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Whether you're having a bad day, are suddenly faced with a difficult situation, or you've found yourself in a bit of a rut, Whatever You Do, Be Happy is the perfect guide to getting back to a positive mindset. It doesn't take months of work or a total life overhaul to live a happy lifestyle - all it takes is the simple, actionable advice in this book to start changing your mindset immediately. Start your journey to optimism and happiness now!
From bestselling author Karen Salmansohn (How to Be Happy, Dammit) comes a heartsong journal, Listen to Your Heart, a line-a-day journal featuring short writing prompts that promote taking a restorative moment each day to get in touch with your heart. Each features a prompt on reflection, gratitude, self-care, and other topics, followed by an enchanting watercolor heart where journalists can write in their response. This book is a visual representation of one of the keys to lasting happiness-listening to your heart. Illustrated with lovely artwork, Listen to Your Heart is a beautiful way to practice self-care.
* Florence has a way of effortlessly reminding you of who you were before the world barged in. - Chidera Eggerue, bestselling author of What a Time to be Alone WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY will tell you to... love sex, hate sexism, protect your goddamn energy, life is short, dump them, And that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty. Florence's debut book will explore all progressive corners of the feminist conversation; from insecurity projection and refusing to find comfort in other women's flaws, to deciding whether to date or dump them, all the way through to unpacking the male gaze and how it shapes our identity. WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY is an accessible leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves. In a world that tells women we're either not enough or too much, it's time we stop directing our anger and insecurities onto ourselves, and start fighting back to re-shape the toxic structures of our patriarchal society. Florence's book will help you to tackle and challenge the limiting narrative you have been bombarded with your whole life, and determine feminism on your own terms. After all, you are the love of your own life.
How often in your life do you spend time following a rule or a procedure that makes no sense, offers little or no advantage, and slows you down in the process? In a world of work governed by a system of well-intentioned rules, that's something that happens all too often. In this book Martin Lindstrom - a global leader in branding and expert in organisational culture - takes you behind the scenes at companies which are paralyzed and demoralised by a breakdown in common sense. Lindstrom shares a five-step process for identifying and repairing these lapses, showing that restoring common sense always cuts costs, boosts engagement and increases customer retention. The stories in The Ministry of Common Sense are entertaining, troubling, eye-opening and recognisable to anyone who works in or leads an organisation of any size. It's easy to get blinded to problems right in front of you - but setting up your own Ministry of Common Sense will mean less time wasted on unnecessary things, less mistakes and misunderstandings, and a better way of working for all.
A miniature treasure trove of wisdom and insight, 365 Ways to Be Happy has everything you need as you embark on your road to enlightenment. A soothing blend of insights, affirmations and practical techniques, this is the perfect book to help your mind unwind from the hustle and bustle ofdaily life and to embark on a spiritual journey to new inspiring horizons. Packed full of illustrations, 365 Ways to Be Happy offers an around-the-clock supply of peace of mind.Life today is a swirl of stress, distraction and nonstop physical, mental and emotional exertion all set to the frantic, heart-pounding pace of the modern world. That's why this book is such an indispensable companion. Neatly organized into universal themes that have perplexed and inspired humankind for centuries, readers can thumb their way through passage after profound passage on love, health, happiness, parenting and just about everything else under the sun.
The compelling story of how one man took a 150-year-old family recipe and disrupted the entire liquor industry one sip, one bottle, one handshake at a time Tom Bulleit stood on a stage before a thousand people inside a tent the size of a big-top. It was both his thirtieth wedding anniversary and his birthday. But there was another thing to celebrate: the dedication of the new Bulleit Distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky. His great-great-grandfather, Augustus, created his first batch of Bulleit Bourbon around 1830. A century and a half later, Tom fulfilled his lifelong dream, revived the old family bourbon recipe, and started Bulleit Distilling Company. Eventually, Tom was named a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and elected to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. Thinking back on all his achievements, Tom was overcome by a wave of emotion. He looked into the sea of faces and said, I don't believe our lives are told in years. . . or months. . . or weeks. I believe we live our lives in moments. Tom's book Bulleit Proof is just that--a life told in moments. Moments of joy, triumph, hardship, persistence, and success. His is a story of survival in war, in business, in life. Tom faced death twice: in a foxhole and in a cancer ward. In Bulleit Proof, Tom reveals all, pulls no punches, and lets you into his heart. In this book, you will: Share Tom's personal story, including his loves, losses, and struggles Learn the history of one of America's most beloved and awarded brands Draw inspiration from the persistence and dedication Tom has shown throughout his life Explore how Bulleit Bourbon changed the liquor industry forever Bulleit Proof is a fast-paced page-turner--not only for fans of Bulleit Bourbon and admirers of Tom, but for anyone who loves an emotional, hilarious, inspirational, and deeply honest story.
Despite the volumes of information they contain, few libraries know how to prepare for, endure, and survive any type of disaster. This completely updated second edition of Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library management with a comprehensive guide to planning and executing emergency procedures. Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library personnel with detailed instructions for protecting staff, patrons, and the facilities themselves, including: *Steps to take now, before disaster strikes *People and procedures to include in an emergency/disaster action plan *Practical ways to turn written plans into an instinctual team response *Safety considerations to take into account when caring for people on-site during an emergency *Information to provide to the umbrella organization and the media after a disaster *Key things to do the first few days after an event *Tips for getting back to business
The Art of Coming Home is an easy-to-read self-development book with a difference. Through presenting practical, common-sense principles, visualisations and thought-provoking and occasionally funny advice, it will teach you to connect to your own innate wisdom to become your own guru. Do you have to drink green juice and bounce on a trampoline to get there? No. Do you have to want to change? Yes. Sometimes I look at my clients with amazement. Eyes that were sad and dull, shine with excitement and anticipation of the life to come. A posture that was stooped and apologetic for itself has opened to embrace the completeness of the man, allowing so much of his warmth and power to shine out on those around him. The little girl lost in the woods has become the woman sure of her path and taking it in confident strides while raising other people up with her. The tender, gentle father, the confident singer, the forgiving hero, so many transformations and so many possibilities. The only common factor is their courage in leaving the familiar in order to find all of the power and life they ever needed, within them. I enjoy seeing the process of transformation where suffering turns a corner and becomes mature perspective, or fear turns into choosing oneself fully, where realisations burst like fireworks across someone's being or a wounded part of the self living in the past catches up to present time using the elastic power of complete acknowledgement and acceptance. My clients have so much potential in so many directions and you are no different. How will you use this book to realize yours? Distilling her experience into lots of useful tools and advice and adding in academic research, Suzanne Wylde has created a self-help book which will help you to boost your happiness and wellbeing and change your life. Including topics such as; building self-love and self-compassion, finding your own inner wisdom, learning to process your emotions and connect to your body, expand your way of thinking, become more conscious and connect to the aspects of yourself from the past, this book aims to support you in fully embracing your authentic self. As we increasingly realise that status, wealth, popularity and looks are not enough to make us feel complete or give our life meaning, many of us are instinctively reaching for something more. This book aims to help you find that unique something within yourself; which we all have and which the world needs.
Acclaimed entrepreneur and author Richard Koch changed the face of the business world with The 80/20 Principle. In Living the 80/20 Way, a self-help bestseller, he returns to show how working and worrying less can transform our personal lives. Koch takes the widely renowned 80/20 principle and shows how in today's cluttered and stressful world, working out the few things that are really important, and the few methods that will give us those things, leads to increased happiness and greater success. Living the 80/20 Way explains why 'less is more' isn't just a saying, but a sure-fire method to achieve your goals and live your best life.
This straightforward and illuminating guide offers self-care techniques-from skin care to stress relief-designed for modern men who want to live longer, look better, and feel calm, focused, and happy. Taking care of your mind, body, and soul is important to living a longer, more satisfying life and helps you feel confident in your daily interactions with others. In Self-Care for Men, author Garrett Munce-grooming editor for Esquire and Men's Health and confirmed self-care practitioner-teaches you how to improve your physical and mental health and overall well-being through these easy and practical tips and exercises-from grooming to meditation-that are proven to work. Practiced by men like David Beckham, Snoop Dogg, and Adam Levine, self-care is a key component to overall wellness. This helpful guide introduces you to anti-aging products and practices, explains why masks are the HIIT workout of skincare, and shows you how to relax when you're on the go. Offering advice on a range of topics from hair care, supplements, detoxing, the wonders of CBD, improving your energy levels, and more, Self-Care for Men will not only help you look and feel better, but live a happier, heathier, and more successful life.