daily rituals


No.ISBN : 9780307962379
Author : Mason Currey
Genre : Reference
Publisher : Knopf
Copyright Year : 2013-04-23
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DESCRIPTION : Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).


No.ISBN : 9781524732967
Author : Mason Currey
Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : Knopf
Copyright Year : 2019-03-05
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DESCRIPTION : More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations. From those who are the masters of their craft (Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie) to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim (Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith) . . . from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small (and abiding) choices these women made--and continue to make--for their art: Isak Dinesen, "I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales," Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required . . . And the rituals (daily and otherwise) that guide these artists: Isabel Allende starting a new book only on January 8th . . . Hilary Mantel taking a shower to combat writers' block ("I am the cleanest person I know") . . . Tallulah Bankhead coping with her three phobias (hating to go to bed, hating to get up, and hating to be alone), which, could she "mute them," would make her life "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water" . . . Lillian Hellman chain-smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking twenty cups of coffee a day--and, after milking the cow and cleaning the barn, writing out of "elation, depression, hope" ("That is the exact order. Hope sets in toward nightfall. That's when you tell yourself that you're going to be better the next time, so help you God.") . . . Diane Arbus, doing what "gnaws at" her . . . Colette, locked in her writing room by her first husband, Henry Gauthier-Villars (nom de plume: Willy) and not being "let out" until completing her daily quota (she wrote five pages a day and threw away the fifth). Colette later said, "A prison is one of the best workshops" . . . Jessye Norman disdaining routines or rituals of any kind, seeing them as "a crutch" . . . and Octavia Butler writing every day no matter what ("screw inspiration"). Germaine de Staël . . . Elizabeth Barrett Browning . . . George Eliot . . . Edith Wharton . . . Virginia Woolf . . . Edna Ferber . . . Doris Lessing . . . Pina Bausch . . . Frida Kahlo . . . Marguerite Duras . . . Helen Frankenthaler . . . Patti Smith, and 131 more--on their daily routines, superstitions, fears, eating (and drinking) habits, and other finely (and not so finely) calibrated rituals that help summon up willpower and self-discipline, keeping themselves afloat with optimism and fight, as they create (and avoid creating) their creations.


No.ISBN : 9781386476658
Author : Phoebe Garnsworthy
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Phoebe Garnsworthy
Copyright Year : 2018-06-10
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DESCRIPTION : Would you like to attract more abundance? More love, more happiness and more peace? It is possible and available to you right now, if you believe it to be true. Positive energy in our lives vibrate at a high frequency. By radiating this frequency first, you will magnetically attract the same positive energy in return, thus amplifying and intensifying these loving vibrations in abundance. And this can be easily achieved by controlling your thoughts in the repetition of uplifting affirmations. Every morning upon rising, open your Daily Rituals book at random, or choose a word from the contents that you are drawn to. Read the positive affirmation and allow yourself time to be transparent with the truth. Follow through with the exercises beneath. Practice these rituals regularly to raise your vibration and your mind will be trained to think positive thoughts from the moment you wake up to the second you fall asleep, promoting and attracting an affluence of positive energy, health, happiness, love and peace. Transform your life to create beauty and peace in the world around you. We can create positive vibrations by practicing affirmations of self-love and gratitude. Through the daily repetition of these rituals we clear old thought patterns, focus our time into the now, hence creating new pathways to form a peaceful and happy life. By spending time connecting and worshipping our internal self, we are creating an open communication channel to our Soul, the Source of Creation, and shifting our state of consciousness closer to enlightenment. Through acknowledgment and gratitude for life's blessings, we create positive thought vibrations. If we repeat these uplifting affirmations daily, our mind will consistently reach higher frequencies of optimized vibrations. Join Phoebe Garnsworthy, Visionary and Metaphysical writer, as she shares her daily secrets to attracting and magnifying an abundance of positive energy, health, happiness, love and peace.


No.ISBN : 9781312958500
Author : Cathy Wilson
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Copyright Year : 2015-03-01
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DESCRIPTION : MEDITERRANEAN FOOD BOOK: 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight, Find Energy, Live Healthy, Burn BELLY FAT & SLEEP Sound FOREVER will help you escape into the heart healthy and carefree Mediterranean lifestyle. Do you find yourself tired all the time? Are you sick and tired of dieting? Do you want to enjoy what you’re eating? Mediterranean Food Book shows you how to lose weight, find energy, sleep sound, and live healthy the carefree relaxing Mediterranean way! Start living your life the Mediterranean way TODAY!


No.ISBN : 9781579658526
Author : Shiva Rose
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Artisan Books
Copyright Year : 2018-04-03
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DESCRIPTION : A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle. Whole Beauty is her radiant next step, a practical, inspiring, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home. Here is the recipe for Rose’s iconic rose hip facial serum, as well as 40 other recipes for masks and exfoliants, hair-care products and detoxes, and even DIY deodorant and toothpaste. She explains Ayurvedic practices, such as dry brushing and oil pulling, and home-cleansing rituals, such as smudging with burning sage; shares a dozen tonics, including Celestial Nog and Summer Lover; and offers an entire chapter on the use of essential oils, both on the body and in the home. From natural beauty solutions like a Blushing Bride Chickpea Face Mask to showing how to tap into the full force of female energy, Whole Beauty is a complete guide to revitalizing your life.


No.ISBN : 1732853576
Author : Terence Young
Genre :
Publisher : YPE Books
Copyright Year : 2018-12-04
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DESCRIPTION : Having a successful day starts with an organized plan. Do you realize the importance of starting your morning off right? At night, how do you reflect upon your day, if at all? Are you effective with your time or just going through the motions? Daily Rituals with Effective Time Management is print version of the two eBooks, Daily and Evening Rituals and Effective Time Management. Now, you have one resource at your fingertips to get the most out of your day. When you incorporate the strategies of both of these works, you will have a systemized approach to starting your day. Start your mornings off right, gain maximum efficiency with your time and learn how to effectively reflect upon and analyze the day at the end to make the next day even better Who is this book for? If you find yourself: Overwhelmed or frustrated in the morning because you look at your day and wonder how you will get everything done. Find yourself rushing to get organized in the morning or even worse, forgetting to do critical things that will have your day go more smoothly. Getting sidetracked during your day and not getting the most important and critical tasks done. If you can relate to this, Daily Rituals with Effective Time Management is the source for you. You are not alone because so many people don't realize the potential that they have to optimize their day. Now is the time to take back control of your day and get the most out of it You are capable of so much more and just a small shift with your thoughts and actions will lead the way. As you read this book, you will develop the tools and establish the habits necessary to not only survive your day but learn how to thrive within it


No.ISBN : 9780062844453
Author : Colleen McCann
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : HarperCollins
Copyright Year : 2018-11-06
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DESCRIPTION : Tap into your "Soul GPS" with this essential guide to the healing power of crystals, from their ancient origins to their modern-day applications. Since the dawn of time, people have been drawn to gemstones, using them in burial rites, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual attunement, and as adornment reflecting wealth, power, beliefs or societal roles. For millennia, crystals have been believed to restore and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual equilibrium. And today they have emerged as the hottest wellness trend, embraced by celebrities, fashionistas, and millennials alike. But what does all this woo woo ju ju mean—and how do crystals work? Fun, modern, stylish, and accessible, Crystal Rx breaks it down for you. Colleen McCann is a certified Shamanic Energy Practitioner who has travelled the world researching and teaching the ancient art of crystal healing. Now, she shares all that she’s learned, offering insight and clear directions for harnessing the power of these magical minerals. In this down-to-earth, beautifully illustrated guide you’ll discover: The Top 20 Crystals every girl needs in her arsenal. Crystal care—Keep your crystals shiny, clean & energetically healthy. Building a bespoke altar for Love, Prosperity, or Career Success. What’s a "Medicine Bag," and how to curate your own. The Crystal Business—Inspiration from industry leaders in beauty, technology, fashion, food, agriculture, and music who are making this ancient practice a part of modern life. And much more. Packed with gorgeous images, Crystal Rx is the sophisticated handbook every girl needs to guide her on her spiritual journey.


No.ISBN : 9781566996839
Author : Roy M. Oswald
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Copyright Year : 1999-12-31
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DESCRIPTION : Today's rapid, deep, and pervasive changes in North American culture present myriad challenges for faith communities now and in the years ahead. Oswald explores the use of rituals as spiritually healing practices for the home, congregation, and broader community. He teaches congregational leaders how individuals and groups can use familiar new rituals to name, evaluate, live out, celebrate, and grow through change.


No.ISBN : 9780463129586
Author : Dueep Jyot Singh
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Mendon Cottage Books
Copyright Year : 2019-03-17
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DESCRIPTION : Table of Contents Morning Rituals for Health and Longevity Table of Contents Introduction The Power Of Water Waking Up Ritual A Time to Work and a Time to Rest… Stretching Exercises Prayers and Chants The Power Of Meditation. The Food We Eat… Necessary essential foods in Regular Diet Butter and yogurt Whole eggs Wheat germ And Wheatgrass Potatoes Going Bananas Red gold – saffron Harnessing The Power Of The Universe Silence Is Golden; The Sound Of Silence Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction I was talking to a friend of mine about ancient rituals, which have been practiced for ages , for generations and which have now been integrated into a normal part of their daily routine and lifestyles. She asked me if I had found any similarity in the rituals which had been practiced, in different places all over the world or possibly any differences. When I began to analyze and think of all the rituals and the practices which one did, early in the morning in many places all over the world, I was surprised to see a large number of similarities which had been passed down from generation to generation. They were not region specific. They were also not religion specific. However they had a number of things in common, and that is why this book was going to tell you all about these practices which are followed all over the world. Along with this you may find some controversial statements and practices given in this book, upon the reading of which you are going to say, ‘no, I never heard of this, because on the internet something else is written about drinking 8 glasses of water per day and that is what the doctor suggested and all that jazz. I really cannot believe that you are telling me to reduce my water intake… You crazy or something? The craziness? That ain’t necessarily so. There is a particular scientific reason behind every single ritual, which was done in ancient times.


No.ISBN : 9780231535465
Author : Matt J. Rossano
Genre : Science
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Copyright Year : 2013-08-13
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DESCRIPTION : On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident made international headlines and spawned several best-selling books, fueled partly by the fact that the young men had resorted to cannibalism to survive. Matt Rossano examines this story from an evolutionary perspective, weaving together findings and ideas from anthropology, psychology, religion, and cognitive science. During their ordeal, these young men broke "civilized" taboos to fend off starvation and abandoned "civilized" modes of thinking to maintain social unity and individual sanity. Through the power of ritual, the survivors were able to endure severe emotional and physical hardship. Rossano ties their story to our story, seeing in the mortal rituals of this struggle for survival a reflection of what it means to be human.