In this eight-week course on mindfulness, Maitreyabandhu gently guides readers, teaching them how to pay closer attention to their experience. Each week, he introduces a different aspect of mindfulness - such as awareness of the body, feelings, thoughts and the environment - and recommends a number of easy practices; from trying out a simple meditation to reading a poem.Featuring personal stories, examples and tempting suggestions, Life with Full Attention provides both a starting point and a great refresher.
Release on 2009-06-18 | by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Literary Criticism
Surging from the ontopoietic vital timing of life, human self-consciousness prompts the innermost desire to rise above its brute facts. Imaginatio creatrix inspires us to fabulate these facts into events and plots with personal significance attempting to delineate a life-course in life-stories within the ever-flowing stream – existence. Seeking their deep motivations, causes and concatenations, we fabulate relatively stabilized networks of interconnecting meaning – history. But to understand the meaning and sense of these networks’ reconfigurations call for the purpose and telos of our endless undertaking; they remain always incomplete, carried onwards with the current of life, while fluctuating with personal experience in the play of memory. Facts and life stories, subjective desires and propensities, the circumambient world in its historical moves, creative logos and mythos, personal freedom and inward stirrings thrown in an enigmatic interplay, prompt our imperative thirst for the meaning of this course, its purpose and its fulfillment – the sense of it all. To disentangle all this animates the passions of the literary genius. The focus of this collection is to isolate the main arteries running through the intermingled forces prompting our quest to endow life with meaning. Papers by: Jadwiga Smith, Lawrence Kimmel, Alira Ashvo-Munoz, William D. Melaney, Imafedia Okhamafe, Michel Dion, Franck Dalmas, Ludmila Molodkina, Victor Gerald Rivas, Rebecca M. Painter, Matti Itkonen, Raymond J. Wilson III, Christopher S. Schreiner, Bruce Ross, Bernadette Prochaska, Tsung-I Dow, Jerre Collins, Cezary Jozef Olbromski, Victor Kocay, Roberto Verolini.
Release on 2010-03 | by Catherine Avery Ph. D.,Catherine Avery
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
Author: Catherine Avery Ph. D.,Catherine Avery
Life at Full Throttle transports the reader into the unpredictable world of the AD/HD adult in a manner that is highly engaging, while providing insightful and well-researched information on this topic. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Avery has evaluated over two thousand individuals for AD/HD, and has developed a well-grounded understanding of the type of information that is most helpful to AD/HD adults, as well as a style of delivery that is well received and appreciated by AD/ HD clients and their families. Having lived with this condition her entire life, and being a mother who has parented two children with attention deficits, Dr. Avery speaks of AD/HD with both insight and humor.
In this first issue of “Nectar,” the Universal Mother’s transcendent wisdom, we offer articles on Vedanta, on Sufi Meditation, and teachings from the Tantric Wisdom of Mother India. There is an article on Nondual Judaism focused on Jewish spiritual practice, and of course the “Wisdom Facets from the Gem of Truth,” teachings from our SRV ideal — Sarada, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda — whose matchless love and wisdom will grace every future issue. In all these articles, indivisible unity, called Advaita or nondualism, is greatly emphasized. This is one of the aims of our SRV journal, to show that all practice along the spiritual path can and should be undertaken with the fore-knowledge of our essential oneness with God. As my guru used to tell me, “Grace and self-effort must go hand in hand.” Human beings are expressions of God, pure and perfect by nature, but the mind needs to know this. This knowing is called Enlightenment, Illumination, Liberation or Self-realization and cannot be feigned, nor can the integrity of the path leading to It be compromised.
'Life with Laura'....well, what can I say? Who hasn't had a lively, mischievous daughter? But mine was hell-bent from day one to stamp her mark and wreak havoc on our world wherever she went. She constantly embarrassed us in public with her extrovert behaviour playing to the masses and wrecked shops causing chaos and leaving turmoil in her wake. Everyone said she could make a pig laugh with her antics. This compelling biography is large in content, has 35 captivating 'caught in action' photos and is based on my diaries, pictures and videos. It is driven by my love and fuelled by humour, my own emotions and by interactions with family and friends, and depicts two parents trying desperately to cope. 'Life with Laura' - enjoy the ride! 'We enter Superdrug and I pause momentarily in a small bay by the door to check my list. Big mistake! Laura leans forward from her buggy and pulls on a three-sided, picture-frame style moulding on the wall that displays an advertisement. Oh my, she is demolishing it... and I am on the wrong side to stop her. It is about 3' long with two 18" side struts. She struggles to hold the frame up above her head then bangs one side onto the floor...CRASH!! I am rooted to the spot. All goes deathly quiet and in a loud and clear voice of authority Laura turns round and tells everyone. "It's broken to pieces!" Horrified I take the rest off her and intend to place the two remaining joined pieces on the floor. No such luck...one crashes down...oops! The manager appears scowling and I limply hand him the last bit. "Sorry it's not childproof" is all I can say in her defence. Laura's captive audience is spell-bound. I hear some giggling..........'
Every one of us Passes through the assembly line in the big factory of life.And the biggest question is there a reason for our being here in this world?Deep us on our soul we aspire to know if there is a high purpose for us as human being?I believe that many things in our life are determined,But we all have a free choice to choose how our life will gone a look like. We are living in interesting and exciting era, that allow us to express ourselvesAnd leads us to self-realization. Most of us are dealing with getting decisions about buying a new car, purchase an apartment, selecting a partner for life, choosing profession and our career and more,But amazingly everything that involved withKnowing about the meaning of life, we are all choose to ignore it.I'm sure that if we were watching the movie of our lives,Most of us would have a not comfortable feeling.There is a big gap between our potential and how it's being expressed.Do you want to be led by life or lead them?Understand that Life is a one-time opportunity,We have all come here to win and become the best person we can be.It's time to see life without any restrictive beliefs, look at life in a new exciting perspective.In my personal journey in life I've learned the great lessons and I decided to write this notebook in order to shared my insights and help you to get the best from yourself and life.YoursIsrael Menahem Leibovitch
The people in gay bars on Christmas Day are so desperate for basic human contact that they'd go home with a Doc Marten shoe if it made a move, and maybe even if it didn't. So begins the story of Cameron Dodds, a disenfranchised writer who visits gay bars on Christmas and works at a Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in order to steal the stories of the people he meets there. But when Cameron finds a patient hanged in the utilities closet, his infatuation with other people's stories becomes an obsession. Assuming the man's identity, Cameron seeks out and forges a relationship with the victim's mentally challenged sister, who lives in a home uptown. As Cameron becomes more involved in the woman's life, he begins to discover truths that will challenge him to the very core of his existence.
My Life with Diabetes 61 Years of Carb Counting This book tells the inspiring story of how 12 year old Tony Huzzey, only 36 hours from death in 1950, was encouraged to fight back by accepting personal responsibility for the maintenance of his own health as an Insulin dependent diabetic. Now, some 50,000 self-administered injections later, he is the holder of the Diabetes UK Lawrence Medal (which is named in honour of the doctor who saved his life 60 years earlier). Despite living over six decades with Type 1 Diabetes Tony has led a thoroughly enjoyable, successful and socially useful life, with only the occasional! mishap. He has fulfilled all of his ambitions with many adventures, triumphs and challenges to overcome - and all of this despite this chronic medical condition. In writing this book Tony has kept his promise to his late wife, Joan, who insisted he should 'keep going!' The man 'Who Brought the Honda Factory To Swindon' has done that all of his life and hasn't stopped yet. The aim of his book is to encourage others to do as he did - go for it!
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.