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The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness

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The price we pay for today’s fast-paced, always-connected life is often stress, anxiety, and depression. While drawing on ancient wisdom, Donald Altman embraces twenty-first-century brain science to create practical, everyday strategies for experiencing a less-encumbered, less-entangled state of being. These techniques reactivate natural abilities you already possess.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by New World Library (first published 2010)
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Tami
Jul 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Often our days are so filled with chaos stuff that we pretty much just react. We don't consider why something is happening. We don't look to the lesson the situation provides. Much of the time, we don't even realize our own part in the experience.

The Mindfulness Code, as the title suggests, asks us to be mindful/aware in our lives. To notice when we sabotage happiness in favor of do what is expected of us. To listen to our bodies before disease and chronic conditions force us to do so. To let g
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Mary
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wonderful suggestions to enhance mindfulness practice
Jeff Maziarek
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is chock-full of relevant, real-world stories of how the author has helped people to become more “mindful” (or present) in their lives. It also provides very practical tools and strategies that readers can apply to assist them in living increasingly in the “now” as opposed to focusing so much of their attention on the past and/or the future. The content is very well-organized and is built upon four “key” elements: The Mind Key, The Body Key, The Spirit Key, and The Relationship Key, ea ...more
Leslie
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: asian
I like this very helpfull book so much that after returning it to the library I may just buy my own copy. I have about 20 sticky notes in it to mark those special quotes and guided mediation pearls I liked and suppose I could just copy them all down into my reading notebook/journal thing but it would be so much easier to highlight my own copy. I think this would even be a book I would refer back to again and again. It's not at all metaphysical or silly or annoying. It's full of helpful ideas for ...more
Bridgett
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have been trying to work on mindfulness because I have a lot of anxiety and focus too much on the future and past. This was a quick, easy to understand book about ways to increase mindfulness. I really liked it and I'm going to have my boyfriend read it, as he suffers from some of the same issues as me that this book addresses. ...more
Gloria
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-the-spirit
Excellent and accessible information. Broken into 4 major sections, this is a soothing read with exercises to use if desired. While it is not exactly different from other books on this subject, it seems geared to Americans and the life we currently live. This would be a book to come back to when life stresses you out.
Stacey
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
44 different ways to deal with stress, anxiety, fear, and unhappiness. You might not want to do all of them, but there is certainly a few that you could take in and allow to become habits in your regular day. A mixture of how to and memoir/story-telling this book showed a variety of ways to deal with those frustrating emotions when they come up, or even before.
Amy
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
this book is just what I need to stay present during trials in my life. I checked it out from the library- but I will start looking for a used copy to buy.
Chris
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
An excellent, easy-to-read book about mindfulness, which include specific techniques to reduce stress, anxiety and fear.
Ken
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
I did a read-skim on this book, and discovered some good things in it. One quote I liked, and which is applicable in many areas, is that purpose is often found in the little things.... This is nothing new, but it is worth remembering.The idea of simplicity has an important mention. Letting go of the old, embracing what may come, is another. Some of it made me smile, and nod in agreement, other points made me turn the page quickly to escape the platitudes or something a bit silly or sentimental. ...more
Jake
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had the good fortune of taking a couple of classes with Donald Altman at Portland State. Donald is doing great work and has no doubt supported the development of countless people. This book was both enjoyable and meaningful. Nothing too heavy, but definitely practical. I'd recommend it especially for those that are just getting their feet wet with mindfulness practices. It's digestible, inspiring, and instructive. ...more
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Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Shelves: read-in-2012
Basically a book about Buddhist meditation. I think some of the breathing techniques will be good coping mechanisms when I have panic attacks. Otherwise, I didn't particularly enjoy this book. ...more
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