Our Happy Life

Architecture and Well-being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism

Our Happy Life

Forthcoming from the MIT Press

My Happy Life

My Happy Life

At the opening of My Happy Life, the unnamed narrator has been abandoned in a locked room of a deserted mental hospital. She hasn't seen the nice man who brings her food in days; so she's eaten the soap, the toothpaste, and even tried to eat the plaster on her walls — a dietary adventure that ended none too well. This woman's story, covering decades and spanning continents, is tragic, yet she is curiously at peace, even happy. Despite a lifetime of neglect, physical abuse, and loss, she's incapable of perceiving slight or injury. She has infinite faith in the goodwill of others, loves even her enemies, and finds grace and communion in places most people wouldn't dare to brave. Lauded by both critics and readers, My Happy Life consistently surprises and excites with its original vision of a unique woman whose rich interior life protects her from the horrors of external reality.

My Happy Life

My Happy Life

This is a story of a man who basically grew up poor in the streets of New York City, who is one of five children, and his struggle to create a better life for himself. He quit high school but got his GED, and later he was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. It tells of his war time adventures and how he managed to survive. After leaving the army, he met and married his wife, Mary Anne, and with her strong support went to college and earned a bachelor of science in accounting while working a full-time job. It is a story of a man who overcame many difficulties to achieve a happy life.

My Happy Life on a Desert Island

Volume 5

My Happy Life on a Desert Island

the plane crashed, the whole class was lost to the desert island, Wang Rui thought he was going to live a life on a desert island. Unexpectedly, from this moment onwards, he had fallen into a world full of mystery! Who would believe that all mankind lived in a false world! However, the real world was just a leaf rooted in the void and darkness of a large tree! At this moment, the tree was in the process of withering! The entire void and darkness could be shattered at any moment ...

On My Way to a Happy Life

On My Way to a Happy Life

Double Tap to Zoom. What if you could teach your children 7 lessons that would help them on their way to a happy and successful life? With Deepak Chopra’s On My Way to a Happy Life, you can do just that! The ideas found inside this book are the the most timeless laws of the universe, presented in the simplest of terms for young children. When kids understand the way the world works from a spiritual point of view, it makes it easier for them to navigate through it with joy and love and happiness.

The Happy Life

The Search for Contentment in the Modern World

The Happy Life

What makes for a happy life? Amid the constant chatter of today’s world, with its 24-hour news cycles, Twitter and mobile communications, David Malouf returns to the ancient question of what makes us happy. With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about contentment and the self. In considering the happy life – what it is, and what makes it possible – he returns to the “highest wisdom” of the classics, looks at how, thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s way with words, happiness became a “right,” and contrasts joy in the flesh, as depicted by Rubens and Rembrandt, with the way we view our bodies today. In a world become ever larger and more impersonal, Malouf finds happiness in an unlikely place. This is a book to savour and reflect upon by one of Australia’s greatest novelists. This edition includes responses to The Happy Life by leading commentators, including Robert Dessaix, Anne Manne, Elizabeth Farrelly and Tim Soutphommasane.

Recipe for a Happy Life

Recipe for a Happy Life

In this world we grow up and become a certain kind of person based on family influence and peer pressure as well as the choices we make. God sent Jesus Christ to teach the world how to live. His desire is for us to follow His rules. His way will get all of us into heaven when our time comes, through Him, Jesus Christ. He gave us the freedom to make choices and shows us how we should follow Him. I feel the need to tell all who read my story how very simple life can be when we follow these rules. I was the 11th born in a family of 12 children. This story gives most of the details in regard to the way I grew up and the choices I made. I also tell about the influence of my brothers and sisters. For the most part my family thought I turned out to be a rather unusual individual. I believe very strongly that I was led by God in the choices that I made. I do not profess to be perfect by any means, but I did have a beautiful and happy life. To this very day I still feel the same way. All I can say is read my story and give it a try. I think you will be very happy with your choice. However, it's not like trying on clothes to see how they fit. You need the Bible to give you all the rules and regulations. My story is only the map. George Chichester Author

The Energy of Prayer

How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

The Energy of Prayer

In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of prayer. These methods are meditative in nature and reenvision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that can help anyone create a healthy life through the power of awareness and intention. Ultimately, author Thich Nhat Hanh presents prayer as more than just relaxation: is it a way to satisfy the basic human need to make a connection with something larger than our everyday self. Included are visualization and breathing exercises as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.

The Mother's Secret of a Happy Life

Inspired by the Beloved Classic by Hannah Whitall Smith

The Mother's Secret of a Happy Life

Experience life at its fullest and most blessed with The Mother’s Secret of a Happy Life, based on the beloved classic by Hannah Whitall Smith. This timely take on a favored classic offers inspiration for you to experience life at its absolute best, Mom! Drawing parallels to the original classic, The Mother’s Secret reveals the guaranteed way to a happier, hopeful, and more fulfilled life than you could ever hope for. . .which is just what God intended!