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Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki put it best when he said, “You are perfect just as you are, and you could use a little improvement.” We hope the titles below will help you grow into your most brilliant self.

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  1. Feeling Wisdom

    Feeling Wisdom

    Working with Emotions Using Buddhist Teachings and Western Psychology

    • by
    • Rob Preece
    The realm of emotion is one of those areas where Buddhism and Western psychology are often thought to be at odds: Are emotions to be valued, examined, worked with as signs leading us to deeper self-knowledge? Or are they something to be ignored and avoided as soon as we recognize them? Rob Preece feels that neither of those extremes is correct. He charts a path through the emotions as they… Read More

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  2. The Weight Escape

    The Weight Escape

    How to Stop Dieting and Start Living

    • by
    • Russ Harris,
    • Ann Bailey,
    • Joseph Ciarrochi
    Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape offers something life-changingly different.Using the mindfulness-based method called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Russ Harris, author of the best-selling Happiness Trap; psychological practitioner Ann Bailey; and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi show you how to make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can keep… Read More

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  3. The Power of Grace

    The Power of Grace

    Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path

    • by
    • David Richo
    Perhaps you’ve had one of those moments when everything, quite unexpectedly, simply falls into place; or, when you’ve been puzzling over an impossible question and—pow!—the answer suddenly arises, seemingly out of nowhere. These and other such experiences are not caused by our efforts. They are moments of grace, the gift dimension of life. Grace is generally associated with religion, but, as Dave Richo shows, you don’t need to be religious… Read More

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  4. Your Body Knows the Answer

    Your Body Knows the Answer

    Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity

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    • David I. Rome
    A manual for Mindful Focusing, a new integration of Eastern and Western techniques for accessing your inherent wisdom.Ever come up against one of those moments when life requires a response—and you feel clueless? We all have. But there’s good news: you have all the wisdom you need to respond to any situation, even the “impossible” ones. It’s a matter of tuning in to your felt sense: that subtle physical… Read More

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  5. The Illustrated Happiness Trap

    The Illustrated Happiness Trap

    How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

    • by
    • Russ Harris,
    • Bev Aisbett
    There’s this idea going around that we’re always supposed to be happy—and it’s making us miserable. The good news is, if you can learn to let go of that impossible expectation, your life will be a whole lot happier. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a simple, self-administered therapy that uses mindfulness to enable you to do just that. This fun, illustrated guide to the method that’s made life… Read More

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  6. How to Be an Adult in Relationships

    How to Be an Adult in Relationships

    The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

    • by
    • David Richo
    “Most people think of love as a feeling,” says David Richo, “but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present.” Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships that focuses not on finding an ideal mate but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Here, he explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play… Read More

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  7. Embracing the Shadow

    Embracing the Shadow

    Discovering the Hidden Riches in Our Relationships

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    • David Richo
    Our “shadow” side comes to the surface in relationships more than anywhere else. The good news is that when we recognize and understand that we can work with our tendency to project our shadow onto those with whom we’re in relationship, we can release ourselves from the habit to hurt or control one another, and we can tame our retaliatory impulses. Using Buddhist-inspired mindfulness techniques and practices for cultivating… Read More

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  8. 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… Read More

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  9. Taking the Leap

    Taking the Leap

    Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

    • by
    • Pema Chödrön
    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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  10. The Healing Power of the Breath

    The Healing Power of the Breath

    Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

    • by
    • Richard Brown, MD,
    • Patricia Gerbarg, MD
    Here’s a drug-free, side-effect free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative… Read More

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