Your One Wild and Precious Life

Old age is not just about the bare bones of managing the practicalities of your life. As you near the end of life, you are confronted with its fundamental dilemma – that eventually your one wild and precious life will come to an end ...

Author: Maureen Gaffney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241988787

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can seem sort of cross-roadsy. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?' This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make the best of every precious moment of the rest of your life. And to develop the tools to be able to do so again and again. Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this surprisingly liberating process. Using the latest ground-breaking research, leading psychologist Maureen Gaffney has written an inspiring and practical guide for getting to grips with time. Taking the key stages of our life - from infancy to old age - she explores what we learn at each stage. And, crucially, she explains how, no matter what has happened in the past, and what age you are, you can find a better route forward. Your One Wild and Precious Life is both profound and reassuring. It will transform your thinking, connect you with who you truly are and help you to reclaim control over your life. Crucially, it will empower you to face the future with optimism. It is a book to fundamentally alter your relationship with time and show you that every age can be your best age. 'A profound, important work; simultaneously wise, instructive and a love letter to humanity' IRISH TIMES

Your One Wild and Precious Life

reflections began with me suggesting that God does not have a predetermined plan for your one wild and precious life. What God does plan for your life is to love you. God accompanies you with that love your whole life long.

Author: Mark-David Janus, CSP, PhD

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688003

Category: Religion


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Reflections on different facets of vocation, offered in the hope that they may provide some light as you reflect on your life and find your calling.

One Wild and Precious Life

Reflect, Dream and Create the Life You Were Meant to Live! ... The One Wild and Precious Life model is a good reminder to utilize all of the facets in your life and remembering how these unique pieces are yours to own and use to their ...

Author: Nancy Dewar M.Ed, PCC

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781637641279

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

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One Wild and Precious Life: Reflect, Dream and Create the Life You Were Meant to Live! By: Nancy Dewar M.Ed, PCC One Wild and Precious Life provides you with tools and stories to help you reflect on how to create your most meaningful life. Using an executive coaching approach to help the reader understand their strengths, passions and their unique power, and then building a plan to create a life from who you are. This book provides personal experiences from Nancy Dewar’s own career and incorporates how organizational culture and leadership can impact your happiness. People want to have a meaningful and fulfilling life and career, and this book can help you to reflect, dream and create that for yourself using simple techniques. Nancy’s hope is that readers are able to use the tools to better understand themselves and then to create the necessary actions to make a change and live their best wild and precious life.

Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul

“Tell me,” I asked myself, “what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?” If Oliver merely had said, “What is it you plan to do with your precious life?” the question would have been powerful enough.

Author: Judith Valente

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829418699

Category: Poetry

Page: 216

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This extraordinary celebration of the poet's craft opens the attentive reader's heart to the world of the spirit. Author/compilers Judith Valente and Charles Reynard, noted poets themselves, share elected poems that probe the classic themes of the spiritual life.

Saved by a Poem

Suddenly I realized it was in the final stunning lines, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?” The words “idle and blessed” and the words “wild and precious” are singing to each other!

Author: Kim Rosen

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926762

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen’s book, the answer is a re­sounding "Yes!" Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom, and insight. Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as you might an affirmation or sacred text, which can align every level of your being. In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is an emphatic call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. Weaving teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to you so you can take it into your life and become a voice for its wisdom in the world. Inspirational audio download included! Featuring the voices of well-known authors reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance: Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Grace Yi-Nan Howe, Robert Holden, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Lesser, Thomas Moore, Christiane Northrup, Cheryl Richardson, Kim Rosen, and Geneen Roth.

This One Wild and Precious Life

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW. Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD.

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062963185

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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As seen in USA Today's hottest releases and The Washington Post's 10 New Books Spotlight “Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW. Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection—from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. En route, she shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that include: · Hike. Embrace the “walking cure” as great minds throughout history have. · Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily. · #Buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life. · Become a soul nerd. Light up your intellect with the arts. · Get “full-fat spiritual”. Have an active practice and use it to change the world. · Practice wild activism. Through sustained, non-violent protest we can create our better world. The time has come to boldly, wildly imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?


Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Tears are running down my face, and I try to stop them but I can't. I can't make sense of the words – not all of them – but something about them makes me catch my ...

Author: Jennifer Mathieu

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444945225

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 306

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From the author of Moxie, soon to be a major Netflix production An empowering, feminist coming-of-age story about self-discovery, from the author of MOXIE - a Zoella Book Club book ... Rachel Walker's family and community have turned away from the world. Every part of Rachel's life is controlled, from what she reads to where she goes and what she wears. Her parents dictate how her life must be: marriage, modesty, children and obedience to her future husband. But when a former member of her community, a girl who escaped, moves back to her small Texas town, Rachel's world turns upside down. She realises that her life is her own. But can she find the courage to fight for it?

A Writer s Journal Workbook

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? mary oliver How would you approach Mary Oliver's beautiful question? Take a few breaths. Then make an intention to consider your one wild and precious life with ...

Author: Lucy van Smit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472988676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The Writer's Journal Workbook is a lively prompt for creative writers looking for help in setting themselves regular creative tasks, goals and challenges. Packed with step-by-step activities, advice and suggestions, the writer is guided through practical exercises and encouraged to put pen to paper. Are you stuck in a writing rut and don't know how to move forward? Do you lack a daily routine and need a structure to set daily or weekly writing time for yourself? Do you want somewhere to gather your writing ideas and scribbles together in one place? This workbook is the perfect place for the budding writer who wants a spark of inspiration, to sharpen their ideas and perfect their skills at their own pace. The workbook is composed around a series of have-a-go exercises with ample space (double spread) for the user to write and doodle in. This Journal Workbook will become the must-have companion for creatives on the go.

Life Without Baby

PART IV: THRIVING IN A NEW HAPPILY EVER AFTER “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — MARY OLIVER I love this line from Mary Oliver's poem, “The Summer Day.” It inspires me to remember that (as far ...

Author: Lisa Manterfield

Publisher: Steel Rose Press

ISBN: 9780983012597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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“What if I never get to be a mother?” When this doubt first takes hold, it can knock you completely off your feet. You feel cheated, frustrated, and no longer sure of your place in society, your family, or your circle of friends. Now…imagine you could spend time with someone who really understands how you feel, who lets you express all the things that once seemed whiny, self-indulgent, or just plain crazy, and who confides that she once felt that way too. Life Without Baby founder, Lisa Manterfield, once stood where you are and not only survived, but thrived. Now she shares what she learned from her own experiences and from the women of the community she created. She’ll help you: – Know when it’s time to cut your losses and let go of your dream – Give yourself permission to grieve the loss that few others can truly understand – Learn some emotional aikido moves to handle social challenges, such as baby showers, Mother’s Day, and the dreaded “Do you have kids?” question – Rediscover your passion and find joy again, without enduring a complete life makeover – Get pragmatic about aging without children and building a new kind of family Based on her small-group workshops and popular ebook series, this book offers a combination of hard-won lessons, gentle queries, and real-world suggestions. Manterfield is a comforting and supportive companion who will guide you gently down your own path to making peace with being childfree-not-by-choice and thriving in a new happily ever after.

In Steadfast Love

CHAPTER 7 " One Wild and Precious Life The poet Mary Oliver has written a beautiful poem entitled " The Summer Day . " The last two lines pose this question : " Tell me , what is it you plan to do / With your one wild and precious life ...

Author: Melannie Svoboda

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585956287

Category: Christian life

Page: 160

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Melannie Svoboda fans rejoice! After six years as Provincial of her community, one of the best spiritual writers of our day has re-emerged with a wonderful collection of letters on the spiritual life. Though addressed to her community on various occasions during her six-year leadership term, her letters are universal. No matter what our call in life, we are all dealing with similar challenges: trying to pray, getting along with others, coping with change and loss, facing adversity, living our sexuality, reaching out to those in need, balancing work and leisure, retaining a sense of humor, and being bearers of hope in a world that desperately needs it.