Embrace the great outdoors and see how spending time in nature can improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health with this beautifully illustrated guide to the Norwegian concept of friluftlsiv. Translated from Norwegian as “free life air,” friluftsliv highlights the basic need for humans to get outside and connect with the natural world. It’s not about conquering nature, as in climbing the highest mountain, or about camping and other activities: it’s about truly finding harmony and becoming one with the outdoors. Whether you live in the city or out in the countryside, this inspiring guide will show you how to enter a friluftsliv state of mind.
Discover a slow, mindful way of walking that heals the soul and mends the heart—and let all your senses bathe in the pleasures that the forest has to offer. Including 75 inspirational quotes, this guide teaches you how to benefit from what the Japanese call “the medicine of the forest” by leaving the hustle and bustle behind and soaking up the silence. Through focusing on the things you see and hear, staying aware of your environment, and being present in the moment, you’ll improve your health and well-being.
Embrace the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi and learn to appreciate the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. With drawings, quotes and photographs, this book helps you understand the essence of this idea and apply it to our everyday world. Celebrate the wabi sabi spirit by embracing gratitude and self-acceptance, trusting in time, focusing on what matters most, and celebrating with such traditions as the Japanese tea ceremony, communing with elders, and family rituals.
Find Your Inner Sloth
The sloth is the spirit animal and patron saint of “slow”. This gentle mammal has a lot to teach us about slowing down, taking things easy, and smiling – even though the tough times. This book is a mindful journal filled with inspiration and exercises to encourage you to do less in order to achieve more. The sloth is the spirit animal and patron saint of the “slow movement.” This gentle mammal that takes nearly a month to digest a single leaf has a lot to teach us about slowing down and taking things easy. This beautifully illustrated, interactive journal is filled with quotes, prompts, and exercises for getting us to do less to achieve more.
Find Your Inner Unicorn
Ever since the 4th century BCE when the first records of our favorite single-horned beasts appeared, unicorns have inspired us to dance and dream (and lose our minds when we see a double rainbow). Let this book be your guide on your personal journey to explore and express yourself in as many imaginatively playful ways as possible, so that you too may find your inner unicorn, and make magic and miracles materialize in every moment.
A creative manifesto can trigger new ways of seeing problems, encourage us to be daring, and help us find our way out when we feel stuck in a rut. These manifestos come in many different shapes and sizes, but each one addresses fundamental questions about what it means to be creative, where creativity comes from, and how to be more creative in your everyday life. These 100 boldly designed and carefully curated creative manifestos will inspire, promote change, and spark insight.
How To Quit Worrying
Worry is the greatest threat to realizing your potential. No matter what you choose to do in your life, nothing will endeavor to stop you in your tracks like this treacherous foe, the only imaginary enemy blocking the gates that lead to your dreams. Worry is a wish for what you don’t want, so if you already have plenty of what you don’t want, choose your weapon from the 100 listed herein and bolt the door when worry wriggles its way into your weekend, armed with a malicious intention to wreck everything you have worked so hard for, because as long as you are filled with worry, there is no room in your life for magic, miracles, happiness, and love.
How To Manage Time
There are few basic skills more valuable than mastering the management of our greatest resource. Arguably, most of the 100 methods in these pages will fail to excite you, yet I trust I have armed you with enough silver bullets to slay the insatiable, time-sucking monsters lurking in the shadows hungry to gobble up your time like they were proudly feasting on the all-you-can-eat buffet you call life. I urge you to heed the sage advice: if it’s important to you, you will make the time.
Revitalize your mind, body and spirit with 50 easy exercises. This book offers instant and effective mindful exercises, which discourage inertia and apathy, helping to uncover a fresh and vigorous new you. Drawing on a wide range of proven psychological techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training, this book offers the boost you need when you need it most. The perfect size to keep in your bag or pocket, this guide is designed to be a tool that you keep close by.