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The Vow Powered Life

Author : Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN : 9780834803114
Genre : Religion
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A vow is like a GPS system for your life. When taken on mindfully it can be a source of surprising wisdom and powerful energy, enabling you to accomplish things you never dreamed possible. It can have profound effects even beyond the original intention—and it can even live on after you’re gone. A vow can be as small as the aspiration to smile at someone at least once every day, or it can be as big as marriage; it can be as personal as deciding to be mindful whenever you pick up the phone, or it can be as universal as a commitment to save all sentient beings. But whatever its inspiration, when it’s done with conscious intention a vow becomes a conduit for the energy of your life. In this guide to the vow-directed life, Jan Chozen Bays provides a wealth of practical exercises to use for formulating and implementing vows of your own and for using them to navigate your life with honesty and compassion.

Zen Traces

Author : Kenneth Kraft
ISBN : 9781589881280
Genre : Religion
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As Zen takes root in the West, new forms arise. For centuries Zen masters have tested their students with “koans” and “capping phrases.” A koan is a spiritual paradox that must be solved intuitively. A capping phrase is a trenchant comment. Both are meditative practices that reveal deeper truths about the self and, ideally, lead to enlightenment. In Zen Traces, Buddhist scholar Kenneth Kraft plays off these practices in a new idiom. He selects passages from four sources: traditional Zen, present-day Zen, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. When a koan-like story about a contemporary Zen teacher is paired with a pithy comment by Mark Twain, something fresh emerges. “In this lovely book, Ken Kraft provides a unique opening for American Buddhism and American wisdom in general. The reader will come to fresh and spacious new insights and enjoyments… Cheers for Zen in America and a deep bow to Ken Kraft!”—POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH, Ph.D., author of The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery “I highly recommend this delightful book of East-West wisdom—full of surprise, insight, wit, and piercing beauty.”—KATY BUTLER, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

Wake Up And Live

Author : Dorothea Brande
ISBN : 9789387669604
Genre : Self-Help
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One of the greatest self-help books ever written. More than two million copies sold. 'Wake Up and Live!' is a practical handbook for every man and woman who wants to find success and happiness in life. Simply written and easy to read, it shows you how to overcome the obstacles that are holding you down. It will prove to you that the USE, not the quantity, of your brains is what counts most toward successful living. 'Wake Up and Live!' has opened the eyes of thousands of readers to a whole new idea of living. Here is a book that can revolutionize your entire existence and put success within reach by teaching you to concentrate on the things that really matter.

Living By Vow

Author : Shohaku Okumura
ISBN : 9781614290100
Genre : Religion
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A Sot Zen priest and Dharma successor of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi explores eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts and explains how the chants in these works support meditation and promote a life of freedom and compassion.

Mindfulness On The Go

Author : Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN : 9780834841024
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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If you’ve heard about the many benefits of mindfulness practice but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be proven delightfully wrong. Mindfulness is available every moment, including right now, as Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays shows with these twenty-five mindfulness exercises that can be done anywhere. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This is an abridged edition of How to Train a Wild Elephant.

How To Train A Wild Elephant

Author : Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN : 0834827468
Genre : Self-Help
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

Mindful Eating

Author : Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN : 083482261X
Genre : Self-Help
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The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues. Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference. In this book, you'll learn how to: • Tune in to your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied • Identify your habits and patterns with food • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating • Discover what you're really hungry for Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio program containing guided exercises led by the author.

The Ten Minute Cognitive Workout

Author : Peggy D Snyder Ph D
ISBN : 0615873057
Genre : Cognitive therapy
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The TEN MINUTE COGNITIVE WORKOUT, Winner of the 2013 San Diego Book Award in the category 'Psychology, Self-Help, Medicine', describes and teaches you a simple, easy to learn, exercise designed to manage mood and change behavior. As the title suggests, the exercise requires an investment of only ten minutes a day. Despite its ease of execution, the TEN MINUTE COGNITIVE WORKOUT is surprisingly powerful. It's based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. What we think directly affects how we feel. Our thoughts govern our emotions. The TEN MINUTE COGNITIVE WORKOUT shows you a simple way to replace negative, irrational, dysfunctional thoughts with positive, rational, functional ones. These new thoughts become internalized and produce positive changes in emotions and behavior. This book provides you with a powerful tool that can manage the stress of everyday life. This tool can also alleviate depression and reduce anxiety. Sleep problems, relationship issues, and parenting concerns are also addressed, as well as issues related to the workplace, education, and skill development. In each of these areas, the book explains an easy, step-by-step method designed to bring about positive changes in mood and behavior. You can attain a new sense of well-being by investing only ten minutes a day in this one simple, effective exercise. Your mood will improve in a positive direction. You'll feel more calm and in control. You'll find yourself embracing each and every day. You'll be feeling more confident, and your confidence will be expressed in your behavior. In time, you can achieve an ongoing state of joy and peace. And it only takes ten minutes a day. The book also contains a bonus section that describes two simple meditation techniques. Interested readers can incorporate meditation and other mindfulness practices into the TEN MINUTE COGNITIVE WORKOUT.

Jizo Bodhisattva

Author : Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN : 9781462918058
Genre : Religion
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In Jizo Bodhisattva, Zen teacher and practicing pediatrician Jan Chozen Bays explores the development of traditional Buddhist practices related to Jizo, as well as the growing interest in Jizo practice in modern American Zen Buddhism. She also shows how you can incorporate this rich tradition into your own life, through meditations, mantras and chanting. In traditional Buddhist belief, a bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has forsaken entry into nirvana until all beings are saved. Jizo, one of the four great bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism, is know as "the Bodhisattva of the Greatest Vows." He is regarded as the protector of travelers—whether their journeys in the physical world, or in the spiritual reams. Jizo also has special significance for pregnant women and parents whose children have died.

Netter S Sports Medicine E Book

Author : Christopher Madden
ISBN : 9780323442572
Genre : Medical
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Edited by past presidents of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Netter’s Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, is a superbly illustrated, go-to sports medicine resource for the outpatient office, the training room, on the sideline, and for certification preparation. Designed for quick reference, this interdisciplinary reference by Drs. Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, Eric McCarty, and Craig Young, is organized by both topic and sport, so you can find what you need quickly. Whether you are a primary care physician managing a common or unique musculoskeletal injury in an ambulatory setting ... an orthopaedic surgeon gaining insight about a medical or psychological problem foreign to the cast or operating room ... an athletic trainer figuring out a diagnosis in the training room ... or a physical therapist pursuing further in-depth sports medicine knowledge, this reference gives you the guidance you need to keep athletes and other active patients at the top of their game. More than 1,000 superb Netter graphics, tables, figures, pictures, diagnostic images, and other medical artwork highlight the easy-to-read, bulleted text. Ideal for the sports clinician, team physician, and any health care professionals who provide care to athletes and active individuals. New chapters on travel considerations for the athlete, EKG interpretation, cardiac disease, diagnostic imaging and ultrasound, injury prevention protocols, equestrian sports and rodeo medicine, mixed martial arts, and many more. Up-to-date coverage of nutritional supplements, eating disorders, sports and pharmacology for chronic conditions and behavioral medicine, and extreme and adventure sports.

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