Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD
Preface by Andrew Huberman, PhD
You know you should be meditating, so what’s stopping you? This entertaining and enlightening book by the founder of Ziva Meditation—the favorite training for high achievers—will finally take meditation mainstream.
“We meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation.”—Emily Fletcher
In our high-stress, over...more
At times it comes across as a sales pitch, and their is just so much unnecessary filler.
But saying that - I suspect I will probably get more from this book (with a rating of 2) then I would with a 5 star Fiction novel. Value and enjoyment are not necessarily correlated - you have to work for some things. This book is one of those.
Let me explain.
The author spends about 40% of the first part of the book explaining why stress is bad. This isn't all that interesting. We al ...more
The whole reading experience leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. It feels as if the author is turning what is essentially a spiritual practice into a productivity hack aimed at self-help junkies and start-up CEO's. There's nothing meditative about this text on meditation. There's nothing wrong with adapting language to fit the audience, of course, but paired with the already mentioned salesy tone, it ...more
The book is definitely entertaining, and it should be very helpful for someone who has never meditated or had any spiritual discipline/practice. However, if you are already practicing meditation for some time, this book will read like a long infomercial on the clear and proved benefits of meditation.
Some of the exercises are very good, but all along you get the feeling that you are being led where something more can be sold to you, and I find that distracting and it dimin ...more
I write this review is a medical student in the end of his 6th year, my thesis is about mindfulness meditation so I am close to the field and to the vocabulary and articles related to it.
Emily literally wrote an ENTIRE BOOK which could be summed up in about 4 sentences, and no, I don't think its one of those books that you need to be "prepared" for it.
Maybe it's just me, but while reading this book, as a science person and a meditator (be ...more
-It is really difficult to do
-I guess I am not one of those who can meditate. There are only a select few who can do this
-Learning to stop my thoughts is hard. I can't do this
-I need to find the perfect environment to meditate, a really quiet room, special meditation chair,
-Not sure it can really make a huge difference in my life. I know CEO's of large o ...more
First heard the author on Doctor’s Farmacy podcast. Took some notes:
Mindfulness helps you deal with your stress in the now. Mindfulness is directing your attention And focusing. A directed focused mental practice.
Meditation allows a lifetime of accumulation of stress from your past to come up and out. We’re inducing rest that is deeper than sleep do you cumulation of stress is what makes us stupid, sick, and slow. Meditation is about surrende ...more
This type of meditation appeals more to me as it is more flexible and forgiving. There is no trying to stop thoughts with this technique.
I also loved hearing the testimonies. They were encouraging and inspiring.
I’m implementing it in my daily schedule and I look forward to the results!
This is the Meditation 101 manual that I was looking for and didn't know I needed. I have tried to do meditation in the past and had all the guided meditation apps on my phone, etc - but I always felt I was doing it wrong.
I thought I needed to have candles and burning sage and a singing bowl and some prayer beads and incense and maybe flannel pajamas and some essential oils and the perfect mantra and a binaural beats soundtrack or absolute silence or even ...more
Yep, you read it correctly! For better orgasms ~ for women AND men ~ read this book, meditate 15 minutes twice a day to learn how to be your BEST self....both IN & OUT of the bedroom! 💃🏻🕺🏼
Tips & Tricks:
1. Read this book cover to cover.
2. SCHEDULE ‘meditate’ on your daily calendar.
3. Meditate 15 minutes, 2x per day ~ NO EXCUSES!
*** Got a partner, kids, spouse, etc to ‘worry about’ ~ No problem! Do what I do.....give them the option ~ “You can join me for m ...more
I am excited to try this new technique of meditation, mindfulness, and manifestation. I have tried “meditation” apps that focused on quieting the brain and stopping thoughts, which *shocker* was impossible. I am excited to try the Ziva Technique, which does not encourage slowing your thoughts.
Only reason it lost .5 stars for me was because it repeated a lot of information, perhaps to emphasize the points, but I felt ...more
I was unsure how to rate the book. I think it provides valuable information and she gives detailed, easy to follow instructions on the Ziva meditation technique. It’s an easy read. But other reviewers ar ...more
She spends a lot of time discussing mindfulness, meditation, and mantra. Mindfulness helps us deal with stress in the present; meditation gets rid of stress from the past; and mantra helps us clarify our dreams for the future.
A few interesting things that I learned: