A Little Book of Japanese Contentments

"With this book, I want to inspire and provide guidance on ways to enrich and complement your lifestyle through a new lens." — Erin Niimi Longhurst, Author A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate happiness ...

Author: Erin Niimi Longhurst

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145217413X

Category: Self-Help

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With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life. With sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits, the book includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more. Richly illustrated, A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate contentment in everyday life.
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Destination Wellness

The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way. New York: Penguin Books, 2019. Jordan, Alec. ... A Little Book of Japanese Contentments: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi- sabi, and More.

Author: Annie Daly

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781797202792

Category: Self-Help

Page: 249

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True well-being isnt hard to find. You just have to know where to look. In this insightful, full-color tour of Jamaica, Norway, Hawai'i, Japan, India, and Brazil, wellness and travel journalist Annie Daly shares a diverse array of philosophies, lifestyles, and practices for better living. Fed up with the commercialization of the wellness industry after working in it for years, Annie embarked on an inspiring adventure through some of the world's happiest and healthiest cities and villages to find out what we can learn from them. Whether she's hiking along gorgeous fjords in Norway to see why Norwegians are so dedicated to getting outside, soothing her spirit with Hawaiian salt water cleanses, or learning about the importance Brazilians place on community, Annie combines on-the-ground reporting with heartful personal narrative to share the global lessons, philosophies, and customs that prove that wellness is not about the products—it's about the way you live your life. With candid photography, lesser-known history sidebars, and guidance on how to incorporate these often ancient and always timeless practices into your own lifestyle, this culturally-immersive read invites you to view the world through a different lens and decide what being well means to you. Destination Wellness is the perfect book for: • Anyone who has embraced hygge and is looking for new lifestyle inspiration • Armchair travelers and staycationers • Happiness and inspiration seekers • Wellness and travel enthusiasts • History lovers
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The Little Book of Japanese Living

Rikyū proposed that true appreciation of beauty is borne out of the person's quiet contentment, rather than avarice. In turn, Rikyū's philosophy of wabi-sabi formed the new basis on which Japanese culture was to flourish all the way to ...

Author: Yutaka Yazawa

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711249929

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world. Not only is Japan the mother of all metropolis’ but with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world, with people perfectly placed to make the most of the green space around them. From the art of making tea, to going for a hike, or celebrating imperfections, there are ceremonies the Japanese have been honing for centuries that thrive alongside modern traditions and practices of well-being. From Japanese writer, Yutaka Yazawa, The Little Book of Japanese Living is the pocket edition of his popular insider guide to the country of Japan, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. So get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.
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Yoga and Meditation at the Library

Here's some ideas to get you started: A Little Book of Japanese Contentments: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi, and More by Erin Niimi Longhurst and Ryo Takemasa Perfect Imperfect: The Beauty of Accident Age and Patina by Karen ...

Author: Jenn Carson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This book is the essential guide for every librarian wishing to bring the health and wellness benefits of yoga and meditation to all ages and abilities. Includes everything from mom and baby yoga, chair, yoga and online meditation meet-ups, to a mindfulness book club and a Wabi Sabi wall.
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True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. ... About that time, Jon spotted a buried-under-a-pile book on Japanese Chapter 8: Contentment and Simplicity.

Author: Richard Swenson

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781612915807

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In a world that honors outward achievement, tells people they’ll never have enough, and encourages an impossibly busy life, peace and contentment can feel like a distant dream. But Dr. Richard Swenson, the best-selling author of Margin, shows that it really is possible. We can experience the contentment we long for—the peace, the fulfillment, the joy. But it is found in only one place: in Christ. Come along on a journey of discovery and uncover the simple truths and practices that inspire a truly contented life.
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The Way of Contentment

INTRODUCTION THE HE sole basis of the entire moral teaching of Japan may be said , in the briefest phrase ... The Onna Daigaku , or the “ Greater Learning for Women , ” which is the text of this little book , is , as its title indicates ...

Author: 益軒·貝原


ISBN: UIUC:30112000668035

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 188

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Japan And Things Japanese

considered as the god of contentment and happiness. ... He is short of stature, but has a big head. He holds in his hand a long stick, to the top of which is tied a little book. It is traditionally believed that this book contains the ...

Author: Joya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136221866

Category: Social Science

Page: 780

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Routledge Book of World Proverbs

Consent Content, Contentment Consent Ifyou let them put the calf on your shoulders, it will not belong before they clap on the cow. ... (Japanese) Consideration A handful of consideration is better than a cartful of riches.

Author: Jon R. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135870546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation’s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just invited to learn about other cultures; proverbs are ‘bits of ancient wisdom’ and thus teach us about our own history. Drawing together proverbs that transcend culture, time and space to provide a collection that is both useful and enjoyable, The Routledge Book of World Proverbs is, unquestionably, a book of enduring interest.
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Zen Buddhism Japan

the potential of restoring clarity , sanity , contentment , and supreme goodness to our everyday , ordinary lives . " 219 Faith and the awakening of ... In his popular but painstakingly written little book , Imaeda offers some thought ...

Author: Heinrich Dumoulin

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 0941532909

Category: Religion

Page: 509

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In this second volume of his classic history Dumoulin turns his attention to the development of Zen in Japan.
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Radical Contentment

It had always seemed that I would be happier if I found my soul mate, lived in a bigger house, saw my book on the ... He went to a Japanese garden and considered what would make his life meaningful, whether he lived one more day or ...

Author: Alan Cohen

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781848508040

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

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In a world where fear, crisis and insufficiency dominate the media and many personal lives, the notion of claiming contentment may seem fantastic or even heretical. Yet finding sufficiency right where you stand may be the answer to a world obsessed with lack. In his warm, down-to-earth, and believable style, Alan Cohen offers fresh, unique, and uplifting angles on coming to peace with what is before you. He shows you how to turn mundane situations into opportunities to gain wisdom, power and happiness that does not depend on other people or conditions. Peppered with many true-life anecdotes and inspiring examples, Radical Contentment embraces the desire for change and improvement as part of the journey. Sometimes getting fed up with situations that are not working delivers the impetus to create better ones. You will be moved, illuminated, and tickled to find that what you seek may already be within your grasp and surely within your potential. If contentment is radical, then this book may well spur a revolution of wellbeing!
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