Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.
Author: Christi Friesen
Publisher: CF Books
Release Date: 2013-02-16
This book is bursting with leaf, plant, and flower-themed projects. More than that, there's hints, inspirations and design explorations, leading you step-by-step towards new creative destinations. Flourish! It's all about adding that extra touch of drama. You'll dabble with crystals, powders, paints, wire, beads, molds, and other media to make your polymer clay art more interesting. No matter your skill level, add some FLOURISH to your life!
With a unique blend of enthusiasm and encouragement, best-selling author Margaret Feinberg offers a year of weekly devotions that will awaken our souls to a life of fullness and joy that spills over to bless others. Featuring Dive Deeper Scripture references, reflections, and prayers for each devotion, Flourish challenges us to live more fully, create more actively, and be more engaged in the present moment. Feinberg's signature coloring pages are woven throughout, making Flourish an interactive spiritual experience.
Despite our desire to flourish, many women, myself included, often hesitate to go straight to the source of all strength, the Word of God. Yet God promises, If you seek me, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13). Theres no better way to know the character of God than to dive straight into the Bible. Nearly four years ago, I finally dove straight in, beginning my journey with the Lord through the entirety of his Word. As I share what the Lord has taught me with honesty, redemptive vulnerability, and a dash of self-deprecating humor, my hope is that you will read this and say, Ah, me too! And, wheres my Bible? My hearts desire is for all of us to walk in the fullness of life God has for us, to become deeply rooted in the Word, and to be able to say together, I have seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).
Many Christian women feel like they are languishing rather than flourishing. They face days full of busyness and stress that can lead to anxiety and depression. Dr. Catherine Hart Weber integrates the best in positive psychology with biblical wisdom to show readers how to develop healthy mental states. She demonstrates that cultivating positive emotions like joy, gratitude, and hope will foster spiritual growth, a deeper intimacy with God, and strong relationships. Not only will these traits of the Spirit lead to a more fulfilling and abundant life, but they will help readers cope with daily pressures. Flourish shows how women can partner with God to nurture healthy emotions and virtues to live life at its best.
Author: Daniel R. DeNicola
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Learning to Flourish offers a lucid, penetrating, philosophical exploration of liberal learning: a still-evolving tradition of theory and practice that has dominated and sustained intellectual life and learning in much of the globe for two millennia. Daniel R. DeNicola weighs the views of both advocates and critics of the liberal arts, and interprets liberal education as aimed supremely at understanding and living a good life, as a vital tradition generating five competing but complementary paradigms that transcend theories of curriculum and pedagogy and are manifested in particular social contexts. He examines the transformative power of liberal education and its relation to such values as freedom, autonomy, and democracy, reflecting on the importance of intrinsic value and moral understanding. Finally, he considers age-old obstacles and current threats to liberal education, ultimately asserting its value for and urgent need in a global, pluralistic, technologically advanced society. Offering a bold yet nuanced theory of liberal education, this study will be of great interest to educators as well as those specializing in Philosophy of Education.
Beautiful and achievable floral arrangements to brighten your home. Arranged by season, Flourish shows you how to transform even just a handful of fresh cuttings into seriously stylish arrangements that will elevate your home from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Practical, inspiring, and easy to use, Flourish presents thirty-eight projects arranged by season. Along with beautiful vase arrangements, the book also features a "disco" ball, candle bobeches, an ornamental blossom hanging, and more. The writing is personable; instructions on how to care for the flowers are exacting, and easy to follow. A spread devoted to containers, from the traditional (milk bottles, jam jars) to the unique (wooden crates, teapots) to the unexpected (science beakers, birdcages, shells) inspires originality. Willow runs the gamut from simple kitchen table arrangement to holiday party décor to stunning wedding reception table runners. The book's diversity provides a muse for the novice and professional alike. With a background in design, Willow Crossley trained at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers and is a floral stylist based in West Oxfordshire. She creates floral arrangements for events and weddings and has recently supplied flowers for Anthropologie, Jo Malone, and Mulberry. She is the author of two books: The Art of Handmade Living and Inspire: The Art of Living with Nature.
With amazing authenticity, the novel gives voice to 'Chattie, ' Miss Charlotte Spears of Annville, a music teacher and composer torn by duty and desire. Part historical fiction, part murder mystery, The Flourish brings to life an independent woman's adventures beside the River Clyde in the late 19th century.
Wondering what all the talk of the Universe, manifesting, and energy have to do with you? Like you, Suzanne Jezek-Arriaga once rolled her eyes at all things -woo woo.- Then, a unique unconventional women's group she joined--the Prosperity Princesses--opened her mind to the fact that when you feed your body crappy foods and fill your mind with crappy thoughts, the result is a nothing-special life. And that when you start nourishing yourself with higher-quality foods, thoughts, and beliefs, your life transforms into something better than your wildest dreams. In Nourish to Flourish, Suzanne walks you through, step-by-step, how to upgrade all of the things you feed yourself everyday--including food, yes, but also thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and feelings--so that you can start working with the Universe to create a life you love. You really can create a life that fills you up and nourishes you from the inside out.
Author: Shelley G. Trebesch
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Every organization is made to flourish. But when problems arise, quick fixes and poor leadership training can drag it down. Here is the book that churches, NGOs, mission agencies, other nonprofits, businesses and the teams within these groups can use to enjoy the holistic, fruitful abundance that God intended for organizations and everyone in them.
Full-size patterns are included for this heirloom-quality quilt inspired by the John 15:5 bible verse, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” Graceful vines and lush swag borders were inspired by wrought ironwork and Roman Empire imagery. Make the quilt as shown (it’s divided into twelve sections, so it’s easier to complete) or mix and match the appliqué elements for your own design. Intricate details offer experienced quilters a challenge, and comprehensive instructions make it approachable for ambitious beginners. Kathy gives preparation guidelines to ensure success, whether you use her needle-turn method or another appliqué technique.