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This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
Filled with intricate detailed and inspiring patterns designs this adult coloring book provides hours of stress relief and mental relaxation Your instructions for maximum enjoyment are simple 1 Break out your crayons or colored pencils 2 Turn off your phone tablet computer whatever 3 Stop thinking about your job your credit score your reputation with your co-workers your goals your waistline your retirement savings etc 4 Remind yourself that coloring is like dancing or being alive It doesn t have a point it is the point 5 Find your favorite page in the book That is the beginning 6 Start coloring 7 If you notice at any point that you are having fun forgetting your worries daydreaming freely feeling more creative excitable curious delighted relaxed or any combination thereof breathe deeply and take a moment to enjoy it Then gently return your attention to coloring 8 When you are satisfied or don t feel like it anymore stop
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it David Brooks With the wisdom humor curiosity and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways In The Social Animal he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together Now in The Road to Character he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me which emphasizes external success Brooks challenges us and himself to rebalance the scales between our r sum virtues achieving wealth fame and status and our eulogy virtues those that exist at the core of our being kindness bravery honesty or faithfulness focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed Looking to some of the world s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders Brooks explores how through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations they have built a strong inner character Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress... parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint Dorothy Day a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender Civil rights pioneers A Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade Blending psychology politics spirituality and confessional The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth Joy David Brooks writes is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else But it comes Praise for The Road to Character Brooks s gift as he might put it in his swift engaging way is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling The Road to Character is a hyper-readable lucid often richly detailed human story In the age of the selfie Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint self-erasure and self-suspicion Pico Iyer The New York Times Book Review Brooks emerges as a countercultural leader The literary achievement of The Road to Character is inseparable from the virtues of its author As the reader you not only want to know about Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine You also want to know what Brooks makes of Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine Michael Gerson The Washington Post Original and eye-opening At his best Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts USA Today A powerful haunting book that works its way beneath your skin The Guardian U K Elegant and lucid a pitch-perfect clarion call issued not with preachy hubris but from a deep place of humility for awakening to the greatest rewards of living an essential read in its entirety Maria Popova Brain Pickingsmore
Coloring time is calming time Best selling coloring book artist Angie Grace invites you to relax and explore the intricate and exquisite world of stress mending circular whimsical art Stroke by stroke shade by shade tension and worries fade away as you transform Angie s beautiful black and white lines into your own unique personal and beautiful keepsake art piece This book has been drawn for connoisseur colorists and is suitable for adults and older children coloring with fine tipped markers colored pencils or brush tipped markers 50 delightfully detailed original designs printed on one side of the page
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 endingMedicine 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 more
Falling in love is easy Staying in love-that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today If we learn to meet each other s deep emotional need to feel loved and choose to do it the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ve ever felt -Gary ChapmanThe 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today s world this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter and you ll be on your way to a healthier mutually beneficial relationship Also includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages personal profile
Cat fanciers and coloring enthusiasts will be enchanted with this gallery of original designs More than 30 full-page portraits of pretty pussycats form a rich tapestry of motifs that includes hearts flowers and paisleys in various patterns Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display Specially designed for experienced colorists Creative Cats and other Creative Haven coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will become filled with grace peace and unconditional love
With a focus on beauty and variety the best-selling Flower Designs Coloring Book for adults will delight and entertain both beginners and advanced colorists Illustrator Jenean Morrison has created 50 original designs printed on the fronts of the pages only These highly detailed images feature a lovely mix of both stylized and hand-drawn flowers The page layouts vary nicely with floral-infused mandalas blooming bouquets repeat patterns and singular frame-worthy works of art Flower Designs was recently published in France and Brazil with editions coming soon to Turkey and Poland Connect with Jenean on Instagram-- JeneanMorrison--to share your colored pages and for creative coloring inspiration
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