Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate: A Practical Guide to Enhanced Focus and Lasting Happiness in a World of Distractions


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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

David Michie is the best-selling author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, Buddhism for Busy People, Hurry Up and Meditate, and Enlightenment to Go. All have been published internationally and are being translated into many languages. David was born in Zimbabwe, educated at Rhodes University, South Africa, and lived in London for ten years. He is married and is based in Perth, Australia. Website: www.davidmichie.com


"No matter where you are on your own journey, this book offers fresh insights, inspiration, and encouragement for further exploration."--Conscious Living Magazine

"Full of great advice relevant to most people's lives, with a constant undercurrent of humor."--NOVA magazine

"David Michie discusses the many proven health benefits a mindfulness practice can deliver and how it can enhance both your professional and personal lives, then explains how to meditate and troubleshoots common obstacles. Michie is a warm, funny writer and by the end of his book you, like he, may well be saying, 'Chocolate, schmocolate. Show me the meditation cushion!'"--WellBeing magazine

"Through rigorous and playful writing, David Michie provides an excellent perspective on the 'why' and the 'how' of mindfulness practice. This book is better than chocolate!"
--Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times best-selling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want

"Happiness is a choice, but it also requires practice. Michie weaves together positive psychology research with practical mindset and habit changes to make the pursuit of happiness and mindfulness much more attainable in our fast paced world. Michie rescues mindfulness from the mediocrity of mere stress management, and elevates it to a daily calling. If we have developed cultural attention deficit disorder due to the constant bombarding of our attention, Michie offers a practical vaccine."
--Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness

"David Michie demonstrates a fine knack for capturing the essence of this important topic and presenting it in a fun and accessible way. In Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate he perfectly explains what mind- fulness is, why it's important, and, most notably, how we can practice and integrate it into our lives. I know for a fact that mindfulness can enhance health and happiness; this book will help any reader become more mindful."
--Dr. Timothy Sharp, The Happiness Institute

"A delightful read, providing practical tools and examples around mindfulness and meditation; steeped in tradition, yet brought to life in the modern world. The topic is supported with considerable research examples which resonate with me as a practitioner in the field of positive psychology and it was a joy to see it done so clearly."
--Sue Langley, Emotional Intelligence Worldwide

"A fascinating and illuminating journey into the many rewards that practicing mindfulness can bring: from stress release, to greater focus, to a deeper understanding of your own mind."
--Beth Phelan, World Happiness Forum

"A practical and informed exposition of meditative techniques, complemented by a lucid scientific overview."
--Gordon Parker, AO, Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales

"Essential reading for leaders who want to train their minds to engage in strategic thought."
--Gary Martin, CEO, Australian Institute of Management WA