Inner Peace for Busy People (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 6, 2009 - Self-Help - 408 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
62
Make the Mundane Sacred
92
Do What You Can Not What You Wont 109 18 Just Do Itand Shed Those Bad Habits
113
Focus on Making Small Changes
117
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO TIME
123
Give Up Perfectionism 126 21 Understand What Saving Time Really Means
134
Surrender Your Resistance
141
Learn to Say No
145
Exaggerate the Negative
184
Reframe That Problem 190 31 Mind Your Ps and Cs to Be an Optimist
196
Ask Yourself Am I Having Fun Yet?
201
Try Power Whining
207
Cultivate Gratitude
213
Walk with a Positive Attitude
220
Listen to Your Heart
226
What Me Meditate?
235

Live in Rhythm Time
151
Take Time for Simple Pleasures
157
Time or Things
162
Take Time to Get Organized
166
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR MIND
175
Make the Mind Your Ally Instead of Your Enemy
178
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING COMPASSION KINDNESS AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
245
STRATEGIES FOR CREATING WISDOM
321
Keep the Faith
336
A Musical Journey for Busy People
350
About the Author 358 Other Books and Audiocassettes by Joan Borysenko
366
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