I had just finished a book on similar topic, The Practicing Mind and found the relevance perfect. The approach was very different in both books but I found the research supported and complimented each book.
In the end there was a common understanding of need for self awareness. Also, a distinct contrast of 'thought' within each of us fighting for our attention. Good and bad plays out in everyday life and is verified by study after study. Thank you for this great look at all we are and can become
I believe I will be able to start making better decisions and be mindful when I have options which path to take. Some useful tools referenced. I am listening for a second time and will be practicing many of the techniques.
Discusses human nature and dealing with life's distractions, such as why we have harmful thoughts (actions) and how we can make long lasting changes to our lives by obtaining a deeper understanding our brains.
I read a book a week and this book was one of the best that I have ever read. Thank you for offering it.
True multitasking is "reading" a book while walking, running, kayaking, doing chores, gardening, driving or just drifting off to sleep.
Let me start by saying that this is a life changing book and you will want to pick up a copy as soon as possible. Never has neuroscience been so fun and so applicable. You can read more about the book itself at amazon. There are many reviews that mention each of the lessons in the ten-week course and that attest to the power of this book.
I want to talk about the different formats for this book.
In my opinion, the best formats are - in order -
1. Hardcover (you will go back to this book often and will want it to hold up!)
3. Kindle (or other e-reader)
4. and then finally audio.
This is a change for me b/c I usually love to listen to so called "self-help" (what a strange title for this diverse category) books on audio. I prefer books by Tolle or Wayne Dyer, etc. in audio. I love to listen to the voice and feel the energy of "presence."
This book is not read by the author and it is not the same sort of book as "The Power of Now" or "Peace is Every Step." This is a course for you to follow! You will want to take notes. You will want to be able easily turn back to a page and re-read something specific.
Also the author is not the narrator. I sort of wish that she had chosen to be her own narrator. Instead it is just a typical "non-fiction narrator guy." He does a fine job but does not add the layer that an author can add to his/her own work.
Take it from me, if you get the audio version you will just turn around and buy the print version so that you can more easily follow the lessons and take notes!
The information was very useful and practical. The writing was clever and entertaining. The reading was excellent.
The listing of steps we could all take to increase our willpower was enlightening.
It was not designed for one sitting.
The diversity of the case studies presented in this book tell an informative story. I have heard of a few of them in the past but connecting case studies and forming it into a compelling view is tough. The author did this part well.
There is some great advice in this book and it's well narrated too! I'd like to go back and listen again because there seems to be some contradiction in methods. Resist temptations but don't resists so much that you can't stop thinking about it and binge. Maybe I need to listen again. Overall a very good listen!