Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace

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Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most—the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers.

A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, ...

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Overview

Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most—the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers.

A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work.

Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Sprinkled throughout the book are short “stealth” meditations, the kind that are quick, private, and doable anywhere—“Let the phone ring three times, follow your breath, then pick it up” and “For an upcoming one-on-one conversation, resolve to listen more and speak less.”

Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings—all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.

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Publishers Weekly
11/11/2013
Given that a “dream job” may be unlikely for most adults, influential American Buddhist teacher and author Salzberg (Real Happiness) presents “pragmatic tools… for becoming more productive, satisfied, and peaceful at work.” While her fundamental advice—meditate—is a given, non-practitioners will find many useful strategies to shift inner attitudes towards common challenges. Using as a framework eight “pillars” such as balance, compassion, resilience, and integrity, Salzberg explores how Buddhist principles can be applied to the workplace. Richly detailed testimonies illustrate the ways in which individuals—police officers, business executives, and many others—have found ways to change their experiences on the job; observations are supported by current findings in science and psychology. In addition to detailed meditation practices, Salzberg includes quick “stealth meditations,” such as reading an email twice before responding, or focusing on just one task at a time. This wise guide offers hope that employees can find meaning in even the most mundane jobs, learn to start over, and have a positive impact, however small. Among the many books that apply Buddhism to everyday life, this is a standout. (Jan.)
Library Journal
11/15/2013
According to New York Times best-selling author Salzberg (Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation; A 28-Day Program), one of the best ways to become happier at work is to practice meditation. While we can't change the circumstances of our lives, she writes, we can change how we feel about them. Salzberg offers a series of five core meditations, such as letting go of thoughts and practicing loving kindness, and provides narratives and exercises in what she considers the eight pillars of happiness at work: balance, concentration, compassion, resilience, communication, integrity, meaning, and open awareness. Salzberg has walked the walk and is all too aware of the struggles of the workplace. VERDICT Ideal for those open to meditation and helpful for those ready to question their own strategies and responses to problems.
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“Ideal for those open to meditation and helpful for those ready to question their own strategies and responses to problems.”
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“Salzberg explains meditation principles in a way that is warm and welcoming to those who have never practiced meditation before. There’s a technique or soothing meditation for every job stressor, offering something for everyone.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761168997
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 139,875
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. In addition to Real Happiness, she is the author of eight other books, including the bestsellers Lovingkindness and Faith. A teacher for 40 years, she has been a contributing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and has written for Time, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Self, Yoga Journal, More, and others. She divides her time between Barre, Massachusetts, home of the IMS, and New York City.

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    A necessary pillar of support to those facing challenges in the

    A necessary pillar of support to those facing challenges in the world of work

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    Last review was right, nook book won't open properly

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