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  • Lovingkindness Meditation

  • Learning to Love Through Insight Meditation
  • By: Sharon Salzberg
  • Narrated by: Sharon Salzberg
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
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Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy, the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others, used as a "tool" for changing lives? Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional practice for cultivating love, and applying it as a life-changing force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I was looking for:)

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-10

Beautiful, heartfelt, and profiundly wise.

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

This program opened for me a new level of understanding and relating to the world and everyone (and everything) in it. Sharon's vision is profoundly wise, yet infinitely compassionate, humble, and non-prescriptive. I recommend this audio to everyone.

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,925

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

Educational, inspiring, and practical.

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Reviewed: 12-22-18

I loved learning the nuroscience behind willpower, and the practical exercises I could easily incorporate into my busy days. Other people's stories were also a great way to illustrate certain ideas and approaches. A great, useful book! The narrator is also wonderful. I recommend this book to everyone.

  • Grain Brain

  • The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-13

Scientific, practical, and motivating

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Reviewed: 10-26-17

Loved it. Well referenced, sound critical thinking, profound understabding of how body works. Dr Perlmutter shows great appreciation of the fact that a human body is an integrated system that will heal itself if given an opportunity. And that opportunity is in providing nutrition, rest, and movement - a task that is achievable with this book as your aid! I am a research scientist studying inflammation, and I can't recommend this book enough. It can be a game changer if you choose to follow it.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sure It's An Aussie Book But--

  • By Gillian on 03-27-18

Brilliant, inspiring, and very, very practical

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Reviewed: 10-20-17

Scott is a brilliant writer and an inspiring narrator. Monday this week, a friend recommended "The Barefoot Investor". Before Monday, I had no idea money can - and needs to - be managed. I was just too busy working, and there was a constant low-grade worry about what's gonna happen if I lose my job. Today is Friday, I have finished listening to the book, and I know exactly what to do, step by step, to never worry about money again. Simply amazing.

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  • Full Catastrophe Living

  • Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
  • By: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Secular" Buddhism for greater wellness

  • By connie on 06-07-08

Wonderful

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Reviewed: 08-24-16

The most comprehensive and accessible practical guide to mindful living I have ever read. Extremely intelligent, warm-hearted, and deeply human view, acknowledging the beauty of our imperfections and opening doorways to change. Loved every page of it and now using a lot of practical exercises offered in the book on a daily basis.