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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
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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,"
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommend
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
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Mentions simple things by giving examples in such a way that they appeal to the reader. As a saying goes that In the mind of geniuses, you find once again, your own neglected thoughts.
Tawona Baker-Kubena
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I was reading a very organized, logically flowing book about mindfulness as I also read this one. The Now Effect felt less organized and a mix of various aspects of mindfulness that didn't follow a particular order. I did, however, love the short chapters, many of which end with a practical way to practice mindfulness in your own life. This made it easy to read in small bits. Many chapters touched topics in a meaningful way. I definitely had many practical take aways from choosing to finish the ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starts off great, but then gets repetitive
Sonia Agosta
interessante come approccio alla meditazione
Cindy Crocker
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Breathe and be right here.

Good guide to helping you live in the present. The short chapters make it easy to read and take time to put the lessons into practice.
Peri Kinder
Jul 24, 2012 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
The author had some relevant comments on the subject of mindfulness and I found the exercises relevant and useful.
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Not much new information but well written and a good guide for bring in the moment.
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it
A good primer.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
A thoroughly enjoyable read with some useful content.
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Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-up-on
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. ...more
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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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