Search Inside Yourself

Author: Chade-Meng Tan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062121421
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With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world. With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng’s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.

Lead With Mercy

Author: Robert Goodson
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 0578152770
Size: 39.35 MB
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Some leaders believe that compassion and mercy have no place in successful business. For others, the case for mercy and compassion sounds good, but they aren’t convinced it’s sustainable in a business climate focused on survival and the bottom line. Lead with Mercy will convince you of the power of mercy in individual and organizational leadership. This is not a theoretical argument: it is a discussion of provable measurable results and positive return on investment. You’ll learn how to earn the right to lead, what it means to be accountable while giving responsibility to others, and how to provide your colleagues with a clear vision of compassion, innovation, and success. The principles of leading with mercy are supported by citations from experts in leadership, business, and psychology. You can learn to lead from the heart while growing a successful, profitable business—are you ready to lead the way to positive change? “This book is an invaluable guide to being a more flexible leader capable of leading the most complex organization in volatile times. Prepare to be challenged and inspired.” –Andrew Neitlich, Founder and Director, Center for Executive Coaching

Chained To The Desk Third Edition

Author: Bryan E. Robinson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814764851
Size: 61.54 MB
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Americans love a hard worker. The worker who toils eighteen-hour days and eats meals on the run between appointments is usually viewed with a combination of respect and awe. But for many, this lifestyle leads to family problems, a decline in work productivity, and ultimately to physical and mental collapse. Intended for anyone touched by what Robinson calls “the best-dressed problem of the twenty-first century,” Chained to the Desk provides an inside look at workaholism’s impact on those who live and work with work addicts—partners, spouses, children, and colleagues—as well as the appropriate techniques for clinicians who treat them. Originally published in 1998, this groundbreaking book from best-selling author and widely respected family therapist Bryan E. Robinson was the first comprehensive portrait of the workaholic. In this new and fully updated third edition, Robinson draws on hundreds of case reports from his own original research and years of clinical practice. The agonies of workaholism have grown all the more challenging in a world where the computer, cell phone, and iPhone allow twenty-four-hour access to the office, even on weekends and from vacation spots. Adult children of workaholics describe their childhood pain and the lifelong legacies they still carry, and the spouses or partners of workaholics reveal the isolation and loneliness of their vacant relationships. Employers and business colleagues discuss the cost to the company when workaholism dominates the workplace. Chained to the Desk both counsels and consoles. It provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot workaholism, understand it, and recover.

The Oxford Handbook Of Buddhist Ethics

Author: Daniel Cozort
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063169
Size: 64.51 MB
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Many forms of Buddhism, divergent in philosophy and style, emerged as Buddhism filtered out of India into other parts of Asia. Nonetheless, all of them embodied an ethical core that is remarkably consistent. Articulated by the historical Buddha in his first sermon, this moral core is founded on the concept of karma—that intentions and actions have future consequences for an individual—and is summarized as Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood, three of the elements of the Eightfold Path. Although they were later elaborated and interpreted in a multitude of ways, none of these core principles were ever abandoned. The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Buddhist ethics in the twenty-first century. The Handbook discusses the foundations of Buddhist ethics focusing on karma and the precepts looking at abstinence from harming others, stealing, and intoxication. It considers ethics in the different Buddhist traditions and the similarities they share, and compares Buddhist ethics to Western ethics and the psychology of moral judgments. The volume also investigates Buddhism and society analysing economics, environmental ethics, and Just War ethics. The final section focuses on contemporary issues surrounding Buddhist ethics, including gender, sexuality, animal rights, and euthanasia. This groundbreaking collection offers an indispensable reference work for students and scholars of Buddhist ethics and comparative moral philosophy.

The Heart Of Sustainability

Author: Andres Edwards
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422009
Size: 22.76 MB
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A thriving life and livable future for our planet starts with you. Amidst the doom and gloom that dominates the headlines, a different kind of story about an alternative future is unfolding. The players are activists, visionaries and cultural innovators, the backdrop is the tipping point of our global and environmental challenges, and the narrative is the molding of a new paradigm to shape our collective future. The Heart of Sustainability delves into the human dimension of this burgeoning international movement to build a better world. Author Andrés Edwards frames the conversation about consciousness and sustainability by: Explaining how self-development is a key driver for planetary change Describing how the confluence of the consciousness and technological revolutions provide unique opportunities for balance and fulfillment Exploring how we can move forward individually and collectively to create a thriving, livable future from the inside out. This landmark work illustrates the integration of the four Es: ecology, economy, equity, and education-the bedrock of the current sustainability framework-with the four Cs : conscious, creative, compassionate and connected. Focusing on specific examples and concrete initiatives from around the world, it shows us how to reconnect with ourselves, each other and nature in order to tackle the challenges we face as a global community.

Mindful America

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199827826
Size: 14.45 MB
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Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.

Transformative Yoga

Author: Wade Morissette
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572248238
Size: 14.17 MB
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Yoga can tone your mind the same way it tones your body, enhancing flexibility and building vitality and strength. But only those who discover the spiritual meaning beyond the poses truly benefit from all yoga has to offer. If you are ready to take your yoga practice to new depths by combining your physical practice of yoga with your deepest consciousness, this book will be your guide. Written by renowned yoga teacher Wade Imre Morissette, Transformative Yoga reveals the key transformative process embedded within the yoga tradition. This book offers a complete set of beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga posture sequences with photographs, and includes yoga meditations for boosting energy, releasing stress, and accessing your inner bliss. These daily rituals stretch your mind and body to increase your capacity for joy and open you to new opportunities for creating productive changes in your life. So why practice yoga any other way? You can begin right now to transform your yoga practice and transform yourself. Wade takes us on a transformational journey into the self, from the external and physical to the subtle, energetic, emotional, mental, and blissful bodies that make up who we are. -Sharon Gannon, yoga teacher and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga

New Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith
Publisher:
ISBN:
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