Daily Rituals

Written By Mason Currey
Daily Rituals
  • Publsiher : Knopf
  • Release : 23 April 2013
  • ISBN : 0307962377
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 18 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Daily Rituals written by Mason Currey which was release on 23 April 2013, this book published by Knopf. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
  • Author : Mason Currey
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through ...

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
  • Author : Mason Currey
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-10-24
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : 'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Benjamin Franklin took daily naked air baths and Toulouse-Lautrec painted in brothels. Edith Sitwell worked in bed, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and ...

Daily Rituals Women at Work

Daily Rituals Women at Work
  • Author : Mason Currey
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : 'That word, "vacation," makes me sweat.' Coco Chanel on taking a break 'You must do it irregardless, or it will eat its way out of you.' Zora Neale Hurston on writing 'One has to choose between the Life and the Project.' Susan Sontag on choosing art Barbara ...

The Little Book of Daily Rituals

The Little Book of Daily Rituals
  • Author : Vicki Vrint
  • Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Discover the restorative wonders of daily rituals A ritual is an act of self-care that’s carried out mindfully, and with reverence: a gratitude ritual to relive the high points of your day; a ritual for self-expression to free unexpressed emotions; a candle ritual to focus your mind on peace. ...

Daily Rituals Women at Work

Daily Rituals  Women at Work
  • Author : Mason Currey
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the ...

Mediterranean Food Book 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight Find Energy Live Healthy Burn Belly Fat Sleep Sound Forever

Mediterranean Food Book  12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight  Find Energy  Live Healthy  Burn Belly Fat   Sleep Sound Forever
  • Author : Cathy Wilson
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : MEDITERRANEAN FOOD BOOK: 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight, Find Energy, Live Healthy, Burn BELLY FAT & SLEEP Sound FOREVER will help you escape into the heart healthy and carefree Mediterranean lifestyle. Do you find yourself tired all the time? Are you sick and tired of dieting? ...

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  • Author : John J. SanGiovanni
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Give math routines a makeover in your classroom and make every minute count. Captivate your elementary students with these new, innovative, and ready-to-go mathematics routines! Trusted math expert John J. SanGiovanni details 20 classroom-proven practice routines to help you ignite student engagement, reinforce learning, and prepare students for the lesson ahead. ...

The Daily Practices of Successful Principals

The Daily Practices of Successful Principals
  • Author : Barbara L. Brock,Marilyn L. Grady
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-04
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : This grab-and-go guide for busy principals provides a compendium of daily practices used by successful principals based on interviews with school leaders in various settings....

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
  • Author : Phoebe Garnsworthy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-20
  • Total pages : 102
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Would you like to attract more abundance? More love, more happiness and more peace? It is possible and available for you right now, if you believe it to be true.Positive energy vibrates at a high frequency. If you focus on radiating this frequency first, you will naturally attract the ...

21 Rituals to Change Your Life

21 Rituals to Change Your Life
  • Author : Theresa Cheung
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Aristotle said 'you are what you repeatedly do'. Most of us have no idea that what we repeatedly do creates our lives, we think our future is shaped by big events, the decisions we make, the thoughts we have but, this book will show you that it is your daily ...

Cultivating Creativity

Cultivating Creativity
  • Author : Maria Fabrizio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : "Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually and needs to satisfy their creative soul." --from the Introduction Discover ...

Whole Beauty

Whole Beauty
  • Author : Shiva Rose
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only ...

Daily Rituals for Happiness

Daily Rituals for Happiness
  • Author : Lauren Ostrowski Fenton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : Daily Rituals for Happiness is a user-friendly guidebook that teaches techniques for experiencing happiness every single day. Focusing on ritual the book details the significance of simple practices and explores how they help instil a sense of self through reinforcing values, affirming connections to the community, and supporting wellbeing....

21 Rituals to Ignite Your Intuition

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  • Author : Theresa Cheung
  • Publisher : Watkins
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : 21 simple and easy daily rituals to help you tune into your inner wisdom so that you can start making better, more inspired decisions in your life Like optimism, intuition can be cultivated. Research has shown that contrary to popular opinion intuition isn't something we are born with and it doesn't ...

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  • Author : Linnea Dunne
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0307962377
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Summary : In this inspirational guide, Linnea Dunne, bestselling author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, shows how building a life-affirming ritual into your morning routine is an act of self-care that can benefit both your physical and mental health, enhance your productivity and positively influence your day. Whether it's ...