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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one's overall quality of life.

Jan Chozen Bays, MD - physician and Zen teacher - has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

©2011 Jan Chozen Bays (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Terry K. Fowler
  • 01-03-2015

Outstanding

Best way understand and begin to practice Mindfulness that I've seen. Also gets you to the point where a realistic meditation practice could begin.

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  • Michael
  • 31-08-2016

Mindfulness Aphorisms

This book is full of maxims, aphorisms of mindfulness. It's written to assist and keep one on the path to enlightenment. Interestingly, you'll find, if you're already "practicing", that you've already experienced most of what is being read. Therefore, it becomes gratifying to know that the path you're walking is genuinely beneficial to you and indirectly everything. Be well, happy and peaceful.

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  • ssd
  • 13-10-2017

Great Book

I listened to this book at least three times. It is easy to follow and if you want to be trained in how to be mindful it is a good book to read and learn from.

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  • Customer
  • 21-06-2017

A mindfulness guide

This is a year long guide to bringing mindfulness more fully into your life. It is an easy to follow guide that will bring self discovery.

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  • MR JOHN PUGH
  • 05-03-2016

Keeping in the present

Some good insight into mindfulness, things we take for granted in our daily lives. .

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  • Bill Kennedy
  • 29-04-2015

Great book!

Great book. Picked up some good tips. Would definitely recommend purchasing. Everyone should work on being in the present place

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  • Shannon
  • 05-12-2020

Nice insight

I was a skeptical going into this book. I am truly glad that I opened myself up to listening and participating with the techniques. I found myself going back and replaying certain chapters. I would recommend this to everyone.

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  • Shelly Conlon
  • 15-10-2020

Very useful points

Chapter 51 was worth this entire listen. Thank you for some very important reminders of such valuable tools

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  • John
  • 19-04-2020

Happiness!

I listened to most of this audio book while on a 5 hour walk. It was the perfect companion!

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  • Robert
  • 07-04-2019

Superb!!!

A fantastic and enjoyable practical guide to mindfulness and its applicability to everyday life. Simply a great work, which I will “read” again and again.

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  • S R CHAMBERLAIN
  • 02-12-2015

*****

This is an audio book that I will return to playing many times. Well read by author.

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