How To Live An Awesome Life: How To Live Well, Do Good, Be Happy by Campbell, PollyHow To Live An Awesome Life: How To Live Well, Do Good, Be Happy by Campbell, Polly

How To Live An Awesome Life: How To Live Well, Do Good, Be Happy

byCampbell, Polly

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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Awe.

It is about wonder. About accessing the amazing to express reverence, admiration. Awe like this can show up in every aspect of our lives - even those we declare as not so great.

Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey says awe forces us to reconfigure our mental model so we can make sense of what we've seen. It broadens us, inspires us.

Awe has the ability to awaken us. It can show us beauty and remind us who we are. It brings us closer to our purpose and passion and helps us create meaning. It helps us to live with the mystery in life, to survive the uncertainty of it all. It allows us to sink into the experience of living.

When you live in awe of your life you are open to diverse experiences. Some are easy and joyous. Others totally suck. But you are okay because you know that within every experience the possibilities are limitless.

Polly Campbell designed this book to help you engage with the awesome qualities of your life.

Do whichever exercises you want. Read this book chapter by chapter or go to the section that helps you most right now. Take what works, discard the rest.
Polly Campbell is a writer and speaker specializing in personal development. Her work appears regularly in national publications including Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health, and on PsychCentral.com. She is also the author of Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People and How to Reach Enlightenment. Sh...
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Title:How To Live An Awesome Life: How To Live Well, Do Good, Be HappyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.83 × 5.35 × 0.63 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Cleis PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I really enjoyed the author's simple writing, and diagrams. His analogies and examples were also great- they really helped with making his ideas and material understandable. I also found the book to be funny- the author writes about reality with humour and is very relatable. You'll be giggling along while also being inspired! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful & Realistic I just finished reading The Happiness Equation and as an avid reader of self-help books this is by far one of my favourites. Neil paints a picture that is relevant, relatable, and realistic. The principles make sense and are simple enough to apply to our everyday life. This will be a book I refer too for a long time. High Recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A smile on my face This book puts a smile on my face whenever I go back and reread it. Highly recommend for people who need a dose of happiness !
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Got this after a lot of recommendations and it is amazing! This book helps reshape your perspective on life!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uplifting and cheerful No book can unlock the secrets to happiness like this book claims it can, but if you can set your expectations for a miracle aside this book is very sweet, entertaining, and cheery. The style of writig is personable and interesting.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This gives invaluable advice and can leave you pondering about it. A great read to read over and over again.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in Love with this book I am in love with book It has given me a boost of happiness
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book is simple and engaging This book is a great blend of the self-help and popular science. Each chapter explores a simple step you can take to improve your happiness. The writing style is enthusiastic, but not annoying, and it's an engaging read.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Got this book as a gift and I enjoyed it! It changes your perspective on life and helps you to look at the better side of things
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happier! Finished reading this book happier! His voice is enthusiastic and inquisitive. A great read to learn how to brighten your day.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed. Thank you, Karen. We've talked many times about my passion, what drives me. Yet I still remain in the planning and architect stages, frustratingly not having made progress for a while. I know many readers will each take away something special and actionable from your book, each one unique to them. I wanted to let you know what resonated most strongly with me while reading 'Unwrapping Your Passion'. You reminded me of the need for GRIT. I took a really deep look inside and realized I may have been pulling the wool over my own eyes. I realized I've been full of excuses. And what I need to overcome that is some GRIT. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your book was the gentle slap on the back that I so desperately needed. I am grateful.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed. Thank you, Karen. We've talked many times about my passion, what drives me. Yet I still remain in the planning and architect stages, frustratingly not having made progress for a while. I know many readers will each take away something special and actionable from your book, each one unique to them. I wanted to let you know what resonated most strongly with me while reading 'Unwrapping Your Passion'. You reminded me of the need for GRIT. I took a really deep look inside and realized I may have been pulling the wool over my own eyes. I realized I've been full of excuses. And what I need to overcome that is some GRIT. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your book was the gentle slap on the back that I so desperately needed. I am grateful.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy, provocative read Simple enough to read casually with a cup of coffee, but provocative enough to keep you thinking all day long.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't underestimate this book A lot of it reads as common sense and I think that's part of the point. Don't let the simplicity of the content fool you. If you take the time to question yourself on how well/often you apply what's discussed, you may discover why you're not as happy as you can be. It's easy to understand the content from an intellectual level, but don't let that fool you into believing it's easy to adopt into your lifestyle on a consistent basis.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I though this book was easy and fun to read. Yes, lots of the strategies are simple, but isn't that the point?! They are actually harder to implement than it might seem at first. I loved the scribbles. Their informality added to the appeal. I would recommend this to anyone with an open mind.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good reminder Simple strategies that most can apply to their lives. A good reminder that we can choose ways to be happier.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Author - Im a rich kid that was given everything The author quoted some studies about happiness and then tried to find an anecdote from their own life to fit into it. It read like a HS essay assignment at times. Also, it is clear the author cannot relate to most other people, as they came from wealth and privilege that most people cant relate with. "I had to learn how to swim cause my love had a private cottage on an island she insisted I must visit" - "My first job was working at a pharmacy that I will admit was only staffed by family and friends" (like dont you legally need a diploma to be a pharmacy technician?) For example, the author said that when they got to Harvard, outside of class time, they knew the most important thing to do was join the right groups and clubs....which is true, but everyone I know had to balance that with working 2 jobs so that they could afford school. Its easy to network and grow in school if you are never worried about being able to pay rent, noisy neighbors that keep you up as you try to study, paying for next semester, etc... The examples he gives of CEOs restricting access and not listening to other peoples opinions, also speaks to the author never having to work their way up in a job. As evidenced by his first 'real job' at 22 being an Assistant MANAGER at a big firm. An admin, a project coordinator, a waitress, retail staff etc.... they cant use these methods because they are not in a guaranteed position of power. People like the author are also often the worst to work with as anything that they dont want to do, they wont do unless it fits their personal agenda. Author also contradicts themselves. "Dont sign up for classes, or wait for someone to show you, if you want something, just go out and do it!" As their previous story is of them signing up for a class to learn how to swim. Overall an easy read, but feels shallow as the author lack of real life experience or understanding of struggle shines through.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Concepts made Interesting I really enjoyed this quick read. I especially love the idea that we have "already won the lottery". I keep that in mind now, every day. If you want a new perspective on life, this is a valuable little piece.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I bought this book last summer and could not put it down. Definitely a great read! Undoubtedly inspires motivation! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok This wasn't a bad book, there are valid happiness strategies in it but most of it seems like common sense and a positive attitude. If you have those and are already aware that your happiness is a choice then you really don't need this book.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok This wasn't a bad book, there are valid happiness strategies in it but most of it seems like common sense and a positive attitude. If you have those and are already aware that your happiness is a choice then you really don't need this book.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true gift Simple, straight to the point, and sure stroke of genius . The light at the end of a dark tunnel . Helps you put it all back into perspective and lets you know you are not alone
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirirng I am so happy I read this book. I rate and recommend this book 10/10.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Great inspiring book. Glad I read it.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring If you are a fan of inspirational books - this is a great one!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring book I am so happy that I purchased this book. It is definitely inspiring and I would recommend it!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! very inspiring and great reminder
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspiring This book really makes you think and is a wonderful reminder that happiness is a choice.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different Perspective that I appreciate Doing some of the exercises were helpful
Date published: 2017-01-04

Editorial Reviews

With warmhearted humanity and humor, Polly Campbell'sHow To Live An Awesome Life offers inspired guidance on how to thrive in your current astonishing life (no weight loss, new degree, cosmetic surgery or new job required). Campbell compassionately helps you understand that the key to awesome living, and thus greater happiness and more meaning, has little to do with what you have and everything to do with what you notice, honor, and consider while guiding you to feel more of that awe in every moment- even the hard ones- by providing convincing evidence and effective, efficient exercises that you can complete in minutes. Ultimately,How to Live An Awesome Life leads you on a compelling and powerful journey to shifting your mindset so you can embrace the awe and wonder of your life. " - Rosie Molinary, author ofBeautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance "