True Belonging: Mindful Practices to Help You Overcome Loneliness, Connect with Others, and Cultivate Happiness

True Belonging: Mindful Practices to Help You Overcome Loneliness, Connect with Others, and Cultivate Happiness

by Jeffrey Brantley, Wendy Millstine

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ISBN-13: 9781608824717
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 299 KB

About 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 Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC. He has also done multiple radio, television and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind and the Five Good Minutes® series. 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.


Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the department of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, FiveGood Minutes, Five Good Minutes in the Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, Five Good Minutes with the OneYou Love, and Five Good Minutes in Your Body.
 
 

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, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, and True Belonging. Millstine is also coauthor of Calming the Rush of Panic. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

Table of Contents

introduction 1

the foundation 23

part 1 connecting with yourself: practices for deepening awareness 55

1 It's Like This, in You-"Yes!" 56

2 "Not Me, Not Me" 60

3 Caring for Your Pain 64

4 Nourishing Your Hunger for Connection 68

5 The Gift of Forgiveness 71

6 Calm Body, Quiet Mind, Steady Attention 74

7 "Ah, This Grand Body of Mine!" 78

8 A Value-Driven Life 80

9 Path to Joy 83

10 Opening into Awareness 85

part 2 connecting with others: practices for understanding and caring 89

11 Remembering the Animals 90

12 A Fingerprint of Love 93

13 The Source of All Life 96

14 Fall in Love with Life 98

15 Belonging to the Natural World 101

16 A World of Smiles 104

17 "We-ness" 107

18 "Stop and Stay with Me" 109

19 Containers for Connection 113

20 Dissolve the Boundary 116

21 There Is Always Silence 119

part 3 taking mindful and compassionate action in the world 121

22 Practicing Peace 122

23 Sending Goodwill 126

24 Listening Anew 128

25 "How Can I Help?" 131

26 For Those in Need 135

27 Global Network for Love 138

28 Your Beautiful Place 141

29 The World in a Bite 145

30 Mindfully Present, No Matter What 148

31 Helping Hands 151

32 River of Abundance 154

references 157

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