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

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1997 - Self-Help - 211 pages
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Stay in the fast lane without losing your sanity: Author of the phenomenal bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Richard Carlson and coauthor Joseph Bailey deliver a more extensive manual on how we can improve the quality of our lives without going to unrealistic extremes.

While Other Books Urge Us to Reduce Activities or drastically alter our lifestyles, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life teaches us that feeling harried starts in the mind. Offering simple, effective ways to reorganize our thinking, Carlson and Bailey show us how to reshape our experience of living without sacrificing productivity.

Illustrated with useful exercises, charts, and diagrams, as well as inspiring personal reflections, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life helps us learn to:

Recognize rushed thought processes and access healthy, relaxed feelings

Understand that other people's habits, attitudes, behaviors, and moods don't have to affect us negatively

Stay focused on the task at hand and enhance our creativity and achievement

Know that there is plenty of time to build meaningful relationships, master seemingly hectic schedules, and maintain a healthy calm in the midst of life's storms

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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

Contents

Slowing Down to the Moment
1
Navigating Your Thinking
31
Getting Back to the Moment
55
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About the author (1997)

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.

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