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The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life

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Alleviate stress, ease pain, cultivate emotional freedom, create a healthier brain, and find enlightenment with cutting-edge mindfulness techniques from The Now Effect.

You can calm your anxious mind, have greater focus at work and home, feel more empathy toward yourself and others, approach difficulties with more grace and less stress, and be aware of what is most importan
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Atria Books
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Lane Mahnke
In Part I, the author sets the stage for what is to come with ideas and practices on paying attention. Try this: "Breathing in, I am aware of what truly matters, breathing out, I let go of living on automatic." He covers understanding what motivates you, getting serious about your intentions, adapting a playful discipline. Try "See, Touch, and Go," a practice to remind you to stay in the present moment.

Part II focuses on the training ground for "the now effect." You can begin with saying "yes,"
The Now Effect is written in a way that is easy to understand and also offers practical, easy to use exercises that I was able to instantly incorporate into my life. What is particularly unique about The Now Effect is that it includes bar codes which link to youtube videos where the Author explains and leads mindfulness exercises. These videos really helped me understand how to implement the exercises and practices into my everyday life. I also loved that the Author has created an online "commun ...more
Every now and then a book comes along with the power to change your life--or more specifically, to change the way you live your life. For me, The Now Effect is just such a book. By providing both a blueprint for mindful living AND the necessary tools to build something highly practical from it, Dr. Elisha Goldstein offers readers the most precious of gifts: personal empowerment. My suggestion to you: take a deep breath, focus your intention to improve your life, and use this mindful moment to bu ...more
Ellen Erasmus-morton
The author had some relevant comments on the subject of mindfulness and I found the exercises relevant and useful.
Peri Kinder
Although this book becomes a LOT cliched at times, there's still some good advice from Elisha Goldstein about living in the present. For anyone interested in mindfulness, awareness or living consciously, this would be a good place to start.
Sandy  Kemp
Have to admit I didn't finish this. After the first few chapters it just seemed a bit repetitious. I may read again in future.
Not much new information but well written and a good guide for bring in the moment.
A good primer.
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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author and speaker. He is currently a licensed Psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and also teaches mindfulness-based programs through InsightLA.
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