Make Peace with Your Mind

Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684311
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Genre: Self-Help

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

Awake in the Wild

Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317149
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Religion

“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hypermodern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the Natural World, Reflecting the Rhythms of Nature, Walking with Compassion, Releasing the Inner Noise, Freeing the Animal Within, Coming into the Peace of Wild Things, Weathering the Storms of Life, and more. Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.

Playback

Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786748400
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Genre: Music

Playback is the first book to place the fascinating history of sound reproduction within its larger social, economic, and cultural context-and includes appearances by everyone from Thomas Edison to Enrico Caruso to Dick Clark to Grandmaster Flash to Napster CEO Shawn Fanning. In a narrative that begins with Edison's cylinder and ends with digital music, the ubiquitous iPod, and the file-sharing wars, this is a history we have all experienced in one way or another. From the Victrola, the 78, the 45, and the 33 1/3 to the 8-track, cassette, compact disc, DAT, and MP3, the story of Playback is also the story of music, and the music business in the twentieth century and beyond.

Tame Your Inner Critic

Author: Della Temple
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738745749
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Release Negative Self-Talk & Gain the Happiness You Deserve Uncover the authentic you, control the critic within, and find the peace you need to live your life on purpose. Learn to silence the persistent chatter of your inner critic and replace it with the voice of your inner guidance, your spirit. Tame Your Inner Critic takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the energy of your thoughts and turning the negative into positive. Discover how to use your innate intuitive abilities to heal these energies and discard judgments and criticisms that have built up over the years. Find your true north—your own internal wisdom that is connected to the divine and gives you guidance. With specialized exercises and meditations, this book shows you how to banish negativity, improve your relationships, and realize new ways to share your gifts with the world around you.

A Kinder Voice

Author: Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616496425
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, readers will learn to reorient thinking when their inner critic shows up. You’ve probably heard it said, and have maybe spoken the words yourself, “I am my own worst critic.” A negative internal running commentary contributes to a lack of confidence and low self-worth in many people.Well-known mindfulness meditation teacher and author, Th鲨se Jacobs-Stewart, offers one of the most effective approaches to calming a self-critical mind: the ancient Buddhist practice of using “Compassion Slogans.” Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, you will learn to reorient your thinking when your inner critic shows up. Instead of making a negative thought stronger by fighting it, you will learn to let thoughts dissipate through lack of attention. When you remember to “begin kindness with yourself,” you will find that keeping a compassionate perspective on all that you do and say will allow you to transform your inner critic with a kinder voice.Some examples of mindfulness slogans:Everything is of the nature to change (even me)Abandon poisonous food (thoughts)Rest in the openness of mindBegin kindness with ourselves

The Disbelief Habit

Author: Yong Kang Chan
Publisher: Yong Kang Chan
ISBN: 9811156239
Release Date: 2017-11-12
Genre: Philosophy

Can't stop the critical voice in your head? Constantly bombarded with negative thoughts? From an early age, many of us have this critical voice in our head which we called the inner critic. It's the voice that tells us: You are not good enough. You will never amount to anything. You are a bad person. You don't deserve love. No one loves you. We have tried many different exercises and techniques to get rid of it, but nothing seems to be effective. These intrusive thoughts keep popping up whenever they want. Instead of overcoming our self-criticism, we make the inner critic our enemy and blame ourselves for having such self-loathing thoughts. Some of us even feel that beating ourselves up is good for us and helps to keep our behavior in check. But how is that working for you? How can we stop our self-criticism? The truth is we can't control most of our thoughts. Our unhealthy, habitual ways of thinking are the result of past conditioning, and they have become a part of our protective mechanism. It's not easy to change this system overnight. Instead of fixing our thoughts and silencing our inner critic, what we can do is to change our unconscious reactions to self-criticism. Our inner critic might have judged us negatively and told us lies about ourselves, but we don't have to believe everything that it says. The reason why we feel so hurt from our negative self-talk is not that the words are hurtful. It's because we trust these harsh criticisms are true! Download - The Disbelief Habit: How to Use Doubt to Make Peace with Your Inner Critic The purpose of this book is to help you be more aware and skeptical of your self-loathing thoughts. In this book, you'll learn: Why you shouldn't take your thoughts too seriously Why are you so self-critical and hard on yourself What are the four common reactions to self-criticism What is and what isn't disbelieving 5 examples on how to separate the truth from fiction How to notice your reaction How to identify the message that your inner critic is conveying How to make doubting your new habit The Disbelief Habit provides you the steps to practice mindfulness and make peace with your mind. Just test it out and experience the change for yourself. Scroll to the top of the page and get a copy of The Disbelief Habit now!

Freedom from Your Inner Critic

Author: Jay Earley
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622030644
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Psychology

We've all heard the voice of the inner critic—that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate. "You don't want to give in to the Critic, and it doesn't really work to fight against it," explains Dr. Jay Earley. "But there is a way to transform it into an invaluable ally." With Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Dr. Earley and psychotherapist Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of worthiness. Filled with insights, case studies, and practical self-therapy exercises, this breakthrough book explores: How to connect with your Inner Critic through the groundbreaking approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy The seven varieties of the Inner Critic and their positive intent Healing your Criticized Child that is hurt by your Inner Critic Awakening your Inner Champion—the antidote to the influence of your Inner Critic How to transform your Inner Critic and learn to love yourself How our self-confidence, motivation, and courage improve when we are free from our Inner Critics "Self-esteem is our birthright," says Dr. Earley. "And even the most intractable Inner Critic can learn to let go and allow you to blossom." Freedom from Your Inner Critic offers a solution to one of our greatest psychological challenges—so you can reclaim your confidence, freedom, and joy in life.

The Self Acceptance Project

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622036301
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

Even after years of spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy, many of us still have trouble with one essential challenge: self-acceptance. How do we stop from constantly judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our bodies, or being plagued by our inner critics? The Self-Acceptance Project was created to help us find a solution. In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances. Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness toward others than toward ourselves? Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we be motivated to grow and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? In these 20 offerings, some of today’s most trusted teachers share valuable practices and techniques for building confidence, transforming our relationships with our inner critics, and cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves on a consistent basis.

Empty Your Cup

Author: Yong Kang Chan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9811135592
Release Date: 2017-05-20
Genre: Philosophy

Struggling with low self-esteem? Still feeling inferior, unworthy and not good enough despite all your effort to change? On the surface, we should be happy. We have all the things we need - a decent job, a stable income, and great friends. We have improved our self-confidence. We thought that we had overcome our low self-esteem issues. But yet, deep down inside, nothing has changed - we still feel inferior to others. Why is this so? Why don't we love ourselves? The truth is we have been solving the wrong problem. We thought that by being more successful and confident, we will feel good about ourselves. But low self-esteem is a perception problem, it has nothing to do with our success or confidence. You can be wealthy, beautiful, or well liked by others and still don't feel good about yourself. You will understand more about this in Empty Your Cup. Download - Empty Your Cup: Why We Have Low Self-Esteem and How Mindfulness Can Help The purpose of this book is to help you empty everything you believe about yourself and reconnect with your spiritual self. Throughout this book, the cup is used as an analogy for the mind. You'll learn: The causes and impacts of low self-esteem How beliefs are formed 6 reasons why changing negative beliefs into positive beliefs is not entirely effective in the long run What mindfulness is The differences between the spirit and the mind What spiritual awakening feels like and ways to stay awake How mindfulness can help you love yourself Empty Your Cup is a simple book that isn't technical at all. You don't need any prior psychology or spirituality knowledge to understand the teachings in this book. So are you ready to let go of everything you believe about yourself and learn to love yourself again? Scroll to the top of the page and get a copy of Empty Your Cup now!

How to Wake Up

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781614290674
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Self-Help

Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.

Embracing Your Inner Critic

Author: Hal Stone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062111944
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Self-Help

Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally. The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse. Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.

Daily Kindness

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218446
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Compassion

Lead your best year yet through 365 days of kindness. With enriching quotes from celebrated luminaries and striking National Geographic photography, each page of this moving book will inspire you to live with sincerity, compassion, and benevolence. Each month, you'll practice virtues like patience, respect, and generosity that will focus your mind and heart, creating fulfillment and contentment. Both inviting and motivating, Daily Kindness invites you to reflect on life's big and small moments, providing a way to embrace new ideas--and enrich your life every day of the year.

How Life Works

Author: Andrew Matthews
Publisher: Seashell Publishers
ISBN: 9780987205780
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

HOW LIFE WORKS is about why the same things keep happening to you. It is about: How to find the love of your life How to find the work you love Why some people always fall on their feet - and how you can be like them. HOW LIFE WORKS explains why: It's not WHAT you know it's not WHO you know It's all about how you FEEL.

The Power of Off

Author: Nancy Colier
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622037964
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Psychology

Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices. “The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Colier. “Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.” Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.