn. Get The Good Life Blueprint Series NOW to optimize your life, realize your potential, and maximize your success!

Creating the Good Life

Draws on the wisdom and teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher to help readers plan for a more useful, moral, and meaningful life, addressing such profound questions as "How do I find meaning and satisfaction?" and "What are my ...

Author: James O'Toole

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594861253

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 448

Draws on the wisdom and teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher to help readers plan for a more useful, moral, and meaningful life, addressing such profound questions as "How do I find meaning and satisfaction?" and "What are my responsibilities to my community?" 40,000 first printing.

The Good Life in the Last Days

A popular-level book about how we should live as we await Christ's return, and how we work out what a sacrificial life looks like in the details of making decisions about our lives.

Author: Mikey Lynch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925424256

Category: Christian life

Page: 197

View: 409

A popular-level book about how we should live as we await Christ's return, and how we work out what a sacrificial life looks like in the details of making decisions about our lives.

Stalking the Good Life

There are chapters in this book about wilderness survival, camping out "nature style," making maple syrup, the vitamin contents of common "weeds," making a dill crock, seaweeds, The Teas of the Revolution, and essays on ecology.

Author: Euell T. Gibbons

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537306001

Category:

Page: 236

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Euell Gibbons The fatheer of Modern Foraging and back to nature movment. A wounderful writer.... Clasic... His chatty, informative, and funny style are sure to please anyone interested in plants, wild plants, food, or survival. If you're interested in plants, survival food, or even gourmet cooking, I believe you'll find Euell Gibbons a king among men. There are chapters in this book about wilderness survival, camping out "nature style," making maple syrup, the vitamin contents of common "weeds," making a dill crock, seaweeds, The Teas of the Revolution, and essays on ecology. Great prose and poems included. For more info take a look at OutdoorGuideTraining.com

How to Live a Good Life

What you are going to find here is not just plain advice on what to do (which is exactly what you may have found in other self-help books), but HOW to do it. I need to admit - it is not going to be easy.

Author: Tony Sanders

Publisher:

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Page: 258

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Are you experiencing failures in every task you undertake? Are you constantly getting a feeling that you are not good enough, no matter what you put your hand to? Are you swimming in negativity and seeing no way to get out? You are fed up with yourself and feel that you need a change. Yet "the day" to take action doesn't seem to come. Let me tell you the "awful" truth (you will thank me for it later, I promise) - the day you are waiting for will never come. It's now or never. Now you are here, let's put this moment to good use! If you have ever caught yourself thinking that you have no idea what to do with your life, "How to Live a Good Life" will provide you with the help you need. By getting this bundle today, you will receive two books at once: Book 1: F*ck Your Negative Thoughts 7 Steps to Get Out of Your Head and Start Living an Awesome Life. Book 2: Change Your Habits in 30 Days: Small Daily Changes to Break Your Bad Habits, Build Good Ones and Start Living a Wealthy, Happy and More Successful Life. Inside you will discover amazing things like: Benefits of a positive state of mind and how to achieve it Ways to eliminate your bad habits and replace them with good habits Methods for overcoming your negative thoughts Daily habits of successful people Tips for reaching your most ambitious goals Techniques to get out of your mind and eliminate limited thinking Advice on finding YOUR true happiness ...and much more, all backed up with science, my own life experience and exciting stories. If you are tired of unsuccessful efforts, then what I share with you in "How to Live a Good Life" is going to revolutionalize your life. I'm here to provide you with an encouraging, straightforward, step-by-step guide. A guide that will teach you how to change your brain, relieve anxiety, stop making excuses, built self-discipline and develop high performance habits. What you are going to find here is not just plain advice on what to do (which is exactly what you may have found in other self-help books), but HOW to do it. I need to admit - it is not going to be easy. If it was so, the world would have been full of happy people living the life they want. Hold on, my goal is not to scare you. My goal is to help you declutter your mind and stop struggling with anxiety on a daily basis. I want to show you how to live your life as a CONFIDENT, HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL PERSON and not just a person who has read another book on self-improvement. After reading "How to Live a Good Life" you will: Find out the truth about positive thinking and the key skill of successful people Be able to turn self-hate into self-love and take control over your emotional state Let go of your past, improve your social skills, self-esteem and self-confidence Would you like to know more? If you have read this far, then you should be seriously interested in changing your life for the better. Stop saying "maybe later" once again. There will really be no next time to take control of your life. It is your chance - don't miss out! Go back to the top of this page now, click "buy now" and let's get started.

The True Life as Lived and Taught by Mary Hayes Chynoweth

Let the truth contained in the law of inherbilities of making a good man of him
when itance once sink into the hearts of people and the brought under the proper
influences still remain . world is saved . The duty of a parent is , after having given
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To Create

Since story is the best way of feeding our imagination, the book unfolds by way of life stories that express the author's unique perspective of the hero's journey.

Author: Clint Randles

Publisher: GIA Publications

ISBN: 9781622774548

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 825

We all need creativity in our lives. It is key to our happiness. Music, according to author Clint Randles, is one of the best ways to feed our longing for self-growth through engagement in creative processes. And music brings us together for the purpose of making beauty with sound. It provides us with a pathway to the good life. In To Create, Randles answers the critical question: What can I do with my time that will give me the best chance at achieving daily happiness? This amazing book unpacks what it means to engage in creative processes. Since story is the best way of feeding our imagination, the book unfolds by way of life stories that express the author's unique perspective of the hero's journey. Along the way, Randles inspires us to think about creativity and music as a pursuit that is not only truly worthy, but accessible. He addresses rules for creative performance, what we can learn from exceptional musicians and teachers, the link between spirituality and creativity, understanding our own stories in light of the meta-story, and the art of trust and starting small. To Create is a book that is unlike anything written on the topic--entertaining, wise, inspiring, and layered. It is for anyone who is interested in pursuing creativity through music but can't quite figure out how or where to start. States Randles: "It is my hope that you will be able to imagine the good life through music, that you will be inspired To Create!"

Plan a Happy Life tm

From the creator of the immensely popular Happy Planner and Me and My BIG Ideas, Stephanie Fleming, comes Plan a Happy Life(TM)--a delightfully practical book that shows you how to simplify, organize, and live with intention, all while ...

Author: Stephanie Fleming

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400216895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 265

From the creator of the immensely popular Happy Planner and Me and My BIG Ideas, Stephanie Fleming, comes Plan a Happy Life(TM)--a delightfully practical book that shows you how to simplify, organize, and live with intention, all while having fun.

The Best Things in Life

This delightfully accessible book offers timely guidance on answering the most important question any of us will ever ask: How do we live a good life?

Author: Thomas Hurka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199752614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 739

For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important distinctions, cut away irrelevancies, and distill these issues down to their essentials. Hurka argues that if we are to live a good life, one thing we need to know is which activities and experiences will most likely lead us to happiness and which will keep us from it, while also reminding us that happiness isn't the only thing that makes life good. Hurka explores many topics: four types of good feeling (and the limits of good feeling); how we can improve our baseline level of happiness (making more money, it turns out, isn't the answer); which kinds of knowledge are most worth having; the importance of achieving worthwhile goals; the value of love and friendship; and much more. Unlike many philosophers, he stresses that there isn't just one good in life but many: pleasure, as Epicurus argued, is indeed one, but knowledge, as Socrates contended, is another, as is achievement. And while the great philosophers can help us understand what matters most in life, Hurka shows that we must ultimately decide for ourselves. This delightfully accessible book offers timely guidance on answering the most important question any of us will ever ask: How do we live a good life?