If you've had difficulty with starting or maintaining relationships or issues with feeling jealous and possessive, or find that your connections with others are more sources of distress than anything else, this book is for you. By teaching you ways to be more mindful throughout the day as well as exercises in improving your communication skills, this book will show you how to have relationships that are calmer and more stable and compassionate.
"Open mind and powerful"
At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn, and very human desire to be heard and understood. Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all? Once you've managed to answer this question for yourself, you'll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose. Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for writing.
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word budget? It's a meager little word, one that all too often comes after tight. Maybe you think of this word as an adjective, something to describe a cheap and substandard car or hotel. Budget brings to mind rationing, a kind of money diet. If you're like many people, budgeting is something you do with a kind of deflated spirit: budgeting means bargain bin quality and the sad sense that what you want is going to be just out of reach.
"This would be better in print"
Have you ever noticed how often people say they wish they could "find" love? As if love were something beautiful to just stumble upon on the side of the road. Yet when you speak to happily married couples, especially those that have been married for decades, they never ascribe their success and happiness to luck. Instead they'll probably tell you that a good relationship takes work - lots of it - and the continued effort and maintenance from both sides.
In this book, we'll be tackling the familiar challenges of personal finance management, but in an unfamiliar way. If your main money problem is simply "I don't have enough of it!" you may be surprised at the approach this book will take. Here, you will not find the same old tips and tricks on how to save money by re-using teabags or buying rice in bulk. Instead, we'll get to the very heart of what money actually means, how we spend it and why, and what you can do to start using what you have right now to create a lifestyle that has meaning for you.
You may have been drawn to the idea of mindful eating as an antidote to the empty promises of the diet industry, or you may have felt that it's time to pursue a more purposeful, more compassionate way of eating. Whatever your reasons and whatever your current relationship to food and your body is, this book can help you reconsider your eating habits and whether they are truly serving your highest good.
The world is a vast, complicated, and sometimes downright hostile place. Today, more than ever, human beings have had to learn new ways to be resilient, know themselves, and have the courage to be who they are. Self-help books on the market today will tell you one of two things: Either that you are perfect already as you are and needn't worry, or that with just a little (well, a lot) of effort, you can reach those goals.
"Way too Buddhist for me"
This book will explore the nature of stress and how it infiltrates every level of your life, including the physical, emotional, cognitive, relational, and even spiritual. You'll find ways to nurture resilience, rationality, and relaxation in your everyday life, and learn how to loosen the grip of worry and anxiety. Through techniques that get to the heart of your unique stress response, and an exploration of how stress can affect your relationships, you'll discover how to control stress instead of letting it control you.
"thought I was getting a book not ..."
If you've ever been in a relationship, are in one now or want to be in the future - this book was written for you! You could almost categorize any relationship in your life in terms of closeness. Call it intimacy, familiarity, whatever - it's more or less the same thing. How close you are, mentally, physically, even sexually.
This is not a self-help book.... Here you will not find any quick tips and tricks on how to live a fabulous life free of suffering or fear or confusion. The approach I outline here goes against most of the popular ways to tackle depression, anxiety, or general malaise. But it is an approach that allowed me to dig deep into my own authenticity, be honest with myself, and start to make real, lasting changes in my life.
Whether you are struggling with romantic relationships, work colleagues, family, or friendships, this books outlines three fundamental principles for authentic connections and fulfilling relationships. Using exercises that focus on authenticity and compassion, you can start building a web of connections around you that supports your truest self. This is the house that love can build, and this book will show you how.