Just One Thing

Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

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Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825698

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works. This guide offers simple things you can do routinely, mainly inside your mind, that will support and increase your sense of security and worth, resilience, effectiveness, well-being, insight, and inner peace. For example, they include: taking in the good, protecting your brain, feeling safer, relaxing anxiety about imperfection, not knowing, enjoying your hands, taking refuge, and filling the hole in your heart. At first glance, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of these seemingly simple practices. But they will gradually change your brain through what’s called experience-dependent neuroplasticity. Moment to moment, whatever you're aware of—sounds, sensations, thoughts, or your most heartfelt longings—is based on underlying neural activities. This book offers simple brain training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just one practice each day can help you to: • Be good to yourself • Enjoy life as it is • Build on your strengths • Be more effective at home and work • Make peace with your emotions With over fifty daily practices you can use anytime, anywhere, Just One Thing is a groundbreaking combination of mindfulness meditation and neuroscience that can help you deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness.

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

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Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459624157

Category:

Page: 348

View: 2554

Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

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Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385347332

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 9836

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

Resilient

How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

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Author: Rick Hanson, Ph.D.,Forrest Hanson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0451498852

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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These days it’s hard to count on the world outside. So it’s vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion—the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world. True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions. We need resilience every day to raise a family, work at a job, cope with stress, deal with health problems, navigate issues with others, heal from old pain, and simply keep on going. With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to develop twelve vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system. Then no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be able to feel less stressed, pursue opportunities with confidence, and stay calm and centered in the face of adversity. This practical guide is full of concrete suggestions, experiential practices, personal examples, and insights into the brain. It includes effective ways to interact with others and to repair and deepen important relationships. Warm, encouraging, and down-to-earth, Dr. Hanson’s step-by-step approach is grounded in the science of positive neuroplasticity. He explains how to overcome the brain’s negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, self-worth, joy, and inner peace.

Just One Thing Card Deck

52 Practices for More Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

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Author: Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781683731085

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Living with Your Heart Wide Open

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame

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Author: Steve Flowers,Bob Stahl

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608824465

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 6064

The way we talk to ourselves is often unkind and filled with self-judgments. These overly harsh self-criticisms can make us feel unworthy and incomplete. What if what you really need is not higher standards for yourself, but greater self-compassion? In Living with Your Heart Wide Open, you’ll discover how mindfulness and self-compassion can free you from the thoughts and beliefs that create feelings of inadequacy and learn to open your heart to the loving-kindness within you and in the world around you. Based in Western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychological principles, this book guides you past painful and self-limiting beliefs about yourself and toward a new perspective of nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance of who you are, just as you are. You’ll receive gentle guidance in mindfulness and compassion practices that will lead you away from unproductive, self-critical thoughts and help you live more freely and fearlessly, with your heart wide open.

Mother Nurture

A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships

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Author: Rick Hansen,Jan Hansen,Ricki Pollycove

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142000625

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 372

View: 9617

Presents practical ideas on ways to help mothers enhance their moods, promote energy and health, and build intimacy with partners, discussing such topics as diet, stress relief, and eating patterns.

Just One Thing

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Author: Holly Jacobs

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683247555

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 3226

"On Monday nights at the Corner Bar, artist Lexie McCain and Sam the bartender learn that, with good beer and a trusted friend, sharing just "one thing" might lead to the one thing they both thought was lost forever: love"--

The User's Guide to the Human Mind

Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It

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Author: Shawn Smith

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882053X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 2409

Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. So far, it’s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is a road map to the puzzling inner workings of the human mind, replete with exercises for overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-being—even when your mind has other plans. Find out how your mind tries to limit your behavior and your potential Discover how pessimism functions as your mind’s error management system Learn why you shouldn’t believe everything you think Overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your mind and your life

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1801

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Bouncing Back

Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

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Author: Linda Graham, MFT,Rick Hanson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681297

Category: Psychology

Page: 433

View: 5892

"Advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships. Applicable to relationships, jobs, and everyday life"--Provided by publisher.

Shortcuts to Inner Peace

70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity

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Author: Ashley Davis Bush

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545712

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 9832

Finding serenity every day...in the everyday things we do. It can be a challenge to reach a calm and relaxed mindset, especially in our modern world. But in Shortcuts to Inner Peace, Ashley Davis Bush helps readers learn how to hit the pause button amidst the chaos with a spirit of mindfulness-linking fast, easy, and restorative respites to ordinary everyday activities. Once people begin to integrate these shortcuts into their daily lives, they begin to happen automatically. And when that happens, inner peace will no longer be a brief state of mind, but a way of life.

The Life Organizer

A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year

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Author: Jennifer Louden

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682455

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9637

We all yearn to have time for personal needs and creative dreams — after all, this is our life to make the most of. And we all know how hard it is to remember what really matters. With distractions from jobs, aging parents, and children — not to mention women’s perennial fear of being labeled “selfish” — following our own desires and dreams can become ever more elusive. The Life Organizer aims to help you shift your focus, augmenting traditional goal setting with the ease that comes from steady inner listening and mindfulness. It will become your trusted companion — and maybe the most important book you’ll ever own.

Hardwiring Happiness

How to Reshape Your Brain and Your Life

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Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Rider

ISBN: 9781846043574

Category: Happiness

Page: 304

View: 4855

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain balancing its ancient negativity bias making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

The Power of Kindness

Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life

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Author: Dr. Brian Goldman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443451088

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career. He wondered what kindness truly looks like—in himself and in others. In The Power of Kindness, Goldman leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of his own lost compassion. A top neuroscientist performs an MRI scan of his brain to see if he is hard-wired for empathy. A researcher at Western University in Ontario tests his personality and makes a startling discovery. Goldman then circles the planet in search of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. He visits a boulevard in São Paulo, Brazil, where he meets a woman who calls a homeless poet her soulmate and reunited him with his family; a research lab in Kyoto, Japan, where he meets a lifelike, empathetic android; and a nursing home in rural Pennsylvania, where he meets a therapist at a nursing home who has an uncanny knack of knowing what’s inside the hearts and minds of people with dementia, as well as her protege, a woman who talked a gun-wielding robber into walking away from his crime. Powerful and engaging, The Power of Kindness takes us far from the theatre of medicine and into the world at large, and investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence.

The Now Effect

How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life

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Author: Elisha Goldstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451623860

Category: SELF-HELP

Page: 267

View: 6507

Outlines practical techniques for making permanent healthy changes by breaking free of self-sabotaging habitual beliefs while connecting with genuine priorities.

Spontaneous Happiness

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Author: Andrew Weil

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316192120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5709

Everyone wants to be happy. But what does that really mean? Increasingly, scientific evidence shows us that true satisfaction and well-being come only from within. Dr. Andrew Weil has proven that the best way to maintain optimum physical health is to draw on both conventional and alternative medicine. Now, in Spontaneous Happiness, he gives us the foundation for attaining and sustaining optimum emotional health. Rooted in Dr. Weil's pioneering work in integrative medicine, the book suggests a reinterpretation of the notion of happiness, discusses the limitations of the biomedical model in treating depression, and elaborates on the inseparability of body and mind. Dr. Weil offers an array of scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western psychology to counteract low mood and enhance contentment, comfort, resilience, serenity, and emotional balance. Drawn from psychotherapy, mindfulness training, Buddhist psychology, nutritional science, and more, these strategies include body-oriented therapies to support emotional wellness, techniques for managing stress and anxiety and changing mental habits that keep us stuck in negative patterns, and advice on developing a spiritual dimension in our lives. Lastly, Dr. Weil presents an eight-week program that can be customized according to specific needs, with short- and long-term advice on nutrition, exercise, supplements, environment, lifestyle, and much more. Whether you are struggling with depression or simply want to feel happier, Dr. Weil's revolutionary approach will shift the paradigm of emotional health and help you achieve greater contentment in your life.

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

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Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

Awakening Joy

10 Steps that Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness

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Author: James Baraz,Shoshana Alexander

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055380703X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 305

View: 1605

Baraz helps readers discover a path to the happiness that's right in front of them, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient their minds away from dissatisfaction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available.

The Myths of Happiness

What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, But Does

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Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014312451X

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 6466

The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that can render people more resilient to difficult circumstances.