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The Resource A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up, Linda Leaming

A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up, Linda Leaming

Label
A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up
Title
A field guide to happiness
Title remainder
what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up
Statement of responsibility
Linda Leaming
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the West, " we have everything we could possibly need or want--except for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutan--sometimes called the happiest place on Earth--to teach English and unlearn her politicized and polarized, energetic and impatient way of life. "In Bhutan, " if I have three things to do in a week, it's considered busy. In the U.S., I have at least three things to do between breakfast and lunch. After losing her luggage immediately upon arrival, Leaming realized that she also had emotional baggage--a tendency toward inaction, a touch of self-absorption, and a hundred other trite, stupid, embarrassing, and inconsequential things--that needed to get lost as well. Pack up ideas and feelings that tie you down and send you lead-footed down the wrong path. Put them in a metaphorical suitcase and sling it over a metaphorical bridge in your mind. Let the river take them away. Forced by circumstance and her rustic surroundings to embrace a simplified life, Leaming made room for more useful beliefs. The thin air and hard climbs of her mountainous commute put her deeply in touch with her breath, helping her find focus and appreciation. The archaic, glacially paced bureaucracy of a Bhutanese bank taught her to go with the flow--and take up knitting. The ancient ritual of drinking tea brought tranquility, friendship, and, eventually, a husband. Each day, and each adventure, in her adopted home brought new insights and understandings to take back to frantic America, where she now practices the art of "simulating Bhutan." This collection of stories, impressions, and suggestions is a little nudge, a push, a leg up into the rarefied air of paradise--of bright sunlight and beautiful views
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leaming, Linda
Dewey number
954.98
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • BF575.27
  • BF575.27
LC item number
  • .L43 2014
  • .L43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Self-realization
  • Bhutan
  • Bhutan
Label
A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up, Linda Leaming
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Calm Down -- 2. Lose Your Baggage -- 3. Learn to Breathe -- 4. Rusticate -- 5. Drink Tea -- 6. Kindness Will Save Us -- 7. It's Okay to Be Who You Are -- 8. Laugh in the Face of Death -- 9. Generosity Is Contagious -- 10. Walk in Sacred Places -- 11. Parent Yourself -- 12. You Are What You Eat -- 13. Move to the Middle in All Things -- 14. There Are No Accidents -- 15. Learn to Be Water -- 16. Don't Expect Everything to Always Work Out -- 17. Think about Death Five Times a Day -- 18. Simple Is Genius -- 19. Look for Magic -- 20. See the World with Your Heart -- 21. Check Your Ego -- 22. Wake Up -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author
Control code
sky262020925
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Edition.
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781401945091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up, Linda Leaming
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Calm Down -- 2. Lose Your Baggage -- 3. Learn to Breathe -- 4. Rusticate -- 5. Drink Tea -- 6. Kindness Will Save Us -- 7. It's Okay to Be Who You Are -- 8. Laugh in the Face of Death -- 9. Generosity Is Contagious -- 10. Walk in Sacred Places -- 11. Parent Yourself -- 12. You Are What You Eat -- 13. Move to the Middle in All Things -- 14. There Are No Accidents -- 15. Learn to Be Water -- 16. Don't Expect Everything to Always Work Out -- 17. Think about Death Five Times a Day -- 18. Simple Is Genius -- 19. Look for Magic -- 20. See the World with Your Heart -- 21. Check Your Ego -- 22. Wake Up -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author
Control code
sky262020925
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Edition.
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781401945091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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