What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Author: Michael Pollan
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
Change Your Mind is an inspirational, educational book that brings awareness about one'ss inner self through logic to try to corner insights. For any problem one faces, the solutions are found with knowledge, which is the ultimate weapon for survival. Change Your Mind is the key to develop a simple and clear mind--the ultimate source of happiness.
We cannot treat our bodies like a trash disposal and expect them to be healthy and protect us from germs and disease. That is not the truth and it should not be anyone's reality. Nutrition is about balance and picking foods that give your body what it needs to be healthy and energized. I have come to realize that mind/body consciousness is one of the most important things we need in order to live a healthy life. Being in touch with your body, having a mind/body connection is vital to healthy eating, a good exercise program and overall physical and mental health. Pilates teaches you to attach all of your movements to your core, which is the strongest part of your body. Pilates teaches you to be present in mind, body and spirit. Pilates is a lifestyle founded on principles that will help you feel better, make better choices and enjoy life fully. Pilates is a daily process to Health. I have been teaching fitness classes for 12 years and Pilates is the best thing I have seen in those twelve years. This book makes it easy for you to workout whether you are a beginner or advanced. This book has a beginners workout and a complete intermediate mat pilates workout routine. You are given modifications and variations to help make it work for your level. There are over 100 pictures to help guide you through the workout and ensure you are performing the movements correctly.
About the Book Change Your Mind Change Your Life is a book of steps, direction, advice, affirmations, and healing techniques shared by S. Lynn Bryant. It gives an account on how she began to change her mind for success and inner peace. The changes start on a road less traveled, within. Change your Mind Change your Life asks and teaches us to turn inward. Our minds can and have been our most unpleasant enemy. It repeats trickeries to us and keeps us on the rat wheel for imaginary cheese. She knew, there had to be something better, if you chose this book, so do you. S. Lynn was exhausted from being on the wheel to nowhere. So with the notes she took on how she was helping herself, she shares this information with you. Your dreams, your future, and the state youre in now, you created the life you have. With Change your Mind Change Your Life, You can create the life you dreamed of, they one you were destined for.
7 Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain to Achieve True Well-Being
Author: Anne Marie Ludovici
Pubpsher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Health & Fitness
“Easy to relate to and fun to read, with sensible advice that doesn’t require anything but a desire to be healthy.”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® True wellness is about more than just health—it’s about living a fulfilling, well-rounded life. It’s about becoming and being our best selves. Yet from health to jobs to finances, it’s no secret that people today face a number of seemingly insurmountable barriers to achieving a secure, self-affirming sense of personal well-being. They’ve tried fad-this and celebrity-that because they want to change, but nothing really works or lasts. Without knowing how to achieve meaningful and sustainable personal change, many of us lack the independence and empowerment to make it happen. Filled with personal, engaging stories, Change Your Mind, Change Your Health reveals proven techniques used by behavioral experts, researchers, health coaches, and psychology professionals to inspire and empower people to embrace the enriching power of change. Change isn’t an outcome, it’s a process—a journey of personal independence, self-discovery, and transformation leading to a new, healthier you. Change Your Mind, Change Your Health leads you step-by-step down the path to conquer your challenges and harness and channel your inner power to transform your life for good. Just as the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, the power of change can unlock your hidden beauty and potential to soar. “You are in the hands of one of my favorite friends and colleagues in the wellness field.”—James O. Prochaska, PhD, coauthor of Changing for Good “An excellent resource for anyone seeking permanent health behavior change.”—Kathleen Cullinen, PhD, RD, executive committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The mind is the single most powerful force in our life, and the real power of the mind is in your thoughts—what and how you think. In Please Change Your Mind, author Steve White explores how the mind works. Through real-life examples, fables, jokes, poetry, and personal memories, White shows how your thoughts about everything in your daily life affect what you feel and what you do. He demonstrates how these thoughts create results and examines whether these results are really meeting your needs. Please Change Your Mind teaches you how to • examine your thoughts; • understand the laws you put on your lens of life; • change what you feel; • change your behavior; • change the results you create in your life; • alter your thoughts; • better meet the needs in your life; • apply thought-change to every aspect of your life; • create results that meet your needs. White’s process diagram offers insights into an array of the topics, ideas, and situations you face on an ongoing basis and the ways that you react to those events. Life comes at you one hundred miles per hour every day; what you think about it makes all the difference.
What is the $1 million reason to change your mind? Change the way you think and you will change your world. Simple. In this book Pat Mesiti will teach you how to shrug off the shackles of mediocrity, find your inner millionaire and think differently about life and money -- and get rich and happy along the way! "Soak up what Pat Mesiti has to say -- all he wants to do is share his prosperity and teach you about the millionaire mindset. Then, apply it to your life and watch it improve. Simple as that." —Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul and co-author of Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire "Pat Mesiti is dedicated to unlocking the potential inside of people, and opening up their minds to a more rewarding, fulfilling and prosperous future. And in this book he shows you how." —Allan Pease, #1 best-selling author and international speaker "This excellent and highly recommended book will make you laugh, cry, feel encouraged and forever change your life for the better." —Steve McKnight, #1 best-selling author and founder of www.PropertyInvesting.com