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Wabi Sabi
Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life | Beth Kempton
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A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life. This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.
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Booksbymybed
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Final book of 2021. Interesting interlacing of Japanese culture and self help, though I would prefer more culture. Listened to the audiobook and it was a bit too fast for me, so will have to refer back to paper copy for the bits I‘d like to revisit. Nature section was my favorite.

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Curvybookgirl
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Great book for the new year

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Darklunarose
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Mehso-so

Good book with interesting information but a little too Marie mondo for myself:

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Darklunarose
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Morning all. For the first time in days Adelaide feels cooler. We have nothing on today so I‘m going to start this new book from my never ending TBR plié

ShelleyBooksie Adelaide is such a beautiful name! 1y
Darklunarose @ShelleyBooksie it‘s a beautiful name. I believe Adelaide city here is named after queen adelaide. 1y
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Buechersuechtling
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I listened to this one on German Blinkist, too, the day before yesterday. And, I don‘t know, maybe I have a talent of choosing the wrong books to listen to as abbreviated versions because I wasn‘t enthralled by this, either.

I liked the idea better than the outcome. With this, too, I felt like I wanted more hands-on advice. This concept sounds very interesting and maybe an abbreviated book does this topic wrong.

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Emilymdxn
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Hi pals. The old mental health isn‘t great atm. I‘m doing everything I can to manage it and I‘m not in any danger (this ain‘t my first rodeo lol) but it‘s frustrating feeling ike I‘m already following every piece of advice on the planet about living well and just... still depressed.

Consequently I‘m venturing into self help and books about mental health more than before, I never thought they were really for me. This one is Fine but not 💯

ephemeralwaltz Sending hugs!! Happy reading xx 2y
Sharpeipup Big hugs! 2y
Sace Sending hugs and good vibes. 2y
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Cosmos_Moon Hope you can feel better soon. Tagged a book that helped me feel better and maybe worth a reread for me, too. I thought it looked so corny and left it alone for a good while before picking it up. I hated the yellow smiley face and cover, but has really great daily prompts and meditations. I‘ve since bought multiple copies for friends when they‘re in need of a boost. 2y
Wordsling Hey, I've been battling depression myself and I turned to self help books too alongwith therapy. It really helped me. I read Happiness for Dummies, The Happiness Project and Atomic Habits. Hope they help you too. Take care :) 2y
Scochrane26 I get it. The last 2 weeks have been rough for me, esp last week. It‘s also hitting my friend. We are both therapists, so we have to stay mentally healthy in order to help clients but some days it‘s hard. Medication has helped me, as well as other self-care. 2y
quietjenn Sending you lots of goodness. 2y
KVanRead Sending love 💕 Tough times for all but especially for anyone already struggling with mental health. Medication has helped for my daughter and outdoor exercise, which makes a huge difference for me. Hope you find some relief ❤️ (edited) 2y
Kenyazero Sounds like an adventure! Have fun with the books. I hope you stop feeling as frustrated soon and find some relief. 2y
Gissy Every person manage situations in different ways but sometimes professional consultation can help because it could be a biological-chemistry unbalance or we need to talk to heal. Exercises that you can do outside can be healthy. Do some projects or hobbies you like. I like to read about persons who positively cope with difficult experiences but some self help books are not necessarily written by clinicians and others are too technical. 2y
Gissy There are so many techniques out there but some need to be supervised by a professional. A big hug for you!😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mcastle Maybe Essential Oils, specifically DoTerra oils. Just inhaling lemon oil directly from the bottle for a quick pick me up. I use their vitamins and I have felt a big difference. 2y
alisiakae I can relate to following all the advice and still struggling. Big hugs. 💞 it has been a rough year for many, you‘re not alone. (edited) 2y
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