As seen in Mindfood magazine April 2013
Stop daydreaming and start living your life in the present moment!
These days we find ourselves in a fast paced world where we’re distracted and preoccupied with a past that is already gone and a future that has never happened – except those who practise mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of mental training that has been widely practised for millennia; however, it’s only recently that science and clinical practice have discovered the profound potential of mindfulness-based practices for increasing our wellbeing. Mindfulness is simply about paying attention to what is going on in our lives right now. Have you ever…
- Walked into a room and forgotten why you went there?
- Waited for the weather report and when the forecast is given not even hear what the weatherperson says?
- Driven your car somewhere and not remembered the journey?
- Find yourself in a conversation with somebody and then suddenly wake up to the fact that you are not taking in a word of what they are saying?
- Find yourself reading a book and realising halfway through the chapter that you haven’t taken in a word?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you know something about what it means to be unmindful!
How can mindfulness help me?
In a state of full awareness we connect more with our children, work more efficiently, drive more safely and stress less. Mindfulness can even help you reduce your risk of disease, overcome addiction, manage your weight, unhook yourself from depression or simply enjoy a good night’s sleep.
How can being unmindful impact my life?
Our tendency to not be fully present in life has vast implications. Being unmindful means wasting our lifetime, missing important information, increasing our risk of physical and social accidents and communicating more superficially with other people. Importantly, it makes us unhappier than we realise and vulnerable to stress and poor mental health. By focusing on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t mindfulness can make us much calmer, happier and healthier beings.
Why should I buy Mindfulness For Life?
Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development. Chapters are included on: stress and ageing, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit orders, pain, weight management, eating disorders, heart disease and stroke, cancer, dementia and sleep; lifestyle, education, workplace, parenting and sporting enhancement; and self-actualisation, happiness and enlightenment development.
Who wrote Mindfulness For Life?
Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts in the field who bring the medical perspective of an international authority on mindfulness and the psychological perspective of a researcher. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles behind mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible manual to applying mindfulness – for life.
Specifications: ISBN: 978-1-921966-03-3 | Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 304 pages | RRP: AUD$ 29.99 NZ$ 34.99