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Use this guide to welcome the calm, soothing practice of meditation into your life. Trying to find a work/life balance can be exhausting, and we are always looking for ways to release tension and relax. Meditation is the perfect solution, and yet people often worry that to meditate properly they need to sit for hours in a contorted position! Written in a down-to-earth, accessible style, Stephanie Brookes sweeps aside these outdated stereotypes, and shows us how to incorporate simple meditation techniques into our busy, non-stop lives. Included are bespoke meditations for a wide range of situations, including meditations for self-healing, relationships and for when you are on the go. With the help of Stephanie's engaging and insightful information on the well-being benefits of meditation, you will learn how even a very short meditation can reduce stress, ease tension and set you on the path to inner peace.
From much-admired meditation expert and Western Buddhist thought leader, You Belong is a social and spiritual call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other To belong is to experience joy and freedom in any moment: to feel pleasure, dance in public, accept death, forgive what seems unforgiveable, and extend kindness to yourself and others (note: sometimes what's kind looks fierce). Even in these times of polarization and planetary crisis, belonging is possible. In fact, belonging is our only way forward. Full of practical wisdom and profound revelations, YOU BELONG makes a winning case for resisting the forces that demand separation and reclaiming the connection-and belonging-that have been ours all along.
When was the last time that reading the news made you feel good? Dear Reader, I know what you're thinking, is it some kind of macabre joke? Has she been in a coma? How can Ruby Wax write a book about good news when the world is facing the worst disaster since the Plague? Let me explain. I began writing in 2018, back when the world's worries were somewhat different. Climate change, greedy bankers, exam results, crap politicians, mental health: these are still HUGE ISSUES, but even the ancient soothsayers reading pig entrails couldn't have predicted this. This is my new mission: to share the green shoots of hope peeping through the soil of civilization. Literacy is at an all-time high, world-hunger is likely to be eradicated this century, technological improvements are saving lives - just to scratch the surface. I've talked to everyone from leaders to scientists to tech geniuses. I've done the research and practiced what I preach. And my conclusion? Behind the clouds, the sun still shines. So here's to the shoots - may they become a blueprint for how the world can shift for the good. Hopefully we'll learn from them. Love, Ruby
We know the stars, and have tamed most species that have crossed our paths; we've roamed the world over and travelled to Space; we've mastered industrialisation then created technology that our grandparents couldn't have dreamt of. So, what's next? Ruby Wax builds on her exploration on forgiveness to demonstrate that the next great barrier to progress is compassion. And Now for the Good News teaches us essential tools for making the most out of the relationships in our loves and protect our hearts and mind amidst the madness of hashtags and 24-hour news cycles. Introducing a new mindfulness practice (tuning into the body), Wax creates a call to arms to living more intuitive lives. Drawing on how education, businesses, technology can use kindness to reform - and better - themselves as well as the purpose of kindness, this book will investigate why greater compassion is our one-way ticket to a better future.
Finding Love Everywhere could prove to be a genuine alchemy stone. I hope so. Robert Holden offers wonderful insights that can help the vital new dawn appear within. - Daniel Ladinsky I didn't have much time for poetry when I was young, Robert Holden writes in the introduction to this elegant and inspiring book. Maybe I was in too much of a hurry... Fortunately for me, one poem after another found their way through my defenses and came to my rescue. Slowly, but surely, I began to see that inside each poem there was a gift waiting for me. A gift to help open up something inside of me - a new awareness, an epiphany, a cure for loneliness, renewed courage, and a call to action. Finding Love Everywhere offers that same gift to you in a luminous collection of original poetry set within a framework of deep wisdom from an acclaimed teacher. The 661/2 poems in these pages are meditations with lyrics, Robert explains, and they invite you on a journey that will awaken the awareness of love's presence all around you.
A man, his dog, and a long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries. In the tradition of many literary walkers, David W. Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back and forward, and most importantly, through the help of his young dog, Sam, try to find harmony in new beginnings and the uncertainties of the present. In a series of chapters, each dedicated to one walk during a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness, finding beauty, wonder, and comfort in the ordinary, and to see a life, a neighborhood, and even a country with brand new eyes. 'With gentle humor and brilliant musings, both past and present, Walks With Sam has the charm and the innate truthfulness that some find in a work of art, a daily quest tinged with wonder and mystery with each forward step.' L.B.Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley.
Yoga is a popular physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India, and in recent years Western culture has embraced yoga's power of simplicity, stillness and mental poise. This serene calendar offers up step-by-step instructions of how to perform 12 simple poses, set on inspirational backgrounds. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Two minutes is all you need to transform your sleep habits. Sleep is essential to our mental and physical health, yet in this frantic, demanding world it can be hard to achieve the quality rest our bodies and minds require. Drawing on a range of proven mindfulness techniques, including visualisation, affirmations and meditation, the easy two-minute exercises in this book are designed to fit around your life. Psychologist Corinne Sweet troubleshoots common sleep problems and reveals the simple habits to adopt to set yourself up for a good night's rest. In the time it takes to boil the kettle, or after a car journey, these exercises will leave you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalised.
A beautifully designed introduction to the Japanese concept of 'Kaizen' - the art of self-improvement. Kaizen is a term that has long been used in the business world to emphasise constant development and transformation. But Kaizen has the power to transform all areas of life. Learn how even the smallest steps can help us to form new habits, build confidence and break down our in-built resistance to life's challenges. Rooted in 2,000 year old wisdom, Kaizen reinforces the benefits positive change, one step at a time. With over 70 simple prompts and exercises to help you improve your health, relationships and wellbeing or save money and excel at work, everything you need to know to utilise Kaizen every day is here.
A down-to-earth guide to meditation and getting high on life. Heavily Meditated has everything you need to know to get hooked on meditation for good. Presented in a simple, friendly, accessible style that even the busiest of meditation-doubters can relate to, this book clearly outlines: - What meditation is - Five fundamental techniques (and which one is right for you) - Where, when and how to sit - How to deal with thoughts - Why meditation is so damn good for you - How to measure your meditation practice - How to set goals and get hooked on meditation - How to upgrade your practice from habit to ritual Filled with exercises, worksheets, cheat sheets and other practical tools, as well as relatable personal stories to light your way, Heavily Meditated is your down-to-earth guide to meditation, and how to turn it into a habit that sticks and reap the benefits of a happier, calmer and more intentional life.
An examination of the use of psychedelics for understanding ourselves, connecting with the world around us, and enacting outer change through inner transformation * Explores sacred tools and technologies to help us reestablish a lost ideology of unity, with a specific focus on natural plant/fungi psychedelics * Looks at the history of psychedelics and their role in facilitating natural intelligence's ability to increase itself through ongoing analysis of its own experience * Provides guidelines for safely using natural plant/fungi psychedelics and integrating them into society to access unified consciousness and restore balance to our world Our ecological, social, and political issues all stem from the ideologies that drive our collective actions. In contrast to our innate humanity, which is rooted in unity, these ideologies have led us to believe that we are separate from each other, separate from nature, and separate from the results of our actions. Such a worldview encourages individuals to maximize self-interest, which then causes fragmentation, conflict, pollution, and the depletion of natural resources. Offering practical steps that we can take to heal ourselves and our fragmented world, author Daniel Grauer explores the use of sacred tools and technologies, such as natural psychedelics, meditation, and yoga, in order to reestablish an ideology of unity, work in symbiotic harmony with the Earth, and restore our world as a sustainable and prosperous whole. Grauer explains how individuals--and by extension societies--benefit from safely accessing transcendent states of consciousness, such as those provided by psychedelics. He explores how psychoactive substances have been used throughout history all over the world for healing, personal growth, spiritual development, and revealing hidden truths, such as in the Eleusinian Mysteries, Soma practices in Vedic India, and rituals in several South American indigenous cultures. Drawing on the plant intelligence work of Paul Stamets and Stephen Buhner, Grauer shows that the growth of individual and collective intelligence is hindered by the prohibition of psychedelics, which naturally foster humanity's capacity for analysis, innovation, and cooperation. In addition to creating a sense of unity with all things, psychedelics offer the mind a new perspective from which to analyze its experience and heighten its awareness. Drawing on his own experience and research, Grauer provides guidelines for how to safely use natural plant/fungi psychedelics in order to access the unified consciousness of our ancestors and induce the states of awareness we need to restore natural harmony to our world.
Sleep is the ultimate act of self-care, yet the quest to get a good night's rest is never ending. In The Calm & Cozy Book of Sleep, sleep coach Beth Wyatt helps you get the sleep you need for a healthy life, discussing a multitude of fascinating sleep topics, from sleep basics to waking up in the morning and beyond, including: Perfecting your sleep environment Celebrating sleepiness Changing your relationship with your bed Practicing peaceful bedtime activities Sleeping with pets Using sleep aids Napping Focusing on rest Managing anxiety and racing thoughts Creating an enjoyable morning routine Approaching sleep in a fresh, relatable, and non-clinical way, The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep shares tried-and-true tips to help you fall asleep (and stay asleep)-effortlessly and naturally-and convinces you to learn to love sleep. The Live Well series from Rock Point invites you to create a life you love through multiple acts of self-discovery and reinvention. These encouraging gift books touch on fun yet hardworking self-improvement strategies, whether it's learning to value progress over perfection, taking time to meditate and slow down to literally smell the roses, or finding time to show gratitude and develop a personal mantra. From learning how to obtain more restful sleep and creating a healthy work/life balance to developing personal style and your own happy place, the Live Well series encourages you to live your best life. Other titles in the series include: Progress Over Perfection; Find Your Flow; Be Happy; Seeking Slow; Finding Gratitude; Eff This! Meditation; The Joy of Forest Bathing; Find Your Mantra; It Had to be You; Men's Society; Genius Jokes; Beating Burnout; Ayurveda for Life; Choose Happy; and You Got This.