Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate

Author: David Michie
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519259X
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“This book is better than chocolate!”—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times best-selling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want Distractions are everywhere these days. Our thoughts drift to what we need to do tomorrow, or what went wrong yesterday. Even pleasurable things—like eating chocolate—don’t receive our full attention. We miss out on joy that is easily within reach! In Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate, David Michie gives us the tools to rewire our brains for happiness. “Mindfulness” is paying attention to the present moment, deliberately and nonjudgmentally—and science has shown that those who practice it experience a wealth of benefits: Reduced stress Stronger immune systems More ease in breaking bad habits Improved self-esteem Enhanced mental clarity Sharper memory Overall well-being . . . and better-tasting chocolate! As Michie explains, the way we see the world is our own creation. Drawing on both Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he teaches us how to experience a mind free of stress and dullness. By harnessing the power of mindfulness and meditation, we can find everything we need to be fulfilled, productive, and content!

Why Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate

Author: David Michie
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743319134
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Mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress, improve performance, manage pain and increase wellbeing. These are the reasons why elite athletes, performing artists and business leaders are taking up the practice, and why it is being introduced into the world's most successful companies, banks, business schools - even the US Army...David Michie introduces mindfulness practice and offers innovative solutions to common obstacles. Drawing on ancient Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he also takes us beyond 'mindfulness lite,' offering lucid instructions on how to experience the pristine nature of one's own consciousness directly.an encounter that is truly life-changing...Written with warmth and good humour, 'Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate' is the ultimate guide to self-discovery. It will make chocolate taste better too!

Better Than Chocolate

Author: Debby Mayne
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424550742
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Being busy is a way of life for most women, but it is essential to take time and immerse our thoughts in what is really important: God's Word. His message is often the only thing we have to cling to when things get rough."My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:50And when everything is going well, we need to remember where the blessings originated."Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4"Better Than Chocolate: Tasty Morsels of God's Goodness" is a collection of 365 devotionals that busy women can read and enjoy while having their morning cup of coffee, waiting in the carpool lane, or ending the day and turning off the light. It gives them the opportunity to reflect on how God's Word relates to their lives. We all have to deal with ups, downs, and everything in between, but we can be sure that the Lord is with us every step of the way.

Mindful Leadership

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller, Ph.D
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147584915X
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Practical, field-tested advice on how academic leaders can apply the principles of mindful leadership.

Buddhism For Pet Lovers

Author: David Michie
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760638617
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The bonds we share with our pets go beyond words and are often deeper than many of our human relationships. What is the nature of these close connections? And what if our influence on pets, both in life and especially through sickness and death, is far more powerful than we ever conceived? David Michie draws on ancient Buddhist wisdom, supported by contemporary science, to provide fascinating insights into animal consciousness. He proposes that the pets with whom we share our lives are not there by accident. Whether your animal companion has fur, feathers or fins, he offers a treasury of practical tools to enhance your relationship with them in everyday life, as well as during times of challenge. Written with humour and compassion, and including extraordinary true stories from around the world, Buddhism for Pet Lovers reveals how our animal companions may indeed be among our most precious partners. For in helping them, our own lives are incomparably enriched too. 'If you have ever deeply loved an animal, this is, without doubt, the book for you.' Gail Pope, BrightHaven 'Our pets offer us one of our greatest opportunities to add compassion to the world. This book helps direct us to a path toward the blossoming of that opportunity.' Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words, and What Animals Think and Feel

Mindfulness For Chocolate Lovers

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538129078
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Would you rather eat chocolate than meditate? What if you could simultaneously do both and achieve your most out-of-reach life goals? In Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers, Diane Gehart combines wit, wisdom, and a touch of sweetness to help you uncover playful ways to transform any aspect of your life.

Beyond Chocolate

Author: Sophie Boss
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405520469
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Are you unhappy with your body but fed up with constant dieting? Would you like to lose weight without depriving yourself of the food you love? Serial dieters for years, Sophie and Audrey Boss finally overcame their weight problems when they discovered the key to success: break free from the diet mentality and learn how to listen to your body so that you can make food choices that really work for you. This book sets out a new, liberating approach to establishing a healthy and satisfying relationship with food, and a positive body image. Based on extensive research and workshops for women with weight issues, Beyond Chocolate will help you to: Eat whatever you want without feeling guilty· Lose weight and not worry that you'll put it back on· Only think about food when you are hungry· Stop when you are satisfied· Feel comfortable in your body· Wear clothes you like and feel good in Beyond Chocolate is your passport to freedom!

Consumed Rethinking Business In The Era Of Mindful Spending

Author: Andrew Benett
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230110526
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As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.

Dalai Lama S Cat And The Four Paws Of Spiritual Success

Author: David Michie
Editor: Hay House Visions
ISBN: 9781401959456
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If you're wondering how being in the presence of an enlightened person may be communicated on the pages of book written by a flawed and complex-if extremely beautiful-cat, let me confess that my only job here is to offer you a mirror. A looking glass of a particular kind. One that reflects back not the contours of your nose or the arch of your brow, but which provides a much deeper reflection of who and what you are. Look closely, dear reader, there's no need to be afraid. For what you will discover, if you ever doubted it, is that your own true nature is quite different from whatever flecks and imperfections may temporarily obscure it. At heart you are a being whose pristine nature is nothing other than pure, great love and pure, great compassion. Mine too!

Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052870
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The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).

Mindfulness For Health

Author: Vidyamala Burch
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349403201
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Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. This new book shares the secrets of the Mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy, developed by Vidyamala Burch at the Breathworks centre in Manchester and which has its roots in the groundbreaking work of pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the US. The Breathworks Centre and its affiliates around the world have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

When The Chocolate Runs Out

Author: Thubten Yeshe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718798
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To know Lama Yeshe was to know he loved chocolate; it was his favorite metaphor to describe the nature of our attachments. This funny and trenchant little volume answers the question of how we can be happy even after the "chocolate" has run out. By cutting the cords of attachment, we discover the indestructible happiness that has always been--and always will be--available to us. Capturing the remarkable personality of Lama, who played an integral role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the world, When the Chocolate Runs Out will delight both readers who have known Lama Yeshe for decades and those who have never encountered this timelessly inspiring teacher. At once lighthearted and profound, this delightful book of wisdom is a perfect companion to How to Be Happy by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Focused And Fearless

Author: Shaila Catherine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719816
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With this accesssible guide, meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain extraordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples and pragmatic "how to" instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.

Journal Of Dispute Resolution

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The Magician Of Lhasa

Author: David Michie
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ISBN: 9781401962579
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When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas to safety. Half a century later, in a paradox of similarly troubling circumstances, Matt Lester is called upon to convey his own particular wisdom as a scientist, when Matt's nanotech project is mysteriously moved from London to a research incubator in Los Angeles. Tenzin and Matt embark on parallel adventures which have spine-chilling connections. Tenzin's perilous journey through the Himalayas, amid increasing physical hardship and the ever-present horror of Red Army capture, is mirrored by Matt's contemporary, but no less traumatic challenges, as his passionate relationship with his fiancee, Isabella, and his high-flying career undergo escalating crises. It is at the moment when both Tenzin and Matt face catastrophe that their stories converge, spectacularly transforming our understanding of all that has gone before.

Weeknight Paleo

Author: Julie Mayfield
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062419668
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The bestselling authors of Paleo Comfort Foods and Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods are back with easy, delicious, quick, family-friendly Paleo recipes for dinner, featuring plenty of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Here are 100 satisfying Paleo recipes to add variety and keep your family well fed, no matter how hectic or busy your day. For those new to Paleo or in need of a refresher, the Mayfields list the equipment, appliances, and pantry staples you’ll need to set up a Paleo kitchen, and provide prep tips, meal plans, and shopping lists to organize weekly meals. Filled with more than sixty gorgeous color photographs, Weeknight Paleo presents a range of delicious fare, including: Quickfire Meals—dishes that can be prepped, cooked, and served in under 30 minutes, such as Chicken Salad Four Ways, Summer Roll in a Bowl, and Trout in Parchment with Tomatoes and Basil Sauce; One-Dish Meals—less prep and less cleanup with these simple recipes for Oven-Roasted Steaks with Broccoli and Cauliflower, One-Pan Fajitas, and Turkey Cutlets with Stuffing; Family Favorites—top picks from the Mayfield’s own household, such as Chicken Nuggests Redux, Shrimp and Grits, and Wonton-ish Soup; Fix It and Forget It!—meals that can be made in your slow cooker, Instant Pot or Dutch oven like Pork Tinga, Chicken Verde, and Slow Cooker Short Ribs; Get Your Veggies—Carrot Salad, Lime Chipotle Slaw, and other basic salads as well as Mashed Sweet Potatoes with creative variations; Sweets and Treats—recipes to satisfy a celebratory sweet tooth like Lemon Curd Bites, Apple Crisps with Whipped Coconut Cream, and Flourless Chocolate Mini Cakes! Make dinner quick, easy, and appealing with this latest collection of enticing and healthy Paleo meals!

I M Chocolate You Re Vanilla

Author: Marguerite Wright
Editor: Jossey-Bass
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Offers advice on building self-esteem and instilling in youngsters a positive racial identity

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Conflict Of Interest

Author: David Michie
Editor: Vault Books
ISBN: 9780648866503
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Quit Comfort Eating

Author: Susan Albers
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523115
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Why can't so many smart people lose weight? The answer: low emotional intelligence can lock you into a vicious cycle of dieting failure. Dr Susan Albers, accomplished expert in emotional eating and weight loss, has created an accessible three-step plan that will teach you how to combat the most common emotional barriers to weight loss. Her EAT plan tackles comfort eating, the pressure of social eating so common in offices, stress-triggered eating, eating to avoid emotional problems and using food to numb trauma. Drawing on mindfulness, Dr Albers provides 25 tools and techniques readers can use to tailor their eating to the demands of their own lives, their preferences and moods. Reverse a lifetime of overeating and comfort bingeing with Quit Comfort Eating.