The Mindful Writer

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Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293708

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive excercises on both mindfulness and craft. This isn't your typical “how to write” book. Author Dinty W. Moore, a well-respected writing coach and teacher, thoughtfully illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits and grow as a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to writing. The Mindful Writer features bite-sized essays that will delight and inform not only writers, but also other artists, mediators and mindfulness practitioners. Built around heartening quotes from famous writers and thinkers, it is a resource that readers will turn to again and again for guidance and encouragement. This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

Notes to Inspire Creative Awareness

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Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782405046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work; plotting out sparkling stories with a Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, author helps you to to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness,offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.

The Mindful Legal Writer

Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing

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Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454879629

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen

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Author: Jan Marquart

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781456547134

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen is an easy-to-read book by psychotherapist and author Jan Marquart. In this book you will discover ways to continue writing at all costs dispelling the misdiagnosis writer's block. Still your mind, free your pen and watch your stories fill the page in powerful ways. Everyone has a life full of rich stories. Write them, express yourself, heal your life and reawaken who you are. Jan shares some of her own stories and how writing has influenced her life. The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen emboldens writers to find their internal voices with their pens.

The Pen and the Bell

Mindful Writing in a Busy World

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Author: Brenda Miller,Holly J. Hughes

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558966544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The Mindfulness Revolution

Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Powe r of Mindfulness in Daily Life

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Author: Barry Boyce

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827394

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Countless people who have tried it say it's improved their quality of life. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of paying steady and full attention, without judgment or criticism, to our moment-to-moment experience. Here is a collection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and how to apply it in daily life, from leading figures in the field. Selections include: · Leading thinker Jon Kabat-Zinn on the essence of mindfulness, stress reduction, and positive change · Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on the transformative power of mindful breathing · Professor of psychiatry Daniel Siegel, MD, on how mindfulness benefits the brain · Physician and meditation teacher Jan Chozen Bays, MD, on how and why to practice mindful eating · Pioneering psychologist Ellen Langer on how mindfulness can change the understanding and treatment of disease · Leadership coach Michael Carroll on practicing mindfulness at work · Psychologist Daniel Goleman on a mindful approach to shopping and consuming · Pianist Madeline Bruser on how mindfulness can help us overcome performance anxiety · and much more The Mindfulness Revolution also includes an in-depth discussion by writer-editor Barry Boyce about how mindfulness is being applied in a variety of professional fields—from health care to education, from performing arts to business—to improve effectiveness and enhance well-being. Learn more at www.mindful.org.

The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance

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Author: Tovar Cerulli

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681770318

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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A vegan-turned-hunter reignites the connection between humans and our food sources and continues the dialog begun by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver. While still in high school, Tovar Cerulli experimented with vegetarianism and by the age of twenty, he was a vegan. Ten years later, in the face of declining health, he would find himself picking up a rifle and heading into the woods. Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians. In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death? Drawing on personal anecdotes, philosophy, history and religion, Cerulli shows how America’s overly sanitized habits of consumption and disconnection with our food have resulted in so many of the health and environmental crises we now face.

The Mindfulness Journal

Daily Practices, Writing Prompts, and Reflections for Living in the Present Moment

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Author: Barrie Davenport,S. J. Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946159083

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Mindfulness Journal is your daily guidebook for living in the present moment and experiencing the richness of life by applying mindfulness techniques to your work, your relationships, your habits, and even the most mundane tasks of your day.

The Accidental Buddhist

Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still

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Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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A journey through the diverse landscape of American Buddhism, written with “a blessedly down-to-earth sense of humor” (Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus). In an era when many of us yearn for an escape from a culture of noise and narcissism, this book takes us into the physical and spiritual geography of Buddhism, American-style: from a weekend at a mountain retreat for corporate executives learning effective ways to cope with stress, to a visit with a Zen teacher holding classes in an old Quaker farmhouse, to a meeting with a Catholic priest who’s also a Zen master. Both a lively introduction to this Eastern spiritual tradition and a colorful portrait of American society, The Accidental Buddhist “makes the oftentimes impenetrable concepts of Buddhism accessible to the reader and contains striking, and important, parallels and contrasts between [the author’s] own Catholic upbringing and ancient Buddhist traditions” (Library Journal). “A travelogue detailing the tremendous diversity within American Buddhism. His anecdotes make it clear that the umbrella term ‘Buddhist’ encompasses strict Zen monks, laid-back Tibetan politicos, and beatnik holdover Allen Ginsberg. In his travels, Moore attends weekend retreats, chronicles the Dalai Lama’s 1996 visit to Indiana, and grooves to Change Your Mind Day, a meditative Buddha-fest in New York City’s Central Park. . . . He finds that his family is his sangha (monastery), and while he still feels he is ‘probably a fairly lousy Buddhist,’ he will eclectically combine his various forms of new knowledge to find a path that makes sense to him. Now that may be an authentic American Buddhism.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading

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Author: Ellen C. Carillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607327776

Category: Academic writing

Page: 272

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A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading develops and enacts the mindful reading pedagogy described in Ellen C. Carillo's scholarly monograph Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer (Utah State UP). Offering a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction by focusing on reading and writing, A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading supports students as they become more reflective, deliberate, and mindful readers and writers by working within a metacognitive framework. The reading selections, assignments, and activities in this innovative textbook move students toward this goal by providing opportunities to apply and reflect on multiple ways of reading and writing, positioning students to develop a metacognitive awareness crucial to transferring what they learn about reading and writing to other courses and contexts. Because many of the difficulties that students encounter when writing are related to the difficulties posed by reading complex texts, A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading gives instructors the tools to help students develop a repertoire of reading strategies that will help them become stronger readers and--by extension--stronger writers.

The Mindful Way through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

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Author: J. Mark G. Williams,John D. Teasdale,Zindel V. Segal,Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508014

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web. See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

The Mindful Way Through Stress

The Proven 8-Week Path to Health, Happiness, and Well-Being

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Author: Shamash Alidina

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462509401

Category: Self-Help

Page: 324

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Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. MBSR has enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you'll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations (available to purchasers for download at the companion website) and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.

The Mindful Man

Words from the Earth

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Author: Caspar Walsh

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782405665

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Twenty-first century man is still crudely categorised as macho or metrosexual, yet male wellbeing and particularly mental health is demanding attention—much needed for a happy and harmonious society. The Mindful Man embraces a positive approach to holistic growth for men and shares enlightening insights into modern day, masculinity. Engaging author Caspar Walsh explores the beautiful opportunities mindfulness offers for emotional development and spiritual resilience. Through meditative exercises rooted in wild nature and creative writing, Caspar offers a unique understanding of the ways every man can cultivate a naturally joyful and instinctive awareness. Alongside frank anecdotes and a gentle wisdom, he guides the reader towards meaningful connections, consciousness and community.

The Mindful Manifesto

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Author: Jonty Heaversedge, Dr.,Ed Halliwell

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401935370

Category: Self-Help

Page: 257

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"The Motivation Manifesto is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and find our own personal freedom. It's a triumphant work that transcends the title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a soaringly purposeful and meaningful life. I love this book." - Paulo Coelho The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice-time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear. The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won. Recalling the revolutionist voices of the past that chose freedom over tyranny, Burchard-at times poetic yet always fierce-motivates us to free ourselves from fear and take back our lives once and for all.

Healing America

How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit

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Author: Congressman Tim Ryan

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401955959

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From one of this country's most thoughtful and committed leaders, this optimistic, pragmatic guide--now revised and updated to reflect the current political climate--offers a timeless practice to inspire hope for our country's future. When A Mindful Nation was first published, mindfulness had yet to ingrain itself into our everyday way of life--from our inner well-being to home to work to friends to family. Yet, with the ever-increasing pace of communication, flow of information, and pervasive urge to do more, the lessons from A Mindful Nation are perhaps even more important today. In this new and updated edition, retitled Healing America, Congressman Tim Ryan shares how the timeless practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, determination, and getting the job done can positively affect every sector of our society. Ryan connects the dots between what's happening in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and military bases across the country. He explores the most recent scientific findings that support the beneficial effects of mindfulness and shares powerful stories from the field, showing how this simple practice is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more effective leaders. He also provides practical tips for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life today. In this world of divisive politics and contentious dialogue, the barrage of tension never seems to let up. But there are solutions that will immediately benefit both you and society as a whole--actions that you can take, right here and right now. With a direct and in-depth understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get important tasks done, Ryan combines a practical approach with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can help reinvigorate the American Dream.

Choose the Life You Want

The Mindful Way to Happiness

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Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519195X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Explains how making the correct small, everyday choices can have a direct, long-lasting impact on happiness and quality of life, stressing the importance of identifying and acting upon both large and small opportunities for happiness.

The Mindful Way to Study

Dancing with Your Books

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Author: Jake J. Gibbs,Roddy O. Gibbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989531412

Category: Attention

Page: 177

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The ability to pay attention is a key component of effective learning. Just think of all the times in your life when parents, teachers, bosses, and coaches have told you to pay attention to what you are doing. You would think that with all of the attention paid to paying attention, we would be pretty good at it. The problem is we're not, because most of us have never been taught how. Commonly adopted methods like forced concentration are actually counterproductive to learning and achieving our goals. In addition, too much focus on future goals and rewards takes our attention away from what we need to be doing in order to achieve them. Luckily, there is another way, a better way: the mindful way. The Mindful Way To Study: Dancing With Your Books is a guide to help students, professionals, and other lifelong learners develop a better approach to their educational and career pursuits. By using mindfulness, or the practice of bringing full awareness to the present moment, the authors blend the latest research with entertaining stories and specific techniques to teach readers how to truly pay attention, and even learn to enjoy it.

Mindful Writing

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Author: Brian D. Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780738084787

Category: English language

Page: 272

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Charlotte and the Quiet Place

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Author: Deborah Sosin

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1941529038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner! 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist! 2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner! Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined! Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, over-stimulating world.Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful. From the Hardcover edition.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

Notes to inspire creative awareness

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Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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"This book steers you onto the path to mindfulness and the route to believing that you really can do whatever it is you want to do - writing or otherwise!” - Craft and Design Online "The book is for anyone who wants to start a writing journey or who is looking for new ways of developing their writing, with writing exercises combined with meditative techniques." - Psychologies "We all know that, no matter how much we love it, writing takes effort. We’ve all come up against days when the words won’t work, the plot is stymied and our focus is shot – or worse, the dreaded writers’ block. The Joy of Mindful Writing, new from Leaping Hare Press, is a guide to conscious creativity and mindful writing designed to tackle these problems and help connect you more deeply to your work." - Mslexia Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work; plotting out sparkling stories with a Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, author helps you to to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness,offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.