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  • Mindfulness and the Brain: A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel
    Overall
    (63)
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    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Mindfulness awareness creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our mental functions and interpersonal relationships. But how can we integrate this information into our personal or professional lives? In the Mindfulness and the Brain audio learning course, Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD, offer theoretical and experiential teachings on the power of inner transformation and the cultivation of a wise and loving heart.

    Kurt says: "Jack and Dan provide a good collaboration"
    "Jack has eaten too many lotus flowers"
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    What disappointed you about Mindfulness and the Brain?

    I am sorry, I never got to Dr. Siegel whose Mindsight I have enjoyed and whose other works are well reviewed. Jack Kornfield is well respected within his circle but covers his introduction to the Mindfulness message with so much political, religious, and otherwise opinionated thinking that I could not get past the first twenty minutes.


    6 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joan Borysenko
    • Narrated By Joan Borysenko
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Based on Dr. Borysenko's pioneering work, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in its field - a time-tested program that can teach you how to take control of your own physical and emotional well-being. Learn how to release stress, cope with chronic pain, maximize immune function, and lead an awakened, mindful life. Fully updated and revised, this new edition is for anyone interested in taking an active role in self-healing and living a balanced life.

    CentralTexasLife says: "Pioneer In Field"
    "Pioneer In Field"
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    What did you like best about Minding the Body, Mending the Mind? What did you like least?

    I was referred to her work in the early 1990s during a continuing catastrophic illness in our family. Much of the work has evolved beyond this presentation.In my humble opinion, there was a transparent sell out to the populist enthusiasm.


    How could the performance have been better?

    She should not have narrated her work. I could only listen to the work at a speed of 1.25 to 1.50. 1.25 sounded normal. 1.00 was irritatingly slow and otherworldly affected.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seventy Times Seven

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joan Borysenko
    • Narrated By Joan Borsyenko
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Gain a unique perspective on how our thoughts and emotions influence the healing process. Dr. Joan Borysenko, a nationally renowned cancer cell biologist and psychologist takes us back to the time of Jesus to help cast light on forgiveness, an often overlooked concept that has profound implications in the science of self-healing. Using step-by-step meditations, historical anecdotes, and inspiring bio-spiritual insights, Seventy Times Seven synthesizes Dr. Borysenko's many areas of expertise to help us rediscover the power of forgiveness and its great benefits to our health and emotional wellness.

    Douglas says: "Inspirational Person"
    "Like it but this speech repeats 2 of 5 chapters"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This was not a developed work but a speech with 45% of the content repeated. Should not have been released.

    Borsyenko has good content has good content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2162)
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    (1802)
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    (1780)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "A book with three sub-titles promises too much"
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    Would you try another book from Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. and/or Walter Dixon?

    Maybe


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not focused. Nothing like Neil Fiore's work or Sonja Lyubormirsky's work.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was OK


    Was The Willpower Instinct worth the listening time?

    No, sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    Not really.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The As If Principle: The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (26)
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    (26)

    Victorian philosopher William James had a theory about emotion and behavior: It isn’t that our feelings guide our actions (feel happy and you will laugh). On the contrary, it is our actions that guide our emotions (laugh and you will feel happy). This led James to a remarkable conclusion: "If you want a quality, act as if you already have it." Roused by James’s astonishing discovery, renowned psychologist and best-selling author Richard Wiseman confirms James’s principle and shows how the self-help genre has for too long put the cart before the horse in trying to help us take control of our lives.

    Joshua Mormann says: "Practical, Scientific, Witty"
    "Someone actually made it through this book?"
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    Would you try another book from Richard Wiseman and/or Ralph Lister?

    Maybe


    Has The As If Principle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What does Ralph Lister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Does not carry the title theseus past the first chapter if then.
    No practicle application. Somewhat entertaining recitation of Reader Digest versions of historical research.
    Not much beyond the packaging.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think it is eligible for refund.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude: How to Find, Build and Keep a YES! Attitude

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Gitomer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Gitomer
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Every business winner has one thing in common: a YES! Attitude that's powerful enough to help them achieve the impossible! You say you weren't born with a YES! Attitude? No problem! Jeffrey Gitomer will give you all the tools you need to build one. As the world's Number 1 expert in selling, Gitomer knows more about attitude than anyone. Now he's brought those lessons together in a book you can read in one sitting - a book that'll change your life!

    Scott says: "Got me back on track!"
    "GOOD but, YES, could be GREAT"
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    Any additional comments?

    References to buying the book to view supporting material. Where is the PDF? YES, I bought the book via Audible! Otherwise very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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