Inner Peace for Busy People (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 6, 2009 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Inner Peace for Busy People is the perfect book for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the pressures of work, finances, children, and other modern-day stressors. We really have to ask ourselves why we've allowed ''busyness'' to become a badge of honor and a jaw-clenching form of competition in our society. Slavesto phones, beepers, e-mails, faxes, piles of snail mail, congested traffic, and pushy telemarketers who call during dinner, many of us are also trying to balance the demands of family and career. As a result, we often feel squeezed out of our own lives, and unable to extend sufficient kindness and careto our loved ones. The paradox of this century is that we Americans are wealthier than ever before, yet we're more stressed, depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed than at any time in our history. We have very little peace of mind. To help rectify this situation, Joan Borysenko has written 52 inspirational yet practical essays that will help you create and maintain a sense of inner peace. With a little common sense, you can learn to understand and tame the busy workings of your mind, live alife filled with compassion and love, and develop more wisdom and creativity. You'll see that you don't have to be a monk devoted to hours of special practice to walk your life's journey with graciousness and joy. All that is required is to pay attention, choose wisely, express purpose and passion, laugh often, and live with a fierce commitment to honesty and kindness. Through stories encompassing spirituality, science, and humor, you'll be given easy-to-learn skills to help you change your attitude and regain your inner peace - one week at a time! Remember: Life is a precious gift to be savored, not an endless series of chores to complete. Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace. Why not do yourself and your loved ones a favor ... and choose the latter!
 

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Although I gain a tremendous amount of insight from personal growth books, I also often come away feeling guilty. Yes, I should eat less sugar, and sleep more, and meditate, and stretch after running ... Read full review

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"Remember that letting people help you gives them an opportunity to be kind. Refusing help is a subtle kind of selfishness, you know." In this simple and approachable book, Borysenko sets out weekly ... Read full review

Contents

Relax and Be More Productive
2
Remember That Peace Is Already Within You
6
Save Your Breath and Keep Your Sanity
10
Build Your Brain Power
14
Live with Passion
18
Practice Patience
23
STRATEGIES FOR TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
29
Honor the Precious Person Inside of You
34
Make the Mind Your Ally Instead of Your Enemy
124
Exaggerate the Negative
128
Mind Your Ps and Cs to Be an Optimist
132
Reframe That Problem
136
Ask Yourself Am I Having Fun Yet?
140
Try Power Whining
145
Cultivate Gratitude
149
Walk with a Positive Attitude
153

Keep Track of Your Energy Reserves
37
Choose Activities That Bring You to Life
43
Ask for Help
47
Take a Sabbath
51
Go Out into Nature
55
Enjoy Music for Peace Creativity and Healing
59
Make the Mundane Sacred
63
Create a Refuge
67
Nap to Awaken the Genius Within
72
Just Do Itand Shed Those Bad Habits
76
Do What You Can Not What You Wont
79
Focus on Making Small Changes
82
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO TIME
87
Understand What Saving Time Really Means
88
Give Up Perfectionism
94
Surrender Your Resistance
99
Learn to Say No
102
Live in Rhythm Time
106
Take Time for Simple Pleasures
110
Time or Things
114
Take Time to Get Organized
117
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR MIND
123
Listen to Your Heart
157
What Me Meditate?
163
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING COMPASSION
170
Build Your Heart Intelligence 170 KINDNESS AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
171
Be a Source of Kindness
176
Practice Forgiveness
180
Judge Not
186
Guard Against Gossip
190
Tap In to the Power of Your Authentic Self
194
Be a Good Listener
201
Communicate Honestly
205
Watch Those Assumptions
209
Spread Civility
213
Put Love into Action
218
STRATEGIES FOR CREATING WISDOM AND PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE
223
Find Meaning in Your Life
224
Get Your Priorities in Order
229
A Vision for the Future
239
About the Author 248 Other Books and Audiocassettes by Joan Borysenko
254
Back Cover Flap
260
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