Hand Wash Cold

Author: Karen Maezen Miller
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577319054
Size: 16.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are “out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. In her hands, household chores and caregiving tasks become opportunities for self-examination, lessons in relationship, and liberating moments of selflessness. With attention, it’s the little things — even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things — that count.

Hand Wash Cold

Author: Karen Maezen Miller
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577319047
Size: 15.97 MB
Format: PDF
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It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are "out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. In her hands, household chores and caregiving tasks become opportunities for self-examination, lessons in relationship, and liberating moments of selflessness. With attention, it’s the little things — even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things — that count.

Paradise In Plain Sight

Author: Karen Maezen Miller
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608682522
Size: 16.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Reflections on finding peace, beauty, and fulfillment in everyday life, illustrated by the author's experiences with tending her new home's venerable but neglected Japanese garden. Author is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher"--

Momma Zen

Author: Karen Maezen Miller
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824898
Size: 12.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes readers on a transformative journey, charting a mother’s growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment in ordinary tasks, developing greater self-awareness and acceptance—to the gradual discovery of "maternal bliss," a state of abiding happiness and ease that is available to us all. In her gentle and reassuring voice, Karen Miller convinces us that ancient and authentic spiritual lessons can be as familiar as a lullaby, as ordinary as pureed peas, and as frequent as a sleepless night. She offers encouragement for the hard days, consolation for the long haul, and the lightheartedness every new mom needs to face the crooked path of motherhood straight on.

Quilt It With Wool

Author: Nathalie Mornu
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1600593895
Size: 17.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides 25 projects for a variety of wearables, accessories and home items that demonstrate how to quilt with wool, covering a range of techniques from appliqué to patchwork for such articles as a table runner, laptop case and classic quilt. Original.

Pocket Mom

Author: Dina Fayer
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1931686831
Size: 16.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For anyone who's ever wondered where she is when we need her-even when we're "too old" to need her-Pocket Mom comes to the rescue. This is a collection of the essential practical wisdom of mom, from housekeeping, safety and hygiene tips to advice on life, love and getting along. Learn how to cook perfect rice, iron a shirt, install shelf paper, change the vacuum cleaner bag, prevent mould, fight germs, dress for a first date and recognize true love. When it comes to living in the real world, Mom really does know best!