worklove. A Book of Questions
On the love of work- and the work on love.
An Illustrated book of questions for coaching oneself.
Joni Majer and Birte Spreuer invite you on a journey. A journey to a good life. Your life. Such a journey, like any serious journey- is demanding. Self-knowledge and disillusionment lie in wait along the way. Probably also sadness and pain. But serenity and love do too. The path leads to the most valuable thing we can experience: a fulfilled, self-determined life of self-responsibility and self-acceptance.
Some go on a pilgrimage. Others book therapists and coaches. Birte and Joni ask good questions, use creativity and artistic talent: like tracker dogs for the true, the real and the right.
Birte and Joni question: the usual and the learned, norms and rules
Anybody who has ever retreated in order to relentlessly ask themselves whether that, what is going on in their life is what they had promised themselves from it, knows that it hurts to probe where one would usually turn a blind eye. A place where societal norms are used as a game of hide and seek from oneself. A place where the appointment of guilt is cultivated or where one has already shrugged and given up.
Yet anybody who has asked these questions knows how important this self-reflection is. We only have this one life- and this we continuously spend with our self. Reason enough to get to know ourselves better.
Teamwork- where the ego gets a break
Persistently consistent, Joni and Birte have made time to track the important questions of life. Being creatives, they did not only do so with words, but also with intensely colored paper and scissors. Hand in hand, they worked on powerful silhouettes which enforce the blatant questions. Time to create their effect so they may develop the power to work. As an important element of worklove, they describe the experience of true cooperation without the vanity of an originator. True cooperation connects. And connection intensifies conversations. It is only in such an atmosphere that one can probe so deeply. Until where it begins to hurt because the core is reached. The core of the problem. Where the solution lies within reach.
Verlag Hermann Schmidt
260 pages with 96 powerful full-page silhouettes
16.5 x 23
printed throughout in four highly pigmented special colors and with a thread-stitched open back brochure with embossing