Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Author: Mark Epstein, M.D.
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307830098
ISBN 13: 9780307830098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Review:

An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0767902351
ISBN 13: 9780767902359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Review:

A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing. Reprint.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Random House of Canada
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780767902342
ISBN 13: 0767902343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Review:

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Thoughts Without A Thinker

Thoughts Without A Thinker
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 0465063926
ISBN 13: 9780465063925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoughts Without A Thinker Book Review:

The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism. Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life.

Open to Desire

Open to Desire
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781592401857
ISBN 13: 1592401856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open to Desire Book Review:

A Buddhist psychoanalyst and bestselling author of three books on uniting Western psychology and Eastern spirituality shares his insights on his most commercial subject matter yet--what can be learned from the paradox of desires.

Going on Being

Going on Being
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN 10: 0861715691
ISBN 13: 9780861715695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going on Being Book Review:

Before Mark Epstein became a medical student at Harvard and began training as a psychiatrist, he immersed himself in Buddhism through experiences with such influential Buddhist teachers as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. The positive outlook of Buddhism and the meditative principle of living in the moment came to influence his study and practice of psychotherapy profoundly. This is Mark Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how the teachings and practice of Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of the evolution of spirit and psyche, and a highly inviting guide for anyone seeking a new path and a new outlook on life. "Mark Epstein gets better and better with each book; Going on Being is his most brilliant yet. He weaves a mindful cartography of the human heart, tying together insights from Buddhism and psychoanalytic thought into an elegant, captivating tapestry. Epstein shares the spiritual and emotional insights garnered from his own life journey in a fascinating account of what it can mean to us all to go on being." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Psychotherapy without the Self

Psychotherapy without the Self
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780300150254
ISBN 13: 0300150253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy without the Self Book Review:

Immersed in Buddhist psychology prior to studying Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first viewed Western therapeutic approaches through the lens of the East. This posed something of a challenge. Although both systems promise liberation through self-awareness, the central tenet of Buddha's wisdom is the notion of no-self, while the central focus of Western psychotherapy is the self. This book, which includes writings from the past twenty-five years, wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy and offers nuanced reflections on therapy, meditation, and psychological and spiritual development. A best-selling author and popular speaker, Epstein has long been at the forefront of the effort to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West. His unique background enables him to serve as a bridge between the two traditions, which he has found to be more compatible than at first thought. Engaging with the teachings of the Buddha as well as those of Freud and Winnicott, he offers a compelling look at desire, anger, and insight and helps reinterpret the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and central concepts such as egolessness and emptiness in the psychoanalytic language of our time.

The Trauma of Everyday Life

The Trauma of Everyday Life
Author: Dr. Epstein
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 1781804567
ISBN 13: 9781781804568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trauma of Everyday Life Book Review:

Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development. Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn't destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds' own capacity and to the suffering of others. It makes us more human, caring and wise. It can be our greatest teacher, our freedom itself, and it is available to all of us. Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, we might move past it while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, or distancing themselves from, their most difficult emotions. Both, Epstein argues, fail to recognize that trauma is an indivisible part of life and can be used as a tool for growth and an ever deeper understanding of change. When we regard trauma with this perspective, understanding that suffering is universal and without logic, our pain connects us to the world on a more fundamental level. Guided by the Buddha's life as a profound example of the power of trauma, Epstein's also closely examines his own experience and that of his psychiatric patients to help us all understand that the way out of pain is through it.

Advice Not Given

Advice Not Given
Author: Dr. Epstein
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 1788171802
ISBN 13: 9781788171809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advice Not Given Book Review:

Our ego, and its accompanying sense of self-doubt, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our wellbeing and both come to the same conclusion: when we give the ego free rein, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free. Our ego is at once our biggest obstacle and our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to mould it. Completely unique and practical, Epstein's advice can be used by all, and will provide wise counsel in a confusing world.

Thoughts Without A Thinker

Thoughts Without A Thinker
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Basic Books a Member of Perseus Books Group
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 0465050948
ISBN 13: 9780465050949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoughts Without A Thinker Book Review:

The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism. Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Author: Dan Harris,Jeffrey Warren,Carlye Adler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 0399588965
ISBN 13: 9780399588969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Book Review:

Harris and Warren present a practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that make many people reluctant to try it. They suggest a range of meditation practices that may lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of your brain.

The Opposite of Falling Apart

The Opposite of Falling Apart
Author: Micah Good
Publsiher: Wattpad Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1989365078
ISBN 13: 9781989365076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opposite of Falling Apart Book Review:

To get back up sometimes you have to fall down, hard . . . What's the point of pretending nothing has changed when everything has? It's the last summer before college, and Jonas Avery knows he should be excited. Instead, he hides out at home, avoiding his friends, his family, and everything that resembles his old life. Because nothing will be normal again—because of The Accident, when everything started falling apart. Brennan Davis knows she needs to stand up and face her anxiety—the deep, dark, debilitating dread that rules her everyday life. Because what stops her from going out into the world and just living is going to get a whole lot worse. She’s leaving for college in the fall, where she’ll be confronted with even more to worry about. When Jonas crashes into Brennan—in a harmless, albeit embarrassing fender bender—the two teens connect in ways they never expected. As friends, they help each other overcome their biggest falls and faults, and soon discover that while love can't fix everything, it's sometimes a place to start. Sensitive, wry, and unabashedly authentic, The Opposite of Falling Apart isn't about finding perfection in another person or fixing the things we think are broken. Instead, Micah Good has penned an enchantingly honest novel about accepting the very pieces of ourselves that make us unique, whole, and undeniably human.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 0141393963
ISBN 13: 9780141393964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart Book Review:

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

Stepping Out of Self Deception

Stepping Out of Self Deception
Author: Rodney Smith
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780834822962
ISBN 13: 0834822962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stepping Out of Self Deception Book Review:

Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It’s a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, "If I don’t have a self, who’s reading this sentence?" It’s not that there’s no self there, says Rodney Smith. It’s just that the self that is reading this sentence is a configuration of elements that at one time did not exist and which at some point in the future will disperse. Even in its present existence, it’s more a temporary arrangement of components rather than something solid. Anatta is a truth the Buddha considered to be absolutely essential to his teaching. Smith shows that understanding this truth can change the way you relate to the world, and that the perspective of selflessness is critically important for anyone involved in spiritual practice. Seeing it can be the key to getting past the idea that spirituality has something to do with self-improvement, and to accessing the joy of deep insight into reality.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN 10: 1590302265
ISBN 13: 9781590302262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Real Change

Real Change
Author: Sharon Salzberg
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 125031058X
ISBN 13: 9781250310583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Change Book Review:

From one of most prominent figures in the field of meditation comes a guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world. In today’s fractured world, we’re constantly flooded with breaking news that causes anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed out than ever, and in the face of this fear and anxiety they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and unable to do anything. In Real Change, Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensable techniques to help free ourselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches us that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with ourselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that’s bigger than ourselves, and have the energy to stay active. Consulting with veteran activists and social-change agents in a variety of fields, Salzberg collects and shares their wisdom and offers the best practical advice to foster transformation in both ourselves and in society. To help tame our inner landscape or chaos, Salzberg offers mindfulness practices that will help readers cultivate a sense of agency and stay engaged in the long-term struggle for social change. Whether you’re resolving conflicts with a crotchety neighbor or combating global warming, Real Change will provide the fundamental principles and mindfulness practices to help guide you to the clarity and confidence to lift a foot and take the next step into a better world.

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond

Mindfulness  Bliss  and Beyond
Author: Brahm
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-08-10
ISBN 10: 0861719832
ISBN 13: 9780861719839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond Book Review:

Meditation: it's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

The Light Between Us

The Light Between Us
Author: Laura Lynne Jackson
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 0812998391
ISBN 13: 9780812998399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Between Us Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Proof of Heaven, the astonishing story of a woman with an extraordinary psychic gift—and a powerful message from the Other Side that can help us to live more beautifully in the here and now. Laura Lynne Jackson is a wife, a mother, a high school English teacher—and a psychic medium. Where most believe an impenetrable wall divides the world between the living and the dead, Jackson sees brilliant cords of light. She has dedicated her life to exploring our connection to the Other Side, conversing with departed loved ones, and helping people come to terms with loss. In The Light Between Us, she writes with clarity and grace, addressing the eternal questions that vex us all: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our true path in this life? Laura Lynne Jackson’s story offers a new understanding of the vast reach of our consciousness and enlarges our view of the human experience. Praise for The Light Between Us “A brilliant milestone marking our passage toward comprehending the deeper truths of our existence.”—Eben Alexander, M.D., author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven “I read The Light Between Us with great joy, savoring the wonderful stories and messages of hope. It is a book filled with wisdom and love, exploring the deep bonds that keep us eternally connected to our soul mates.”—Brian L. Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters “A spiritual game-changer . . . For those suffering a terrible loss, you will find peace and comfort in her story. For those who question the afterlife, you will become a believer.”—Laura Schroff, co-author of An Invisible Thread “Straightforward, unassuming, and profoundly generous . . . Brave, honest, and beautiful, this book is a treasure.”—Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart “One of the most insightful and inspiring books about mediumship I have ever read.”—Gary E. Schwartz, author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Sacred Promise

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1101046341
ISBN 13: 9781101046340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Stay Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0394820371
ISBN 13: 9780394820378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phantom Tollbooth Book Review:

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.