Inner Peace for Busy People (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 6, 2009 - Self-Help - 348 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

Choose Activities That Bring You to Life
53
Enjoy Music for Peace Creativity and Healing
78
Do What You Can Not What You Wont 93 18 Just Do Itand Shed Those Bad Habits
97
Focus on Making Small Changes
101
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO TIME
107
Give Up Perfectionism 110 21 Understand What Saving Time Really Means
116
Surrender Your Resistance
122
Learn to Say No
126
Exaggerate the Negative
159
Reframe That Problem 164 31 Mind Your Ps and Cs to Be an Optimist
169
Ask Yourself Am I Having Fun Yet?
174
Try Power Whining
179
Cultivate Gratitude
184
Walk with a Positive Attitude
189
Listen to Your Heart
194
What Me Meditate?
201

Live in Rhythm Time
131
Take Time for Simple Pleasures
136
Time or Things
141
Take Time to Get Organized
144
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR MIND
151
Make the Mind Your Ally Instead of Your Enemy
154
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING COMPASSION KINDNESS AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
209
STRATEGIES FOR CREATING WISDOM
273
Keep the Faith
286
About the Author 304 Other Books and Audiocassettes by Joan Borysenko
311
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