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  • Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • By: Blaise Aguirre MD, Gillian Galen PsyD
  • Narrated by: Laura Copland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

If you are like many others living with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you know what it's like to be overwhelmed by intense and fluctuating emotions; to have difficulty with relationships; and to constantly struggle with troubling thoughts and behaviors. BPD can be especially difficult to treat, though there are ways to gain control over your symptoms and live a happier, healthier life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend

  • By Carol & Mark Williams on 06-16-17

Recommend highly

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Reviewed: 05-31-18

Clear and to the point summary of BPD, and instructions of various mindfulness exercises that seem relevant and helpful (have only started the practices). No fluff.

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly written

  • By Dan_H. on 03-07-18

No clear direction

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Reviewed: 05-28-18

Undoubtedly there are some great nuggets of wisdom in this volume, and taken on their own may be of help. As a whole, however, much of the information and advice is contradictory. I'm coming away from this book somewhat confused.

  • Opening the Heart

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chodron shares the gift of tonglen a powerful breath-based meditation practice for transmuting the suffering within ourselves and in those around us into the energy of compassionate awareness. It's one of the most effective ways to begin bringing the benefits of the inner spiritual life into the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love!

  • By Kperline on 04-19-15

Excellent and essential

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Reviewed: 03-10-18

Please do yourself a favor and get these instructions. Tonglen is a powerful and very healing practice. Pema presents them in a most down to earth and even humorous approach, as is her way.

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Inspiring and useful

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Reviewed: 02-07-18

Great story and ideas. Gets a little redundant especially toward the end. Attempted accents for quotes are goofy and definitely unnecessary. Overall, great listen!

  • What Is Zen?

  • Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind
  • By: Norman Fischer, Susan Moon
  • Narrated by: Norman Fischer, Susan Moon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The question-and-answer format makes this introduction to Zen especially easy to understand - and also to use as a reference, as you can easily look up just the question you had in mind. The esteemed Zen teacher Norman Fischer and his old friend and teaching colleague Susan Moon (both of them in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind) give this collaborative effort a playful tone: Susan asks a question on our behalf, Norman answers it, and then Sue challenges him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zen; An Introduction

  • By Michael on 08-15-16

Highly recommend

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Reviewed: 02-06-18

A great introduction to both Zen and Buddhism. The content does not betray the title. Straight forward, common sense yet profound questions thoughtfully and thoroughly answered with unabashed candor. Clear seeing at work here.

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

  • By Annie M. on 05-12-09

Wonderful teachings from a superb teacher!

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Reviewed: 03-17-16

If you want to learn how apprehend habitual unskillful reactions at the pre-verbal level, this teaching on Shenpa is invaluable.