How can you find true peace of mind and contentment, even when the going gets tough? This portable pick-me-up will show you how--all in just five good minutes.
In difficult or stressful times, peace of mind can be hard to come by. That's why you need a quick antidote to help you find calm and serenity--no matter what the world throws your way. Using the proven-effective mindfulness practices in this use-anywhere guide, you'll learn how to slow down, relax, and appreciate what's good in your life--all in just moments a day.
In Five Good Minutes of Mindfulness, Dr. Jeffrey Brantley--founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine--shows us that true serenity and happiness are within our reach, even when we feel like all is lost. Using the quick and easy mindfulness practices in this guide, you'll find tons of ways to take stock of what matters to you, stay present in the moment, and soothe stress before it takes over. Whether you're at home, at work, or simply at your wit's end, five good minutes can be found in actions as simple as stretching your body, savoring a delicious meal with your loved ones, or jotting down your thoughts in a gratitude journal.
If you're ready to harness the amazing benefits of mindfulness in just minutes a day, this little guide offers small mindful practices for finding your own joy amidst the chaos of our modern world. Isn't it time you took five good minutes?
About the Author
Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Duke University Medical Center. He is founder and former director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has represented the Duke MBSR program in numerous radio, television, and print interviews. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind, and coauthor of the Five Good Minutes(R) series. Wendy Millstine is a freelance writer and certified holistic nutrition consultant who specializes in diet and stress reduction. With Jeffrey Brantley, she is coauthor of the Five Good Minutes(R) series, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind, and True Belonging. Millstine is also coauthor of Calming the Rush of Panic. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.