The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life that Keeps You Smiling [NOOK Book]

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Ladies, a little perspective can change everything—and owning your own perspective (with a sense of humor) is what The Well-Lived Laugh is all about. Brand-new from Christian humor writer Rachel St. John-Gilbert (author of Wake Up Laughing and Laugh Yourself to Sleep), The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life that Keeps You Smiling offers an offbeat look at life’s crazy-making pressures—body image, relationships, social networking, the food police—and encouragement to develop your own unique perspective to help ...

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The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life that Keeps You Smiling

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Overview


Ladies, a little perspective can change everything—and owning your own perspective (with a sense of humor) is what The Well-Lived Laugh is all about. Brand-new from Christian humor writer Rachel St. John-Gilbert (author of Wake Up Laughing and Laugh Yourself to Sleep), The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life that Keeps You Smiling offers an offbeat look at life’s crazy-making pressures—body image, relationships, social networking, the food police—and encouragement to develop your own unique perspective to help eliminate those pressures. Through her thought-provoking, quirky, and funny observations, St. John-Gilbert will help you embrace the beauty in life that comes through each experience you encounter, whether planned or not.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607420378
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: NONE
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 507,467
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Rachel St. John-Gilbert is an offbeat observer who uses her wit to weave together comic takes on the ordinary. She lives in Texas. Rachel's family includes husband, Scott, and three kids who love to perform. Trevor is a music theater major at the University of Michigan. Little sisters Tori and Whitney perform nightly to a sold-out crowd of two.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Refreshing and inspiring

    I just finished this book and enjoyed every last sentence. As mom to a 2 year old and one still incubating, I've come a long way to appreciating this type of humor and what the author calls "margins" in life. I've read my share of heavy duty Christian devotionals and self help books. And while they have their place, books like these, that are short and sweet with savory substance, have become my new favorite thing! This book has reminded me that for all the things that encompass womanhood (relationships, emotions, hormones), it doesn't have to be a heavy mess if I add a little buoyancy to my perspective and see the humor in it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    Rachel St John-Gilbert realised Oprah’s job was already ta

    Rachel St John-Gilbert realised Oprah’s job was already taken and ” being a deep thinker and encourager by nature, I dabbled in the writing world to see if God might use these gifts in that field”.

    Well Lived Laugh (Designing A Life That Keeps You Smiling)  is one of her books written about ” some of the pressures that weighs on womens’ minds” and encourages the reader to ” decide for themselves how to view them”.

    At the end of each chapter is a questionaire section designed to help you decide how seriously you feel pressured by that chapters topic. The questions are designed to determine whether you need to ‘ease up’ the pressure you may be putting on yourself.

    Chapters deal with common pressures women face, such as weight ,youthfulness, doing it all and making something of yourself. St John-Gilbert is know for her quirky, humourous style and the anecdotes in this book help illustrate each topic in a very low-pressure and relatable way. Yet, this is not a book about ‘giving up’ or avoiding pressure. St John-Gilbert acknowledges that ” not all pressures are bad-some are a catalyst to positive change.” 

    The main message is knowing your priorities. When we determine our priorities, rather than allowing outside pressures to govern us, we can live by our beliefs and actions with confidence and enthusiasm rather than burning out trying to live by standards that are imposed by society or our need to be perfect or liked.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 13, 2013

    I'm adding a 5-star to balance the 3-star, which I think was pos

    I'm adding a 5-star to balance the 3-star, which I think was posted in error since the same reviewer rated TWLL 5 stars on other site.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    I have all 3 of Rachel's books! Wake-up Laughing, Laugh Yoursel

    I have all 3 of Rachel's books! Wake-up Laughing, Laugh Yourself to Sleep, and The Well-Lived Laugh are all great books which make great gifts!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 8, 2013

    Bathroom.

    Its a nice big bathroom

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