44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice Off the Cushion and Into the Real World
Author: Biet Simkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover the forty-four laws of life that are the missing link between the desire to meditate and the motivation needed to maintain a regular meditation practice, process the emotional fallout of meditative experiences, and find spiritual fulfillment. Biet Simkin knows from personal experience that finding your way to transformation and mindfulness isn’t always easy. Drawing on hard-won wisdom from her journey through addiction, personal tragedy, and the New York rock-n-roll scene, Biet shares the guidance you’ll need to move from meltdowns to miracles. Don’t Just Sit There! is a guidebook that will empower you to dive into meditation by helping you work through the not-so-peaceful side of achieving peace. With insights on forty-four laws of human experience, it provides week-by-week instructions to process each one. From the Law of Focus to the Law of Desire, these aspects of spiritual life can become obstacles without the tools to properly face them. Experienced and novice meditators alike can benefit from Biet’s frank, freeing advice on how to establish a lifelong practice in an often chaotic modern world. By confronting the disruptive quality of spiritual life, you can motivate yourself to realize the meditative practice of your dreams.
Transitioning to a Standing and Dynamic Workstation for Whole-Body Health
Author: Katy Bowman
Publisher: Propriometric Press
Category: Health & Fitness
If sitting is indeed the new smoking, then certainly we should quit. But is sitting really the problem, or is something else going on? Is getting better as simple as kicking over your chair and standing all dayin front of the same computer, under the same fluorescent lightingor is there something more to be learned from the data about how people work best? "Don't Just Sit There" explains why swapping one static position for another isn't taking a big enough look at the problem, and provides corrective exercise and lifestyle solutions to help you safely and effectively transition away from the conventional office set-upallowing you to reap the enormous benefits of moving more throughout the day while getting your work done. "Don't Just Sit There" presents: How conventional office arrangements are capping our level of health and why this can't be offset with a daily bout of exercise That sitting and screen-time are two different variables and should be treated as such Corrective exercises to sit, stand, and move better without leaving your office How to boost your creativity and energy levels at the office With clear, science-based explanations, Bowman lays out the issues created by conventional office environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to a more dynamic set-up safely and effectively. With over twenty exercises, this is a must-have for anyone hoping to increase their daily movement and improve their health without sacrificing their productivity.
A True Account of a Frightening Experience and a Self-Help Book for Women
Author: L. Wilson
What would your reaction be if assaulted at knifepoint? If you were kidnapped or were at the mercy of a lunatic for hours? If you remained alive…would you contact the authorities? Thousands of women are attacked every year, but only an estimated 1 in 20 ever reports the incident to the police. Just 1 in 10 of those ever follows through with the process of pressing charges, and only 1 in 10 of those remaining ever sees the inside of a courtroom. This allows too many criminals to continue to freely roam the streets, able to viciously attack again & again. This story is a completely true account of an assault & abduction, where the victim was fortunate enough to be able to walk away unharmed, and the 6 months of various events that followed. Every woman, from young teens to the elderly should read the information contained in these pages…something in them may someday be very useful and save their lives…or help put their attacker behind thick, steel bars in prison.
A qualified surf lifeguard, a champion swimmer, a second-degree black belt in tae kwon-do, a speedway and racing car champion, a gold medal-winning athlete in world games, a qualified pilot, a successful businessman, a husband and father of three children . . . and he has no legs. At nine years of age Tony Christiansen lost his legs in a railway accident but chose not to say "can't". Suggested level: secondary.
Popular TV and radio personality Wallace Chapman is on a mission. A mission to chill us all out. He's thought a lot about the syndrome of modern life and thinks he has a few answers. Ranging over such subjects as careers, technology, health and well-being, food, sex and relationships, and employing a captivating mix of pop psychology, science, philosophy and humour, Chapman distils the many mixed messages we receive on a daily basis into a self-help book that's not actually a self-help book.
Get away from doing and into being with this lively, down-to-earth guide to your own meditation retreat by beloved mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Presenting what Jon Kabat-Zinn has called "endearingly personal mindfulness wisdom," she offers a three-day retreat plan accompanied by timeless lessons -- always grounded in real life -- on how anyone can achieve calm, clarity and joy through meditation practices.
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There offers anyone who would like to learn how to coach or to develop their existing coaching skills a practical guide to coaching people using a predominantly non-directive approach. It explores how a coach can help others to think through their situation and find their own way forward, one which reflects the reality and constraints of their situation. The book considers the skills which underpin successful coaching – listening attentively, asking questions that help the other to think, and playing back to communicate or check understanding. It explores the spectrum of directive to non-directive coaching, considers practical aspects such as confidentiality, describes a range of tools that a coach might use, and looks at how a line manager can adopt a coaching style. It also considers the philosophical and psychological foundations of non-directive coaching. Written by an experienced coach in clear and easily understood language Aimed at managers, consultants and HR professionals who want to use a non-directive approach to empowering others and releasing their potential Chapters can be read as stand alone guides to topics such as listening, questioning, becoming a capable coach, and the inner game of coaching