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  1. Sitting Still Like a Frog
  2. The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

    The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

    A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life

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    • Lawrence Peltz, MD
    Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s… Read More

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  3. The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals

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    • Susan Gillis Chapman
    Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers, and mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in our personal and professional lives. Here, Susan Chapman, a psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, explains how the practice of mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, enhance our relationships, and help us achieve our… Read More

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  4. The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

    An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

    • by
    • Lidia Zylowska, MD
    Do you:Have trouble paying attention and staying on task?Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness?Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration?Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through?In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work?If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program… Read More

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  5. Right Here with You

    Right Here with You

    Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships

    • edited by
    • Andrea Miller,
    • Editors of the Shambhala Sun
    This landmark collection of writings explores how mindfulness—the practice of deepening our moment-to-moment awareness—can help us to open our hearts, improve communication, end destructive patterns, and be more fully present with each other.Writings include:Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness and true lovePsychotherapist David Richo on finding the right partnerMeditation teacher Tara Brach on the power of forgivenessRabbi Harold Kushner on the power of giving our love to othersNovelist… Read More

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  6. The Mindfulness Revolution

    The Mindfulness Revolution

    Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life

    • edited by
    • Barry Boyce,
    • Editors of the Shambhala Sun
    A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and… Read More

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  7. Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

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    • Jan Chozen Bays
    The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all… Read More

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  8. Making a Change for Good

    Making a Change for Good

    A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline

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    • Cheri Huber
    According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: “Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us control over life’s problems. The help we are looking for is really found in self-acceptance and… Read More

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