Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World [Audiobook]
30 June 2017, 01:13
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 23 mins | 176.2MB
With a foreword by Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Shallows.
Today, society embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded isolation: We are always linked, but only shallowly so.
The capacity to be alone, properly alone, is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a powerful resource we can call upon - a crucial ingredient for a rich interior life. It inspires reflection, allows creativity to flourish, and improves our relationships with ourselves and, unexpectedly, with others. Idle hands can, in fact, produce the extraordinary. In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives.
This audiobook is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives. With wit and energy, award-winning author Michael Harris weaves captivating true stories with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists, and tech entrepreneurs to guide us toward a state of measured connectivity that balances quiet and companionship. Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the transformative power of being alone.
The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits [Audiobook]
27 June 2017, 04:07
2017 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 19 mins | 226.69MB
We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us?
This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for 20 years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits.
Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.
Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression, , 2nd Edition [Audiobook]
27 June 2017, 03:56
2015 | M4B@64 kbps | 7 hrs 57 mins | 216.75MB
The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity - and like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani presents his proven approach that has worked wonders for his patients as well as listeners from around the world. Whether you struggle with worrisome thoughts, panic, depression, or compulsions, Self-Coaching shows you how to stop feeding these habits.
Combining training exercises for overcoming negative thought patterns with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, Self-Coaching shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living. This updated edition provides new powerful training tips and motivational tools; updated action steps and practical solutions for accomplishing what you want in life; and more real-life stories of people who beat anxiety and depression.