Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening
Author: Laurie J. Cameron
Publisher: National Geographic Books
For overscheduled professionals looking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives, this step-by-step guide draws on contemplative traditions, modern neuroscience, and leading psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond. Designed for busy professionals looking to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, this ultimate guide draws on contemplative practice, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond. In this enriching book, noted mindfulness expert and international teacher and business leader Laurie J. Cameron - a veteran of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason, and 20-year mindfulness meditation practitioner- shows how to seamlessly weave mindfulness and compassion practices into your life. Timeless teachings, compelling science and straightforward exercises designed for busy schedules -- from waking up to joy, the morning commute, to back-to-back meetings and evening dinners - show how mindfulness practice can help you navigate life's complexity with mastery, clarity and ease. Cameron's practical wisdom and concrete how-to steps will help you make the most of the present moment, creating a roadmap for inner peace - and a life of deeper purpose and joy.
365 Ways to Live Life with Peace, Clarity, and an Open Heart
Author: David Dillard-Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the author of A Mindful Morning and A Mindful Evening comes a guide with 365 positive affirmations and short meditation exercises you can do to relax and unwind at a moment’s notice. With all the struggles of modern life, it’s easy to get lost in a whirlwind of stress, worry, and indifference. Between work, family, and day-to-day tasks, it can be hard to find a moment of peace. By taking just a few minutes a day to meditate, you can improve your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. A Mindful Day is an easy way to quiet your body and mind. With 365 affirmations as well as soothing mindfulness meditations, you can learn how to take a break from your day and find peace whenever you need it the most. Simple exercises like focusing on your breathing or listening to the sounds in nature can calm your nerves and melt away the demands of modern life. Spending time to get in touch with your soul can help you achieve true balance and tranquility. Let A Mindful Day help release your stress and find the peace you deserve.
Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From the sounds of a bird greeting the morning sun to the rising of a silver moon at bedtime, a young girl experiences “a mindful day” from start to finish. Want to turn a dull day into a wonderful day? Make it a mindful day! When we slow down and pay close attention, we learn what it means to be mindful. In Mindful Day, early readers follow along as a young girl brings this special kind of attention to the various activities of her day with her family. Through Hopkinson’s lyrical narrative and Ng-Benitez’s delightful illustrations, kids will explore feelings such as gratitude and love, learn how our breathing can calm our bodies, and discover how remarkable every moment can be when we experience it as fully as possible. Mindful Day also shares positive examples like being patient, appreciating the little things, and showing empathy, while giving children their first introduction to the life-changing skill of mindfulness.
The Proven 8-Week Path to Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
Author: Shamash Alidina
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. MBSR has enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you'll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations (available to purchasers for download at the companion website) and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.
How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
Author: Ruth Wolever PhD,Beth Reardon MS, RD, LDN,Tania Hannan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
“An essential, must-read guide” (Dr. Susan Albers, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Mindfully) from the renowned Duke Integrative Medicine center: the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle. It’s easy on occasion to eat too much, eat too quickly, eat for comfort, or choose junk food. But every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy and aren’t able to overcome the largest roadblock to these changes—ingrained eating habits. Now two leading experts from Duke Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health—a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how what we eat and drink affects our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through the practice of mindfulness. Loaded with concrete meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, nutrition advice, and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to manage cravings, curb emotional overeating, and figure out when you are full. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to eating, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits—including stress, unhappiness, and even unconscious beliefs—and provides a roadmap for sustainable change. “This is not an eat this, don’t eat that program; rather, it’s an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure” (Publishers Weekly). Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to re-program your body, make healthy choices, lose weight, and keep it off for life.
Author: Mike W. Martin
Publisher: Lexington Books
Mindfulness is celebrated everywhere—especially in health psychology and spiritual practices, but also in the arts, business, education, environmentalism, sports, and the use of digital devices. While the current mindfulness movement may be in part the latest fad in a narcissistic and therapeutic culture, it is also worthy of greater philosophical attention. As a study in ethics and moral psychology, Mindfulness in Good Lives remedies the neglect of this subject within philosophy. Mike W. Martin makes sense of the striking variety of concepts of mindfulness by connecting them to the core idea of value-based mindfulness: paying attention to what matters, in light of relevant values. When the values are sound, mindfulness is a virtue that helps implement the kaleidoscope of values in good lives. Health psychologists, who currently dominate the study of mindfulness, often present their research as value-neutral science. Yet they invariably presuppose moral values that should be made transparent. These values, which lie at the interface of morality and mental health, form bridges between philosophy and psychology, and between literature and spirituality.
7 Minutes a Day for a Better, More Meaningful Life: the Mindful Life Journal Or Notebook
Author: Journal Pro
The Mindful Life Journal: 7 Minutes a Day for a Better, More Meaningful Life, journal or notebook: For anyone who wants to bring mindfulness into daily life comes The Mindful Life Journal, a thoughtful interactive book that gently guides readers to reflect on their emotions, intentions, and energy.Through a series of simple, practical prompts and playful illustrated exercises, The Mindful Life Journal: 7 Minutes a Day for a Better, More Meaningful Life will help you feel better in the morning, be more productive during the day, and sleep better at night. With just seven minutes of effort per day, you'll begin to knock down the barriers between you and a happier life.
Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School
Author: Valerie Brown,Kirsten Olson
Publisher: Corwin Press
Big results come from small steps. Written with school leaders in mind, this inspirational yet practical handbook teaches you how to add mindfulness into your day, bit by bit, whether you are sitting in your office or walking down the hall. With mindfulness, you will get better at managing meetings, responding creatively to complex situations, and achieving resilience—you will become a more effective leader and a more positive force for your staff and students. Features include: Real-life profiles of mindful school leaders Practice exercises to try right away Guidance so you know if you are “doing it right” Hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps
A Practical Guide to Regaining Control Over Your Life
Author: Lawrence Peltz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.