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These 100 simple practices are designed to help even the busiest person start the day right. Using just five minutes of mindfulness, relaxation, or imagery techniques during their morning routines, readers can set their intentions and greet the day feeling calm, centered, and energized.
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Overview

These 100 simple practices are designed to help even the busiest person start the day right. Using just five minutes of mindfulness, relaxation, or imagery techniques during their morning routines, readers can set their intentions and greet the day feeling calm, centered, and energized.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606710548
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 449,369
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine. He has represented the Duke MBSR program in numerous radio, television and print interviews. He is coauthor of Five Good Minutes, Five Good Minutes in Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook.

Wendy Millstine, NC, is a freelance writer and certified holistic nutrition consultant who specializes in diet and stress reduction. With Jeffrey Brantley, she is coauthor of the Five Good Minutes series and Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind. She lives in Sonoma County.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part 1 The foundation 5
Part 2 The practices 27
Establishing Ease and Inner Relaxation 29
1 Wish yourself safety
2 Five-fingered peace
3 In with the good...
4 Instant ahhhh...
5 A silent retreat
6 Drop it
7 Laugh it off
8 Go with the flow (of your breath)
9 Sing to beat the blues
10 Joyous rapture
11 Loosen the grip
12 Shower power
13 Melt that frown
14 Push all the right buttons
15 Freedom from tension
16 Push the "temporary" button
17 Red light, blue light, feather light
18 Rekindle the light
19 Relax deeply
Peaceful Awareness and Connection 69
20 The life inside of you
21 River of thoughts
22 The perfect escape
23 Connect with sound
24 Soften your mind
25 Life below the neck
26 Nature's gift to you
27 License to do nothing
28 Take a musical break
29 Really taste your food
30 Write to clear your mind
31 Connect deeply with something pleasant
32 Your first sip of tea
33 Get grounded
34 The extraordinary in the ordinary
35 Dream roll
36 A child's eyes
37 Effortless simplicity
38 Get a new script
39 Listen deeply to another
40 Anchor your routine
41 Do it now!
42 Connect to the natural world
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