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  • Buddhism for Busy People

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
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    4 out of 5 stars 701

In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best introduction to Buddhism I have come acro

  • By Alathia on 14-02-15

Informative with a personal story that I connect with

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Reviewed: 18-10-17

The book talks about David's journey into Buddhism. I connected heavily with the beginnings of the story. I entered into a high powered job in London and after a year and a half developed a stress/ anxiety related rash. I was also disappointed by a rushed doctors appointment that gave me some pills, which in my case did nothing to help. The pain was so great at some points that I almost lost control of my legs and started to cry. It bought a tear to my eye to hear someone that had experienced something similar.

I have read several books on Buddhism, meditation and the mind recently and have found their teachings to be invaluable. Thank you.

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,659
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,316

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

A very important read

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Reviewed: 08-07-17

In a world where statistics can carefully calculate which words, images and noises can be directed towards you for maximum manipulation of the mind, it has never been so important to understand one's own mind. I hope that teachings from this book soon make part of the school syllabus.

  • Buddha's Brain

  • The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
  • By: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius MD
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient wisdom meets cutting edge neuroscience

  • By Paul the Shrink on 27-06-14

Very insightful

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Reviewed: 11-05-16

A book that I will treasure and practice the lessons. I already feel happier from some of the lessons in this book.

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  • Whole

  • Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD/PhD, Howard Jacobson
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and scary at the same time!

  • By Anthony on 08-05-13

I will be throwing my vitamin tablets in the bin

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Reviewed: 16-04-16

I have a masters in mathematics from one of the world's top university with a focus on logic. I finished top of my class. This book has some of the best logic I have heard ever. It makes me chuckle as it rings true - in my dissertation, i studied finite upper half plane graphs and their eigenvalues and the implications that this has on one area of quantum physics. I did and so still do know very little about quantum physics. I also see true in other people, how they are unable to find a solution because they bury themself in detail.
The problem is people bury themself in detail because they had sadness in them that they can not deal with at that moment. They then eat to find emotional comfort for this buried sadness.
I will be changing my diet based on this book. I also spend a long time walking as a self therapy.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • She Comes First

  • The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
  • By: Ian Kerner
  • Narrated by: Ian Kerner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

As women everywhere will attest, when it comes to understanding female sexuality, most guys know more about what's under the hood of a car than under the hood of a clitoris. And while it seems that men have struggled valiantly since the dawn of time to find ways to reliably elicit the female orgasm, rare is the guy who has the modesty to ask: "What do I do?" Ironically, the answer has always been right there on the tip of his tongue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brownie Points

  • By Bob L on 16-12-08

Crucial to a guy's (or lesbian's) education

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Reviewed: 26-03-16

It my my second time going through this book. The school education skips many key learning points. Some i fill with documentaries on Netflix about how to take care of the planet and body. This is a key learning point for how to take care of my lover's body and orgasms. It has many for a more confident self in everything I do not just sex.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful