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.

Taming the Monkey Mind

Taming the Monkey Mind Author Thubten Chodron
ISBN-10 0893468932
Year 1999-07-01
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher Heian International Publishing Company
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An ordained Buddhist nun discusses Buddhist thought and social relationships.

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

The Renaissance Soul

The Renaissance Soul Author Margaret Lobenstine
ISBN-10 9781615191840
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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The guide to leading a creative, passionate, and multifaceted life—big enough to embrace all your dreams Are you unwilling to settle on doing just one thing “for the rest of your life”? Do you jump at the chance to learn something new—or, after achieving success in one field, find yourself yearning for new challenges and looking around for something different to do? If so, you may be a Renaissance Soul. The Renaissance Soul is the first book devoted to this personality type, and in this updated edition—in paperback for the first time— author Margaret Lobenstine offers a life-planning strategy perfectly in tune with those who fear becoming “a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.” Discover how to design a vibrant, fulfilling life and how to: • Manage your time the Renaissance Soul way • Thrive on many interests without feeling scattered or overwhelmed • Pursue your passions even if they “don’t pay” • Carry your dreams forward no matter what your day job is. Stocked with creative, doable exercises, relevant resources, and interviews with successful Renaissance Souls, this is “one self-help book that is exactly as advertised, well thought out and offering sage advice” (Boston Globe).

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.

King Solomon s Ring

King Solomon s Ring Author Konrad Lorenz
ISBN-10 9781134498925
Year 2003-08-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!

The Psychology of Eating and Drinking

The Psychology of Eating and Drinking Author Alexandra W. Logue
ISBN-10 9780415950091
Year 2004
Pages 359
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Our fascination with eating and drinking behaviors and their causes has resulted in a huge industry of food-related pop science. Every bookstore, every magazine stand, every grocery store checkout counter is filled with publications about how to get your child to eat vegetables, how to tell if someone has an eating disorder or, most commonly, how to lose weight. But the degree to which any of these is based on scientific research is very limited. In contrast to the literature for the general reader, the scientific research on eating and drinking behaviors is usually too technical for the general reader. The Psychology of Eating and Drinking is a unique volume; a textbook that can be comprehended by the general educated reader. Just as in her past editions of this book, Alexandra Logue grounds her investigation into the complex interactions between our physiology, our surroundings, and our eating and drinking habits in laboratory research and up-to-date scientific information. The chapters move from the general -- hunger and thirst, taste and smell, and eating behaviors -- to the more specialized -- overeating and overdrinking, anorexia and bulimia, and alcohol use. In each case, Logue provides a brief synopsis of the most historically influential scientific research and then relates this history to the most up to date advances. This method provides the reader with a general introduction to the physiology of sensations related to eating and drinking and how these sensations are influenced by the individual's social surroundings. The Psychology of Eating and Drinking provides the general reader and student with a biological and psychological framework to understand his or her eating behaviors.

Train Your Brain

Train Your Brain Author Ryuta Kawashima
ISBN-10 1846140048
Year 2007
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Allen Lane
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THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE...Do you ever find the simplest words or the most obvious names suddenly escape your mind for no apparent reason? Do you ever walk into a room and forget why you came in, or realise you don't know where you left your house keys just ten minutes ago? Is your memory getting steadily worse? Train Your Brain can turn back the clock...Like the body, the brain needs exercise. And Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, world-renowned professor of neuroscience at Tohoku University, has dedicated his life to researching exactly how we can make out brains work better.Here are his results - set out in a highly rewarding programme of deceptively simple activities, each carefully chosen to stimulate a different part of your brain. Every day you fill in a worksheet of easy exercises and then with weekly tests and a personal logbook you can track your progress. Taking just a few minutes a day over two months, you really can boost your brain-power and creativity.We're so sure that this will work that if your brain hasn't improved in sixty days - we'll give your money back.

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.

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.

Stillpower

Stillpower Author Garret Kramer
ISBN-10 9781451688696
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Fuel Your Performance, and Life, with the Clarity of Stillpower For years, athletes, coaches, parents, and organizations have searched for the secrets to optimum mental performance. However, in spite of a myriad of tools and techniques, success and contentment continue to be as elusive as ever, until now. Garret Kramer’s Stillpower offers a revolutionary explanation for this predicament and provides a basic, yet dynamic, approach for the future. In an accessible style, Kramer reveals the innate principles behind consistent achievement and highlights the misalignment between the experiences of all performers and the strategies of the coaches, psychologists, and experts who are hoping to help them. Stillpower uses real-life examples to explore such questions as: What is “the zone” and what must we do (or not do) to get there? Why do we need to understand the difference between insight and intellect? Is goal setting really useful? Why doesn’t willpower work? And why do the best mentors focus on a person’s state of mind and not behavior? Virtually all of us—athletes and non-athletes alike—are looking outside of ourselves, trying to unlock the keys to happiness, freedom, and excellence with ease. Stillpower encourages us to look within to finally find the answers.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Author Joseph Goldstein
ISBN-10 9781622030651
Year 2013-11-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom. Goldstein's source teaching is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of: Ardency, clear knowing, mindfulness, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wisely The Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulness Mindfulness of the body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics Mindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds Mindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and much more "There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways," writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself.

Stay Smart

Stay Smart Author Charles Phillips
ISBN-10 1859063446
Year 2012
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Connections Book Publishing
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Charles Phillips presents 100 engaging puzzles, posers, tasks and challenges specially designed to exercise your memory and improve your powers of recall. These are supplemented by practical tips for developing and expanding memory, along with brain facts to give you further insight into the complex organ you are using.