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The Healing Power of Mindfulness: A New Way of Being
Discover how mindfulness can help you with healing.More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text. If you are interested in learning more about how mindfulness as a way of being can help us to heal, physically and emotionally, look no further than this deeply personal and also "deeply optimistic book, grounded in good science and filled with practical recommendations for moving in the right direction" (Andrew Weil, MD), from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.
Sticker Yourself Happy
Boost your happiness levels by taking some time out to play and be creative. Select a sticker-by-number template and make a piece of beautiful, frame-ready art by filling it in with a vibrant palette of stickers (including silver!). Accompanying each of the fourteen projects are insights on happiness and prompts for reflection. Discover new ways to feel joy, sticker by sticker!
Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't
From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook - including an eight-week plan for busy novices - that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits.We’ve all heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch - you actually have to do it.Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to "just sit," can lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle.A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, extol the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, and more. They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start - and stay with - their own daily practice.Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, sassy guide, everyone will want to show up - and sit down - every day.
8 Minute Meditation Expanded
Welcome to the Mindfulness Revolution The era of mindfulness is here. These days everyone is learning mindfulness, from publishing moguls like Rupert Murdoch to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to entertainment stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen DeGeneres. But mindfulness meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Mindfulness meditation is an incredible tool that anyone - including you - can master for a better life, in only 8 minutes a day! And now you can develop mindfulness with this newly expanded edition of 8 Minute Meditation, the book that Library Journal calls 'humorous, wise,' and 'effective.' 8 Minute Meditation is the original, easy, and complete 8-minute-a-day program specifically geared to your busy lifestyle. In just the amount of time between television commercials, you can develop a powerful mindfulness practice that can last you a lifetime. Begin your own Mindfulness Revolution today with 8 Minute Meditation, your gateway to less stress, more peace - and happiness.
Light up your inner glow.Discover ways to create a more soulful and happier you with t his gorgeous A-Z self-care guide. Inside, you'll find inspirational tools to access your inner glow - the inner light inside of you that makes you who you are. From the letter a for acceptance to the letter h for harnessing your bravery, and to the letter z for zeroing in on what you want, you'll learn how to incorporate happiness and gratitude into your daily routine while also spending some time discovering a more spiritual you.
The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence
Prendergast, John J.
The great human quest is to discover who we really are - a discovery that changes our lives and the lives of those around us. With The Deep Heart, spiritual teacher and psychotherapist Dr. John J. Prendergast invites us on a pilgrimage within, using the heart as a portal to our deepest psychological and spiritual nature.The “deep heart” is Prendergast’s term for our heart center - a subtle center of emotional and energetic sensitivity, relational intimacy, profound inner knowing, and unconditional love. “The heart area is where we feel most deeply touched by kindness, gratitude, and appreciation, yet it is also where we feel most emotionally wounded,” writes Prendergast. “Whether we realize it or not, the heart is what we most carefully guard and most want to open.”Throughout The Deep Heart, Prendergast expertly combines the boundaried wisdom of psychotherapy with a spacious, embodied path to liberation, bringing attention to both the joys and pitfalls of each approach with the compassion of a friend who’s walked the path for decades.In this experiential guide, Prendergast invites you to tune into your inherent wisdom, love, and wholeness as you journey into the deep heart. Through precise and potent meditative inquiries, insightful stories, and reflections drawn from Prendergast’s intimate work with students and clients, you’ll begin to open your heart, see through your core limiting beliefs, and discover the true nature of your being.
Self-Care for the Real World
Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips have spent years helping others to feel their best, but it took them a bit longer to understand how to look after themselves. Here they share the small achievable steps they have learned, and how you can apply them to your own life, wherever you are.Self-Care for the Real World is a combination of friendly advice, personal stories, exercises, and recipes. The book is a practical guide to self-care for real people with busy lives. The authors are sharp and funny, and they acknowledge that there is no one way to practice self-care. They’re not here to give strict instructions or preach drastic life changes, but to offer small suggestions to help you toward becoming the best version of yourself.
Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World (Bk. 4)
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the fourth of these books, Mindfulness for All (which was originally published as Part VII and Part VIII of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world--explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
Allione, Lama Tsultrim
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.Ordained as one of the first Western Buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned eleventh century Tibetan yogini, Lama Tsultrim nonetheless yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have children. When she subsequently lost a child to SIDS, she found courage again in female Buddhist role models, and discovered a way to transform her pain into a path forward. Through Lama Tsultrim’s story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with her many years of expertise in mandala meditation, you will learn how to strengthen yourself by following this experiential journey to Tantric Buddhist practice.The mandala was developed as a tool for spiritual transformation, and as you harness its power, it can serve as a guide to wholeness. With knowledge of the mandala of the five dakinis (female Buddhist deities who embody wisdom), you’ll understand how to embrace the distinct energies of your own nature.In Wisdom Rising, Lama Tsultrim shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of sacred knowledge to invite you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to the ability to shift your emotional challenges into empowerment. Her unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment will guide you as you restore your inner spirit, leading you toward the change you aspire to create in the world.
Unwind Your Mind: The Life-Changing Power of ASMR
Join the millions experiencing the soothing power of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) with celebrated ASMRtist Emma WhispersRed as she reveals how to harness this radical new form of sound healing in everyday life.Proven to have similar benefits as mindfulness, ASMR can help you reduce stress and embrace calm anytime, anywhere. In her signature therapeutic style, Emma introduces exercises to help you incorporate ASMR into your daily life, revolutionizing what it means to practice self-care, mindfulness, and healing.
Real Happiness at Work
Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most - the workplace. And it's written by one of the world's leading meditation teachers. A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It's about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work. Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Sprinkled throughout the book are short "stealth" meditations, the kind that are quick, private, and doable anywhere. Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings - all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.
The Blind Spot Effect: How to Stop Missing What's Right in Front of You
What if you could see the hidden beliefs, emotions, and perceptual filters that shape your life? For many of us, that's both a scary and intriguing thought. But when explored with kindness and curiosity, it may be the most life-changing endeavor you'll ever experience. Through emerging research in psychology and neuroscience, personal stories, and many guided exercises and practices, this book will help you to understand how we acquire perceptual, emotional, and cognitive blind spots, how to bring them to light, and how to work with that newfound awareness.
There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons
Take a moment and breathe. Expand your sense of inner peace and joy with this collection of meditations, affirmations, and ways to set your true self free.
A Course in Meditation: A 21-Day Workout for Your Consciousness
A 21-day course for modern meditatorsIt can be difficult for the hyperactive 21st century mind to relax into an experience of silence and awareness. Recognizing this, the revered mystic Osho developed new meditation techniques to address the challenges of the modern mind. A Course in Meditation demonstrates these techniques in an easy-to-navigate format. Each day, learn a new aspect of meditative living followed by a simple, practical meditation and awareness practice. After each experience, reflect on the accompanying quote of the day, or use the provided space to take notes. Throughout the course, Osho imparts his unique insights on love, anger, relaxation, and more to guide you toward a space of inner acceptance, joy, and mindfulness.A Course in Meditation shows how we can reclaim the meditative nature that we each come in to the world with, but lose over time as we are initiated into the ways of society. From beginners eager to find stillness to more experienced meditators who wish to elevate their practice, Osho’s guide to meditation can teach everyone to separate themselves from their minds for a transformation of consciousness that brings a new understanding of what it means to be alert and responsive to whatever life brings.
The Serenity Passport: A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words
Hayes, Megan C.
Discover a calmer way of life with secrets drawn from cultures around the world.The Serenity Passport is a joyful exploration of the different ways in which we relax and rejuvenate with practical lessons providing simple and effective ways for you to discover greater calm.From ancient meditative practices to simple self-care philosophies, throughout history and around the world people have sought ways to live a more balanced life. In our busy, modern lives we are constantly seeking a deeper state of balance and calmness of mind. The words in this book will inspire you with new ways to find calm in everyday life, with a wealth of examples including:• Ayliak – the art of living slowly and without worry (Bulgarian)• Hózhó – a philosophy of wellness through balanced living (Navajo)• Hoppípolla – jumping in puddles (Icelandic)• Flâneur – the art of leisurely strolling (French)• Utepils – a beer outside with friends (Norwegian)Positive psychologist Megan C Hayes reveals the true meaning of each term and shows you how to bring a little more serenity to every area of life.
Discover the forty-four laws of life that are the missing link between the desire to meditate and the motivation needed to maintain a regular meditation practice, process the emotional fallout of meditative experiences, and find spiritual fulfillment.Biet Simkin knows from personal experience that finding your way to transformation and mindfulness isn’t always easy. Drawing on hard-won wisdom from her journey through addiction, personal tragedy, and the New York rock-n-roll scene, Biet shares the guidance you’ll need to move from meltdowns to miracles.Don’t Just Sit There! is a guidebook that will empower you to dive into meditation by helping you work through the not-so-peaceful side of achieving peace. With insights on forty-four laws of human experience, it provides week-by-week instructions to process each one. From the Law of Focus to the Law of Desire, these aspects of spiritual life can become obstacles without the tools to properly face them.Experienced and novice meditators alike can benefit from Biet’s frank, freeing advice on how to establish a lifelong practice in an often chaotic modern world. By confronting the disruptive quality of spiritual life, you can motivate yourself to realize the meditative practice of your dreams.
Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
Meditation is one of the most important things to learn in order to live a life of joy, health and love. This is a rare meditation book that offers advanced meditations made simple. Loch Kelly goes to the root of suffering by introducing us to the ultimate medicine of awake awareness. This natural capacity of awake awareness is already available within us and Loch shows us how to shift into living from this effortless awareness immediately using his short glimpse practices.Loch presents us with the possibility that awakening can be the natural next stage of human development. Awakening is not a rare event limited to those who leave for the monastery or cave. We can awaken in the midst of our daily lives by discovering what Loch Kelly calls "open-hearted awareness." For the past two decades, this innovative psychotherapist and meditation teacher has been helping people from every background learn how to access a spacious, natural way of living in tune with a deeper truth. Shift into Freedom presents Loch Kelly's original synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern psychological insights, current neuroscience research, and unique awareness practices for the body, mind, and heart. Written for both first-time and lifelong meditators, here is a training guide filled with simple and effective experiential tools for "unhooking" awareness from our chattering minds and dropping into our awake heart space, expanding our sense of intimacy and interconnection, and embodying inner peace, clarity, and love.
Don't Hate, Meditate!: 5 Easy Practices to Get You Through the Hard Sh*t (and into the Good)
Meditation instructor, Deepak Chopra protégé, director of Meditation Wanderlust Hollywood, and Lululemon ambassador Megan Monahan presents a no-nonsense guide to meditation for everyday soul-searchers.This modern guide to meditation from instructor Megan Monahan takes readers beyond empty Instagram truisms to the simple yet effective ways to "meditate their way through the bad shit and into the good shit." With a fresh voice and perspective, Monahan presents a set of tools grounded in a meditation technique that is impossible to screw up. With her help, you'll unpack the five spiritual mindsets (Presence, Acceptance, Intention, Nonjudgment, and Trust, aka PAINT) that are key to moving out of constriction and fear and into a more expansive space within yourself and your life. Ultimately, you will quickly notice, at any triggering moment, where you're getting stuck and how to more consciously move through it. The good news? This process is applicable to everything in your life, from missing a flight to seeing your ex's engagement photo on social media to losing your job. Wouldn't it be nice to not be completely leveled by any of those occurrences? Plot twist: After reading this book, taking the quizzes, and doing the themed meditations . . . you won't be!
My Perfectly Imperfect Life: 127 Exercises for Self-Acceptance (Flow)
Embrace the things that make you you.A thoughtful, interactive journal, My Perfectly Imperfect Life shows just how to ease the pressure in our daily lives, with charmingly illustrated activities and exercises. Here are tips for breaking out of the usual routine. Prompts inspire us to be gentler on ourselves, to slow down and not worry so much about racking up accomplishments. And generous reminders to find the silver lining in life's quirks - to not just accept things as they are, but to celebrate them. Includes a sheet of stickers!
Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying
From one of America’s top meditation teachers and mindfulness experts comes a revolutionarily simple approach to everyday practice - especially if you don’t think you have the time or the patience.When properly understood and practiced, meditation should feel easy, calming, and comfortable. In Bliss More, maverick instructor Light Watkins provides the tools for making it E.A.S.Y. (Embrace, Accept, Surrender, Yield), dispels the biggest myths and misunderstandings, and shares real-world tips and straight talk for hacking into this ancient practice. The result: a happier and healthier you, inside and out. Watkins also shares candid testimonials from people whose lives have been enriched through his method, and extensive resources for transforming a daily chore into an enjoyable activity. Even the biggest skeptic will look forward to sitting for meditation every day.
Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, The Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life
From acclaimed yoga teacher Guru Jagat comes a wildly cool, practical, and beautifully illustrated guide to applying the simple and super-effective technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to everyday life, upgrading your "operating system" inside and out.
Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important (Bk. 1)
Jon Kabat-Zinn is regarded as "one of the finest teachers of mindfulness you'll ever encounter" (Jack Kornfield). He has been teaching the tangible benefits of meditation in the mainstream for decades. Today, millions of people around the world have taken up a formal mindfulness meditation practice as part of their everyday lives. But what is meditation anyway? And why might it be worth trying? Or nurturing further if you already have practice? Meditation Is Not What You Think answers those questions. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book entitled Coming to Our Senses, it has been updated with a new foreword by the author and is even more relevant today. If you're curious as to why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how taking some time each day to drop into awareness can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important, consider this book an invitation to learn more--from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.
Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Women Who Do It All
Take five for mindfulness: Say no to burnout, and yes to balance!For so many women, “work–life balance” is a myth. And when you’re already juggling a career, personal life, and family—plus your side projects, a smidgen of self-care, and the occasional need to sleep—“mindfulness” can sound like just another thing to do.But if you take five minutes for mindfulness now and then, it may not only save your sanity—but also springboard your success. Let psychotherapist Shonda Moralis coach you through fifty “mindful breaks” ingeniously tied to your hectic schedule:• Breathe mindful breaks promote calm and awareness through meditation, starting with “Coffee” (page 39)• Empower mindful breaks bolster your self-confidence—say, to “Unmute Yourself” during a meeting (page 149)• Achieve mindful breaks help you set and conquer goals . . . for example, by asking: “Why Not Me?” (page 240) If you think you don’t have time for mindfulness, this book is definitely for you.
Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice
There’s no trying in meditation. Just as water runs naturally downhill - just as leaves float naturally to the ground - we can all settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing - not doing, just being.The key is effortlessness. Whether you’re a complete novice or you’ve "tried it before," if you can breathe you can meditate. Guided by veteran teacher Dean Sluyter’s easy-going, down-to-earth approach, you’ll test-drive a variety of meditative "vehicles," such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of "I," and discover which ones fit you best. You’ll find all the practical tips you need for adapting these methods to your daily life, even for a few minutes a day on the subway or in an office cubicle. And as your life opens to deep happiness, clarity, peace, and creative energy, you’ll be inspired to keep on practicing - naturally.
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