Order The Mind Workout in the UK

My book, The Mind Workout, all about the steps anybody can take to get comfortable with the stuff in their heads as they do more of what they care about in life, hit bookstore shelves in the United Kingdom on June 1st. You order it on Amazon here: http://bit.ly/themindworkout If you’re not in the UK, you can get it shipped for an extra fee, but there will be other languages coming out in the months ahead AND this summer I’m working on

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Learning the Basics of Mindfulness with the Full Catastrophe Living Book Club

FCL Book Club – Week #1 It’s time to make some space in your life for breathing. READING THIS WEEK: Chapter 1 – You Only Have Moments to Live Chapter 2 – The Foundations of Mindfulness Practice: Attitudes and Commitment Chapter 3 – The Power of Breathing: Your Unsuspected Ally in the Healing Process This week’s video looks at some basic questions like “What is meditation?” and also includes the three minute silent breathing exercise mentioned in this week’s reading:

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Follow your mind with a meditation journal.

A meditation journal can be a helpful way to spot patterns in challenges you’re encountering while meditating and that can help you figure out ways to support yourself in overcoming those challenges. I started a journal last week to track the experience of going through the eight weeks of meditation exercises for our Full Catastrophe Living book club. It’s okay for meditation to be a struggle. Just trying to meditate is useful. As you can see from the entries in

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Is your employee quiet? No, just anxious.

That ad pictured above for the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, suggests that avoiding people is just part of being quiet. Actually, crossing the road because you don’t want to make small talk with somebody is an anxiety disorder symptom. Reacting to that anxiety will only make you experience more anxiety in the future, along with all of the depression, regret, and other co-morbid unpleasantness that goes along with feeding compulsions. Quiet makes an argument

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