Calm

Calm the Mind. Change the World

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241284503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm
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The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember

Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848878834

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.
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Real Life Mindfulness

Meditations for a Calm and Quiet Mind

Author: Becca Anderson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535320

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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How do you find serenity in a stressful world? Slow down for a moment and find out. Getting control over stress and anxiety doesn’t require an expensive stay at a spa or an elaborate step-by-step program. Meditation is a simple, time-tested practice that can calm and quiet your mind—and change the way you experience life. This book offers guidance on using the opportune moments between everything else in life for spiritual self-care. In the same way we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul require nourishment and attention. Your happiness quotient can soar with the practices and meditations in Real Life Mindfulness. By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are. People are overbooked and overcommitted, and often feel lost and filled with anxiety. In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an overdemanding schedule steals from you, and let you find your way back to yourself. Learn: How daily mindfulness calms the mind and reduces stress Why meditating is one of the healthiest things you can do How to live in the moment, a place full of peace and happiness How to get started meditating regularly, even with a busy life
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Keep Calm and Use an Affirmation

Author: Cameron McCool

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781801193

Category: Self-Help

Page: 113

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Featuring a collection of original and timeless affirmations from Louise L. Hay and a range of leading Hay House UK authors, all affirmations contained within these pages will help you to keep calm and use an affirmation to... 1. Love Your Work 2. Harmonise Your Home 3. Experience More Love 4. Flow Gracefully with Change 5. Boost Self-Esteem 6. Manifest Financial Prosperity 7. Heal Your Body 8. Forgive Yourself and Others 9. Connect to Spirit Use this book to start and strengthen your own daily affirmation practice, or refer to it as needed and harness the power of affirmations to uplift and transform all areas of your life. The huge power within these affirmations will propel you forward to a much more joyful experience in any area of your life that you choose to target. Keep Calm and Use an Affirmation also works perfectly as an 'answer book': simply hold the book in your hand, ask a question, and open to connect to your inner wisdom and receive guidance from spirit on the issue at hand... it's the gift that keeps on giving! Hay House UK will donate 50% of the proceeds earned from the sale of this book to the Hay Foundation.
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Achieving the Mind-body-spirit Connection

A Stress Management Workbook

Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763745738

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 219

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A self-help workbook for individuals seeking guidance in managing personal stress. It contains a combination of insightful content and original self-assessment exercises with the overall purpose of creating a sound and successful stress management program.
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Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Connecting with Our Most Vulnerable Students

Author: Stephanie Jones

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.
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The Calm Storm of Marriage

Until Death Do You Part

Author: James E. Williams III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465385037

Category: Self-Help

Page: 163

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This book is a guide from a male perspective to an everlasting relationship with the essential tools needed to keep your marriage up and running in the race of life. If your marriage is boring, you are on the verge of divorce, or you are tired of the same old thing every day, this book will help you get over that hump in your marriage. Just remember that every marriage is a storm that you must fight to keep every day.
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The Month that Changed the World

July 1914 and WWI

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643289

Category: History

Page: 416

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On 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Balkans. Five fateful weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. Much time and ink has been spent ever since trying to identify the 'guilty' person or state responsible, or alternatively attempting to explain the underlying forces that 'inevitably' led to war in 1914. Unsatisfied with these explanations, Gordon Martel now goes back to the contemporary diplomatic, military, and political records to investigate the twists and turns of the crisis afresh, with the aim of establishing just how the catastrophe really unfurled. What emerges is the story of a terrible, unnecessary tragedy - one that can be understood only by retracing the steps taken by those who went down the road to war. With each passing day, we see how the personalities of leading figures such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Tsar Nicholas II, Sir Edward Grey, and Raymond Poincaré were central to the unfolding crisis, how their hopes and fears intersected as events unfolded, and how each new decision produced a response that complicated or escalated matters to the point where they became almost impossible to contain. Devoting a chapter to each day of the infamous 'July Crisis', this gripping step by step account of the descent to war makes clear just how little the conflict was in fact premeditated, preordained, or even predictable. Almost every day it seemed possible that the crisis could be settled as so many had been over the previous decade; almost every day there was a new suggestion that gave statesmen hope that war could be avoided without abandoning vital interests. And yet, as the last month of peace ebbed away, the actions and reactions of the Great Powers disastrously escalated the situation. So much so that, by the beginning of August, what might have remained a minor Balkan problem had turned into the cataclysm of the First World War.
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Similes of the Buddha

An Introduction

Author: Hellmuth Hecker

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9552403367

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes. The Buddha used many similes as a skilful means to facilitate the understanding of teachings that otherwise could appear overly abstruse and dry to his listeners. Thus, contemplation of the similes and the explanations as given in this book will widen and deepen one’s understanding of the Teaching of the Buddha.
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