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“Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg: Part Two

Not paying attention keeps us in an endless cycle of wanting. We move on to the next thing because we aren’t really taking in what we already have; inattention creates an escalating need for stimulation. Everything goes away. Every sensation, … Continue reading

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“The Practicing Mind” by Thomas Sterner: Part Two

Progress is a natural result of staying focused on the process of doing anything. When you stay on purpose, focused in the present moment, the goal comes to you with frictionless ease. However, when you constantly focus on the goal … Continue reading

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“The Practicing Mind” by Thomas Sterner: Part One

I struggle with keeping my “must read” list short enough to be realistic. This book offers practical, executable advice for how to maintain mindfulness in your everyday life. Much like “The Positive Dog”, “10% Happier”, and “Essentialism”, “The Practicing Mind” … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Two

Mindfulness is the ability to recognize what is happening in your mind right now—anger, jealousy, sadness, the pain of a stubbed toe, whatever—without getting carried away by it. According to the Buddha, we have three habitual responses to everything we … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part One

This is a powerful book. It struck me with the same impact that I felt after reading “Essentialism.” While I have never practiced meditation myself, this book made me want to start. I have always tried to be mindful and … Continue reading

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“The Positive Dog” by Jon Gordon Part Two

The most important decision we can make it so choose faith instead of fear. All of our negativity is rooted in fear. Complaining, anger, jealousy, and sadness are ultimately caused by fear that expresses itself in negative ways. Fear of … Continue reading

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“The Positive Dog” by Jon Gordon Part One

The lessons in this book are simple yet powerful. The author’s own motto is “Simple if Powerful”. This falls in line with the idea of asking yourself “Is this useful?” as in “10% Happier.” You could easily read this book … Continue reading

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