Aging and the Art of Living

This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time.

Author: Jan Baars

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406462

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and "dealing with" aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of wisdom and the creation of new skills. To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and other Ancient and Stoic philosophers. He shows how people in the classical period—less able to control health hazards—had a far better sense of the provisional nature of living, which led to a philosophical and religious emphasis on cultivating the art of living and the idea of wisdom. This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter. -- W. Andrew Achenbaum, author of Older Americans, Vital Communities

Art of Living

By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments ...

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061286052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.


This beautiful, aspirational book offers a seductive vision of living and entertaining in the most elegantly appointed private interiors of Venice.

Author: Lydia Fasoli

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847861828

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 130

This beautiful, aspirational book offers a seductive vision of living and entertaining in the most elegantly appointed private interiors of Venice. For centuries, millions have succumbed to the magic of Venice, but few have been able to venture into its sumptuous private spaces. This book invites us into the extravagant interiors and secret gardens via a tour of the grand apartments and private homes where Venetians have forged an inspiring approach to living and entertaining in grand Old World style. This superbly photographed volume takes the reader behind the fabulous facades of Venice to explore its grand interiors and local cuisine. Featuring lively anecdotal text and stunning color photographs of private interiors otherwise not open to the public, and including recipes from Venice and the surrounding Veneto region, this beautifully illustrated volume is essential for anyone who has fantasized about living in one of the world's most romantic cities. This is an enchanting volume for browsers, armchair tourists, and anyone interested in interior design.


This is where Stoicism: The Art of Living comes to help - shaping your life to fit your exact needs by embracing the wisdom of the Ancient Greeks.

Author: A. C. Drexel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981775354


Page: 116

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Do you spend your days lost in a turmoil of emotions? Are your mental strength and self-confidence failing you in the most crucial moments?Do you often feel like life is passing by without you truly living it? Lost in the so-called pursuit of happiness, you're chasing the wrong things - and spend most of your life in a state of constant anxiety and despair. Are you tired of the industry trying to sell you ways on how to be happier... ... without any apparent results? If so, now might be the right time to ask yourself: Do you control your emotions - or do they control you? This is where Stoicism: The Art of Living comes to help - shaping your life to fit your exact needs by embracing the wisdom of the Ancient Greeks. Here's how the book will introduce change in your life: - Teach you - and wipe away any prejudice! - about the fundamentals of the Stoic philosophy - Introduce you to the Top Three Stoic philosophers of all times and offer you some practical life lessons from each of them - Tell you more about The Four Virtues of every true Stoic - Methods to move your focus from the material to the self - your true strength lies within you! - The Eight Stoic Principles to help you align more with nature and live and enjoy life as it should be - How to maximize your potential and open up to new opportunities - Ways to practically apply the Stoic philosophy to several aspects of life But the most important thing is this: You'll learn that being a Stoic doesn't mean going through life with no emotions - it means giving your own thoughts and emotions - but external factors as well! - zero chance of ruining your day. And no, there's no need to die trying to win the rat race in vain - actually, you'll realize happiness may as well be right around the corner. Get back control over your life today - purchase Stoicism: The Art of Living and welcome change!

Napkin Notes on the Art of Living

Dr. Durst promotes the concept that we are 100% responsible for everything in our experience and for our reactions to life's events. This focus provides not only increased knowledge, but also the impetus to change.

Author: Gary Michael Durst


ISBN: 0960255206

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

View: 892

"The best self-help book on the market!" is the summation for all of the five star ratings on Amazon. Although countless self-help books have been written, none have been able to translate psychological theory into practical, day-to-day application as well as this one does. By integrating Eastern and Western philosophy with science and religion, Napkin Notes provides a concise, easy-to-read guide for living. Dr. Durst promotes the concept that we are 100% responsible for everything in our experience and for our reactions to life's events. This focus provides not only increased knowledge, but also the impetus to change. In so doing, it directs us to greater insight, satisfaction and fulfillment.

The Art of Living

... who taught me about the art of living; to the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University — including John Compton, Idit Dobbs- Weinstein, Clem Dore, ...

Author: Crispin Sartwell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

View: 525

This is a multicultural philosophy of art applied to common American and European experience and discussed in relation to Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African traditions.

The Art of Living Foundation

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Author: Stephen Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044460

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 204

The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring the nature and characteristics of spirituality in the contemporary global context, Jacobs considers whether alternative spiritualities are primarily concerned with individual wellbeing and can simply be regarded as another consumer product. The book concludes that involvement in movements such as AOL is not necessarily narcissistic but can foster a sense of community and inspire altruistic activity.

The Art of Living

... would probably become even more controversial than he already is. The art of living, though a practical art, is therefore practiced in ...

Author: Alexander Nehamas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520224906

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 517

In this wide-ranging, brilliantly written account, Nehamas provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western philosophical tradition and shows the importance of Socrates for Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault.

The Art of Living


Author: Rittik Chandra

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730971840

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 629

Philosopher Rittik Chandra's "The Art of Living- An Ideal Way to Live Your Life" provides the pathway that leads to an improved quality of living. It will help to develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful and productive life. When you create a vision for yourself, set a high standard for your life and truly believe in your future, there is nothing that can stop you from reaching your goals and dreams. If you are a person who is seeking self-improvement and wanting to be on the path on constantly upward spiral of success, then this book is for you.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living ISBN #978-1-78651-457-8 ©Copyright Cassidy Ryan 2016 Cover Art by Posh Gosh ©Copyright August 2016 Edited by Rebecca Scott Pride ...

Author: Cassidy Ryan

Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN: 1786514575

Category: Fiction

Page: 69

View: 118

It's time to stop running and start living again. Gus had been living life under the radar, hiding from ex-turned-stalker Michael. He'd been running for a long time, and had had to cut ties with everything and everyone he knew—including his family. It was a lonely, frightening existence, until he met the guys at the studios. With his dog, Zephyr, and his new, makeshift family, he has found some kind of peace. Though his new life is far from perfect, he is content. Then he meets Brodie, and soon Gus wants to shake things up and take back his life. But Michael isn't ready to give up on Gus yet, and he isn't going to let anybody stand in his way.

The Art of Living

... life's mission continues to be what it has been for the past fiftyplus years—to help as many people as possible master the art of living with no limits.

Author: Bob Proctor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 415

Make Bob Proctor YOUR personal mentor! The Art of Living presents transcripts from legendary business speaker and mentor Bob Proctor’s most popular workshop—Matrixx—and brings this wisdom to a wider audience. With this book, readers will become a student of Bob Proctor’s as he teaches lessons and presents jewels of wisdom on living an extraordinary life. Readers will marvel at Proctor’s miraculous way of disseminating his decades of business wisdom into easy-to-understand parables and learn lessons on what our creative faculties are and how to use them, why we need to unlearn most of the false beliefs we’ve been indoctrinated with our whole lives, and how our intellects have the ability not only to put us ahead in life, but also to be our biggest detriment. Among many other invaluable lessons contained herein, as a new student of Bob’s, readers will learn: -How to obtain whatever it is that’s desired in life -How to erase negative thought patterns and retrain the brain for success -How to arrange work for maximum effectiveness

Reforming the Art of Living

Art. of. Living. The second critical difference is, in keeping with Descartes's tree metaphor, at the branches of traditional Christian ethics. In Sect.

Author: Rico Vitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319052810

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

View: 235

Descartes’s concern with the proper method of belief formation is evident in the titles of his works—e.g., The Search after Truth, The Rules for the Direction of the Mind and The Discourse on Method of rightly conducting one’s reason and seeking the truth in the sciences. It is most apparent, however, in his famous discussions, both in the Meditations and in the Principles, of one particularly noteworthy source of our doxastic errors—namely, the misuse of one’s will. What is not widely recognized, let alone appreciated and understood, is the relationship between his concern with belief formation and his concern with virtue. In fact, few seem to realize that Descartes regards doxastic errors as moral errors and as sins both because such errors are intrinsically vicious and because they entail notably deleterious social consequences. Reforming the Art of Living seeks to rectify this rather common oversight in two ways. First, it aims to elucidate the nature of Descartes’s account of virtuous belief formation. Second, it aims both (i) to illuminate the social significance of Descartes’s philosophical program as it relates to the understanding and practice not of science, but of religion and (ii) to develop a kind of Leibnizian critique of this aspect of his program. More specifically, it aims to show that Descartes’s project is “dangerous,” insofar as it is subversive not only of traditional Christianity but also of other traditional forms of religion, both in theory and in practice.

The Art of Living Happily

Make an attempt to be happy by reading and applying the advice in The Art of Living Happily. You'll be happy you did. —Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author ...

Author: Ibrahim Sabri

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453512160

Category: Self-Help

Page: 111

View: 154

“In a revealing journey into art of living, Ibrahim Sabri walks the reader through the garden of self-discovery. In plain, simple language—and using real life experiences—it guides us to understand our emotions, listen to our friends, to communicate effectively, choose the right companion, and to lead a happy life. This book is a basic guide that shows you how to achieve your goals. Daily exercises are presented to help you to practice becoming the happy person you wish to be. “

The Art of Living in Australia

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Author: Philip E. Muskett

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1920897658

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

View: 994

The Art of Living in Australia was first published in 1893 and urged the value of Mediterranean eating and drinking habits for the Australian way of life. Philip E. Muskett (d. 1909) was variously a surgeon at Sydney Hospital, Surgeon-Superintendent to the New South Wales government and Medical Superintendent at the Quarantine Station. He is most well known as a popular medical and health writer, most notably for The Art of Living in Australia.

The Art of Living Out Loud

When we get real, the art of living out loud is not only easy, but fun and infinitely rewarding! Afterword (But Not the Last Word) Recently, during a trip ...

Author: Meg Blackburn Losey

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609257965

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 921

Master healer and metaphysical teacher Meg Losey experienced her own life crisis in which she lost everything—her house, her business, and her relationship and was forced to learn how to accept this devastating situation. In The Art of Living Out Loud, Losey describes how she learned to live an authentic life, from this traumatic experience. She guides readers through the process of coming clean with ourselves, accepting who we are, discovering our purpose and developing the courage to embody it. Losey shows how to find one’s power from the inside out, dropping pretenses and perceptions of control, shedding fears, and embracing who we are. We can literally create a perfect life right here on earth. "I learned that creating the kind of experience that I wanted in life was as easy as believing it, and that worrying was nothing more than fear of 'what ifs' that didn’t even exist."

God Improv and the Art of Living

“The Mystery and Art of Living,” Podcast Interview between Pico Iyer and Krista Tippett, On Being, May 5, 2016, ...

Author: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467450553

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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“We’re all improvisers,” says MaryAnn McKibben Dana, whether we realize it or not. In this book McKibben Dana blends personal stories, pop culture, and Scripture into a smart, funny, down-to-earth guide to the art of living. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom through seven improv principles, she helps readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to play—even (especially) when life doesn’t go according to plan.

The Art of Living a Life You Love

TheArt of Living a Life You Love can guide you with beauty, style, and grace to ask yourself thought-provoking questions that lead to powerful and positive ...

Author: Margaux Joy DeNador

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452583463

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 334

View: 246

Margaux Joy DeNador, a life coach, outlines ways to make simple and consistent changes in life, to enable people to feel a greater connection with loved ones, to take time for what is important to them, and to find more enjoyment in work.

Love in Education the Art of Living

AWOLUMENSTUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION Love in Education ... the Art of Living Becky L. Noël Smith|Randy Hewitt to Love in Education & the Art of ...

Author: Becky L. Noël Smith

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641139242

Category: Education

Page: 225

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It is common for teachers and students of education to feel disheartened about the profession and their own aims and purposes once they become conscious of the dehumanizing tendencies of the schooling institution. As teacher educators, we have also known many students who, after studying critical perspectives aimed at exposing the power and privilege flowing through the public schools, then look to us with the question, “Where’s the hope?” Our attempt to answer our students’ questions has led us to consider what beauty and love in education look like. Where can it be seen, and how can we bring this forward so it can be instructive to those who are faced with similar questions about the incredibly important craft of teaching? This collection of narratives, essays, and poetic expressions includes the perspectives of students and educators who, in varying ways, express gratitude toward those who came before them and a deep desire to keep the faith alive. The authors share narrative accounts of someone or something in the public schools or learning experiences in general that inspired and nurtured the passionate desire to achieve goods internal to some shared practice – that is, some art at living – such that there was a transformative readjustment to the very nature of experience itself. We share with readers the stories and intellectual habits that have fueled us, inspired us, and that continue to push us to engage in the practice of cultivating educational dynamics that are meaningful and transformative for ourselves, our students, and our communities. The book concludes with an exploration into how teachers might not only root their craft, but the habit of love in general, in a sense of freedom.

The Art of Living Chinese Proverbs and Wisdom


Author: Hong Yingming

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1602201765

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 105

This book offers a contemporary look at the popular, 400 year-old text Vegetable Roots Discourse. Ming Dynasty scholar and philosopher Hong Yingming wrote many books, but only Vegetable Roots Discourse has survived into the 21st century—remaining a widely studied text in China, Japan and Korea. In it, Yingming offers 360 observations and proverbs about life, human nature, heaven, earth and more. These witty and timeless sentiments derive from Yingming's own informal compilation of thoughts, as well as the understandings of Buddhism, Daoism (Taoism) and Confucianism. In The Art of Living Chinese Proverbs and Wisdom, Professor Wu Yansheng and Dr. Ding Liangyan have provided original commentaries for each of the 360 snippets of wisdom. These help readers to expand their understanding of the meaning behind the original text, whilst demonstrating its significance in a contemporary context.