The Sunday Times Bestseller: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
Author: Haemin Sunim
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A beautiful guide for learning to love ourselves, from the author of the internationally bestselling The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down No one is perfect. But that doesn't stop us from imagining ourselves smarter, funnier, richer, or thinner, and how much happier we would then be. Love for Imperfect Things, by the bestselling Korean monk, Haemin Sunim, shows how the path to happiness and peace of mind includes not only strong relationships with others, but also letting go of worries about ourselves. Packed with his typical spiritual wisdom, Sunim teaches us to embrace our flaws rather than trying to overcome them, and demonstrates that love has very little to do with perfection. With chapters on self-compassion, relationships, empathy, courage, family, healing, our true nature, and acceptance, as well as beautiful full-colour illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things is a much-needed guide for learning to love ourselves - imperfections and all. 'Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated . . . this is a book to keep close at hand' - Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World', on 'The Things You Can See' 'A remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance' - Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC, on 'The Things You Can See'
THE TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?' ***** Life moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships. Combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations, Haemin Sunim's simple messages speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down. ***** 'Everyone who wants to thrive more in their life should have it on their nightstand' Arianna Huffington 'Offers practical advice on everything from handling setbacks to relationships. Best for reclaiming your zen' Stylist
Rethink Love: - Secrets of Divine Love: - Getting the Love You Want: - Love for Imperfect Things: - The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: - In Pursuit of Love:
Author: Mohamed Raouf
A great story expresses love, how love arises, and how love turns into a great end . The story tells of a young man who fell in love with a girl and kept turning with her until she fell in love in the end
Secara mendadak kehidupan tenang Sasa berubah setelah ketua BEM Fakultasnya—Abimanyu—menyatakan perasaan padanya, dan mengklaim Sasa sebagai pacarnya, sementara ada peraturan bahwa sesama anak BEM tidak boleh terlibat hubungan asmara. Sasa sebagai mahasiswa biasa, yang harus kerja banting tulang untuk melanjutkan kehidupannya. Sebagai seorang yatim piatu yang telah terusir dari panti karena tuduhan melacur, uang menjadi hal paling penting dalam hidupnya. Sama halnya ketika seorang Abimanyu menawarkan pekerjaan paling mudah dengan gaji paling menjanjikan, Sasa tidak berpikir dua kali untuk menerimanya. Dan ternyata itu adalah awal sikap semena-mena Abi dimulai. Dalam hitungan bulan hidup Sasa menjadi berantakan. Abimanyu memaksanya keluar dari BEM, melarangnya kerja di luar rumah, dan harus terima menjadi pasangannya. Lengkap pula dengan sedikit sentuhan dan gesekan bibir, tetapi Sasa tidak ingin sampai hubungan badan. Akan tetapi bagaimana saat kecemburuan membuat Sasa menyerahkan diri begitu saja pada Abimanyu? Apakah Abimanyu akan menerima dengan senang hati atau menolak demi menjaga Sasa? 21+
Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!
Author: Noriko Misumi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion." Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.
The meaning of our life is solely focused on the various aspects which make our life beautiful, happy, and also entertaining. We are inbound by a lot of thoughts on our minds that constantly disturb us in the long run of our life. These thoughts redirect us to a different path where we lose ourselves without knowing the consequences we are going to face. We rely more on our past which creates resistance with the universe, making us forget about enjoying our present and making our future worth living. It is true that for the trees to grow stronger, their roots must be strong. Every root makes a difference in some or the other way. We have chapters written for our life already and we can’t skip any of them as it works that way. Every person you meet, everything you feel and see is important and is connected in many ways. Do you know what is one of the biggest assets of our body? Our mind. In the same way, this book elucidates the roots which are important for you to discover the beautiful life that you can think of living. When these roots, though generic, grow stronger, they help you create a mental garden of thoughts that will reflect the way you want your life to be. For a human to live, positivity, happiness, and calmness are a few craft keys to their mind. When you maintain it, you’ll then make a cloud that would contain a cluster of happiness, entertainment, peace, the beauty of our soul which will drift you off-limits in making every moment, every second count in your life making it to the beautiful destination that you eventually wanted to reach.
Worldwide, there has been a growth in service user involvement in education and research in recent years. This handbook is the first book which identifies what is happening in different regions of the world to provide different countries and client groups with the opportunity to learn from each other. The book is divided into five sections: Section One examines service user involvement in context exploring theoretical issues which underpin service user involvement. In Section Two we focus on the state of service user involvement in human services education and research across the globe including examples of innovative practice, but also identifying examples of where it is not happening and why. Section Three offers more detailed examination of such involvement in a wide range of professional education learning settings. Section Four focuses on the involvement of service users in research involving a wide range of service user groups and situations. Lastly, Section Five explores future challenges for education and research to ensure involvement remains meaningful. The book includes forty-eight chapters, including seventeen case-studies, from all regions of the world, this is the first book to both highlight the subject’s methodological and theoretical issues and give practical examples in education and research for those wishing to engage in this field. It will be of interest to all service users, scholars and students of social work, nursing, occupational therapy, and other human service subjects.
"This book has great vignettes that provide both insights and thoughtful challenges to the reader. I enjoyed the conversational style and found gems of ideas scattered throughout. Worthy read." -Ann Ann Low Senior Director, Learning & Development Asia Pacific Region at LinkedIn “In many organisations today we see people and leadership behaviours that don’t pass the simple test—almost like common sense has become uncommon. No-one has a monopoly on good advice—but this book is a good place to start!” —Peter Attfield Chief Talent & Learning Officer, Jardine Matheson Ltd. “David and Handi have delivered a treasure trove of real-world wisdom for the workplace. This book will be of immense benefit to everyone trying to succeed in our ever shifting, dynamic world. A must read for all.” —Roshan Thiran Founder, Leaderonomics “Great Advice is like a cheat-sheet for your career journey, full of wisdom and practical tips. No matter where you are in your career journey, this book gives you superb solutions and reminders in a very simple yet powerful way. A must-read for everybody!” —Tyo Guritno CEO & Co-founder, INSPIGO “This book brings to life all the learnings and wisdom of David and Handi in a way which can be easily adopted and executed in real life situations. They have put together one of the most interesting, practical and readable books for all practitioners and students of leadership. An absolute must read.” —Supratim Bose President & Chief Operating Officer, Global Emerging Markets, ConvaTec
While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why if love is so great and powerful are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships begins by showing how all our relational problems arise out of a universal, core wounding around love that affects not only our personal relationships but the quality of life in our world as a whole. This wounding shows up as a pervasive mood of unlove—a deep sense that we are not intrinsically lovable just as we are. And this shuts down our capacity to trust, so that even though we may hunger for love, we have difficulty opening to it and letting it circulate freely through us. This book takes the reader on a powerful journey of healing and transformation that involves learning to embrace our humanness and appreciate the imperfections of our relationships as trail-markers along the path to great love. It sets forth a process for releasing deep-seated grievances we hold against others for not loving us better and against ourselves for not being better loved. And it shows how our longing to be loved can magnetize the great love that will free us from looking to others to find ourselves. Written with penetrating realism and a fresh, lyrical style that honors the subtlety and richness of our relationship to love itself, this revolutionary book offers profound and practical guidance for healing our lives as well as our embattled world.
'A must-read for anyone interested in the art of intuitively knowing what others feel.' Haemin Sunim, author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down and Love for Imperfect Things 'A lovely book to have in your home and your lives.' Chris Evans, Breakfast Show ___________________________ Nunchi (noon-chee): eye measure. The subtle art of gauging other people's thoughts, and feelings in order to build trust, harmony and connection. ___________________________ Why did she get promoted? Why does the party only start when he walks in? And why do they always catch the bartender’s eye? It sounds like they’re all experts in the art of nunchi, even if they don’t know it. Nunchi is the guiding principle of Korean life, but anyone can use it: it’s the art of reading a room, your way of understanding what other people are thinking and feeling, and using that to get ahead. Korean parents believe that teaching their children nunchi is as important as teaching them to cross the road safely. With great nunchi, it feels like the world is on your side. Without it, you might get hit by something you never saw coming. If you’re thinking ‘not another Eastern fad, Marie Kondo already made me throw half my clothes away’, don’t worry: it’s not a fad. Koreans have been using nunchi to overcome slings and arrows for over 5000 years. The great news is that anyone can hone their nunchi, immediately: all you need are your eyes and ears. In everything, from finding love to excelling at work, improving your nunchi will help you to open doors you never knew existed. Improve your nunchi, improve your life. ___________________________ 'Whip-smart, hilarious, and filled with eye-opening insights on every page.' Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother 'Beautifully written and filled with actionable advice . . . It really feels like having a superpower!' Héctor García, co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life ‘Nunchi is the Korean superpower you need now’ Evening Standard ‘We could all help ourselves by practising the ancient art of Nunchi’ The Times
In training to become a private investigator, Valerie LeRoy finds herself working with Drake Morgan and even though they disagree on techniques, they develop an instant attraction that makes it difficult to concentrate on an arson investigation.
From USA Today bestselling author KL Grayson… Abigail Darwin needs one thing in life: consistency. Okay, make that two things: consistency and order. Tired of being shackled to her obsessive-compulsive mind, Abigail is determined to break free. Which is why she’s shaking things up. Fresh out of nursing school, she takes a traveling nurse position. A new job in a new city every few months? That’s a sure-fire way to keep her from settling down and falling into old habits. First stop, Cunningham Falls, Montana. The only problem? She didn’t plan on falling in love with the quaint little town, and she sure as heck didn’t plan on falling for its resident surgeon, Dr. Drake Merritt Laid back, messy, and spontaneous, Drake is everything she’s not. But he is completely smitten by the new, quirky nurse working on the med-surg floor of the hospital. Abby puts up a good fight, but Drake is determined to break through her carefully erected walls to find out what makes her tick. And sigh and moan and smile and laugh. Because he really loves her laugh. But falling in love isn’t part of Abby’s plan. Will Drake have what it takes to convince her that the best things in life come from doing what scares us the most? The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and six books by some of her favorite writers: Kristen Proby – Soaring with Fallon Sawyer Bennett – Wicked Force KL Grayson – Crazy Imperfect Love Laura Kaye – Worth Fighting For Monica Murphy – Nothing Without You Rachel Van Dyken – All Stars Fall Samantha Young – Hold On
The Things I Love series has been phenomenally successful. Over 2 million copies have been sold worldwide and it has been translated into sixteen different languages. This beautiful gift set features paperback editions of six bestselling titles from the series. Each book shares a simple example of positive thinking that children can apply to everyday situations.
This groundbreaking guide is for every woman who is ready to create a stronger, healthier, more satisfying partnership. Unlike other relationship books, which focus on changing a mate, Loving an Imperfect Man provides a road map to a totally different path -- a path whose focus is solely on you...your personal growth, your healing, your getting in touch with your inner worth. "I'm perfectly happy with the man in my life." After spending more than ten years working with thousands of women, nationally acclaimed lecturer and bestselling author Ellen Sue Stern is convinced that deep within every woman's heart, that ideal is what she yearns for. The good news is that despite their discontent, the majority of women remain committed to the possibility of improving their relationships. The bad news is that many women are starting to run out of ideas, patience...and time. Put yourself in charge -- now -- and stop waiting for your partner to fulfill your dreams. Loving an Imperfect Man is the winning blueprint to discovering how to love and accept your man for who he is...and reinvest your energy toward becoming the strong, powerful, and deserving woman you truly are.