Calm

Calm the Mind. Change the World

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241284503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm

Calm

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062439189

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Calm

Calm the Mind. Change the World

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241309018

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 224

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Based on the popular iPhone app, a visually exciting, practical, and playful interactive guide to twenty-first century meditation that provides simple tools, tricks, and habits to find tranquility and focus, improve creativity and productivity, achieve better mental and physical health, and ultimately transform your life. Achieving mindfulness doesn't require a huge lifestyle shift or special training. It's about mastering simple habits that work with the demands of your busy life. It uses the abilities you're born with: creativity, spontaneity, and awareness of the world around you. There are no rules to follow or break. Everyone can achieve calm--including you. In Calm, Michael Acton Smith combines fascinating neurological research, ancient wisdom, and real-life experiences to demystify meditation and show you the many simple ways to be mindful everyday. Crafted to resemble a journal, filled with beautiful and inspiring artwork, and divided into eight life-balancing sections--Nature, Work, Creativity, Children, Travel, Relationships, Food, and Sleep--Calm can help you change your perspective and rediscover the pleasures of the world. Each section blends fascinating research, creative prompts, activities, instructions, and insights that will stimulate your senses and inspire you. Calm can be used multiple times a day or whenever you need it to find a little peace. Take a walk without a fixed destination, savor a piece of chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe, and go slowly. Calm your mind--and change your world.

Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler

Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind

Author: Elisha Goldstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711321

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 95

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A licensed psychologist and co-founder of the Mindfulness Center for Psychotherapy and Psychiatry offers easy mental exercises and techniques to help remain calm while traveling, describing how to gain freedom from your worries and find a place of harmony.

The Book of Calm

Clarity, Compassion, and Choice in a Turbulent World

Author: Nancy G. Shapiro

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522493

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

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Using real-life stories, scientific concepts, and awareness tools, The Book of Calm challenges the constraints of inevitable change and turbulent events with a dynamic stance of clarity, compassion, and choice. Transitions expert Nancy G. Shapiro moves gracefully and deliberately through subjects as diverse as welcoming paradox, fierce self-care, power and conversation, and the difficult task of connecting with others when faced with our thousand-fold differences―providing convincing evidence that people stuck in fear or indecision can experience profound insights, break harmful habits, and move into their own wisdom by letting go of old beliefs. Inspiring and compelling, The Book of Calm supports readers to reimagine and renew their lives and their place in the world by transforming patterns within thoughts, language, and behaviors―one person, one family, one community at a time.

Seeking the Calm in the Storm

Managing Chaos in Your Business Life

Author: Judith M. Bardwick

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130090317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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A guide to finding new balance in your work - and your life. This book explains why you're so stressed, and offers advice on how to change the situation. Learn how to: turn vague anxieties into solvable problems; find the right organization for your work style, and the right work style for your organization; Clear away unnecessary complexity and unproductive clutter; stop serving your technology - and make it serve you.

Mind Calm

The Modern-Day Meditation Technique that Gives You 'Peace with Mind'

Author: Sandy Newbigging

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781803099

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

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Welcome to the meditation technique that you've been looking for. With MIND CALM you will learn how to let go of the constant chatter in your mind, gain clarity, perform at your best, worry less, heal faster, sleep better, improve relationships, and feel more calm, confident and content - whenever you want. In this remarkable book, Sandy C. Newbigging gives you a masterclass in the mind and how to meditate using his highly effective and enjoyable MIND CALM meditation. He reveals the eye-opening insights that sit at the heart of his approach; including the main hidden causes of a busy mind, the 'peace with mind' miracle, why there's more to life than you think, and how there is a silent solution to any problem - all brought together brilliantly with a 10-part programme that ultimately proves that the secret to success is stillness. Discover first-hand the peaceful presence of your own being, feel the power of the present moment, and be amazed by how still your mind can be.

Get Some Headspace

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125001414X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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As a former Buddhist monk with over 10 years of teaching experience, Andy Puddicombe has been acknowledged as the UK's foremost mindfulness meditation expert. Like his readers and students, he began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine-proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Simple exercises, stories and techniques culled from Andy's years of experience will help anyone calm the chatter in their minds. The result? More headspace, less stress. Get Some Headspace also brings us the extraordinary science behind this seemingly simple cure-all. This book and practice will help readers positively impact every area of their physical and mental health through mindfulness, from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...and the list goes on and on.

The Mindfulness Journal

Exercises to help you find peace and calm wherever you are

Author: Corinne Sweet,Marcia Mihotich

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 075226561X

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are. The Mindfulness Journal offers an introduction to mindfulness and easy exercises that can be done whether you are sitting at your desk, squeezed on to a crowded train, or standing in line at the supermarket. This beautifully illustrated journal is your indispensable companion to a more peaceful, stress-free day.

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day

A Guided Meditation

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466815825

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

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How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day: A Guided Meditation. Teaser Bonus! From one of the world's top mindfulness experts comes the ultimate tool for clearing out mental clutter and improving every aspect of your physical and mental health. With this ten-minute guided meditation, learn a simple yet powerful technique that's been tested by time and now adapted to fit into even the most hectic modern lifestyle. And reap incredible benefits! Doing this exercise on a daily basis can help you relieve stress, have stronger relationships, reduce anxiety, sleep more, find a healthy weight, control your emotions, be more productive... the list goes on and on. If you enjoy this meditation, don't miss Andy Puddicombe's book GET SOME HEADSPACE (coming June 2012), which provides many more techniques and exercises, as well as the fascinating science behind mindfulness.

Real Calm

Handle stress and take back control

Author: Psychologies Magazine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857086677

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Let Psychologies Magazine show you the path to a calmer, happier life Real Calm is your guide to getting rid of stress for good. The unrelenting demands of everyday life never stop, and stress is a natural byproduct of modern life; you cannot change that, but you can change your response. Psychologies Magazine, the leading magazine for intelligent people, explores stress, calm and the spectrum in between to show you how to cope. Packed with tips, ideas and expert insight, this book draws on cutting edge global research to help you understand your brain's response to stress and build real calm into your everyday life. What does life look like when you're calm? What are the obstacles standing in your way? How is stress affecting you right now? Let the experts guide you to the answers you need, and start living better today. Everyone knows that stress is bad for your health, relationships, productivity and quality of life — but how can we avoid it? The answer is we can't — we can only temper our response, use the stress as a tool or make it go away. This book shows you how, with clear, helpful advice and a real-world focus on the little things that have a great impact on your day-to-day. Explore what real calm means to you Learn what's standing between you and your peace of mind Identify your stressors and develop a self-care plan Deal with the big things, and let the little things go Motivational, inspirational and highly practical, Real Calm is your roadmap to a happier, healthier, calmer you.

The brilliant book of calm

Down to earth ideas for finding inner peace in a chaotic world

Author: Tania Ahsan

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 190818938X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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For most of us, trying to find a moment of peace in our hectic schedule is like searching for a needle in a haystack. When faced with a crisis it's more likely that we'll fly into a panic than calmly assess the situation and formulate a plan to deal with the problem. With the help of The brilliant book of calm you can take charge of your life like never before, so that when push comes to shove and the proverbial hits the fan, all you need to do is take a deep breath before you deal with whatever life has thrown at you. Packed with advice on how to slow down, calm down and find your inner Zen master, The brilliant book of calm will help you find and maintain a balanced perspective on life, so that you can deal with anything. Whether you're permanently stressed-out or just in need of a bit of a push in a calmer direction, Tania Ahsan's road-tested advice will enable you to live a calmer, richer and happier life. Simply brilliant.

Anger Habit

Proven Principles to Calm the Stormy Mind

Author: Carl Semmelroth,Donald Smith

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402252552

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Semmelroth takes you step by step through the process of identifying and getting over the anger habit.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

How to be Calm in a Busy World

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241980135

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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"Is it the world that's busy, or is it my mind?" The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with relationships and loved ones, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Even as we speed toward what comes next, Haemin Sunim's messages of encouragement speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down. Overwhelmingly popular in his native Korea, Haemin Sunim is a spiritual leader whose teachings transcend religions and borders and resonate with people of all ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, he shows, as millions have seen, he succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

The Mind to Lead

Coaching for Calm, Confident Power

Author: Suzanne Kryder Ph. D.

Publisher: Neuroleap Press

ISBN: 9780983879800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Thanks to advances in neuroscience including the validated effectiveness of mindfulness practice, you can be the calm, confident leader you've always known you could be - the leader people want to follow. This captivating introduction to the emerging fields of neuroleadership and mindful leadership will help you: >Stop overreacting to bad news and difficult people. >Let go of your fears of being in charge. >Stay calm, get what you want, and enjoy challenging conversations with employees, clients, and your boss. >Feel totally confident when making tough decisions. >Use links to our website packed with valuable assessments, audio, and other resources. The Mind to Lead brain-based coaching model helps leaders be less reactive, more focused, and more self-confident. Just imagine what you can accomplish with that mindset! If you're looking for a way to translate your silent mindfulness practice to your work environment, The Mind to Lead model describes specific tools and exercises for staying present and communicating calmly in even the most difficult situations. Learn how busy leaders like yourself improved their productivity and effectiveness by incorporating practical brain-based techniques---some taking only ten seconds---into their work day and leadership style. In addition to mindfulness tools, read how Suzanne's coaching clients used The Work (2011, Byron Katie International, Inc) to investigate judgmental thoughts and increase their confidence as leaders. Thanks to the plasticity of the brain and mind, you can create lasting change in yourself, your team, and your organization.

The Secret to Clara's Calm

Author: Tamara Levitt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293902

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 1976

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Clara was a happy girl—until suddenly something didn’t go her way. Clara was a happy and popular girl. But when she lost her temper one too many times, she lost her friends with it. Clara was left all alone for summer vacation, until she received an unexpected visit from the coolest customer around: Brodhi the Bird. Over butter tarts, Brodhi teaches Clara to calm her temper through the art of meditation. Come September, Clara’s ready to go back to school and win back her friends—but will her newfound sense of calm survive the first day?

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079364

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

The Anxiety Journal

Exercises to soothe stress and eliminate anxiety wherever you are

Author: Corinne Sweet

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0752266268

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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While some forms of anxiety are natural, even helpful, anxiety disorders can lead you into a spiral of stress and worry, and interfere with your everyday life. Practical, supportive and uplifting, this is a journal for anyone who struggles with anxiety, whether in the form of phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety (GAD) or day-to-day worrying. Beautifully illustrated by Marcia Mihotich, The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet encourages you to use CBT techniques and mindfulness exercises to help you better understand your anxiety and help you to achieve peace and calm. Whether you're awake at 4am unable to turn off those racing thoughts, or struggling to get yourself together before a presentation, The Anxiety Journal will help to soothe stress and reduce worry, identify negative thought-cycles, and provide you with techniques to combat anxiety wherever you are.

Calm for Life

The Relaxed Way to Take Control of Your Life, Health, Fortune and Peace of Mind

Author: Paul Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140280708

Category: Relaxation

Page: 352

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Paul Wilson concentrates on long-term remedies for eliminating stress, tension and negativity by giving simple directives on how to spread calm thoughout the whole of life, and achieve serenity.

Blue Mind

The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Author: Wallace J. Nichols

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316252077

Category: Science

Page: 352

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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.