Perspective philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft 4. Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life. They are: 1. Serenity philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu 9. Individuality philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman 7. Possibility philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir 10
How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most #ad - Full of great discussion ideas and activities you can do with a group, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life is framed around ten "big ideas"-themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. Communication philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers 3.
This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of Little Big Minds reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Flexibility philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts 5.
30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest AmericansAvery #ad - Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young. Like this i believe, and tuesdays with morrie, storyCorps's Listening Is an Act of Love, 30 Lessons for Living is a book to keep and to give.
And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. Heartfelt and ever-endearing—equal parts information and inspiration. Offering clear advice toward a more fulfilling life, it is as useful as it is inspiring.
30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans #ad - This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often. Amy dickinson, loving, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy"More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, and finding happiness. After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don't.
His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues: children, marriage, career, money, aging.
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. Organized around the most important and difficult questions that students face, Preparing Students for Life Beyond College explores a vision of education that will enable students to talk about universal issues openly and honestly, preparing them for life beyond their formal education. At a time when stem research and new technologies are dominating the curricula of colleges and universities, this important book refocuses the conversation on holistic education for all students.
Leaving 1203: Emptying a Home, Filling the HeartThe Philosophy Shop #ad - How might she find a way through the inevitable emotional turmoil and the accumulation of more than five decades in the house at 1203? Told with McCarty’s characteristic wisdom, exuberance, marvel, and good will, LEAVING 1203 is about navigating that way through. This wondrous volume is a gift to its readers—a hug, long held.
She exposes her generous heart and pulls you close. Mccarty simultaneously learns and deftly teaches the fine arts of remembering, letting go, and holding on to what matters most. Bereaved following her mother’s death, McCarty faces the daunting task of emptying her beloved family home. While home emptiers might find special comfort and resonance in LEAVING 1203, no home-emptying experience—actual or anticipated—is necessary for the reader’s enjoyment and appreciation of this book.
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. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, Little Big Minds guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, young or old.
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Man's Search for MeaningBeacon Press #ad - Between 1942 and 1945 frankl labored in four different camps, while his parents, brother, including Auschwitz, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, as freud maintained, from the Greek word logos "meaning"-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages.
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Piero ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, difficult, and frightening.
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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of DeathJossey-Bass #ad - Yalom writes, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, communicate more deeply with those we love, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment. Written in irv yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality.
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The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for UnderstandingAtria Books #ad - They write beautifully and affectingly of their families, their losses and grief, their fears and hopes for themselves and their loved ones. The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism, prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity.
After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. Pioneering, and deeply thoughtful, timely, The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths. Our project nearly fell apart. After september 11th, faced constant questions about Islam, and death from her children, Ranya Idliby, God, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, the only Muslims in their classrooms.
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding #ad - Welcome to the Faith Club. Inspired by a story about muhammad, ranya reached out to two other mothers -- a Christian and a Jew -- to try to understand and answer these questions for her children. But no sooner had we started talking about our beliefs and how to explain them to our children than our differences led to misunderstandings.
And as the authors reveal their deepest beliefs, readers watch the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship and the birth of a new way of relating to others. The faith club is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make readers feel as if they are eavesdropping on the authors' private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions.
In a final chapter, the books to read, they provide detailed advice on how to start a faith club: the questions to ask, and most important, the open-minded attitude to maintain in order to come through the experience with an enriched personal faith and understanding of others.