Narrated by Dena Samuels PhD8 hr 1 min
How can mindfulness transform your life and your impact on the world?
The Mindfulness Effect invites readers on a journey of discovery and empowerment. The ancient practice of mindfulness, or present moment awareness,allows us to clear the clutter from our hectic lives and find a sense of connection, belonging, and purpose. This powerful tool can be used for: stress-reduction, resiliency, self-empowerment, culturally inclusive leadership, social and environmental justice. This book shows us how.
Based on her own healing journey from a childhood of life-shattering trauma, combined with 20 years of experience as a social justice educator and author, Dena Samuels, PhD, offers us 25 mindfulness practices and activities. She provides a framework for understanding the difference between living our lives by rote based on our social conditioning where we have little choice in our reactions, and mindfully living from an inspired sense of ourselves, where we can choose how to respond to whatever situation arises.
Through embodied and transformational inquiry, The Mindfulness Effectoffers strategies to create mindful connection. Mindfully connecting to our inner wisdom promotes: health and wellness, a sense of belonging, and empowerment for a meaningful, purposeful life. Mindfully connecting with others minimizes unconscious bias, and paves the way for deeper, more authentic relationships – both personally and professionally – across social differences. Making stronger connections builds cultural inclusion, where everyone feels like they belong and can bring their whole selves into the room, advancing innovative problem-solving.
Samuels then invites us to mindfully reflect on our own social identities, and the ways they operate in the context of an historic legacy of institutionalized discrimination. Rather than falling prey to spiritual bypassing, Samuels asks us to compassionately examine our roles in the social system so we can mindfully work toward equity and social justice. Finally, mindfully connecting with the earth allows us to understand and respect our symbiotic relationship, support a more sustainable life, and further environmental justice.
Are you ready to take your life, your organization, and the world, to the next level?
Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.
We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.
10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
This 10th Anniversary edition of the inspiring and practical guide to meditation, includes a brand new afterword and an audio-exclusive interview with the author
A simple and straightforward introduction to Buddhist meditation practice from one of the country's leading authorities on stress-reduction techniques, Dr. Kabat-Zinn has taught this two-thousand-year-old Buddhist method of relaxation to thousands of patients. Through mindfulness, one makes every moment count. By "capturing" the present and living fully within each moment, one can reduce anxiety, achieve inner peace, and enrich the quality of life. With warmth and humor, WHEREVER YOU GO THERE YOU ARE blends stories, poems, and scientific observations with easily followed instructions. The result is a unique audio program that is part inspiration and part study guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living.
This program was previously published as Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.
Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK’s foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.
Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine—proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.
Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.
Switch off after work * Fall asleep at night * Feel less anxious, sad, or angry * Control your cravings * Find a healthy weight