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Carpe Diem Regained

Author : Roman Krznaric
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Existentialism is back Carpe diem – ‘seize the day’ – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But its true spirit has been hijacked by ad men and self-help gurus, reduced to the instant hit of one-click online shopping, or slogans like ‘live in the now’. We need to reclaim it to make sense of our complex, confusing times. The last great expression of carpe diem was in the electrifying existential philosophy of the 1940s. Today it’s an idea that challenges us to confront our mortality and live with greater passion and intention rather than scroll mindlessly on our phones or allow freedom to become a mere choice between brands. In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload. An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive. Carpe diem is the existentialism for our times.

Carpe Diem Redeemed

Author : Os Guinness
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How do we make the most of life and the time we have? In the midst of our harried modern world, Os Guinness calls us to consequential living, reorienting our notion of history not as cyclical nor as meaningless, but as linear and purposeful. We can seek to serve God's purpose for our generation, read the times, and discern our call for this moment in history.

The Confluence of Wisdom Along the Silk Road

Author : Mostafa Vaziri
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For centuries along the vibrant cultural corridor of the Silk Road of Central Asia, philosophers and thinkers from Hellenic, Chinese and Indian traditions debated existential issues. Out of this stimulating milieu, the iconic poet-mathematician Omar Khayyam emerged in the eleventh century, advancing a transformative intercultural philosophy in his poetic work, the Rubaiyat. Vaziri traces the themes of Khayyam’s Rubaiyat back to the highly influential philosophical traditions of the Silk Road and uncovers fascinating parallels in original works by Heraclitus, Zhuangzi (Daoism), Nagarjuna (Mahayana Buddhism), and the Upanishads. In addition, Vaziri’s elegant translation and unique classification of the verses of the Rubaiyat reveal an existential roadmap laid out by Khayyam. In this pioneering volume, Vaziri not only fuses the multiple disciplines of literature, philosophy, culture, history and medicine but also takes the approach of the Rubaiyat to a new level, presenting it as a source of wisdom therapy that stands the test of time in the face of doubt and confusion, offering a platform for self-restoration.

Carpe Diem

Author : Robert A. Rohland
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Carpe diem – 'eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die!' – is a prominent motif throughout ancient literature and beyond. This is the first book-length examination of its significance and demonstrates that close analysis can make a key contribution to a question that is central to literary studies in and beyond Classics: how can poetry give us the almost magical impression that something is happening here and now? In attempting an answer, Robert Rohland gives equal attention to Greek and Latin texts, as he offers new interpretations of well-known poems from Horace and tackles understudied epigrams. Pairing close readings of ancient texts along with interpretations of other forms of cultural production such as gems, cups, calendars, monuments, and Roman wine labels, this interdisciplinary study transforms our understanding of the motif of carpe diem.

E tivities

Author : Gilly Salmon
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The world of learning and teaching is at a watershed; confronted by challenges to previous educational models. One learning future lies in impactful, purposeful, active online activities, or ‘e-tivities’, that keep learners engaged, motivated, and participating. Grounded in the author’s action research, E-tivities, 2nd Edition assuredly illustrates how technologies shape and enhance learning and teaching journeys. In this highly practical book, Gilly Salmon maintains her exceptional reputation, delivering another powerful guide for academics, teaching professionals, trainers, designers and developers in all disciplines. This popular text has been comprehensively updated; addressing key technological changes since 2002, offering fresh case studies and ‘Carpe Diem’ - a unique approach to learning design workshops. Readers will find E-tivities, 2nd Edition a wonderful resource on its own or as a companion to the author’s bestselling e-Moderating, 3rd Edition. Find e-tivities on the web at e-tivities.com or connect at gillysalmon.com

Dream Doer

Author : Paul Tsika
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Many people never move from having a dream to fulfilling their destiny because they don't know what to do. Paul Tsika unpacks the biblical story of Noah, highlighting key lessons and practical steps you can take to fulfill the dreams that are planted inside your heart. For years, Paul Tsika has been a voice of wisdom and pastoral advice to thousands, helping everyday people see their dreams become destiny. Through eye-opening insights and powerful modern-day examples, Paul boldly calls you to see your current crisis as an opportunity in disguise, to risk doing something that's never been done, and to face your fears without being paralyzed by them. Paul offers a host of practical advice to build your dream from start to finish. He will help you understand: The five people you need on your dream team Who to listen to, and who to avoid What a shovel means to your success What to do when things stink Why your assignment is more important than your birthday How following is crucial to your leading You’ve been created with a unique purpose and the dreams in your heart are signposts to the destiny you’ve been born to fulfill. No more wandering through life aimlessly. No more dreams blowing away in the wind. It’s time to follow Noah’s example and build the dream God has given you!

Cheap Ways To

Author : Jason Boyett
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"Cheap Ways To... isn't really about being cheap. While the ideas found in the book are designed to help readers avoid, or at least escape, the pitfalls of mass consumerism and credit card debt, the book is really about embracing a simpler life and growing in appreciation of the little things. It's about making resources stretch further. Broken into categories including entertainment, relationships, personal improvement, home improvement and money, the book entertains while it enlightens--where else can you learn cheap ways to propose or how to make your own cleaning products? A team of published writers share their personally-tested insights about financially savvy ways to travel, buy a computer or car, entertain, decorate, plan a wedding, grocery shop, have a baby, find a pet, get a master's degree, buy clothes, give, invest, and more.

Common Sense Business

Author : Mark Zarr
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I am fed up with people making the world more complicated than it really is. Egos, me-first mentalities, and unrealistic expectations all get in the way of our success. We make things complicated because we want the attention gained from pretending to be experts. We put superficial standards on everything we do. Why? Because we thrive off of the "high road" mentality. Where have all these complications we added to our lives and our businesses gotten us? We have a failing economy, failing social structure, thousands of unprepared young people, and lives so hectic that we all die by the age of 65 from stress-induced heart attacks. If you ask me, I think it's time we simplify a few things. We don't need complications; we need common sense. We have justified our "standards of excellence" while forsaking the simple and natural rules provided by our own God-given common sense. We no longer recognize what is true and false. We only recognize what we believe to be true or false. We convince ourselves that life is hard, that business is complicated, and that only the very best and well educated will succeed. I see things differently. After years of studying and practicing business, I have begun to realize that those with the most success, those with the best lives we all want to emulate all have one thing in common: they have found a way to simplify what they do. Success comes from peeling away the complicated structures, ego-driven, "I'm an expert" mentality, and sophisticated expectations of how things ought to be. Success is about finding the easiest, most efficient means of accomplishing a task or goal. True success is about having the time to enjoy life, the freedom to treat others fairly, and the opportunity to make a difference in everything that we do. Common sense tells us that the shortest distance between any point is a straight line. Common sense tells us that effectiveness comes from finding the simplest way of doing something. Common sense has a lot to tell us. In fact, it can teach us everything we need to know about life, business, and success. Are you ready to learn why the finer things in life are the simplest things? Come with me as we journey to discover how simply applying some common sense to our lives can change the world.

Emerge

Author : Vivian Cynthia
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We all have dreams, but some dreams never pass the idea phase. If you allow your dream to remain at the idea phase for long, it may die, and disparage into becoming just a mere wish. Whatever sits too long without moving will go bad. Your mind will deteriorate if you don’t use it. A baby who sits longer than the expected 40 weeks in the womb, becomes still born. Your dreams will be aborted at potential stage if you do not make a conscious decision to emerge! You have to push through every adversary and figure out what is holding you back. You have an important assignment to fulfil, that is why you have survived against all odds. Emerge! Refuse to die full of seeds. Refuse to die before you see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. This book ‘EMERGE’ has a timeless relevant inspirational message, regardless of the era and season you are in. Reading it while still battling COVID-19, post the pandemic or beyond. You can EMERGE from obscurity, mediocrity and comfort zones. This book, will propel you to arise, emerge, look up, look forward to the future God has in store for.

60 Ways To Feel Amazing

Author : Lynda Field
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Life is a precious gift, miraculous and amazing but we are not always able to appreciate this miracle fully. When we face obstacles and difficulties our lives can become such a struggle that we lose touch with the amazingness of it all. This little book is full of ways to bring the magic back into your life. All the techniques are simple, practical and tried and tested many times. Use this book to help you feel as amazing as you truly are.