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What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 1592404200
Release 2008-12-26
Pages 270
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Outlines an approach to achieving happiness that counsels on ways to overcome fear-based hurdles, explains how to evaluate one's internal beliefs, and reveals the importance of pursuing growth rather than security.



What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 1440655227
Release 2008-12-26
Pages 288
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The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path. Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., What Matters Most helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles. Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises, and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, What Matters Most yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.



What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 1592404995
Release 2009-12
Pages 270
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In a world where these things are often defined in terms of black and white, respected Jungian analyst James Hollis delivers a fresh look at the concept of happiness and shares his approach to finding a fearless, authentic path.



Being Mortal

Being Mortal Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9781627790550
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 304
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.



WHAT MATTERS MOST FAMILY FRIENDS AND FOES

WHAT MATTERS MOST  FAMILY  FRIENDS  AND FOES Author Owen Watson
ISBN-10 9781514427255
Release 2015-11-20
Pages 132
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The content within What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes is derived from true life experiences that I have lived, witnessed, and gleaned from throughout my life as a child, adult, minister, U.S. Postal employee, and U.S. Navy Sailor. I must say that I am very thankful for the ability to share these treasured philosophical inspirations to reach and uplift others beyond the brink of those “what’s going on?” moments. As the title implies, the sources of inspiration for this project are my family, friends, and foes. One philosophical key that I hold to is that viewing circumspectly, you can surely learn something from everyone. As useful signage from God, I believe everyone and all circumstances hold a level of value to help make each of us a better person. My hope for this book is that each reader will find their answer to what matters most and press forward in God’s joy!



The Dalai Lama on What Matters Most

The Dalai Lama on What Matters Most Author Noriyuki Ueda
ISBN-10 9781612833194
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 336
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The Dalai Lama as You’ve Never Heard Him Before A few years ago, prominent cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda sat down with the Dalai Lama for a lively two-day conversation. This little book is the result. In it are some surprising truths and commonsense wisdom. “The attachment that seeks what is good is worthwhile. Seeking enlightenment is a kind of attachment that we should keep, as is the desire for an unbiased heart.” “Anger that is motivated by compassion or a desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm anyone, is a good anger worth having.” “I’m not only a socialist, but also a bit of a leftist, a Communist.” “The type of competition that says, ‘I am the winner, and you are the loser’ must be overcome. But a positive competition allows us to lift each other up so that everybody ends up on top.” Open the book to any page and find great wisdom on what matters most. And what matters most is not adherence to any one doctrine or political system but living with an open mind and heart.



Free

Free Author Mark Scandrette
ISBN-10 9780830895519
Release 2013-06-14
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If you already own a copy of Free, use the password found in the Group Learning Guide to access eight supplementary videos. Why does chasing the good life make us feel so bad? We dream big and spend our money and time chasing our dreams—only to find ourselves exhausted, deeply in debt and spiritually empty. Mark and Lisa Scandrette realized at the beginning of their lives together that what they want, what they need and what they were being told to want didn't sync up. In Free Mark (with a little help from Lisa) shares the secrets of how they bought a home and raised a family debt-free in the most expensive city in the United States—and how they've enjoyed good relationships, good adventures and good food along the way. Packed with helpful exercises for getting a handle on your money story, and designed for healing and generative money conversations with friends, Free gives you a path to financial freedom and spiritual flourishing that awakens your heart and energizes your soul.



The Book That Matters Most A Novel

The Book That Matters Most  A Novel Author Ann Hood
ISBN-10 9780393253849
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 384
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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.



Ethical Water

Ethical Water Author Robert William Sandford
ISBN-10 9781926855714
Release 2011-08-26
Pages 168
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach to—and appreciation of—our freshwater resources and our consumption of this remarkable, life-giving substance that now exceeds its future availability. This ground-breaking and approachable work, by two of Canada’s most authoritative experts on water issues, redefines our relationship with fresh water and outlines the steps we as a society will have to take if we wish to ensure the sustainability of our water supply for future generations.



Living an Examined Life

Living an Examined Life Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 9781683640486
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 144
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How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.



What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author Leonard Sweet
ISBN-10 9780307730572
Release 2012-03
Pages 244
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Advocates a relationship with Jesus Christ based on personal engagement which can have life changing consequences.



Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Author James Hollis
ISBN-10 1101216697
Release 2005-05-05
Pages 288
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What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.



168 Hours

168 Hours Author Laura Vanderkam
ISBN-10 1101432942
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 272
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There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectivity, life is so frenzied we can barely find time to breathe. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or else, if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices. To get ahead at work we spend less time with our spouses. To carve out more family time, we put off getting in shape. To train for a marathon, we cut back on sleep. There has to be a better way-and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. They focus on what they do best and what only they can do. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer. It's not always easy, but the payoff is enormous. Vanderkam shows that it really is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter. The key is to start with a blank slate and to fill up your 168 hours only with things that deserve your time. Of course, you probably won't read to your children at 2:00 am, or skip a Wednesday morning meeting to go hiking, but you can cut back on how much you watch TV, do laundry, or spend time on other less fulfilling activities. Vanderkam shares creative ways to rearrange your schedule to make room for the things that matter most. 168 Hours is a fun, inspiring, practical guide that will help men and women of any age, lifestyle, or career get the most out of their time and their lives.



The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Author Randy Pausch
ISBN-10 9781401395513
Release 2008-04-08
Pages 224
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.



What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author Hyrum W. Smith
ISBN-10 0684872579
Release 2001-10-09
Pages 256
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The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.



What Matters Most

What Matters Most Author Renita J. Weems
ISBN-10 9780446534017
Release 2007-10-15
Pages 208
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Using the work of Scripture as inspiration, Weems offers 10 lessons that teach women how to discover what their passions are, and how to create direction and meaning in their lives. Helps readers to understand that passion is not something awakened by other people, but an inner source of energy that flows out of every aspect of one's being. In doing so, Weems empowers women to fight against stereotypes and ignore the conventional way of doing things in order to find their own happiness and joy.



Success Built to Last

Success Built to Last Author Jerry I. Porras
ISBN-10 9780452288706
Release 2007
Pages 304
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Presents a series of interviews with successful people who demonstrate the author's three elements of success--involvement with something about which they are passionate, the cultivation of a sense of responsibility and accountabiliy, and taking effective action. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.