Inner Peace for Busy People (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 6, 2009 - Self-Help - 552 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
87
Make the Mundane Sacred
127
Do What You Can Not What You Wont 150 18 Just Do Itand Shed Those Bad Habits
156
Focus on Making Small Changes
162
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO TIME
171
Give Up Perfectionism 174 21 Understand What Saving Time Really Means
184
Surrender Your Resistance
194
Learn to Say No
200
Reframe That Problem 261 31 Mind Your Ps and Cs to Be an Optimist
270
Ask Yourself Am I Having Fun Yet?
277
Try Power Whining
286
Cultivate Gratitude
294
Walk with a Positive Attitude
303
Listen to Your Heart
311
What Me Meditate?
323
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING COMPASSION KINDNESS AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
337

Live in Rhythm Time
208
Take Time for Simple Pleasures
217
Time or Things
224
Take Time to Get Organized
230
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR MIND
241
Make the Mind Your Ally Instead of Your Enemy
244
Exaggerate the Negative
253
STRATEGIES FOR CREATING WISDOM
439
Keep the Faith
457
Your Inner Peace Kit
473
About the Author 488 Other Books and Audiocassettes by Joan Borysenko
499
Back Cover Material
512
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