Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedne

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New Harbinger Publications, Sep 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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A life-limiting illness may have taken hold of your body, but you can still live more fully and openly than ever before. You can enrich your life by exploring ways to make peace with yourself and deepen connections with friends and family. This book will help you reap the benefits of mindfulness and acceptance, one day at a time.

Leaves Falling Gently is a comforting guide to the mindfulness and compassion practices that will help you embrace the present moment, despite your illness. With each simple practice, you’ll deepen your appreciation for the experiences that bring you joy and enhance your capacity for gratitude, generosity, and love. As you work through each personal reflection and guided meditation, you’ll regain the strength to live fully, regardless of the changes and challenges that come.

 

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Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, integrates her scientific research in mind-body medicine and clinical experience as an oncology, psychiatric, and hospice nurse to improve the well-being of those living with serious illness and their loved ones. She is associate professor at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and lives in Atlanta, GA, and Brookline, MA.

Foreword writer Joan Halifax, PhD, is a medical anthropologist, Buddhist teacher, and author of Being with Dying and other books. She is founder, abbot, and head teacher at Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, NM, and director of the Upaya Institute.

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