Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How To Create A More Peaceful, Simpler Life From the Inside Out

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Harper Collins, May 1, 1998 - Self-Help - 211 pages
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Feel like you're always rushing but never catching up? Are you doing more, but enjoying it less? The frantic pace and pressure of modern life can take a serious toll on your happiness and your health'but there is one way to step off the treadmill without giving up your career or your activities. The answer lies not in sacrificing your work productivity or your lifestyle but rather in changing your attitudes. By using simple exercises to slow down your mind and focus on the present moment, you can actually achieve greater productivity and creativity-all while maintaining a calmer, healthier state of mind.

"Slowing Down to the Speed of Life" helps you:

Slow down your life without downsizing your lifestyle

Enjoy the increased creativity and productivity that flow from inner calm

Free yourself from the stressful influence of other peoples' habits, attitudes, behaviors, and moods

Attain a sense of satisfaction with your life'and be happy! This book speaks right to the heart of the matter: how to get more satisfaction in life from less rushing around. Many people will change their lives dramatically by reading this great book."
--George Pransky, Ph.D., co-founder of Psychology of Mind and author of "The Renaissance of Psychology"


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Review: Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside Out

User Review  - Richard Jespers - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book because it dovetailed with my own therapy and meditation practices. I will want to reread it at some point, to keep certain points in mind. 1. Mental Health 2. Living in the Moment ... Read full review

Review: Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside Out

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A great reminder of the importance to live the present moment. Read full review


Slowing Down to the Moment
Navigating Your Thinking
Getting Back to the Moment
Stress and Your Innate Mental Health
Being Present in Relationships
Peaceful Parenting
Working Smarter
Enjoying Life

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About the author (1998)

Author and psychotherapist Richard Carlson was born on May 16, 1961 and grew up in Piedmont, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University, and an honorary law degree from Pepperdine University. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a psychotherapist in private practice. His wrote 30 books that deal with psychological and spiritual health, including the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He was a supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy. He died of cardiac arrest on December 13, 2006.

Joseph Bailey, M.A., is a licensed psychologist and has been a psychotherapist for thirty-five years. He is the author of five books including "The Serenity Principle" and his most recent, "Fearproof Your Life".

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