One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life.
"Finding your inner stoic"
Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.
"My lightbulb moment"
Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man - Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs but overcame his disability to live not only independently, but to live a rich, fulfilling life that is a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his key message is letting people know the importance of finding your life's purpose - even through pain.
The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA operative Robert Ames.
"Not a biography of Robert Ames"
The Good Life is a deeply reasoned but entertaining polemic about how the notion of morality has been co-opted by the political right, as the culture increasingly embraces the shallow charms of celebrity, gives a pass when it comes to failings in the realm of marital fidelity, and lives comfortably with the notion that we are all driven, more or less, by greed and the desire for power over others.
Based on her New York Times best-seller, Look Great, Feel Great, in this compact listen, Joyce Meyer presents her 12-key plan to address the "self esteem drought" which perpetuates the habits that cause poor health. As she explores each of the 12 keys for good health, she offers five methods for improving our physical and spiritual wellness. Additionally, Joyce provides helpful resources, like the "Ounce of Prevention Checklist," for self-maintenance.
"Informative & motivational!"
In this startling study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are "nasty, brutish, and short," why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and cooperative societies? Born to Be Good takes us on a journey through scientific discovery, personal narrative, and Eastern philosophy.
"I Got This Book..."
For each of us, there is a connection between our early family dynamics and experiences and our current attitudes and decisions. Many of the people Dr. Laura has helped did not realize how their histories impacted their adult lives, or how their choices in people, repetitive situations, and decisions, even their emotional reactions, were connected to those early negative experiences, playing a major role in their current unhappiness.
"I think everyone should read this"
Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly 20 years, Regina Leeds - named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine - has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized-she'll prove it to you!
"Been listening for over an hour and...."
Living Well, Spending Less is Ruth Soukup's first audiobook, following her wildly successful blog of the same name. She gives her listeners even more of what they love about the blog: lots of creative, helpful ideas and advice for moms on a budget, along with stories from her own journey to discovering what the Good Life is really all about.
"pray, pray, pray the mess away -- Yikes!"
Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
Here are four classic episodes of the popular BBC TV series starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, and Paul Eddington.
The episodes are "The Last Posh Frock", "Away from It All", "The Green Door", and "Our Speaker Today". With linking narration provided by Penelope Keith.
From the number-one best-selling author of Revenge, The Life, The Faithless and many more, and the queen of crime drama. With The Good Life, Martina Cole delivers a hard-hitting and uncompromising new thriller.
Best-selling social historian Charles Murray has written a delightfully fussy - and entertaining - book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace - and in life - from the standpoint of an admonishing, but encouraging, workplace grouch and taskmaster. Why the curmudgeon? The fact is that most older, more senior people in the workplace are closet curmudgeons. In today's politically correct world, they may hide their displeasure over your misuse of grammar or your overly familiar use of their first name without an express invitation. But don't be fooled by their pleasant demeanor....
"Good Book: From one curmudgeon to another"
In Life Is So Good, read by Emmy Award nominee LeVar Burton, George Dawson shares his unique wisdom about survival, joy, people, and the hidden beauty of growing old.
"One of my favorites!"
Our homes, offices, and live are more cluttered than ever before. A recent UCLA study revealed that American families are overwhelmed by their stuff. We are sold the idea that our things will save us time and money all while making our lives easier. But the truth is our stuff is suffocating our lives. Clutter costs money. It devalues our home. It takes up valuable space - both physically and mentally. Clutter sucks our time and keeps us from doing the things we want to do.
Vladimir Lorchenkov tells the story of a group of villagers and their tragicomic efforts, against all odds and at any cost, to emigrate from Moldova, Europe's most impoverished nation, to Italy for work. In this uproarious tale, an Orthodox priest is deserted by his wife for an art-dealing atheist; a mechanic redesigns his tractor for travel by air and sea; thousands of villagers take to the road on a modern-day religious crusade to make it to the promised land of Italy; meanwhile, politicians remain politicians.
"Funny, interesting listen!"
Identifying alcohol abuse may be troublesome for those influenced due to the social shame connected with the infection that causes individuals with alcohol abuse to stay away from judgment and treatment for dread of disgrace or social results. Recovery from alcohol abuse or reliance means figuring out how to stay calm while changing your demeanor and practices. The overall objective of treatment for alcohol abuse is abstinence and the main goal is getting you sober safely and securely.
There is a process by which God builds a bold man, and it is seen in the life of Joseph. In this process, God will work providentially, in every detail of the man's life. He will work strangely, therefore much of what God is doing won't make sense. And he will work slowly, frustrating the man who is in a hurry to succeed immediately.
Most of us want to feel empowered, like we have control of our own lives. We want to make the choices about how we go through life, how we work, how we play and how we relate to people. But sometimes our best intentions are torpedoed by a silent force inside all of us. It is our small, silent but powerful army of habits. Habits are the way we behave automatically, the things we do without thinking. We have learned how to do them but we do not control them.