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  1. The Five Longings

    The Five Longings

    What We’ve Always Wanted—and Already Have

    • by
    • David Richo
    If you’ve ever had a vague sense that something’s missing from your life, congratulations: that longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what’s even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for—like love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth—you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things… Read More

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  2. A Plea for the Animals

    A Plea for the Animals

    The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

    • by
    • Matthieu Ricard
    Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation… Read More

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  3. Breathe through This

    Breathe through This

    Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers

    • by
    • Eline Snel
    You try to be supportive through all the emotional ups and downs, but if you’re too supportive, they feel smothered. You want to give them the freedom necessary to grow, but not so much that they’re left vulnerable—and however you try to do it, you can count on being wrong. Parenting a teenager is a challenge, to be sure, but Eline Snel has some very good news for those facing… Read More

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  4. Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers

    Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child's Use of Technology

    • by
    • Lucy Jo Palladino
    Are your kids glued to their screens? Here is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives parents the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use. As children spend more of their time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, parents are becoming concerned about the effects of so much technology use—and they feel powerless to intervene. They… Read More

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  5. In Search of Being

    In Search of Being

    The Fourth Way to Consciousness

    • by
    • G. I. Gurdjieff
    Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep. Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the most… Read More

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  6. Sitting Still Like a Frog
  7. Taking the Leap

    Taking the Leap

    Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

    • by
    • Pema Chodron
    In this pithy, inspiring book, Pema Chödrön presents the Buddhist concept of shenpa, which can be translated as "getting stuck" or "getting hooked." Shenpa arises in that moment when life suddenly becomes disappointing, difficult, or painful. Perhaps someone criticizes your work, your appearance, or your child. Something within you tightens, shuts down. That's shenpa. After we tighten, we instinctively start to blame ourselves or others. We might get angry and… Read More

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  8. 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? … Read More

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  9. 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 love Psychotherapist David Richo on finding the right partner Meditation teacher Tara Brach… Read More

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  10. 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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