• KAIZEN

    Sarah Harvey

    Le kaizen s'annonce comme la prochaine grande tendance en matière de style de vie après l'ikigai et le lagom.
    Le kaizen est la méthode japonaise douce pour changer ses habitudes. C'est la mise en oeuvre continue de petits changements qui conduit à des améliorations significatives sur le long terme ; en japonais, le mot kaizen veut en effet dire « amélioration continue » et est déjà éprouvé, depuis longtemps par l'industrie japonaise. Cette conduite du changement peut se résumer en une phrase : « Mieux qu'hier, moins bien que demain ».
    Le kaizen peut s'appliquer dans tous les domaines de la vie quotidienne. Il suffit d'avancer d'un petit pas, jour après jour. Les efforts paraissent minimes, même quand l'objectif est important.

  • What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover-and rediscover-your story. 'It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.' - Michelle Obama In writing Becoming , a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories and to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice. With this journal, she now provides you with the encouragement to find value in your own personal journey of becoming. Printed on cream writing paper, with a grosgrain ribbon, foil-stamped cover, and removable half-jacket, Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice includes thought-provoking prompts designed to help you reflect on your personal and family history; your goals, challenges, and dreams; what moves you and brings you hope; and what future you imagine for yourself and your community. Writes Mrs. Obama in the Introduction to the Becoming journal, 'I hope you'll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment. . . . We don't have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.' These pages will help you capture your own voice and journey so you can nurture your sense of belonging. Inside, you'll find an opportunity not only to take heart in the experiences that brought you to where you are today, but also to feel empowered to take those next steps, wherever they might lead.

  • THE COMFORT BOOK

    Matt Haig

    Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn''t give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig''s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

  • You're about to discover how you can create the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined... Right NOWThe Miracle Morning shows how a morning routine built around 6 key practices known as "Life S.A.V.E.R.S" - silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and scribing - can help you get more done and live your best life. Most people don't think they have time to change their lives or achieve their goals but Hal has proven you can start achieving your goals today by devoting only 1 minute to each of these practices every day. The Miracle Morning system now has thousands of fans who have transformed their lives by spending just one minute on each of these activities every morning.

  • THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."

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  • The entrepreneur and philanthropist's A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets.

    In the newest entry in Phaidon's popular advice series, the internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg shares her accessible, empowering manifesto: connect, expand, inspire, advocate.
    In an easy-to-navigate A-Z format, Own It is her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age. 'The secret of life is one thing: OWN IT. Own your imperfections.
    Own your vulnerability; it becomes your strength.
    Whatever your challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.'

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  • The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' ( New York Times ) What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world. In this book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. Drawing on vivid examples from the author's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

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  • Anglais Eat, Pray, Love

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, Elizabeth Gilbert emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing - pleasure, devotion and balance. So, she travels to Rome, India, and Bali. This is a story about a woman's search for happiness.

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  • News is to the mind what sugar is to the body. In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn't read the news for a decade. Stop Reading the News is Dobelli's manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information - news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour. From the author of the bestselling The Art of Thinking Clearly , Rolf Dobelli's book offers the reader guidance about how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights. In a world of increasing disruption and division, Stop Reading the News is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.

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  • The long-awaited sequel to 12 RULES FOR LIFE, which has sold more than five million copies around the world br>br>In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world.br>br>Now in this much-anticipated sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life''s meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality - order and chaos ­- and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.br>br>In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity''s greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful and meaningful life.>

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  • BEGINNERS Nouv.

    BEGINNERS

    Tom Vanderbilt

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  • ''When asked what my best piece of advice is, I nearly always reply with: "if in doubt, wash your hair." On the one hand level it''s flippant, even trivial. It''s just a reminder that it is always worth taking the time to do the little things that lift your mood.'' Anya Hindmarch - mother of five and the entrepreneur behind one of Britain''s most creative brands - admits that it can be a struggle. Sometimes she has pulled it off, sometimes not. In If in Doubt, Wash Your Hair , she shares - openly, honestly, humbly: as a friend to a friend, as a mother to a daughter - what she has learnt, what she worries about, and the best pieces of advice she has gathered on the way.

    Wise, self-deprecating but above all kind, this thoughtful and uplifting book shows a vulnerable side to a woman who appears to be successfully juggling it all. It aims to make women feel better about themselves, and also to be deeply practical, rooted in an understanding of how women''s lives really work - and how we can work towards leading our most doubt-free lives.>

  • This guide to successful communication between the sexes includes: what makes members of the opposite sex tick; how to understand their verbal and non-verbal language; how to motivate the opposite sex and get what you want; and how to avoid arguments and promote fruitful communication.

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  • Goodbye, things

    Fumio Sasaki

  • An infectiously exciting writer... Steven Johnson is that rarest of commodities among twenty-first-century public intellectuals... His is a questing intelligence, eager to consider opposing arguments, explore opposing arguments, explore new terrain, and notice underlying patterns he hasn't seen before.

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  • New edition of one of the most powerful self-help guides ever written - over one million copies sold. Includes never-before-published commentary from the author. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind introduces and explains the mind-focusing techniques that remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent us from achieving the success we want - and deserve.

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  • Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential' - Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Gritb>What if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to achieve your goals?/b> Shockingly, we spend nearly half our day repeating things we've done in the past without thinking about them. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in meetings; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat and drink - a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, we do by habit.And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower alone. We hope that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail.Professor Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert on habits. By drawing on three decades of original research, she explains the fascinating science of how we form habits and provides the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.Combining a potent mix of neuroscience, case studies and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible and highly practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life.

  • I first heard Hal teach the Miracle Equation nearly 20 years ago, and I've since seen him live it over and over again to achieve remarkable levels of success and impact while overcoming every life-threatening obstacle put in from of him. It also happens to be the exact formula that every successful person throughout history has used to do the same, and that you can use to overcome anything that's holding you back and achieve everything you want.>

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  • Whether it's the Protestant work ethic, or the capitalist need for productivity, most of us in the English-speaking world believe that in order to achieve anything worthwhile, we must first expend huge amounts of effort. In fact, just the opposite is true. In The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard, Ollivier Pourriol shows how the best results in life, love, work, art and even sports come not from working harder, but from letting go. This is not a new idea in France: since Montaigne, philosophers have suggested that a certain je ne sais quoi is the key to a more creative, fulfilling and productive existence. We can see it in their laissez faire parenting, their chic style, their haute cuisine and enviable home cooking - the French barely seem to be trying, yet the results are world famous. Drawing lessons from French legends like Descartes, Stendhal and Francoise Sagan, Rodin and Zidane, Cyrano de Bergerac and Coco Chanel, Ollivier Pourriol explores how to be efficient a la francaise , and how to effortlessly reap the rewards.

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