Author of the viral Medium piece, "Poor and Traumatized at Harvard," Due Quach shares her Calm Clarity program to show readers how to deal with toxic stress and adversity. We often don't realize how much control we have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions--on some days, the most minor irritation can upset us, but on others, we are in our best form and can rise to challenges with grace. These fluctuations depend on the neural networks firing in our brains, and we have the power to consciously break hardwired thought patterns. Due Quach developed an intimate understanding of the brain during her personal journey of healing from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to Quach, people function in three primary emotional states: Brain 1.0, Brain 2.0, and Brain 3.0. In Brain 1.0, people act out of fear and self-preservation. Brain 2.0 involves instant gratification and chasing short-term rewards at the expense of long-term well-being. Brain 3.0 is a state of mind that Quach calls "Calm Clarity," in which people's actions are aligned with their core values. As Quach confronted PTSD and successfully weaned herself off medication, she learned how to activate, exercise, and strengthen Brain 3.0 like a muscle. In Calm Clarity, she draws on the latest scientific research and ancient spiritual traditions alike to show us how we too can take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions in order to be our best selves.
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover how to use science to reprogram your brain for greater wisdom and happiness. You will also discover : the source of your stress; how to lower the pressure quickly; how to avoid comparing yourself to others; how to stay calm in any situation; techniques to make better use of your cognitive faculties. Recent discoveries in neurobiology confirm that happiness is difficult to achieve. The cause seems to lie in the very functioning of the brain, which is programmed to worry. Indeed, if evolution has allowed man to free himself from a large part of his primary instincts, many of the automatisms of yesteryear govern his behaviour and prevent him from being happy. To reach a higher degree of satisfaction, knowledge of these automatisms is essential, because you will only be able to modify them if you are aware of them. "Calm Clarity" teaches you to master them and to live your life with wisdom and serenity. Are you ready to have the secrets of your brain revealed to you? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
Is it possible to fully accept, even love, the life you have? Is it possible to drop the struggle to make yourself and your life different? Acclaimed teacher and bestselling author Roger Housden says yes in this profound alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism. Whether about our relationships, careers, or spirituality, many of us judge ourselves as not measuring up. But fulfillment comes when we stop struggling and learn to trust the wisdom of what life presents us with. Housden wrote Dropping the Struggle as someone who, up until a few years ago, spent much of his time in a covert struggle with life. Despite his success, he often felt that something was missing. He struggled for years with an ongoing spiritual longing, with questions of meaning and purpose, with the search for love, with all the usual difficulties of being human, until he finally realized — though not with his thinking mind — that the only thing life was asking of him was to rest in a deeper knowing that was always there, usually silently, behind the arguments and strategies that would so commonly occupy his conscious self. “Struggle will never get us the things we want most,” Housden writes, “love; meaning; presence; freedom from anxiety over the past and future; contentment with ourselves exactly as we are, imperfections and all; the acceptance of our mortality — because these things lie outside the ego’s domain. For these, we need another way. That way begins and ends in surrender, in letting go of our resistance to life as it presents itself.”
In The Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo unfolds his vision of an integral yoga embracing all the powers and activities of man. First, he reviews the three great yogic paths of Knowledge, Works and Love, along with Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Tantra, and then integrates them all into a great symphony. Index.
This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.
Leading a split life has been one of the greatest problems down the ages and that is why the humanity seems sick today. We view worldly and non-worldly things as separate endues. Meditation and love, loneliness and relationship, sex and silence cannot be viewed separately. Whether it is a monk or family man, both suffer equal amount of pain. We need to develop an integrated personality. Only an integrated person can be authentic. When there is chasm between awareness and expression in our behaviour, we become un-authentic. Retain your individuality and recognize your uniqueness. Then you will be an integrated and happy person. Born in 1931, G.D. Budhiraja is a graduate with an in service diploma in management-equivalent to an MBA. He retired as a Senior Management Analyst from the Ministry of Planning, Government of India, in 1989. Presently, he is a name to reckon with as a management consultant in the private sector. Fully trained in yoga for over 30 years, Mr. Budhiraja has been doing research on topics related to health, happiness and self improvement. Many of the observations made in this book are based on his practical experiences. Mr. Budhiraja is also the author of the books The Natural Way of Healthy Aging, Art of Happy-living and Stay Younger for Longer.
You are not who you think you are! Here you can begin to re-educate yourself out of spiritual blindness and recognize your True Self-nature. Yoga psychology offers a discipline for freeing yourself from life's miseries. You are invited to enter a path of meditative concentration and self-inquiry leading to deep self knowledge. This path is founded on the proposition that you can truly be yourself, but that to be yourself you must first find and know yourself. When you have learned to let go of the delusions foisted on you by social conditioning you will recognize your inherent freedom from misery. Do not, however, think that this path is easy. Spiritual freedom requires that you face and come to terms with the roots of your spiritual ignorance. You must face and master your inner "demons".
The Healing Guide to Flower Essences shows you how to connect with the magic and frequency of 100 flower essences. The power of Nature to heal has been accepted for many millennia. Flowers inspire us with their beauty, beguile us with their fragrance, and can have medicinal properties in their oils and plant matter. However, the healing properties of flowers go even deeper. Each flower holds a unique energetic fingerprint or essence that can be used for healing, wellness, and self-discovery. Organized by categories such as transformation, inspiration, boundaries, and self-esteem, you will be able to easily find the right remedy for your wellness and self-discovery. For example, you can use Larch for overcoming doubt and insecurity, Gentian for perseverance and optimism after a setback or Cherry Plum for surrender and trust in one's soul path.You'll also learn about the history of flower essences and the original 38 Bach flower remedies. Learn how to connect more deeply with the properties and messages of the flowers by making your own flower essence remedies. Written by noted artist, Alena Hennessy, The Healing Guide to Flower Essences is also lovingly illustrated with original botanical art and illustration.
The number one bestseller! Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2020. Bursting with brilliant characters, heart-stopping adventure and tons of laughs, this magical tale is perfect for fans of Nevermoor, Frozen and How to Train Your Dragon! Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them... and doing his best to avoid his very, VERY grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu. But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash. When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he's whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family . . . ? 'A feast for the eyes and the imagination!' Laura Ellen Anderson, bestselling author of Amelia Fang 'A rip-roaring action adventure, full of humour, heart and unforgettable characters, all enhanced by Littler's wonderfully detailed black and white line drawings . . . expect big things.' The Bookseller
Discover an ancient technique for modern success and happiness with this clear, easy-to-follow guide. Includes a free guided meditation! Meditation is a powerful technique to calm your mind, increase your ability to solve problems, and handle all of life’s challenges. It has been used for thousands of years to help regular people like you and I live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Hundreds of clinical research studies show that regular meditation lowers your stress, improves your creativity, and reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you could put these results in a pill, meditation would be the #1 bestselling drug on the planet! Meditation for Beginners shows you the easiest and fastest way to learn to meditate like a pro—in as little as five minutes a day! Here’s what you’ll learn in this short but powerful book: How to get rid of overwhelming feelings, reduce stress, and face life’s biggest challenges in a more relaxed, positive, and cheerful manner How to get back the energy and zest for life you had as a teenager How to create more “mental space” so you can think more creatively and solve difficult problems in life with ease and grace How to find your own inner balance so you can get what you want in life while letting go of the things that no longer serve you Simple tips to develop a personal meditation practice which you can use anywhere and anytime to regain peace of mind and a sense of harmony in your relationships and your life
Now you see me, now you don’t! My name’s Wren, and I’m a liminal who can phase in and out of the real world. Sounds like an awesome trick, right? Yeah. Like everything that’s supposed to be cool, it’s complicated. I’m caught between two warring factions who’d kill to get a piece of me. Someone’s blocked my energy flows so if I phase I’ll get trapped in a ghostlike plane called Between…and die. And to top it all off, I’m totally crushing on my only ally, mysterious bad boy Kade. Sad thing is he’s keeping secrets from me, just like everyone else. My life’s spinning out of control. I don’t know who to trust anymore. And what I find lurking Between is the biggest shock of all. ~Winner, Editor’s Choice Division: Romance Writers of New Zealand Strictly Single contest ~Second place, Published Authors Division: From the Heart Romance Writers Golden Gateway contest Young Adult paranormal romance, approx 79,000 words Warning: Contains swearing that may be more suited to older readers Other YA books by Maree Anderson: ~Freaks of Greenfield High (Freaks, Book One) ~Freaks in the City (Freaks, Book Two) ~Freaks Under Fire (Freaks, Books Three)
An ideal supplemental text, this instructive casebook presents in-depth illustrations of treatment based on the most important couple therapy models. An array of leading clinicians offer a window onto how they work with clients grappling with mild and more serious clinical concerns, including conflicts surrounding intimacy, sex, power, and communication; parenting issues; and mental illness. Featuring couples of varying ages, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations, the cases shed light on both what works and what doesn't work when treating intimate partners. Each candid case presentation includes engaging comments and discussion questions from the editor. See also Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Fourth Edition, also edited by Alan S. Gurman, which provides an authoritative overview of theory and practice.