Posted by: Karen | May 2, 2013

MIND WHISPERING by Tara Bennett-Goleman

A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits.

Available now from Harper Audio.

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From the Publisher:

In this engaging and insightful work, New York Times bestselling author Tara Bennett-Goleman offers us new ways to cut the strings of our self-defeating habits and find emotional freedom.

By bringing together the latest in cognitive psychology, the neuroscience of habit change, Eastern philosophy, and her experience with horse whispering, Bennett-Goleman helps liberate us from our most challenging mental roadblocks so we can identify emotional triggers and dysfunctional habits in ourselves and our relationships and begin to build new positive patterns in our lives and our world.

A groundbreaking map of the emotional mind, Mind Whispering helps transform our emotions, improve our relationships, connect us with a wise and compassionate heart, and finally live with a more lasting sense of happiness.

My recording experience:

As is often the case, this book was a timely read for me, and one with which I had a myriad of personal connections.  I am a trained yoga teacher as well as a performer, and a daily yoga and meditation practice have been part of my life for years (with lapses, I must admit!).  I had been in one of these lapses since I’d injured my hand in December, making my usual practice difficult to do, and with the extra demands on my schedule of doctor and physical therapy appointments, I’d let it slide.  But reading Tara‘s book energized me to re-approach my practice.  Modifying my yoga practice and re-committing to meditation have been such a boon in these past few months. It’s hard to get on the mat or sit with one’s monkey mind when life is chaotic or changing, but, of course, that’s when we need these practices to stabilize us both.  I highly recommend Tara’s book for those with any interest in Mindfulness, meditation, and/or personal growth.  She’s got some fascinating and inspiring insights.

Listen to a sample here:

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