Find immediate relief from the daily stressors of modern life with simple mindfulness practices that anyone can do. This is a collection of brief, practical mindfulness practices to help busy people address the many different problems that arise in today's fast-paced modern world.
Author: Deborah Schoeberlein David
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Learn to live a life that's good--for yourself and for the world. Like a wise friend or kind teacher, Deborah Schoeberlein David--educator, meditator, and mother--walks you through a complete, easy-to-follow curriculum of mindfulness practice. Beginning with the very basics of noticing your breath, David shows how simple mindfulness practices can be utterly transforming. Each practice builds on the previous exercise like a stepping stone, until you have the tools to bring mindfulness into every aspect of your life including sex, parenting, relationships, job stresses, and more. This is an approachable guide for anyone who desires positive change.
Author: Gill Hasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics
Follow-up to the bestselling Mindfulness: Live in the Moment Gill Hasson, author of the bestselling Mindfulness is back and this time you can fit her advice in your pocket! This little book is packed with over 100 quick exercises, each dealing with a difference situation, to help you get calm, collected, and balanced. So whenever you start to feel the stress mounting, reach for your Mindfulness Pocketbook, find the relevant exercise and instantly make life better! So if you feel like life is moving too fast and you're struggling to keep up with constant demands and commitments, don't let anxiety and worry get the better of you — integrate these mindfulness exercises, practices, and reflections into your daily life and get in control and feel more confident, calm, and present. By progressing through the pocketbook, you will develop mindful ways of thinking and doing that will benefit a wide range of situations in your personal, social, and work life. Slow down, take a deep breath, and take that step toward an easier and more manageable life. The Mindfulness Pocketbook will help you: Move in the direction of greater calm, balance, and wellbeing Increase your insight and awareness Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns, feel more confident, and have better self-esteem Be more able to manage other people's demands, stress, anxiety, and worry Experts increasingly recognise that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skills. A mindful person consciously brings awareness to the here-and-now with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Mindfulness Pocketbook is the take-with-you guide to receptive, constructive thinking.
Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-08-19
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.
Draws on Buddhist tenets to counsel readers on how to meet present-day challenges with a controlled and stable mindset, in an anthology of teachings by forefront contemporary teachers that includes coverage of everything from approaching life joyfully to accessing innate confidence. Original.
Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to reduce stress and anxiety whilst giving us a greater appreciation of the world and increasing personal well-being. Mindfulness now has a wealth of scientific evidence proving the benefits associated with it, and this book combines the science with simple and concise exercises to enable you to make a lasting positive change to your life. Mindfulness practices have been around for roughly 2500 years. Over the centuries, the practices have taken on different forms, but the foundational purpose has always remained the same. Mindful meditation is meant to end suffering and to teach us to live in the moment. In addition to this being a Buddhist based practice, the practice of mindful meditation has been noticed in the scientific and medical communities. The benefits to using mindfulness are fantastic and now there is scientific evidence to back up the powerful, centuries old healing practice. Mindfulness is a form of awareness, a way of life, a new way to be free of stress and anxiety. It is experiencing your thoughts, sensations and emotions without trying to control them. Its virtues have been expounded by everyone from the Buddha to modern medical practitioners. This book includes: The Science of Mindfulness How Mindfulness Can Help You Find Inner Peace Awakening and Meta-Awareness Benefits of Meditation Practicing the Basics of Mindful Meditation How Mindfulness is Beneficial to the Practitioner Mindful Meditative Practice and Simple Exercise Examples and much more! This book also includes a bonus manuscript aimed at those suffering from anxiety. Anxiety: Rewire Your Brain Using Neuroscience, uses developments in neuroscience to help you rewire your brain and free yourself from the chains of anxiety, shyness and panic attacks.
Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-08-08
New York Times Bestseller From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true—which is to say, a way out of our delusion—but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.
This text is written with the whole child in mind and discusses disorders in connection with the different stages of development, providing both a meaningful framework to promote students’ learning and a practical, true-to-life approach for organizing the course. Four themes recur throughout the text, each informed by the principles and practices of developmental psychopathology, an interdisciplinary approach that asserts that maladaptive patterns of emotion, cognition, and behavior occur in the context of normal development. The authors emphasize multi-factor explanations of disorders as well as developmental frameworks and developmental pathways--presenting disorders and sets of disorders in the order in which they typically appear in a child’s life. They also focus on the child-in-context (calling attention to the multiple settings in which the child is embedded) and emphasize the importance of taking a broad view that considers the whole child and his or her patterns of interest, abilities, and strengths, rather than a narrow view of a disorder or developmental delay. As a result of this holistic approach, which reflects the most up-to-date understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology, students learn to think about disorders in the same way that caring adults think about disorders they encounter every day--in terms of an individual child who is coping with distress and dysfunction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Create a career that is an expression of your life's core intention with a mindfulness-based journey to clarify your highest calling, create a vision for meaningful vocation, and enact practical steps to make that vision a vivid reality. So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life's purpose. Or we've wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many. From disenchanted alfalfa sprout packer to bombastic Buddhist Chaplain, author, and longtime meditator, Maia Duerr wandered through dozens of jobs before she was able to examine the emotional, psychological, and cultural barriers to creating work that expressed her life's core intention, what she calls "liberation-based livelihood." Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. In Work That Matters, Duerr takes readers through a careful and comprehensive process that can lead to new insights, breakthroughs, and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective. This book gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion--for yourself, and for the whole world.
Author: Norman Fischer
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2011-07
Uses the lessons of Homer's poem about the struggles of an imperfect man trying to reach home along with anecdotes and spiritual insights from the author's own life to illuminate the search for purpose and greater meaning in life felt by many.
In our lives filled with stress and conflict, difficult circumstances and difficult people, peace can be hard to find. But as Brave Girls Club founder Melody Ross encourages us in this wonderful companion to Choose Happy, that makes peace all the more vital for us to seek. Against the beautiful backdrop of her world-famous art, Melody shares her most personal truths on the necessity of digging deep, getting tough, and making the journey to peace.
Say hello to a new, mindful you Would you like to feel less stressed, live more calmly and be more content? The simple ideas that mindfulness teaches can help you achieve all these things, by allowing you to live in the moment and embrace all that life has to offer. Bursting with tips, centring statements and activities, 'How to Be Mindful' will provide you with everything you need to make every day full of gratitude and peace.
Author: Howard J. Ross
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, patterns of disparity remain rampant. Why? Breakthroughs in the cognitive and neurosciences give some idea why our results seem inconsistent with our intentions. Bias is natural to the human mind, a survival mechanism that is fundamental to our identity. And overwhelmingly it is unconscious. Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a nationally prominent diversity consultant, Ross help readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and particularly our daily work lives. And, he answers the question: “Is there anything we can do about it?” by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. With an added appendix that includes lessons for handling conflict and bias in the workplace, this book offers an invaluable resource for a broad audience, from individuals seeking to understand and confront their own biases to human resource professionals and business leaders determined to create more bias-conscious organizations in the belief that productivity, personal happiness, and social growth are possible if we first understand the widespread and powerful nature of the biases we don’t realize we have.
You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.
Author: Anna Black
Publisher: CICO Books
Release Date: 2012-02-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Most of us operate on auto-pilot much of the time, passing through the present moment with our mind either caught up in the past or straining toward the future. Through mindfulness meditation, an ancient Buddhist practice, Anna Black shows you how to intentionally pay attention to your daily experience. When we are not being mindful, we miss out on small moments that often are the most valuableâ€”be it a beautiful building that we pass on our journey to work, the taste and texture of lovingly prepared food, or the fact that we are needed by those we love the most. By being â€œmindlessâ€ we miss opportunities for personal growth by not being aware of our shortcomings or our inner strength, or by letting negative thoughts and emotions control us. In mindfulness meditation we pay attention to our ongoing experience whether it is pleasantâ€”such as appreciating a starry night sky; unpleasantâ€”a disagreement with a loved one; or neutralâ€”doing chores. We become aware of our habitual thoughts and behaviors and discover which are helpful and which are not. We learn to listen to the body and pick up warning signs of stress as well as tune in to our inner wisdom.