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The Not So Big Life

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 158836612X
Genre : Self-Help
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Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is this all there is to life?” Or wondering if this bigger life you have created is actually a better life? And do you wonder how it all got so out of control? In her groundbreaking bestseller The Not So Big House, architect Sarah Susanka showed us a new way to inhabit our houses by creating homes that were better–not bigger. Now, in The Not So Big Life, Susanka takes her revolutionary philosophy to another dimension by showing us a new way to inhabit our lives. Most of us have lives that are as cluttered with unwanted obligations as our attics are cluttered with things. The bigger-is-better idea that triggered the explosion of McMansions has spilled over to give us McLives. For many of us, our ability to find the time to do what we want to do has come to a grinding halt. Now we barely have time to take a breath before making the next call on our cell phone, while at the same time messaging someone else on our Blackberry. Our schedules are chaotic and overcommitted, leaving us so stressed that we are numb, yet we wonder why we cannot fall asleep at night. In The Not So Big Life, Susanka shows us that it is possible to take our finger off the fast-forward button, and to our surprise we find how effortless and rewarding this change can be. We do not have to lead a monastic life or give up the things we love. In fact, the real joy of leading a not so big life is discovering that the life we love has been there the entire time. Through simple exercises and inspiring stories, Susanka shows us that all we need to do is make small shifts in our day–subtle movements that open our minds as if we were finally opening the windows to let in fresh air. The Not So Big Life reveals that form and function serve not only architectural aims but life goals as well. Just as we can tear down interior walls to reveal space, we can tear down our fears and assumptions to open up new possibilities. The result is that we quickly discover we have all the space and time we need for the things in our lives that really matter. But perhaps the greatest reward is the discovery that small changes can yield enormous results. In her elegant, clear style, Susanka convinces us that less truly is more–much more.

Not So Big Remodeling

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561588275
Genre : House & Home
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Discusses how to evaluate, plan, and execute minor alterations to different rooms in the home which can maximize living space and improve its overall appearance.

Green Building Principles And Practices In Residential Construction

Author : Abe Kruger
ISBN : 9781285225920
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to think green from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Less Is More

Author : Cecile Andrews
ISBN : 9781550924312
Genre : House & Home
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Less stuff, less stress - more freedom, more joy.

The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561583768
Genre : House & Home
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Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.

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Author : Gwendolyn Wright
ISBN : 9781861895400
Genre : Architecture
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From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid. USA traces a history that spans from early skyscrapers and suburbs in the aftermath of the American Civil War up to the museums, schools and ‘green architecture’ of today. Wright takes account of diverse interests that affected design, ranging from politicians and developers to ambitious immigrants and middle-class citizens. Famous and lesser-known buildings across America come together--model dwellings for German workers in rural Massachusetts, New York’s Rockefeller Center, Cincinnati’s Carew Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in the Arizona desert, the University of Miami campus, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, and the Corning Museum of Glass, among others--to show an extraordinary range of innovation. Ultimately, Wright reframes the history of American architecture as one of constantly evolving and volatile sensibilities, engaged with commerce, attuned to new media, exploring multiple concepts of freedom. The chapters are organized to show how changes in work life, home life and public life affected architecture--and vice versa. This book provides essential background for contemporary debates about affordable and luxury housing, avant-garde experiments, local identities, inspiring infrastructure and sustainable design. A clear, concise and richly illustrated account of modern American architecture, this timely book will be essential for all those who wonder about the remarkable legacy of American modernity in its most potent cultural expression.

Inside The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561589845
Genre : Architecture
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Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.

Women Wealth And Giving

Author : Margaret May Damen
ISBN : 0470585579
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discover gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Answering women's questions of how and why to give from the heart, Women, Wealth & Giving helps you understand the models that work best for charitable giving and how these models fit into your legacy mission, whether you've earned, inherited or married into your wealth. Women, Wealth & Giving will help you understand what models work best for charitable giving, and how to fit those models into your plans, mission, and intended legacy-whether you earned, inherited or married into wealth. This useful planning guide also Includes pertinent anecdotes, worksheets, quizzes, inspirational profiles, a resource guide, and much more Identifies gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Provides women the means to engage their hearts as well as their minds in giving money, time, and talent away in meaningful ways With over 43 million Boom-Generation Women at or nearing the age of retirement, the American population is reaching what has been described as the great wealth transfer, and with women outliving men, or choosing to live alone, the role of women in decisions concerning philanthropic dollars will be critical to the economic, political and moral fabric of our society. Get Women, Wealth & Giving and discover the transformative power of women's philanthropy.

The Acim Mentor Articles Answers For Students Of A Course In Miracles

Author : Elizabeth Cronkhite
ISBN : 9780557457946
Genre : Religion
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A collection of articles on the practical application of A Course in Miracles to one's life.

Small Business Big Life

Author : Louis Barajas
ISBN : 9781418576332
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Your business can earn more for your family while you have a fulfilling life." All too often, small business owners settle for less than the best life has to offer thinking they have to choose between financial success and family time. Do you want financial success? Then you'd better be prepared to sacrifice you family life. Do you want more quality time with loved ones? They you can forget about taking your samll business to the next level. Renowned financial planner Louis Barajas knows you can have both. You don't have to choose between giving up successful finances and abandoning your family. Written for "ordinary folk who have more dreams than education, capital, or resources," Small Business, Big Life will show you how to build a business that creates both money and meaning, and that provides a legacy for you and your family. What is Barajas' secret? Whether in his East Los Angeles office or on the road speaking as an author and small business expert, Louis Barajas teaches his clients a unique, integrated approach to balancing the professional and the personal. The book contains Four Cornerstones for a Big Life Five Steps of Building a Small Business, Big Life 22 Temptations of a Business Owner Let Louis Barajas show you how to make your business work for you, and not the other way around. Small Business, Big Life is not just a plan for financial success?it's a blueprint for a truly fulfilling life.

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