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.

Make Peace with Your Mind

Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684304
Release Date: 2016-10-14
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.

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

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.

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!

5 Minute Calm

Author: Adams Media
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781507206317
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

This quick, portable guide features more than 200 practical, effective ways to calm the mind, reduce stress, and erase tension in your body in less than five minutes. In 5-Minute Calm you’ll learn to relax your anxious mind and release tension in your body through quick and easy mindfulness exercises and techniques. Through guided breathing, meditation, visualization, and more, you’ll find a place of calm in just five short minutes. This newfound peace can allow you to reengage with the world in a meaningful, productive way. Whether you’re facing a frazzled morning at home, a hectic day at work, or a daunting project deadline, this on-the-go stress-reducing guide can help you disengage for a few minutes, find a moment of peace, and get back to your day.

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.

The Art of Breathing

Author: Danny Penman
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781633410893
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

International bestselling author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity. You will start to smile more, worry less, and with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing. All you need is a chair, a body, some air, and your mind. That’s it!

Ordinary Goodness

Author: Mr. Edward Viljoen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399183928
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Self-Help

A call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness—and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world. Viljoen offers deep insights, showing: - How caring about ordinary things leads to meaningful and extraordinary life experiences - How society's messages about perfection distract us from our ordinary goodness - How faith is a muscle that must be exercised People are always striving to live happy and fulfilled lives. This book reassures us that this is attainable—nothing extraordinary is required. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Life in the Sloth Lane

Author: Lucy Cooke
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781523503896
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Self-Help

Is there a reason sloths are always smiling? Yes! They’ve mastered the art of living slow in a world whose pace is making everyone crazy. Along with being the “it” animal—“sloths are the new kittens” (Washington Post)—the sloth clearly has much to teach us about how to live. Combining the irresistible cuteness of sloths with words of wisdom about slowing down, Life in the Sloth Lane is a mindfulness book like no other. On spread after spread we see heart-tugging, full-color images of sloths—grown-ups and babies, both two-toed and three-toed, draped in trees, lying on hammocks, eating, hugging, nuzzling, playing—paired with inspiration on the joy of living slow, including quotes from Thoreau and Emily Dickinson, Paulo Coehlo and Elizabeth Gilbert. Written by Lucy Cooke, author of the sellout Sloths calendar and the “Steven Spielberg of sloth filmmaking” (The Atlantic), Life in the Sloth Lane is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to step out of the fast lane. Or—hint, hint—needs to.

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.

Living La Dolce Vita

Author: Raeleen D Agostino Mautner
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402252196
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

Rejuvenate your life with these zesty Italian principles. America's yearning for living life with passion and serenity is answered in simple, concrete steps and examples of how to adopt the Mediterranean dolce vita, or "sweet life." Living La Dolce Vita will help you channel "the sweet life" through: --The power of family --The art of friendship --The unabashed joy of romance --Meals that nourish both body and soul

Don t Feed the Monkey Mind

Author: Jennifer Shannon
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626255081
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

The very things we do to control anxiety can make anxiety worse. This unique guide offers a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based approach to help you recognize the constant chatter of your anxious “monkey mind,” stop feeding anxious thoughts, and find the personal peace you crave. Ancient sages compared the human mind to a monkey: constantly chattering, hopping from branch to branch—endlessly moving from fear to safety. If you are one of the millions of people whose life is affected by anxiety, you are familiar with this process. Unfortunately, you can’t switch off the “monkey mind,” but you can stop feeding the monkey—or stop rewarding it by avoiding the things you fear. Written by psychotherapist Jennifer Shannon, this book shows you how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over using proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, as well as fun illustrations. By following the exercises in this book, you’ll learn to identify your own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play. Once you stop feeding the monkey, there are no limits to how expansive your life can feel. This book will show you how anxiety can only continue as long as you try to avoid it. And, paradoxically, only by seeking out and confronting the things that make you anxious can you reverse the cycle that keeps your fears alive.