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The Art Of Doing Nothing : Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself - Erica;Vienne, Veronique; Lennard

The Art Of Doing Nothing

Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1998
ISBN: 9780609600740
Number Of Pages: 96

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The Art of Doing Nothing
Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself
A culture of overachievers, we make things happen--and happen fast. While rushing along, though, the days seem to get shorter and shorter. If only time would hold still, just a little bit, to let us savor life's simplest moments. . . .
The Art of Doing Nothing will help to ease these beat-the-clock jitters. The stress-reducing techniques described here require no time, no skill, no commitment. A practical guide to rest and relaxation, it ushers us into a world where & quot; being& quot; is more compelling than & quot; doing.& quot;
Beautifully illustrated with Erica Lennard's photographs, The Art of Doing Nothing gives us permission to celebrate idleness in all its mesmerizing forms. V e ronique Vienne's delightfully informative essays on the art of breathing, meditating, bathing, listening, waiting, and more offer useful tips on such skills as how to whistle, stay in the moment, take a nap, cure a cold, or watch the sun set over the horizon. Without further ado--and without feeling guilty--we learn to unwind, exhale, and, yes, stop and smell the roses.
Like Ira Gershwin, you will be delighted to discover that you've got plenty of nothin', and that nothin's plenty for you.

Introductionp. 9
The art of procrastinatingp. 10
In the footsteps of Thoreaup. 15
Whistling 101p. 17
The art of breathingp. 18
Breathing and pain controlp. 22
Staying in the momentp. 24
The art of meditatingp. 26
What is enlightenment?p. 30
Be still - not stiffp. 33
The art of loungingp. 34
Wear down your restlessnessp. 39
Tips for beach bumsp. 41
The art of yawningp. 42
Natural reflexologyp. 46
Stretch your imaginationp. 49
The art of nappingp. 50
Dealing with a guilty consciencep. 53
Recipe for a gourmet napp. 55
The art of bathingp. 56
What's hydrotherapy?p. 59
What's aromatherapy?p. 61
How about balneotherapy?p. 63
A forgotten home remedyp. 65
The art of tastingp. 66
What's on the tip of your tongue?p. 70
How to drink and stay soberp. 73
The art of listeningp. 74
Listen to your intuitionp. 78
When silence is goldenp. 81
The art of waitingp. 82
Now or neverp. 86
How to watch a sunsetp. 89
Conclusionp. 91
A little glossary of nothingnessp. 93
A selected bibliographyp. 94
Photo creditsp. 96
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ISBN: 9780609600740
ISBN-10: 0609600745
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 1998
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 16.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1