#EmptyShelf17 #21 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by @IAmMarkManson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this - especially once got past the F*** that pepper the first chapter! There's a lot of serious material in here that's well worth reading - debating suggesting it to students as a book on knowing values/motivations ... The thread that 'death comes to us all' and therefore…

#EmptyShelf17 #8-11: Fiction and ‘The Year of Living Danishly’

Star Sand by Roger Pulvers My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting premise, some interesting insights into Japanese culture, but ending felt rushed & characters not entirely rounded out. View all my reviews The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this, very journalistic insights, a little bit anthropological mixed with some psychology. Interesting insights into the…

30 Things: Living Life to the Full

This year I've been particularly working on "living life to the full", and after hearing about a young man who has died today, this  article came into my inbox - the first is: Remember you will die. Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For the time you get to spend with the person you love. For your siblings. For whatever it is that you…

Life’s Regrets?

Really fascinating piece and a good reminder as to what are the important things in life - as expressed by those on their deathbed to their nurses. 1) Living a life true to yourself 2) Not working so hard 3) Having courage to express true feelings 4) Stayed in touch with friends: It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the…