Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World

Choosing a Good Life Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World Discover the common approaches and qualities of those who despite life s adversities are at peace in the world and learn how you can be too Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite th

  • Title: Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World
  • Author: Ali Berman
  • ISBN: 9781616494681
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Discover the common approaches and qualities of those who, despite life s adversities, are at peace in the world and learn how you can be too.Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite the ups and downs daily life can bring, while others are restless even in seemingly ideal circumstances In Choosing a Good Life, Alyson Berman explores what it means to be at pDiscover the common approaches and qualities of those who, despite life s adversities, are at peace in the world and learn how you can be too.Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite the ups and downs daily life can bring, while others are restless even in seemingly ideal circumstances In Choosing a Good Life, Alyson Berman explores what it means to be at peace with ourselves, our choices, and the world around us in all its glorious chaos She takes us into the lives of people who, despite their vastly different talents, challenges, and interests, have achieved a deep sense of balance in and satisfaction with their lives Stories include those of Holocaust survivor Emery Jacoby, who rose above anger and bitterness to reaffirm the good in himself and others, along with Sungrai Sohn, a violin prodigy and gifted teacher who lives in the shadow of a potentially fatal illness and many other inspiring life stories Berman then pinpoints their common approaches and qualities to reveal how they have found contentment and how we can too.With Choosing a Good Life you will have the tools and guidance to identify what you truly value,make use of the pain and trials of life to make you stronger, andset priorities to find time and energy for the things that bring you satisfaction.Learn how to achieve something that eludes so many of us the sense of purpose that comes with deep self acceptance.

    One thought on “Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World”

    1. A gem of a book. Self help type books lose a lot when they are a little more than a didactic call to action.The author's thoughtful interviews of 10 very different lives, and learning about the strategies each person adopts to reach a life of fulfilment and balance is inspiring.Of course, I can't help but think that people can be a little blind to their own shortcomings - whose to say the interview subjects are a-holes when no-one is looking! (For example, the last interview was with Lisa Bloom, [...]

    2. Think of stopping your mind from spinning or trying to actually sleep when it's bedtime. That's what I feel this book tries to help with. It presents nine different individuals and how they dealt with different issues that life has thrown them. It's like when you see different people in the media who for whatever reasons have lost the ability to see, hear, or walk yet they get past it and actually thrive. This book gives you reminders to appreciate the present, keep things in perspective and abo [...]

    3. I found this book interesting and thought-provoking. It's not a self help guide as such, no step by step plans or bullet lists, more a reminder of how life can be if we apply ourselves. It takes the format of interviews with people who seem to have their lives on the right track with a quick summary after each interview.It make easy reading and might be just what you need if you find yourself seeking a little real-world inspiration/motivation to change your ways for the better.

    4. A quick look at ten different people's lives to see how each have overcome personal struggles to find contentment. Some common elements are kindness for self and others, taking care of your body through fitness and nature, and working on personal relationships.

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