Phosphorescence on Awe Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

An examination of what makes us happy and what sustains us during particularly dark times, such as loss or illness and an investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the ...

Phosphorescence  on Awe  Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

Phosphorescence on Awe Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most - finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril - how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light - a light to ward off the darkness? Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times.

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Phosphorescence: on Awe, Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Julia Baird
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-23 - Publisher: Fourth Estate

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing
Phosphorescence
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Julia Baird
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: Random House

“Both timeless and timely, this is a book of wisdom and wonder” (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March), a deeply personal exploration of what can sustain us through our darkest moments. “What has fascinated and sustained me over these last few years has been the notion that we have
Fluorescence and Phosphorescence of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Sergei V. Konev
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Fluorescence and phosphorescence are proving to be extremely sensitive probes for elucidating conformation of proteins and nucleic acids and for studying molecular interactions. Newer instrumentation and techniques hold forth great promise for the future of these luminescence methods in biopolymer research. It must be noted, however, that the discovery that
Phosphorescence
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Thomas Lamb Phipson
Categories: Bioluminescence
Type: BOOK - Published: 1862 - Publisher:

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Phosphorescence
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Raffaella Barker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Lola Jordan's life is sinking deep into disaster. Not only does she feel like a total loser at her new London school, but then her project on phosphorescence is read out in front of the entire school assembly – and she wants the ground to swallow her up. Why on

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