How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
Author: Andy Puddicombe
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Presents a program of meditation and mindfulness designed for busy people with hectic schedules, outlining exercises and techniques that can help improve one's physical and mental health in ten minutes per day.
'If you're thinking about trying mindfulness, this is the perfect introduction....I'm grateful to Andy for helping me on this journey.' BILL GATES 'It's kind of genius' EMMA WATSON Feeling stressed about Christmas/Brexit/everthing? Try this... Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes. Andy Puddicombe, founder of the celebrated Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. * Rest an anxious, busy mind * Find greater ease when faced with difficult emotions, thoughts, circumstances * Improve focus and concentration * Sleep better * Achieve new levels of calm and fulfilment. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are well documented and here Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.
'Andy Puddicombe is doing for meditation what Jamie Oliver has done for food' NEW YORK TIMES 'Takes a fresh look at how we've learned to eat' PRESS ASSOCIATION 'Not really a diet book, more a menu for eating your way through life' THE TIMES Formally The Headspace Diet, this book is designed to show you how to find your ideal weight in an easy, manageable and mindful way. It allows you to escape the endless diet trap by following simple yet potentially life-changing exercises in order to develop new effective habits and a much improved relationship with food and your body. The Headspace mission is to get as many people taking just 10 minutes out of their day to practise these powerful mindfulness techniques. Mindful eating is a key aspect of mindfulness and as you start to practise it you will notice profound results, both in terms of your shape but also your overall health and well being. Have you tried every diet going only to see the weight creep back on again? Do you feel guilty and anxious about eating certain foods? Or find yourself unable to resist that extra helping even if you're not actually that hungry? Are you unhappy with your body and how it looks and feels? Now is the time to stop what you're doing and try a different, healthy and brilliantly effective approach ...
'The expert's expert. Simplicity is the key with this technique.' The Times 'Do you guys know about Headspace...? It's kind of genuis.' Emma Watson The best start for your baby begins with your mind Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts on mindfulness, Andy Puddicombe, co - founder of Headspace, is your friendly guide in this wonderful new approach to pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Whether you are trying for a baby, are mid-term, or have already arrived home with your new baby, this practical and reassuring guide will teach you and your partner how to calmly navigate the anxieties and demands of this epic adventure. With helpful exercises for both mother to be and her partner, Andy shows how to live mindfully and get the most from pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. The Headspace Guide To...A Mindful Pregnancy provides you with tools to live mindfully during this rare and precious opportunity to nurture a healthy happy mind. Imagine creating the most peaceful environment possible for your child and this book will show you how.
Sniffer Dogs, Spy Bees and One Woman's Adventures in the Surveillance Society
Author: Amber Marks
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Crime detection has gone to the dogs and squirrels are being busted for espionage. If you've never wondered about the new direction of 'intelligence-led policing' in our society, now is the time to start. It was a chance encounter with a police sniffer-dog that drew criminal lawyer Amber Marks into the hidden world of the science of smell and its law-enforcement applications. Soon she stumbled into a wonderland of contemporary surveillance, where the spying skills of bees, dolphins and a myriad other critters were being harnessed to build a 'secure world' of bio-intelligence. From the businesses, scientists and military departments developing new smell-based surveillance technologies, to good old-fashioned police dogs, Amber discovered a secret world of security forces, where animals and scent are as important as intelligence agents and CCTV. Part polemical exploration of our burgeoning surveillance society, part humorous memoir, this intriguing book will capture your imagination and get you wondering: just who stands to benefit from all this 'security'?
‘I watched the mirror for a last view, for now, of the frozen mountains of Glen Coe. As the road bent and the outline of Buachaille Etive Mor slid into sight, I did what I always did, and always would. I felt for that flutter of awe and that indefinable, unmistakable quickening of the pulse.’
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.
Best-selling author, businessman and Senator Feargal Quinn firmly believes every business has the potential to survive and even thrive during a recession. In Mind Your Own Business, he uses real-life examples from the first two series of RTÉ television's hit programme, Feargal Quinn's Retail Therapy, as well as valuable experiences gained in his fifty-year career in business, to explain exactly how to do it. From the importance of setting the right tone in your business, to placing innovation at the heart of everything you do, responding to your customers' needs and planning for succession in a family-run business, he challenges many of the bad habits that can build up in businesses over the years. Throughout the book, he also provides a range of simple, easy-to-implement steps that owners and managers can take to chart their way out of trouble and achieve success even in challenging times.
Shadow was a zero, a nothing, one of a growing underclass thrown up in the wake of the vast corporate leviathans which daily swallow ever-growing tracts of a crumbling society. The Net was his home, as it was to six billion others, the virtual worlds behind the eyepiece a new underworld where hackers cut deals and peddled terrabyte chunks of ripped-off corporate cake. But it was just data, the elaborate VR tapestry was an illusion spun by hi-res stereo optics. Cyberspace was just an electrical mirage, no more real than TV or hi-fi. Until one day it changed. At some point - nobody knows when - something happened, something barely on the threshold of consciousness. ‘It’ somehow woke up, came alive. At first there were just thin rumours, the hushed whispers and urban myths that spread like a voice-born virus. But when a clan of high-tech pagans go crazy the stories darken and intensify - a diabolical force permeating the Net, a hideous presence growing in an embryonic cyberspace. Shadow was starting pick up the vibe, too, but Shiva, 2-Bit and the others didn't have much time for ghost stories. They were more interested in the news that was spreading across the underworld. Word was out that someone had finally done it: Direct Neural Interfacing - the holy grail of technology - was here, enabling a direct cortical jack between the human mind and the electrical miasma of the Net. The door to cyberspace was finally open. Suddenly an old flame is dead after shadowing a satellite hack; dead from that particular species of coronary failure that stinks of corpshop erasure. The uneasy stand-off between the 'Big Three' super-corporations is over, and a deadly race begins for a technology that will change everything. Shadow is suddenly centre-stage in a drama that will decide the future of humanity, and brings him to a climactic confrontation with the nameless horror that awaits in a new-born cyberspace.