Taming the Drunken Monkey

Taming the Drunken Monkey Author William L. Mikulas
ISBN-10 9780738740492
Year 2014-06-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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In today's busy world, the mind can often behave like a drunken monkey—stressed, scattered, and out of control. Instead of falling victim to frustration and anxiety, learn to be calm, focused, and free of unwanted thoughts with this easy-to-use guide to mindfulness. Drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, health systems, and wisdom traditions, Taming the Drunken Monkey provides comprehensive instruction for developing and improving three basic behaviors of the mind: concentration, awareness, and flexibility. Discover the power of breathwork exercises based on yogic pranayama, Chinese medicine, and Western respiratory science. Apply meditation and other mindfulness practices to your life for newfound focus, creativity, body awareness, and spiritual awakening. As you progress from novice to master, you'll effectively enhance the health of your mind, body, and spirit. Praise: “A wonderful addition to our understanding of the mind and the unfolding journey of discovery.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening “In fluid and engaging prose, William Mikulas has written a book that provides a wise and delightful guide to living a mindful life . . . a helpful, systematic and very practical guide that presents numerous insights and exercises for personal transformation.”—Nirbhay N. Singh, editor of Mindfulness journal “This book is brimming with wise and compassionate council for everyone from beginner to advanced practitioner . . . Whether you are interested in quieting your mind, increasing awareness, reducing attachments or opening the heart, you will find just what you need as you continue on your path towards awakening.”—Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Ever Flowing On “This is, undoubtedly, one of the best mind training manuals that has ever been written . . . It is a must read book.”—Sompoch Iamsupasit, PhD, professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok “For everybody who wants to be aware and mindful, attentive and concentrated . . . Bill Mikulas' book is wholeheartedly recommended.”—G.T. Maurits Kwee, PhD, founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism & Karma Transformation

Taming the Drunken Monkey

Taming the Drunken Monkey Author William L. Mikulas
ISBN-10 0738734691
Year 2014-06-08
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
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The mind often behaves like a drunken monkey--unfocused, uneasy, and uncontrollable. Taming the Drunken Monkey shows how to tame your consciousness and manage the stress, anxiety, and frustration that we experience all too frequently. With thorough mental training provided by renowned teacher William L. Mikulas, you'll effectively enhance the health of your body, mind, and spirit. Drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, health systems, and wisdom traditions, this easy-to-follow guide to mindfulness provides a reader friendly system that progresses steadily through five levels of study, from novice to master. Develop and improve the three basic behaviours of the mind: concentration, awareness, and mental flexibility. Discover the power of breathwork with yogic pranayama, Chinese medicine, and Western respiratory science. Apply useful exercises and practices to your life based on health, meditation, body awareness, spiritual awakening, and more.

Hijacked by Your Brain

Hijacked by Your Brain Author Julian Ford
ISBN-10 9781402273292
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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What do you do when stress takes over your life, and nothing you do to feel better seems to work? When you... •Melt down over the smallest things •Get angry at the people you love •Choke under pressure •Feel tense and worried all the time •Procrastinate or give up in the face of a crucial deadline •Use food, alcohol, gambling, or other addictions to cope •Dwell on the past when you just want to move on Hijacked by Your Brain is the first book to explain how stress changes your brain and what you can do about it. Stress is not the enemy. In order to reduce stress, you have to understand why your brain causes you to feel stress and how you can take advantage of it to handle the high-stress people and situations in your life. This groundbreaking book reveals the step missing in most stress reduction guides. We can't stop stress, but we can control the effect stress has on us. Hijacked by Your Brain is the user's manual for your brain that shows you how to free yourself when stress takes over.

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living Author Amit Sood
ISBN-10 9780738217130
Year 2013-12-24
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book, Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc., a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people. Drawing on groundbreaking brain research, Dr. Sood helps you understand the brain's two modes and how an imbalance between them produces unwanted stress. From this basis, you learn skills that will help you: Develop deep and sustained attention Practice gratitude, compassion and acceptance Live a meaningful life Cultivate nurturing relationships Achieve your highest potential All of these concepts are weaved into a practical and fun journey that has been tested in numerous scientific studies, with consistently positive results. Take the first step to discover greater peace and joy for you and your loved ones. "Dr. Sood has put together a simple, secular and structured program that is anchored in science, is free of rituals and dogmas, and is accessible to everyone. This book can change your life."--Dr. Andrew Weil "An important innovative approach to well-being, one we all should know about."--Dr. Daniel Goleman

You Can Change Your Life

You Can Change Your Life Author Rob Yeung
ISBN-10 9780230767331
Year 2012-12-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Looking to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you’ve read a few self-help books and think you know what you need to do – maybe some positive thinking, making a resolution or simply wishing for happiness? Well, here’s some news: none of this is going to help; you simply don’t get things in life just by wishing for them. In You Can Change Your Life top psychologist Rob Yeung investigates ways of making change stick. He offers the most up-to-date thinking on the skills, beliefs and methods that will help you to change your life. Rooted in evidence-based research and based on proven strategies and treatments, Rob offers a new perspective and new techniques to enable you to transform your life, or simply work out what’s stopping you from achieving your goals. You can lose weight, feel more positive, give up a bad habit, get ahead at work or improve anything about yourself. Whatever you want to achieve, you will feel inspired by the practical advice in this fascination book and be able to tackle change with confidence.

Prepper s Guide to Knots

Prepper s Guide to Knots Author Scott Finazzo
ISBN-10 9781612436302
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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WHEN YOUR LIFE, HOME, AND PROPERTY ARE HANGING BY A THREAD, THESE ARE THE KNOTS TOO STRONG TO BREAKYOUR LIFE When catastrophe strikes and modern technologies fail, ropework skills will become as essential for survival as they were for centuries past. The variety of knots taught in this book are guaranteed to hold against even the toughest forces, ensuring that an emergency doesn’t turn into a disaster. When your life, home, and property are hanging by a thread, these powerful knots are too strong to break: •Create sturdy shelter with a HARNESS BEND •Preserve sacks of grain with a BAG KNOT •Move fallen trees with a BOWLINE •Transport injured persons with a MUNTER HITCH •Secure your home against intruders with a ZEPPELIN BEND •Hang rations above floodwater with a SCAFFOLD KNOT Prepper’s Guide to Knots features clear, step-by-step instructions on tying each knot. It also provides information on selecting the right type of rope, the history of ropework and the specific benefits of each knot.

The Drunken Forest

The Drunken Forest Author Gerald Durrell
ISBN-10 9781447214144
Year 2011-12-16
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all its devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. The Argentine pampas and the little-known Chaco territory of Paraguay provide the setting for The Drunken Forest. With Durrell for interpreter, an orange armadillo or a horned toad, or a crab-eating raccoon suddenly discovers the ability not merely to set you laughing but also to endear itself to you.

The Pocket Book of Positives

The Pocket Book of Positives Author Anne Moreland
ISBN-10 1782128670
Year 2014-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Arcturus Pub
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Modern life presents so many challenges that keeping a balanced perspective can be difficult. The Pocket Book of Positives will ensure that you remain focused on getting the very best out of your life, however trying the circumstances might be. Brimming with optimism, this little book aims to be the perfect companion for life’s journey—wise, humorous, reliable, enthusiastic, encouraging, and always there when you need it.

Calm

Calm Author Michael Acton Smith
ISBN-10 9780241284506
Year 2016-03-17
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm

The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook

The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook Author Homaro Cantu
ISBN-10 9781451625585
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A former host of the Discovery Channel's Future Foods demonstrates how all-natural "miracle berries" are revolutionizing how people eat, in a guide that provides no-sugar recipes designed to be eaten with miracle berries so that they taste like higher-calorie foods.

Sit Walk Don t Talk

Sit  Walk  Don t Talk Author Jennifer Howd
ISBN-10 9781941529713
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Parallax Press
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Jennifer Howd had been building a mindfulness practice for a few years before taking on the challenge of her first nine-day silent meditation retreat. In this debut memoir, she chronicles the humorous--and often harrowing--adventures of the dueling inner voices that emerge in the silence: one intent on focusing on the seemingly negative aspects of her experiences, and the other on helping her see the positivity that can come from them. Illuminating for those who are new to mindfulness and resonant for those with established practices, Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat also includes a helpful appendix listing tips for preparing for a silent meditation retreat, including a section for undertaking a retreat on your own. Sit, Walk, Don't Talk is written from a secular perspective and will appeal to folks who've never attended a residential retreat but are curious about the experience and want to get a taste of what to expect before possibly taking the plunge. Practitioners who dream of going on retreat but cannot make the time will also get a lot out of Howd's story, as well as folks who've been on many retreats and want to recapture the feeling without leaving home.

The Intuitive Dance

The Intuitive Dance Author Atherton Drenth
ISBN-10 073874798X
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Publications
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Stop letting the negative voice in the back of your mind cause you stress and anxiety and start working with it to find peace and harmony. With practical exercises and easy-to-use techniques, The Intuitive Dance guides you in finding your inner calm.

Complete Mental Fitness Book Exercises To Improve Your Brain Power

Complete Mental Fitness Book  Exercises To Improve Your Brain Power Author Tom Wujec
ISBN-10 8122201245
Year 2005-03-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Orient Paperbacks
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Does your mind wander when you think through a problem? Instead of creative leaps, are you confronted with mental blocks? Perhaps you need to exercise your mind the way you condition your body. The author shows you how to strengthen, flex, tone and coordinate your 'mental muscles' and eliminate mental flab.