A Life of One's Own

Author: Marion Milner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136727450
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 8056
How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.

A Life of One's Own

Individual Rights and the Welfare State
Author: David Kelley
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781882577712
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
View: 5637
David Kelley subjects the institutions of the contemporary welfare state to sustained and withering criticism. "A Life of One's Own" is a devastating refutation of the flawed concept of "welfare rights." Kelley presents empirical evidence of the welfare state's effects on behavior, historical research on the origins of the welfare state (and on what it displaced), and philosophical clarification of such core ideas as freedom and rights. After a careful examination of the various arguments made on behalf of welfare rights, Kelley concludes that "the concept of welfare rights is invalid."

A Life of One's Own

Childhood and Youth
Author: Gerald Brenan
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521297349
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 7320
Autobiography of the novelist which covers the years spent in Malta and ends with his departure from England in 1919 to live in Spain.


Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences
Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761961119
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
View: 822
Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in


Making a Life of One's Own
Author: Kate Bolick
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0385347146
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 2614
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book “Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried. This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless—the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life. Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives—a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor. From the Hardcover edition.

Bewusster leben und lieben

von der Kunst, sich selbst und anderen zu begegnen
Author: Gay Hendricks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783466305599
Page: 343
View: 2561

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713634
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 1986
Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

An American Pilgrimage
Author: Paul Elie
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429923954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 4309
The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

Lieber Mr. Salinger

Author: Joanna Rakoff
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641091586
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8223
„Eine Liebeserklärung an die Zeit kurz vor der digitalen Revolution und an die immerwährende Kraft der Literatur.“ The Chicago Tribune Von ihnen gibt es Hunderte: blitzgescheite junge Frauen, frisch von der Uni und mit dem festen Vorsatz, in der Welt der Bücher Fuß zu fassen. Joanna Rakoff war eine von ihnen. 1996 kommt sie nach New York, um die literarische Szene zu erobern. Doch zunächst landet sie in einer Agentur für Autoren und wird mit einem Büroalltag konfrontiert, der sie in eine längst vergangen geglaubte Zeit katapultiert. Joanna lernt erst das Staunen kennen, dann einen kauzigen Kultautor – und schließlich sich selber.

Where's the Map? Create Your Own Guide to Life After Graduation

Author: Beth Hood,James Hood
Publisher: Where's the Map?
ISBN: 0979926203
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 3794
An entertaining, interactive guidebook, this volume is designed to provide young adults with a simple model they can use to create a solid vision for their future, and ideally map out a life of their dreams. (Careers/Job Opportunities)

The Holy Life of Christianity

The Workbook on Demystifying the Christian Ethics of the Holy Life in the New Testament
Author: Henry M. Piironen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440104271
Category: Religion
Page: 480
View: 1494
The Holy Life of Christianity: The Workbook on Demystifying the Christian Ethics of the Holy Life in the New Testament introduces effective methods on how to adjust one's life to correlation with the values of the Holy Life presented in the New Testament, and how to interpret and measure the truth-values of the interpretations. As introducing over nine hundred teachings concerning the Holy Life of Christianity, after completing this workbook, one has in essence written the book of one's own faith.

A life of your own

a woman's guide to living alone ...
Author: Harriet La Barre
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
View: 1350

The Metaphysics of Self and World

Toward a Humanistic Philosophy
Author: Elie Maynard Adams
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9780877227847
Category: Philosophy
Page: 325
View: 9760
A great fissure occurred in Western civilization in the early modern period with the divorce between the humanities and the sciences and the rise of scientific naturalism. The Metaphysics of Self and World is a philosophical exploration of the relationship between the individual, the culture, and the world. It is, in the author's words, "a philosophy of the humanities, a philosophy of humanity, and a philosophy of social reality." It explores the implications of a world-view that would integrate the perspective of the sciences with humanistic ways of thought. E.M. Adams claims that we do violence to ourselves as human beings by trying to fit into the world as delineated in scientific categories. Rejecting cultural subjectivism and scientific naturalism, he argues for the irreducibility and validity of the categories of the humanities and for a fully developed humanistic philosophy of self and world. In generating this world-view, he utilizes the humanities as a source of culture therapy in order to close the fissure in Western civilization. Author note: E. M. Adams is Kenan Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has written numerous books and articles, and a festschrift celebrating his work, Mind, Value, and Culture: Essays in Honor of E. M. Adams (edited by David Weissbord), was published in 1989.

Be Your Own Life Coach

A practical, inspirational guide to improving every area of your life
Author: Jeff Archer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444129155
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
View: 9981
This is an ideal book for all those who've been wanting to reap the many benefits of personal lifecoaching, but who lack the resources or time to fund a one-to-one relationship. It takes the principles of life coaching and, in a practical yet inspiring manner, shows you how you might apply these to every area of your own life. Covering everything from career development to personal relationships, appearance and money management, it offers a program of change and progress for each area, while encouraging you to examine your own beliefs, confidence and motivation to ensure that change is for the better and for the long-term. Balancing interactive and practical resources such as diaries and checklists with such helpful material as review programs, reward structures and case studies in success, and authored by a qualified life-coach, it offers you all the great benefits of coaching at a fraction of the price for an individual coach. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to be your own life coach. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


Be your own guide…. Be your own leader……
Author: Birister Sharma
Publisher: Birister Sharma
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 30
View: 4691
You’re the leader of your own life. Nobody can lead you in your life. Only you can lead yourself in your life. Nobody can change your life. Only you can change your life. Nobody can transform your life. Only you can transform your life. This life is yours, so it is your sole responsibility to lead your own life. Don’t hand over your life at the hands of other people. Be your own leader and lead your life, no matter whatsoever happens in your life. Prepare yourself like a great leader and lead yourself in every tough situation of your life, and discover your own destiny. Think like a great leader. Dream like a great leader. Plan like a great leader. Act like a great leader. Walk like a great leader. Talk like a great leader. Guide like a great leader. Work like a great leader. Live like a great leader. Die like a great leader. Create a great history like a great leader. A great leader is within you. Discover it within you. Motivate Yourself! A Youtube Motivational channel [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWJytLZQm95o0OwwSuBpdw StudentViewPage Online e-magazine for all...to improve your personal growth, personal development and self-motivation. Visit @ https://studentviewpage.blogspot.com/

Spirituality for the Moment

Author: Ma Cags W. D. Allan,W. D. Allan Ma Cags
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438926693
Category: Religion
Page: 260
View: 8773
Spirituality for The Moment is a new and innovative look into the many facets of peoples beliefs in anything tied to their thought and places definitive thinking into a completely varied perspective for the reader. The author asks questions of these themes in a wide ranging attempt to spark both the reader's thoughts with regard to these personal sense of spirituality in their lives. This vision of growth, change and betterment takes an inclusive look at many different themes of spiritual different spiritual principles as well as using the facilitator of the open-ended question as a means to help bring the reader to their own conclusions of these varied yet all encompassing concepts of belief. Spirituality for The Moment is not an attempt to place definitives on spiritual truth, but rather places these themes into a forum that enables the reader to draw their own conclusions ever further into the light where they might examine their beliefs in a more exacting way. Everybody carries their own beliefs of life and of their spiritual nature and therefore perceives their own existence according to these beliefs as flexible as some of them tend to be and as rigid as others tend to be. This book is an attempt to broaden thought, to spark conversation and to add to the ever widening consciousness of our modern advancing spiritual age as wondrous and shifting as it is for everyone. For more information go to: http: //spiritualitymoment.com

God's Answers for Your Life

Author: Jack Countryman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141853837X
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 5738
With over 11 million God's Promises sold, J. Countryman is bringing forth a new hardcover series. For all of life's struggles and uncertainties, God has the answer. This hardcover edition of the best-selling God's Answers for Your Life explores the breadth and width of the Christian's walk with God, from first steps in Christ to growing and maturing in Him to ministering to others along the path. Life is never uncertain when God is at the helm. An ideal gift for the new Christian or legacy to family and friends Features the trusted New King James translation Each topic is indexed with Scripture Now available in padded hardcover

A Child of One's Own

Parental Stories
Author: Rachel Bowlby
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191501840
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 6681
Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go without saying. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of childhood, it is just a background. But in recent decades, far-reaching changes in typical family forms and in procreative possibilities (through reproductive technologies) have brought out new questions. Why do people want (or not want) to be parents? How has the 'choice' first enabled by contraception changed the meaning of parenthood? Looking not only at new parental parts but at older parental stories, in novels and other works, this fascinating book offers fresh angles and arguments for thinking about parenthood today.