Bestselling author 14,000 Things to Be Happy About Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer pours her creativity into an irresistible book of bite-size inspiration for leading an adventurous, happy, and fulfilling life. 1,001 Ways to Live Wild is filled with light-hearted quick hits of encouragement for anyone looking for a jolt of “get out there and live.” Short entries—musings, things to do, and inspirational quotes—are paired with stunning artwork, creating a beautiful keepsake to give as a gift or to keep on your bedside table. Presented as one continuous list accompanied by whimsical sidebars and thought-provoking quotes, the text touches on many and varied themes such as: following your passions, staying curious, appreciating nature, traveling, trying new things, and living life with courage.
Barbara Ann Kipfer has written more than 60 books of wit and inspiration, including 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, The Wish List, Instant Karma as well as numerous others. Kipfer holds Ph.D.s in linguistics, archaeology, and Buddhist studies.
Just a short programming note: Sorry to have missed our coffee chat this week. I hope all is well with you. I will be doing a book review as part of TLC Book Tours tomorrow. After that, I will be on a blogging break that might be short, might be long, or might be somewhere in between. I’ll tell you all about what has been keeping me occupied — aside from the usual spring gardening and mowing which keeps me busy enough — when I return.
Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
The Tibetan word for mandala is kyilkhor. Kyil means ‘center,’ khor means ‘fringe,’ ‘gestalt,’ ‘area around’… Things exist interdependently, and that interdependent existence of things happens in the fashion of orderly chaos.
~ Chogyam Trungpa
Each person’s life is like a mandala — a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life.
It is officially spring here on the Eastern Shore. The Laughing Gulls have returned. And boy, are they a noisy bunch! (You can listen to them here. It’s a video I took two years ago from the same field.)