Author: Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiPublish On: 2006-04-20
Specific topics covered include the formation of optimal childhood values and habits as well as a new perspective on aging. This volume provides a powerful counterpoint to a mistakenly reductionist psychology.
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A Life Worth Living brings together the latest thought on Positive Psychology from an international cast of scholars. It includes historical, philosophical, and empirical reviews of what psychologists have found to matter for personal happiness and well-being. The contributions to this volume agree on priciples of optimal development that start from purely material and selfish concerns, but then lead to ever broader circles of responsibility embracing the goals of others and the well-being of the environment; on the importance of spirituality; on the development of strengths specific to the individual. Rather than material success, popularity, or power, the investigations reported in this volume suggest that personally constructed goals, intrinsic motivation, and a sense of autonomy are much more important. The chapters indicate that hardship and suffering do not necessarily make us unhappy, and they suggest therapeutical implications for improving the quality of life. Specific topics covered include the formation of optimal childhood values and habits as well as a new perspective on aging. This volume provides a powerful counterpoint to a mistakenly reductionist psychology. They show that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately. They highlight the potentiality for autonomy and freedom that is among the most precious elements of the human condition. MOreover, they make a convincing case for the importance of subjective phenomena, which often affect happiness more than external, material conditions. After long decades during which psychologists seemed to have forgotten that misery is not the only option, the blossoming of Positive Psychology promises a better understanding of what a vigorous, meaningful life may consist of.
This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, who, after losing his family, used his work to overcome his grief and developed a new form of psychotherapy that ...
Author: Anna Redsand
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, who, after losing his family, used his work to overcome his grief and developed a new form of psychotherapy that encouraged patients to live for the future, not in the past.
In this book the author has tried to derive 31 life lessons which can give you the idea about how one can live worth life. Lessons mentioned in this book are very easy to follow and solve our complexities.
Author: Piyush Dholariya
Publisher: Damick Publications
We always wonder how we can live worth life. There is always strong desire in our mind to live fully and worthily. In this book the author has tried to derive 31 life lessons which can give you the idea about how one can live worth life. Lessons mentioned in this book are very easy to follow and solve our complexities. Readers can live joyful, passionate and easy life by applying the lessons concluded from holy books and real-life researches.
Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. “This book is a victory on both sides of ...
Author: Marsha M. Linehan
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. “This book is a victory on both sides of the page.”—Gloria Steinem “Are you one of us?” a patient once asked Marsha Linehan, the world-renowned psychologist who developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy. “Because if you were, it would give all of us so much hope.” Over the years, DBT had saved the lives of countless people fighting depression and suicidal thoughts, but Linehan had never revealed that her pioneering work was inspired by her own desperate struggles as a young woman. Only when she received this question did she finally decide to tell her story. In this remarkable and inspiring memoir, Linehan describes how, when she was eighteen years old, she began an abrupt downward spiral from popular teenager to suicidal young woman. After several miserable years in a psychiatric institute, Linehan made a vow that if she could get out of emotional hell, she would try to find a way to help others get out of hell too, and to build a life worth living. She went on to put herself through night school and college, living at the YWCA and often scraping together spare change to buy food. She went on to get her PhD in psychology, specializing in behavior therapy. In the 1980s, she achieved a breakthrough when she developed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a therapeutic approach that combines acceptance of the self and ways to change. Linehan included mindfulness as a key component in therapy treatment, along with original and specific life-skill techniques. She says, "You can't think yourself into new ways of acting; you can only act yourself into new ways of thinking." Throughout her extraordinary scientific career, Marsha Linehan remained a woman of deep spirituality. Her powerful and moving story is one of faith and perseverance. Linehan shows, in Building a Life Worth Living, how the principles of DBT really work—and how, using her life skills and techniques, people can build lives worth living.
This book of poetry doubles as a story of one mans journey over the last ten years.
Author: E L Warner
This book of poetry doubles as a story of one mans journey over the last ten years. It's a story of victories and losses. Of love affairs, and abuses. It's a story of finding yourself amongst both the living and the dead. Most importantly, it's a story of A Life Worth Living.
This book will inspire you, challenge you, and most of all, help you find your purpose and dare to live the life you've imagined.
Author: Kevin Delaney
Non-fiction, self-help, inspirational. There's the life you hoped for, and the life you are living. Rarely are the two the same. So few of us are passionate about the life we are living. But after waking from a coma, having come so close to dying, Kevin Delaney determined he would not settle for a half-lived life. This book will inspire you, challenge you, and most of all, help you find your purpose and dare to live the life you've imagined. Through his own inspiring story and the stories of others, A Life Worth Living will move you toward the life you want to live. It will help you find passion and purpose and close the gap between the life you have and the life you want. If you want to live an extraordinary life, one that makes a difference, a life you don't regret, read A Life Worth Living.
A Life Worth Living tells the story of Michael Smurfit and the company he built.
Author: Michael Smurfit
Publisher: Oak Tree Press (Ireland)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Life Worth Living tells the story of Michael Smurfit and the company he built. From humble beginnings, through years of hard work, it documents the Smurfit Group's seemingly inexorable growth, the challenges faced and overcome, and the many deals that continually doubled the size of the business every three or four years. It shows Michael's 'logical opportunism' in action, and explains how the Smurfit culture and systems provided a world-beatingcompetitive advantage. Born in St Helens, Lancashire in August 1936, Michael Smurfit joined his father's business, Jefferson Smurfit & Sons Ltd. in Dublin, straight from school to learn the papermaking business 'from the bottom up'. Two years after the company floated on the Irish Stock Exchange, Michael and his brother Jeff became Joint Managing Directors, as Jefferson Senior took on the role of Chairman and Chief Executive. Then followed 30 years of acquisitions, as the Jefferson Smurfit Group became Ireland's first multinational company and one of the largest paper and packaging companies in the world. In 2002, Michael took the Smurfit Group private, retiring as CEO but remaining Chairman. In this role, he steered a merger with Kappa Packaging BV, which successfully refloated in 2007 as Smurfit Kappa Group. Michael's life outside Smurfit - his chairmanship of the Racing Board and of Telecom Eireann; his interest in horseracing; his ownership of The K Club and the triumph that was the Ryder Cup 2006 - all feature, alongside his love and commitment to his family. Truly, a life worth living.
They are the output of experience they gathered. Do a ride over the book, you may find something valuable.
Author: Oliva Green
Publisher: UB Tech
Live a Life Worth Living 1000+ Life Quotes Here you can find a big collection of useful quotes about life, truths, and suggestions & instructions about how to live it, etc. They are the output of experience they gathered. Do a ride over the book, you may find something valuable.
Here is an original and provocative anthropological approach to the fundamental philosophical question of what makes life worth living.
Author: Gordon Mathews
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Here is an original and provocative anthropological approach to the fundamental philosophical question of what makes life worth living. Gordon Mathews considers this perennial issue by examining nine pairs of similarly situated individuals in the United States and Japan. In the course of exploring how people from these two cultures find meaning in their daily lives, he illuminates a vast and intriguing range of ideas about work and love, religion, creativity, and self-realization. Mathews explores these topics by means of the Japanese term ikigai, "that which most makes one's life seem worth living." American English has no equivalent, but ikigai applies not only to Japanese lives but to American lives as well. Ikigai is what, day after day and year after year, each of us most essentially lives for. Through the life stories of those he interviews, Mathews analyzes the ways Japanese and American lives have been affected by social roles and cultural vocabularies. As we approach the end of the century, the author's investigation into how the inhabitants of the world's two largest economic superpowers make sense of their lives brings a vital new understanding to our skeptical age.