By inviting the Dalai Lama and leading researchers in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience to join in conversation, the Mind & Life Institute set the stage for a fascinating exploration of the healing potential of the human mind. The Mind’s Own Physician presents in its entirety the thirteenth Mind and Life dialogue, a discussion addressing a range of vital questions concerning the science and clinical applications of meditation: How do meditative practices influence pain and human suffering? What role does the brain play in emotional well-being and health? To what extent can our minds actually influence physical disease? Are there important synergies here for transforming health care, and for understanding our own evolutionary limitations as a species? Edited by world-renowned researchers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson, this book presents this remarkably dynamic interchange along with intriguing research findings that shed light on the nature of the mind, its capacity to refine itself through training, and its role in physical and emotional health.
Principals, superintendents, teacher leaders, and other school leaders experience considerable stress in this day of accountability and high visibility. This book address that stress level and helps school leaders learn the why, what, and how of mindfulness practice. It also helps to show how to reduce stress through mindfulness, demonstrates how mindfulness is related with effective leadership practice, and reinforces the qualities that equate with leadership legacy.
Andrew Louth traces the Christian mystic tradition from Plato, through figures such as Origen, Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine and explores the diverse and conflicting influences to be found in Christian spirituality.
Karen Horney (1885-1952) is one of the great figures in psychoanalysis, an independent thinker who dared to take issue with Freud's views on women. One of the first female medical students in Germany, and one of the first doctors in Berlin to undergo psychoanalytic training, she emigrated to the United States in 1932 and became a leading figure in American psychoanalysis. She wrote several important books, including Neurosis and Human Growth and Our Inner Conflicts. Horney was a brilliant psychologist of women, whose work anticipated current interest in the narcissistic personality. "An excellent book, sophisticated in its judgments, and with a candor that does justice to [Quinn's] courageous subject." — Phyllis Grosskurth, The New York Review of Books "A richly contexted, thoroughly informed, and admirably forthright account of Horney's development and contribution." — Justin Kaplan "Excellent, sympathetic but not adulatory, clear about the theories and factions... rich in anecdotes." — Rosemary Dinnage, The New York Times Book Review "The whole book is wonderfully balanced. A terrific achievement." — Anton O. Kris, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
We all want to stay fit and healthy. Don’t we? We all dread the thought of visiting a doctor or a hospital. Don’t we? Unfortunately, the air that we breathe in is full of hazardous pollutants, the food that we eat is full of chemicals and the water that we drink is devoid of any minerals! All this makes us weak and sick. Our hectic and mindless lifestyle further deteriorates our body and mind. Unfortunately, due to all this, visiting a doctor regularly is unavoidable. Each one of us is different and reacts differently to what we eat and what we do. This book is an honest attempt to help you understand your unique body along with its dosha & guna prakriti. The Daily Yoga Plan including yoga asanas, pranayama or breathing exercises, mudras, meditation and diet plan, will keep you fit and healthy forever. Further, this book also guides you to prevent and cure the most common lifestyle diseases prevalent these days. The recommended Daily Healing Plan along with Neuro Healing Meditation (NHM) will help fight the ailment and make you fit and healthy. The suggested plan is quite simple and will ensure that you never visit a doctor again!
Napoleon Hill's timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich, has the distinction of being the best read self-help book of the twentieth century. Not so well known is how Hill earned his livelihood before he wrote 'Think and Grow Rich'. Another classic work of Dr. Hill is 'How to Own Your Own Mind' which shows the way to stabilise your mind and achieve success in life. As Dr. Hill repeatedly emphasised, action is critical to success. But you must think before you act or your actions will be wasted. These timeless chapters about the importance of thought before action will prove to be very instructive in helping you attain your own Definite Major Purpose. To do so, you must learn how to own your own mind, and this book will tell you how to do it.
“The maverick’s way of conducting business forswears the leader as commanding general; it rejects the practice of top-down, authoritative command. Rather, it proposes the leader as catalyst, conscience, and inspirer . . . The true leader sees his job as setting an environment in which new ideas can emerge that neither he nor any other individual anticipated. That leap of imagination, that moment of genuine creativity, can only be inspired by a leader who encourages exploration and shows a willingness to consider a totally new approach.” --from Mind Your Own Business The corporate misdeeds of self-serving executives during the high-octane economy of the 1990s have forced many people to rethink the qualities that make a strong leader. For sixty years, Sidney Harman, the chairman and CEO of the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, has stood apart from the crowd, building his business the old-fashioned way, by satisfying customers and, in doing so, making a healthy profit. His refreshingly employee-centric, bottoms-up approach to business is the secret of Harman International’s continuing success. In Mind Your Own Business, Harman shares his visionary ideas about leadership, providing a welcome contrast to the bad behavior of business leaders recently dominating the news. Harman focuses on creating a culture of personal responsibility throughout his company. He likens his top management team to a jazz quartet that listens to and improvises with one another to create harmony. He stresses the need to do more for workers at every level because employees are the company’s most valuable asset. At Harman International, he has established in-house classrooms to teach English, basic math, health, and music, and encourages his employees to pursue their potential. Now a hale and healthy eighty-five, Harman thinks that “an idea a day” is more important than the proverbial apple and that the key to a long life is a restless curiosity. In the bestselling tradition of Max DePree’s Leadership Is an Art, Mind Your Own Business is a frank, no-nonsense guide for those who want to bring strength, vitality, and values to their businesses—and to their lives.
East Troy, WI August 13, 2010 Romance and magic await readers as authors Kenny Rogers and Kay Heigh Blend collaborate to bring a spellbinding collection of poems. WindStorms, their newly released book through Xlibris, are bound to enchant readers from the first page down to the last. As the wind blows with authority yet gentleness, two soulsa knight, who protects his own heart from the pain of love and an enchantress, who seeks a sanctuary of happiness somewhere or from someoneare led closer to each other. Their captivating story unfolds through over four hundred poems that play around the pages of this uniquely woven anthology. With the themes of temptation and surrender, confusion and exploration, struggle and valor, and love and hate, each poem in this collection could stand on its own; but together, they make a striking tale of romance and adventure. Through melodic words, readers are immersed deep into a story with a fairy-tale theme, but one that is not always as perfect or as happily concluded. Intricately woven with just the right rhyme and rhythm, WindStorms presents pieces that follow the two souls search for something unknown, all the while summoned by nothing but the wind. It is a whimsical play of words that mirrors the realities of finding, falling, and riskingall in the name of love. Readers will be fascinated as they step into a magical fortress with every turn of the page. Kenny Rogers and Kay Heigh Blend