Mindfulness, in short, is living with intention. By being aware of the moment and operating with purpose a person can live a more fully explored life. The tools you find here will help you achieve the best version of yourself. Are you ready?
Happiness the Mindful Way by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; Ken A. VerniHappiness: The Mindful Way is a practical step-by-step guide to help focus the mind, improve performance, and be happy. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide is filled with infographics and questionnaires, making the road to happiness an enjoyable, personal journey. Discover how breathing techniques, body scanning, and simple meditation can help you be in the present moment, lessen anxiety, and distance yourself from damaging emotions. The range of methods presented makes it easy to tailor a program to fit your needs. From coping with anxiety to breaking bad habits to making a speech in front of a crowd, Happiness: The Mindful Way offers foolproof methods and expert advice for gaining resilience, confidence, and communication skills, and becoming more successful in the pursuit of your goals.
Call Number: 616.89142 ANNESLEY 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-01
How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen BaysA growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one's overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD--physician and Zen teacher--has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.
Call Number: 294.34435 BAYS 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
Mindful Moments by Louise AdamsMost books focus on "surface level" mindfulness and basic skills: breathing exercises, being present, seeing things as they are, and acceptance. These skills are very important and often life-changing; many people report better stress management and a greater sense of peace once they start to use them. What many books don't address, however, is what to do once you've noticed things about yourself that you don't like. Awareness of the present moment is a tremendously important first step in developing mindfulness skills, but it is only a first step. Once people have achieved mindful awareness, then what? In Mindful Moments, Louise Adams discusses how compassion can transform your life and help build a better relationship with your mind and body. Complete with a 30-day plan to help supercharge your life, learn how to set new goals and live your best life possible.
Call Number: 158.1 ADAMS 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
Mindfulness on the Go by Jan Chozen BaysMindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time--these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. The book is an abridgment of Bays's longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant- And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Call Number: 294.34435 BAYS 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-12
The Mindfulness Revolution by Barry Boyce (Editor)"In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the art and science of mindfulness. Simply put, mindfulness is a means for developing greater awareness of our moment-to-moment experience for fully experiencing what is happening within us and around us. It has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and improve health. Recent studies also indicate that mindfulness can alleviate depression and anxiety, improve attention and performance, and increase an individual s overall levels of happiness. indfulness is being applied in a wide variety of fields, including health care, education, leadership development, the law, and the military. The Mindfulness Revolution is a collection of the best writing on mindfulness from leading figures in the field. Selections include- Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive change Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brain Thich Nhat Hanh on the power of mindful breathing Michael Carroll on mindfulness in the workplace Pema Ch dr n on developing compassion for ourselves and others Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consuming Jan
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
The Mindful Woman by Sue Patton ThoeleImagine a day in which you can be in the midst of chaos but maintain a clear head and sense of balance and focus and have your feet firmly planted on the ground. Even the busiest of women among us has the ability to embrace mindfulness and will reap the benefits of doing so! In this book, Sue Patton Thoele shows you how to incorporate mindfulness into your busy and dynamic life. The book's gentle and humorous approach makes it a practical and easily understood guide for those who are new to the practice of mindfulness as well as those who are already familiar with its gifts. The book offers over sixty-five simple and effective practices to help you embrace mindfulness one moment at a time. Filled with both the author's and other women's personal stories about the joys and hurdles that come with embracing mindful living, The Mindful Woman is a friend whose hand you can hold on the path toward being present in the moment. Finding your way will lead naturally to a more open heart, inner peace, and greater zest for life-a path well worth pursuing. I have been a fan of Sue Patton Thoele's gentle wisdom since her very first book. Here she takes on mindfulness in her typical wise and caring way. The Mindful Woman is a retreat in a book! -M.J. Ryan, author of This Year I Will..., Giving Thanks, and many other titles The Mindful Woman is a warm-hearted tour of many effective ways for a woman to feel more peaceful, focused, and happy in the middle of her busy life. Based on scientific research and its author's deep insights, it is comprehensive and caring...a wonderful book. -Rick Hanson, Ph.D., psychologist, board member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and author of Mother Nurture Sue Patton Thoele is a heart-filled and gifted wordsmith who draws you into an enchanted journey of personal growth in each of her books. The Mindful Woman may well be her crowning glory... and yours... so get ready for a big treat! -Bobbie Sandoz Merrill, MSW, author of Settle for More, Parachutes for Parents, and In the Presence of High Beings Sue Patton Thoele is the master of explicating real life and real people. In The Mindful Woman, she adds a new dimension: real thinking. Many books preach mindfulness, but this is the only one that makes it so simple that you fall into practicing it as you turn the pages. Thoele has surpassed even her early groundbreaking books tailored to women's needs. Here is the hallmark of a deeply intuitive writer who presents her message in gentle, non-judgmental, and attractively intimate prose. -Hugh Prather, author of Morning Notes, Notes to Myself, and Spiritual Notes to Myself Sue Patton Thoele's books have long been a guiding light for me. The Mindful Woman is warm, wise, and wonderful and has become a touchstone to which I turn for advice and clarity. Reading Sue Thoele has truly made a difference in my life and has made me more mindful of the happy, healthy woman I am becoming. -Brenda Knight, author of Wild Woman and Rituals for Life wise, witty, and wonderful guide to what eludes us most: peace of mind and heart in a turbulent world. -Janice Lynne Lundy, author of Your Truest Self This book now has a permanent place on my nightstand. The Mindful Woman does much more than inform the reader about mindfulness. Through tiny, sweet bites of easy practice, it transforms a thoughtful woman into a mindful woman. Sue Patton Thoele's tenderness toward her reader warms each page as she reveals her own slips and slides in finding the positive and pleasant view of every circumstance. -Cynthia Wall, LCSW, author of The Courage to Trust
Call Number: 158.1082 THOELE
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Modern Mindfulness by Rohan GunatillakeSwitching off is the last thinkg we need to do to be more mindul, calm, and happy.Modern Mindfulnessgives you the ideas, principles, and techniques you you need to bring awareness, composure, and kindness to whatever you are doing. Filled with more than sixty practical exercises, the author's approach brings the benefits of meditation to even the busiest of lives. Ideas fromModern Mindfulness: - Adopt mindfulness techniques throughout the day (and night) - Use your phone mindfully (yes, it's possible!) - Make mobility part of mindfulness (we're always on the move!) - Use technology for good instead of evil (no need to do a digital detox). - "Whack-a-thought" and stay centered
Call Number: 158.1 GUNATILLAKE 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
Practicing Mindfulness by Nana Twumasi (Editor)It's easy to disconnect when life moves fast. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective exercises and meditations to live every moment of your daily routine, in the moment. From finding your breath to feeling grounded, these practice-based exercises make integrating mindfulness into your routine easy. With over 75 essential meditations--that take between 5-20 minutes from start to finish--Practicing Mindfulness is an approachable way to apply mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Reduce stress, improve mental health, and stay present no matter what the day holds when you practice mindfulness, with: Mindfulness 101 that provides clear explanations of what mindfulness is, along with why and how it helps in your day-to-day life 75 mindfulness exercises that are organized by difficulty to help develop your practice Practical advice for overcoming obstacles to your mindfulness practice like how to deal with distracting noises or fight off sleepiness Today and every day, mindfulness takes practice. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective, modern meditations and exercises to start practicing everyday mindfulness, today.