Small: The Little We Need for Happiness

Shanti Arts Publishing
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Known as someone who worried about every little thing, always anticipated the worst possible outcome, and generally allowed her thoughts to get far ahead of life's actual circumstance, author Jane Anne Staw was one day inspired to think small. Her inspiration led her to learn to pay attention to the unfolding moments of life without the burden of worrying about what might come next. Over time, thinking small developed into a central practice in Staw's life, and what followed was life-changing. In all facets of her life, she experienced a shift away from anger, depression, overwhelm, and loneliness to affection, calm, and connection. These short and insightful essays about some of life's most common occurrences are meditations and exercises in thinking small and discovering a life of profound contentment and wellbeing.
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About the author

 Jane Anne Staw has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Stanford University; for over twenty years at The University of California at Berkeley Extension, where she was named an Honored Instructor; and most recently, for twelve years, in the M.F.A. Program in Writing at the University of San Francisco. She serves on the Advisory Board of the University of California Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing. As well, she has been a Bay Area Writing Coach for the past fifteen years, working with writers on projects ranging from memoirs and historical fiction to novels, short stories, and essays. Her books include: Parsnips in the Snow: Talks with Midwestern Gardeners (with Mary Swander), University of Iowa Press, 1990; and Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block, St. Martin’s, 2003.

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Publisher
Shanti Arts Publishing
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Published on
Dec 15, 2017
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Pages
186
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ISBN
9781947067264
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
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