... 2010, S. 202–210 Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Virgin Books, 2014 Stephen Moss, Natural Childhood, Bericht für den National Trust, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/documents/read-our-natural-childhood- ...
Author: Sháá Wasmund
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Leichter leben Viele von uns setzen sich selbst enorm unter Druck, um unterschiedlichsten Ansprüchen zu genügen. Für das, was uns wirklich am Herzen liegt, finden wir kaum Zeit. Stress ist unausweichlich, aber steuerbar, daher empfiehlt Sháá Wasmund: Schluss mit den To-do-Listen, Schluss damit, immer möglichst viel auf einmal tun zu wollen. Sie zeigt, an welchen Stellschrauben man drehen muss, um beruflich wie privat gesünder und zufriedener durchs Leben zu gehen – indem man sich fokussiert, die richtigen Prioritäten setzt und Prozesse verschlankt. Weniger ist mehr: Das ist eine wohltuend entlastende Erkenntnis. Mit Handlungsanleitungen, Achtsamkeitstechniken und Übungen, ansprechend illustriert.
session eleven: The Miracles of Grace Pages 235-71 in The Road Less Traveled Goal of this session: To explore the resources of Grace that are available to all of us. Materials needed: Newsprint, marker, paper, pencils or pens.
Author: Alice Howard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Simon & Schuster, Exploring the Road Less Traveled is Alice and Walden Howard's study guide for small groups, based on M. Scott Peck's classic bestseller. After careful field testing over a period of years, group leaders Alice and Walden Howard now present a companion volume—an experiential guide that enriches our understanding of Dr. Peck's phenomenal work.
'An emotional and soul-searching sequel' (Sunday Times) to the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning Less Andrew Sean Greer. they were younger then than he is now, and the time will come, inshallah, when Less will be older still than they ...
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Hachette UK
The awkward and lovable hero of Andrew Sean Greer's bestselling and prize-winning novel Less returns in this unforgettable road trip across America. 'Wildly, painfully funny' David Sedaris 'Unforgettable' Elizabeth Day 'The joyfulness of this book is a balm' Madeline Miller 'What a joy' Katie Kitamura For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a steady relationship with his partner, Freddy Pelu. But nothing lasts: the death of an old lover and a sudden financial crisis has Less running away from his problems yet again as he accepts a series of literary gigs that send him on a zigzagging adventure across the US. Less roves across the 'Mild Mild West', through the South and to his mid-Atlantic birthplace, with an ever-changing posse of writerly characters and his trusty duo - a human-like black pug, Dolly, and a rusty camper van nicknamed Rosina. He grows a handlebar mustache, ditches his signature gray suit, and disguises himself in the bolero-and-cowboy-hat costume of a true 'Unitedstatesian'... with varying levels of success, as he continues to be mistaken for either a Dutchman, the wrong writer, or, worst of all, a 'bad gay'. We cannot, however, escape ourselves - even across deserts, bayous, and coastlines. From his estranged father and strained relationship with Freddy, to the reckoning he experiences in confronting his privilege, Arthur Less must eventually face his personal demons. With all of the irrepressible wit and musicality that made Less a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning, must-read breakout book, Less Is Lost is a profound and joyous novel about the enigma of life, the riddle of love, and the stories we tell along the way.
be summarized as 'recycled content doesn't matter', for their materials in a 2007 publication in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.14 So, if 'less' is the gold standard in pollution prevention, why is it not our go-to ...
Author: Roland Geyer
Category: Business & Economics
The Business of Less rewrites the book on business and the environment. For the last thirty years, corporate sustainability was synonymous with the pursuit of ‘eco-efficiency’ and ‘win-win’ opportunities. The notion of ‘eco-efficiency’ gives us the illusion that we can achieve environmental sustainability without having to question the pursuit of never-ending economic growth. The ‘win-win’ paradigm is meant to assure us that companies can be protectors of the environment whilst also being profit maximizers. It is abundantly clear that the state of the natural environment has further degraded instead of improved. This book introduces a new paradigm designed to finally reconcile business and the environment. It is called ‘net green’, which means that in these times of ecological overshoot businesses need to reduce total environmental impact and not just improve the eco-efficiency of their products. The book also introduces and explains the four pollution prevention principles ‘again’, ‘different’, ‘less’, and ‘labor, not materials’. Together, ‘net green’ and the four pollution prevention principles provide a road map, for businesses and for every household, to a world in which human prosperity and a healthy environment are no longer at odds. The Business of Less is full of anecdotes and examples. This brings its material to life and makes the book not only very accessible, but also hugely applicable for everyone who is worried about the fate of our planet and is looking for answers.
Horticultural expert Vincent Simeone helps you plan your green garden in this practical, holistic guide. With detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, Grow More with Less lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of IPM (integrated pest management) in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing—for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife—Grow More with Less enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home use by Vincent Simeone, Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.
less stress • less wasted time • less cost to themselves • less cost to others • less malaise and dissatisfaction • less frustration. The whole understanding of what it is to manage at work is changing, from an ordered, ...
Author: Joanna Howard
Category: Business & Economics
Managing More with Less is an innovative book that picks the best of a range of concepts and techniques and re-interprets them to help people meet the needs of current organisational life. Aimed at people under such pressures as information overload, downsizing or changing family demands, this book shows you how to work with limited resources to develop and maintain effective performance without taking an undue toll of yourself or others. It focusses on new ways to achieve your goals, balancing the competing priorities found in work and in the wider context of life. Each chapter contains a variety of discussions, activities and examples.
for others, but if you do these things through your sinful nature, you will become less holy, less effective, less truly loving, and less fruitful in your Christian life. The Dark Guest can lead a church ministry, come to meetings on ...
Author: Thomas Warren
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Sin Less' focuses on the sin nature and selfishness against which every Christian struggles--a subject more often avoided than brought into focus. But with this truthful assessment, the author gives helpful, Biblical guides for strengthening one's relationship with God, and getting real victory over the "Dark Guest." Most important for us, is its application to everyday life, and its challenge to be serious about personal holiness. --Jim Cummin, Life To Life Ministry 'Sin Less' challenges you to look deep within your own heart and examine your own sinfulness in the light of Christ's goodness. It encourages and guides you to live a life with the hope that as you trust in Christ you can have victory over your sin. --Deborah Bartow, Training and Support Manager for Wycliffe Associates
of crops, soil-less technologies may also have broader implications in terms of food culture. Out-of-season crops can be imported, rather than grown in controlled environment greenhouses, and therefore with high food-mileage.
Author: Silvio Caputo
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Technology & Engineering
This Monograph focuses on the new approaches that urban agriculture offers to grow food in cities. The author paints a dynamic picture of soil-less and indoor techniques that are currently emerging. A growing number of small scale community-led and entrepreneurial initiatives are using such techniques for diverse objectives: to increase resource efficiency; to strengthen food security; to educate and inform or to exploit new market opportunities. The described studies demonstrate how technologies that are typically used in high-tech food production can also be harnessed in small projects to generate social and economic benefits at a local level. The author puts a focus on three aspects: to outline the context within which small scale soil-less urban agriculture is developing in Europe; to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of projects focusing on this area through case study analysis and to elaborate on emerging questions. Such questions include: is the use of soil-less urban agriculture changing the relationship with, and perception of, what is natural and sustainable for urban farmers and small enterprises working in this sector? What is the perceived potential of these soil-less and indoor forms of urban agriculture to meet environmental, social and economic goals? By answering these and other questions, the volume is a valuable resource for researchers in agriculture and sustainability, as well as urban farmers.
Several less is more lessons can be applied. TABLE 10.1 Building a Collegial Teacher Culture to Support Change DO LESS Less rush to change Less top-down decision making Less isolation of faculty and staff Less competition over resources ...
Author: Renee Rubin
In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they’re ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, get the most out of assessment, communicate with families, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help you meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively. You’ll learn how to... integrate the curriculum so that you can take time to slow down and explore topics in depth; help students become critical readers, problem solvers, collaborators, and communicators; make students more engaged, reflective, and self-regulating; get the most out of assessment during this era of high-stakes testing; maintain high expectations for all students but modify instruction to ensure all students progress; communicate more effectively with families to build trust during a time of change and high-stakes assessments; and overcome obstacles, such as the emphasis on testing, the need for more technology, and finding teacher collaboration time. Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that you can implement immediately, as well as suggested resources for learning more about a particular topic.
Although the participants were not aware of it, the true focus of the investigation was whether people would judge the task more or less interesting depending on how much they were paid.
Author: Averil Overton
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Family & Relationships
Understand your stress triggers and develop resilience and mindfulness so you can cope well. An excellent overview of what stress is and what causes it, including the thoughts and feelings that generate stress, the things we do when we are stressed, and the red alerts for stress at work. The author, a psychologist who specialises in this field, describes how we can use stress to our advantage - the message of distress means that something needs to change. She describes the role of our reactions to potentially stressful situations, where our reactions come from, and things that influence our reactions. Includes practical advice on getting rid of stress, taking control of your life and coping with stress at work. How to prevent stress, how to build stress resistance by taking agency in our lives, life balance and self care, and everyday relaxation techniques. With a focus on the miracle of mindfulness, this book will help you keep on keeping on.