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|Author||: Mason Currey|
More than 150 inspired—and inspiring—novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians on how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do. 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 minds who describe their daily rituals to get their work done, 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”).
|Author||: Mason Currey|
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.
|Author||: Vicki Vrint|
|Editor||: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW|
Discover the restorative wonders of daily rituals A ritual is an act of self-care that’s carried out mindfully, and with reverence: a gratitude ritual to relive the high points of your day; a ritual for self-expression to free unexpressed emotions; a candle ritual to focus your mind on peace. With over 80 guided practices to choose from, there is something in this book for every intention. Whether you want to reflect, to recharge your batteries, or rekindle your motivation, you will find the perfect ritual to refresh your mind, body and spirit.
|Author||: Phoebe Garnsworthy|
Would you like to attract more abundance? More love, more happiness and more peace? It is possible and available for you right now, if you believe it to be true.Positive energy vibrates at a high frequency. If you focus on radiating this frequency first, you will naturally attract the equivalent in return, thus amplifying and magnifying positive energy in abundance. Daily Rituals is your personal guide book that will provide you with the tools needed to reach these high vibrational frequencies. Enclosed within these pages are positive affirmations and exercises dedicated to raise your vibration, clear old thought patterns and bring your mind into the present moment. As you consistently spend time connecting and worshipping your internal self, you will strengthen the communication channel to your Soul, the Source of Creation, and shift your state of consciousness closer to enlightenment.Join Phoebe Garnsworthy, Visionary and Metaphysical writer, as she shares her daily secrets of spiritual white witch magic.
|Author||: Alex Naranjo,Marlene Vargas|
|Editor||: Rodale Books|
An intuitive resource for using everyday tools for magical results, featuring 32 rituals to help you tap into your intention and self-empowerment—from the owners of the destination boutique House of Intuition. “A must-read if you are into crystals, energy, and rituals.”—PopSugar Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas, the owners of the biggest metaphysical shop on the West Coast, empower you to hear your inner voice and design your own powerful rituals in response. Part memoir, part ritual guide, Your Intuition Led You Here is ultimately a path to accessing the healing potential of magic, understanding your power, and putting your intuition into practice. With wit, lightness, and accessibility, Alex and Marlene guide you through . . . • How to create magic: With thirty-two tried-and-true ritual recipes, this book is a uniquely knowledgeable guide on how to utilize the power of ritual to tap into intuition and inner knowing. • Symbolism: Discover the symbolism behind key ingredients (everyday herbs, oils, elements, crystals) so that you can devise and personalize your own rituals. • Rituals to manifest magic: Put magic to work with candle spells, protection baths, love jars, and box spells for releasing and letting go. Learn zodiac-personalized energies, herbs, colors, and the most energetically powerful days of the week to manifest your desired intentions. Your intuition is a gift. In these pages, you will learn to hear it and respond to it with intention so that you can align your reality with your true self.
|Author||: Maria Fabrizio|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
"Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually and needs to satisfy their creative soul." --from the Introduction Discover the road to productivity and success by keeping your creative juices flowing daily. Cultivating Creativity is a book based on the idea that creativity requires ample momentum--if you stop, you'll stall. In order to get the creative inspiration you need to do your design work well, it's important to establish daily creative routines. Author Maria Fabrizio has compiled here a beautiful and inspirational guide, a companion to unlocking your creativity every day. Create every day, and you'll be able to keep creating every day--it's as simple as that.
|Author||: Colleen McCann|
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.
|Author||: Judika Illes|
A year-long collection of spells and rituals for harnessing the magical power of each day from the author of the Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells. We all could use a little magic in our daily lives. But while the year is filled with mystical dates, we don’t always know when and how to celebrate them. By knowing and preparing for these special days we can use their inherent power to change our lives. Daily Magic is a perpetual calendar focused on days of spiritual and magical significance. April 30th for example, is perfect for spellcasting—especially spells for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity. Judika Illes teaches you how to create rituals and cast spells, provides recipes for potions, and offers advice on creating feasts to honor sacred beings. While the most spiritually significant power dates of the year are Midsummer’s Eve, Halloween/Samhain, and New Year’s, opportunities to use rituals and spells for the most popular goals—love, prosperity, fertility, healing, and protection—occur every week. Illes offers guidance on when to perform a spell—whether it’s best to conjure now or to wait for a special power date later in the year. Daily Magic is a spiritual daily calendar that give us the power and the tools we need to take control of our destiny!
|Author||: Deborah Blake|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
Magickal Rituals for Everyday Use and Beyond! Amplify your wishes and manifest positive changes all year long with Deborah Blake's inspiring collection of simple rituals. Whether practicing alone or with a group, these empowering ceremonies—designed for new moons, full moons, sabbats, and other special occasions—will help you find love, build courage, boost creativity, achieve balance, and deepen your faith. No matter what your skill level, Everyday Witch Book of Rituals shows you how to fill the year with meaningful magickal practice. Through lighthearted, down-to-earth methods, this guide provides basic ritual elements and ingredients, timing for success, and the importance of each ritual step. Using the perfect blend of reverence and mirth, practicality and spirituality, and a sprinkling of wisdom from Magic the Cat, this guide provides nearly every ritual you need for a magickal year. Praise: "With her wonderful new book...Deborah Blake escorts us around the Wheel of the Year, providing inspiration and guidance for novice and adept alike."—Judika Illes, author of The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells "I highly recommend Everyday Witch Book of Rituals for anyone who wants to enrich their Craft through more dynamic, satisfying, and effective rituals."—Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks "Bored with formal ritual? Deborah Blake's fresh approach in Everyday Witch Book of Rituals will forever change your mind."—Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft and Utterly Wicked
|Author||: Katia Narain Phillips,Nadia Narain|
|Editor||: Abrams Image|
We all want a more calm and spacious way of living, but we are often unsure of how to step off the crazy treadmill of day-to-day routines and responsibilities. Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips have learned through years of practice that simple rituals can help you slow down the pace of modern life and re-center yourself. Rituals for Every Day shares Narian and Narian Phillips's easy-to-follow step-by-step advice. Through engaging in small, simple, and reflective routines, you can let these basic, everyday rituals bring you back to yourself.
|Author||: Brooke McAlary|
|Editor||: Head of Zeus Ltd|
We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with the Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete over how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't have to. There's an ever-growing group of people opting out of a life lived at 110%. They are choosing to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Brooke McAlary is one of them. Brooke McAlary shows readers that no matter how busy you are, you too can feel in control of your days; minimize stress; find pockets of peace on even the busiest day; empty your mind and sleep better. Destination Simple shows us how a few changes to the flow of daily life can create long-term, lasting change.
|Author||: Horst Rechelbacher|
`What`s healthy is what` beautiful. ' HORST RECHELBACHER Founded in 1978, the Aveda company is one of the hottest properties in today`s beauty world. Based on plant-derived products and with a proven ethos of environment and social responsibility, the company has over 2, 000 `concept' salon around the world and many, many more outlets where its products are stocked. Fabulous quality and cutting-edge design are an equal part of Aveda`s profile. AVEDA RITUALS is a practical guide to incorporating routines in one`s day which will enhance both beauty and well-being, drawing on every-thing from meditation and ayurvedic principles to aromatherapy and instant make-up tips. From self-massage techniques to kick-start the day, through skin- and hair-care to withstand all weathers, to evening cleansing and relaxation ideas, it provides everyone with the means to look and feel fantastic, and enjoy a more positive lifestyle.
|Author||: Shiva Rose|
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.
|Author||: Britt Deanda,Tara Schulenberg|
|Editor||: New Harbinger Publications|
"Designed to enrich social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual living, Good Morning Intentions is a practical book about the natural health care benefits of daily rituals.” —Foreword Reviews What can you do each morning to raise your vibration and jumpstart your bliss? Spoiler alert: The answer isn’t coffee. If you want to feel more grounded, energized, and connected to your goals, you should try what famous and highly successful people—from Benjamin Franklin and Jane Austen to Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey—have been doing throughout history: adopt a morning ritual, and stick to it! But where do you start? In Good Morning Intentions, two yoga and meditation teachers and entrepreneurs reveal 21 rituals to help you make each morning really matter, setting you up for daily success. In this easy-to-use and accessible guide, you’ll find a powerful blend of energy-boosting exercises, breathwork, simple meditations, and intention-setting practices—rather than complex yoga postures—to help you start your day with a deep sense of joy, vitality, and radiance. If you’re ready to align your life with a higher purpose, increase your motivation, and reach your highest goals, make this book a part of your daily ritual. Coffee is optional.
|Author||: Hans Georg Soeffer|
|Editor||: Transaction Publishers|
In The Order of Rituals, Hans-Georg Soeffner aims to answer the question: Through what efforts of order and orientation are loosely organized societies like ours held together? Soeffner focuses on symbolic forms of self-presentation that bring focus and clarity to our lives, such as emblems, fashions, styles, and symbols.
|Author||: Jay Sinha|
"Once you make the decision to put Jay's advice into action and do even a handful of the 21 Masala Morning Rituals, your life will never be the same. I know this book will be a game-changer for you, as it has been for me." --Debra Poneman, founder and president, yestosuccess.com Create your morning flow, and help your life flow. It can be that simple. When you consciously feed the core elements of your being--body, mind, and soul--with awareness and meaning as you start the day, you are primed to live your best self. Every day. Even when life and the world may be challenging you like never before. "MASALA" refers to a mixture of spices, and that's exactly what this book is. In Masala Morning Rituals, Jay Sinha leads you through 21 lovingly curated rituals (and numerous sub-rituals)--and these are spices to choose from when creating your own personal morning ritual. This book is an exercise in FLOW and aims to guide you through tried-and-true rituals, all of which are designed to keep you attuned and connected to life from the very moment you wake. Accompanying throughout are numerous diverse folks Jay has interviewed over the years, who share their fascinating, powerful, and sometimes bizarre morning rituals. It's a flow of beautiful stories about practices everyday people are doing to improve their lives. Whether it's screenless eye hygiene, liquid love, gentle movement, meditating into mindfulness, deep creativity, or proactive planning, there is something meaningful and spicy here for every single body, mind, and soul. If you are familiar with the rich and inspiring morning routine and ritual work of Hal Elrod, Robin Sharma, Tim Ferris, and others, Masala Morning Rituals will feed your life in completely new ways. It approaches the morning as a time of magical, mystical potential, and there is no one-size-fits-all technique for maximizing your morning flow. When it comes to morning rituals, you must engage your soul to mindfully create your own optimal practice and flow. This is a book to help you wake up and smell the unique spices of your life!
|Author||: CICO Books|
|Editor||: CICO Books|
Discover the benefits of regular rituals and routines to care for yourself. Do you always make yourself a hot drink before bedtime—and does it give you a warm, comforting feeling? If so, no wonder—it is a mini ritual of self-care. Imagine if you could create the same sense of improved wellbeing throughout your day. This book shows how incorporating rituals into all areas of your daily life can become a key part of your self-care regimen, keeping your body and mind nourished with energy and happiness. You’ll learn how to create helpful routines that work for you and how to transform your home into a sanctuary. You’ll also find inspiration for self-love rituals, from luxurious baths to mindful meditations, and advice on the power of simple affirmations and mantras. With this handy guide, you’ll make every day calmer, happier, and more special.
Mediterranean Food Book 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight Find Energy Live Healthy Burn Belly Fat Sleep Sound Forever
|Author||: Cathy Wilson|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
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!
|Author||: Theresa Cheung|
|Editor||: Watkins Media Limited|
Aristotle said 'you are what you repeatedly do'. Most of us have no idea that what we repeatedly do creates our lives, we think our future is shaped by big events, the decisions we make, the thoughts we have but, this book will show you that it is your daily actions that are the key. Over the last few decades neuroscientists and psychologists have discovered that there is more power in 'I do' than 'I think'. However, if an action is repeated enough times it becomes habit but habits lack thought, consideration and presence. To effect long-lasting meaningful change our actions need to be filled with a sense of personal meaning and power – they need to be ritualized. Creating personal ritual in our lives allows us to bring the presence of the sacred into the everyday. The rituals in this book have been designed as symbolic acts providing a framework for anyone to use to create positive change in their lives. The 7 morning rituals are designed to help you 'wake with determination', the 7 afternoon rituals focus on 'living on purpose', and the 7 evening rituals are about 'retiring with satisfaction'.