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Wabi Sabi

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The definitive guide that teaches you how to use the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to reshape every area of your life and find happiness right where you are. Fed up with the exhausting challenges of our fast-paced, consumption-driven existence, millions of people around the world are turning to timeless cultural traditions to find true meaning. In this transformative handbook, Beth Kempton introduces you to wabi sabi (”wah-bi sah-bi”), a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics that offers a whole new way of looking at the world. With roots in Zen and the Way of Tea, wabi sabi teaches you to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity, and accept the transient nature of all things. It inspires you to simplify everything and concentrate on what truly matters. Filled with simple yet profound wisdom, Wabi Sabi will help you slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself.  From honoring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to aging with grace, Wabi Sabi teaches you find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.

©2019 Beth Kempton (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Beth Kempton
Author: Beth Kempton
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year

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A delightful guide to a holiday season filled with mindfulness, self-care, and joy. At the end of a difficult year, what if this December were soothing instead of stressful? Celebrate a new kind of holiday season this winter — one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. A calm Christmas is filled meaningful interactions, special gifts, and thoughtful observations of annual traditions.  This enchanting guide embraces festive preparations and authentic celebrations, and then ushers in the New Year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages listeners to prioritize holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach. Kempton also provides helpful suggestions for making the most of the hush of winter and recommends using this quiet period to retreat, reflect, set goals, and aspire toward a better year ahead.  Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying serene, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year offers a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season and feel rested, rejuvenated, and inspired.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Beth Kempton. Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by Little, Brown Book Group UK as Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Beth Kempton
Author: Beth Kempton
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Freedom Seeker

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This book is a call to action based on one simple concept - that personal freedom is a choice. Beth Kempton went from being a life-loving, risk-taking adventurer to a grown-up, settled down mother-wife-business owner before realizing the life she had built was suffocating her. She set out to find her personal freedom and along the way discovered that many others were also feeling hemmed in, suffering from anxiety, depression, and physical pain, exhausted, disconnected, and sad. Beth knew she had to share her path to freedom with others so that they, too, could liberate their lives and find joy and fulfillment. Freedom Seeker is a collection of all the wisdom, techniques, and steps that took Beth to freedom. It shows how to make the most of the extraordinary time we are living in, where technology offers new ways to live, work, learn, and connect with each other. It's a very current manual for living more and worrying less. It is a timely self-empowerment manifesto: an inspiring and practical manual that will enable you to recognize that freedom is a choice and that you have the power to make that choice and create the life you want. Full of personal stories of those who have taken the journey to freedom, this honest, courageous, and touching book will take your breath away. It also includes a host of original transformational tools to help the listener escape her cage and learn to soar.

©2017 Hay House (P)2017 Hay House

Narrator: Beth Kempton
Author: Beth Kempton
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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We Are in This Together

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We are living through unprecedented circumstances. This global pandemic is disrupting life as we know it, in ways we could never have imagined. We Are in This Together is a practical and inspiring compass for navigating these turbulent times, moving from resistance to resilience, to take care of yourself and your family in the chaos. It will help you stay calm, figure out what to prioritise, simplify your life and lay the groundwork for renewal. Ultimately, it will inspire an awakening to the hope and potential that this situation offers us all.  It has been apparent for many years that humanity needs to slow down, and this may be our opportunity. This audiobook explores ways to embrace slower living and become more self-reliant, while recognising the interconnectedness of everyone and everything. With perspectives from across the globe and a host of journal prompts to help you capture your own experience of this time, this audiobook will be a comfort and a gentle reminder of all we have to be grateful for.  It is an invitation to pause, breathe and simply do the best we can in the situation we are in. In doing so, we can open up space for reflection, rejuvenation and hope, as we embrace the present and re-imagine how we want to live. We are in this together. We will get through this together.  And maybe, just maybe, the world will be a better place on the other side.

©2020 Beth Kempton (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Beth Kempton
Author: Beth Kempton
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible