But Are You Alive?: How to Design a Life Worth Living (Paperback)Eloise Skinner (author)
"A beautiful, sensitive book about the most important issues we face in life."
-Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning
In 'But Are You Alive?', entrepreneur and teacher Eloise Skinner explores lessons learned from a decade spent pursuing depth, purpose and meaning, including from her training in a monastic community and in the field of existential therapy.
Working through practical exercises, principles and tools, Eloise shares wisdom and actionable advice from a variety of traditions and perspectives, all with the intention of helping the reader find a sense of deeper 'aliveness' in daily life.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 214 x 134 x 16 mm
A fascinating book, filled with a wide range of practical tools to help us understand and engage with our lives in a meaningful way. - Sara Kuburic, The Millennial Therapist
A beautiful, sensitive book about the most important issues we face in life. - Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning
Eloise's thoughtful prose makes it feel like she's speaking directly to the reader as she offers a guiding hand along the way. Searching for our purpose is a daunting pursuit, but this book helps it feel slightly less so, with concrete and actionable advice that invites you to be a participant in your own journey. Not only did I learn a lot in reading it, but I also found myself asking--and hopefully answering--new questions. But Are You Alive is a practical, useful book that simultaneously evokes an existential depth. Even if you've already found your purpose, there's something here that can help you live more fully. - Emily Zemler, author & journalist
Practical in tone, realistic in scope, But Are You Alive? masterfully strikes a fine balance between being directive and open-ended. If you're sick of self-help preachers, the lucid, measured tone of But Are You Alive? will breathe fresh life into your quest to live better. - Kate Hammer, existential analyst & 35-year portfolio career veteran
If your aliveness is missing or defunct, Eloise Skinner's book will help you reclaim it. A practical yet deeply rich guide that facilitates your creation of a fulfilling work-life portfolio through the examination of mind, body, work, and self. - Dan Pontefract, award-winning author of Work-Life Bloom, Lead. Care. Win., and others
Life is not so much about having the right answers as it is about asking the right questions. And a great one to begin with is: 'But are you alive?' Eloise Skinner eloquently and beautifully explores this theme, pulling from her own deep exploration of spirituality, psychology, and the actual act of living. It is a brave, bold book you will want to read more than once. Don't let this book, and more importantly this question, go by without attempting to answer it. - Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The Art of Work
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