Meditation for Health - Living with Change: Finding Strength, Support and Courage From Within

Guided Imagery Incorporated

Narrated by Diane Tusek

16 min

Everyone has difficult times & people in their lives. When you let them go, you can change the direction in life, and emerge wiser, stronger and aware of what you truly are capable of life. Comforting setting is a meadow in the midst of wildflowers, butterflies and the soothing sound of birds, and cascading water as it gracefully trickles down to the stream below.
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Publisher
Guided Imagery Incorporated
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Published on
Jan 1, 2012
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Duration
16m 43s
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ISBN
9781467653480
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Sleep & Sleep Disorders
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Eligible for Family Library

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The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.


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