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Examines the process of practice as it relates to learning, and shows that it can build discipline and clarity, and be a fulfilling process in and of itself.

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Genre: Education
Author: Thomas M. Sterner
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2012
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608680900

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In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process. Early life is all about trial-and-error practice. If we had given up in the face of failure, repetition, and difficulty, we would never have learned to walk or tie our shoes. So why, as adults, do we often give up on a goal when at first we don’t succeed? Modern life’s technological speed, habitual multitasking, and promises of instant gratification don’t help. But in his study of how we learn (prompted by his pursuit of disciplines such as music and golf), Sterner has found that we have also forgotten the principles of practice — the process of picking a goal and applying steady effort to reach it. The methods Sterner teaches show that practice done properly isn’t drudgery on the way to mastery but a fulfilling process in and of itself, one that builds discipline and clarity. By focusing on “process, not product,” you’ll learn to live in each moment, where you’ll find calmness and equanimity. This book will transform a sense of futility around learning something challenging into an attitude of pleasure and willingness.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Thomas M. Sterner
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2012-04-12
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608680917

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Better Results and Less Stress through Proven Techniques To be fully engaged in life means that we have clear goals as well as the focus and skills to accomplish those goals with ease and a sense of calm awareness. In his first book, The Practicing Mind, which remains a bestseller in its category, Thomas Sterner set out clear guidelines for developing focus and discipline to achieve any life goal. As Tom traveled and spoke about the book, he kept track of the questions readers and participants at his seminars asked. The answers to those questions — or more accurately, the exploration of those questions — became the basis of Fully Engaged. This new book explores specific techniques, such as thought awareness training and setting goals with accurate data, and demonstrates how using these techniques will not only help you reach your objectives, but will keep you engaged in each moment of your life, throughout the process of accomplishing those goals. Being thus engaged will result in less stress and more satisfaction in every aspect of life.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Thomas M. Sterner
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2016-09-15
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608684328

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The author explores the brain and the mind, reporting the latest discoveries that are answering the most intimately human of scientific questions, and offers anecdotes from his own neurological practice

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Genre: Medical
Author: Richard M. Restak
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 1991
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X002035747

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Are you looking for a better life—one filled with true contentment and joy? Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, we fall into “traps” that prevent us from reaching our potential, our goals, and the lives we want. Sure to be a classic in the self-help genre, Practicing Happiness utilizes a cutting-edge transdiagnostic approach at the forefront of contemporary behavioral therapy to help you break free from these psychological traps, once and for all. In this important and groundbreaking workbook, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer discusses the four most common psychological traps that people get stuck in: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism. To help you get past these traps, Baer provides powerful, proven-effective mindfulness strategies, exercises, and worksheets to guide you, step-by-step, to the life that you deserve. Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to apply these mindfulness skills in everyday situations. And with practice, you’ll find yourself taking control of your thoughts and feelings in a new way. Instead of falling back on familiar habits, such as self-criticism, you will learn to foster an attitude of kindness and curiosity toward both yourself and the world around you. By following the exercises and tips outlined in this clear, helpful guide, you will learn to truly transform your mind—and your life!

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Ruth Baer
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release: 2014-04-01
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608829057

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At the school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium the teachers believed that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge and reason, and encouraged indifference to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain. Farnsworth integrates his own observations with scores of quotations to provide perspective of the various Stoic philosophers. His organization and commentary makes the meaning and relevance of this ancient philosophy clear for our times.

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Genre: Ethics
Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 1567926118

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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2010-10-06
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781577313113

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The things that engineers design are everywhere, and the influence that engineershave on daily life is far out of proportion to their numbers. In this expanded version of aremarkable essay published in Science more than a decade ago, Eugene Ferguson takes a probing lookat the process of engineering design, arguing that despite modern technical advances, goodengineering is still as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations andcomputation.Ferguson, who has been successively a mechanical engineer, a technical museum curator,and a teacher of the history of technology, uses examples ranging from the development of theAmerican axe to the collapse of the Hartford Coliseum and the performance of the Hubble spacetelescope to illustrate the ways in which visual thinking enriches engineering and the ways in whichengineering that relies solely on technical sophistication can go wrong. He argues that a system ofengineering education that ignores this heritage of nonverbal thinking will produce engineers whoare dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematicalmodels constructed in academic minds.In Engineering and the Mind's Eye, Ferguson discusses thenature of engineering design and traces the development of visual and other nonverbal thinking,offering examples of how engineers and other technologists have used such strategies since theRenaissance. Accompanying these examples, and demonstrating the ways in which engineers have sharedtheir knowledge, is a parallel text of illustrations showing how visual thinking has been expressedover the past five centuries. Ferguson concludes his provocative account by arguing that engineeringeducation since 1945 has been skewed toward analytical techniques - which are easiest to teach andevaluate - and away from the art of engineering design as taught by experienced engineers.EugeneFerguson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Delaware.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Eugene S. Ferguson
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 1992
File: 241 Pages
ISBN-13: 026256078X

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It's easy to disconnect when life moves fast. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective exercises and meditations to live every moment of your daily routine, in the moment. From finding your breath to feeling grounded, these practice-based exercises make integrating mindfulness into your routine easy. With over 75 essential meditations--that take between 5-20 minutes from start to finish--Practicing Mindfulness is an approachable way to apply mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Reduce stress, improve mental health, and stay present no matter what the day holds when you practice mindfulness, with: Mindfulness 101 that provides clear explanations of what mindfulness is, along with why and how it helps in your day-to-day life 75 mindfulness exercises that are organized by difficulty to help develop your practice Practical advice for overcoming obstacles to your mindfulness practice like how to deal with distracting noises or fight off sleepiness Today and every day, mindfulness takes practice. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective, modern meditations and exercises to start practicing everyday mindfulness, today.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Matthew Sockolov
Publisher: Althea Press
Release: 2018-09-11
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 1641521716

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An engineering professor who started out doing poorly in mathematical and technical subjects in school offers tools, tips and techniques to learning the creative and analytical thought processes that will lead to achievement in math and science. Original.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Barbara A. Oakley
Publisher: TarcherPerigree
Release: 2014
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399165245

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