The Mindful Athlete

Author : George Mumford
ISBN : 9781941529072
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 42.97 MB
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Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist. Mumford’s deeply moving personal story is unforgettable. A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The meds that relieved the pain of his injuries also numbed him to the emptiness he felt without the game and eventually led him to heroin. After years as a functioning addict, Mumford enrolled in Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and made meditation, on and off the cushion, the center of his life. He kicked drugs, earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology and began teaching meditation to inmates and others. When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team—someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients has since blossomed way beyond basketball to include corporate executives, Olympians, and athletes in many different sports. With a charismatic teaching style that combines techniques of engaged mindfulness with lessons from popular culture icons such as Yoda, Indiana Jones, and Bruce Lee, Mumford tells illuminating stories about his larger than life clients. His writing is down-to-earth and easy to understand and apply. The Mindful Athlete is an engrossing story and an invaluable resource for anyone looking to elevate their game, no matter what the pursuit, and includes a foreword by Phil Jackson. "Self-consciousness is when you’re focused on how you’re doing instead of what you’re doing. We have to learn how to push and challenge ourselves, but not in an insensitive way. Honing your performance really comes down to being comfortable with being uncomfortable."—George Mumford
Category: Sports & Recreation

Birds Of Ecuador And Galapagos

Author : Clive Byers
ISBN : 9781472937896
Genre : Nature
File Size : 82.67 MB
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Although it is one of South America's smallest countries, Ecuador is home to nearly 1,600 species of birds. This is thanks to the huge variety of habitats created by the Andes. The country is a birder's paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as Tandayapa, Mindo and La Selva are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Toucan Barbet, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean Condor, Giant Conebill and Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.Two hundred and fifty-two of Ecuador and the Galapagos' most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
Category: Nature

Plant Powered Men

Author : Kathy Divine
ISBN : 1484871502
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 45.64 MB
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Plant-powered Men is a collection of interviews and papers written by men from around the world who are passionate about living a plant-powered lifestyle. This book is for anyone who wants to increase their strength, endurance, performance and energy. If you are interested in getting the edge in fitness training and competition or simply having greater health and energy to enjoy life, Plant-powered Men will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals and highest potential. This book is written by men for men. It is full of examples of strong, healthy men who are absolutely thriving on a plant-powered diet, the way nature intended. Plant-powered Men includes recipes, fitness tips, nutrition information and practical ways to transition to a plant-powered diet. It is also motivational in nature and the perfect book for someone who is curious about getting into the plant-powered way of life. This book will give you the confidence to take the next step and make a successful transition. Plant-powered Men - Happier, healthier, stronger
Category: Health & Fitness

The Art Of Learning

Author : Josh Waitzkin
ISBN : 9780743277464
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 45.7 MB
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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Difference

Author : Subir Chowdhury
ISBN : 9780451496225
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 52.30 MB
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If you saw a toothpick on the floor, what would you do? This seemingly innocuous question was posed to Subir Chowdhury by one of his longtime clients, and ultimately lead him to a profound realization: good enough is not enough. The best processes in the world won't work without developing the kind of mindset — a caring mindset — that is needed to achieve real and sustainable change in both organizations and individuals. In his compelling new book, bestselling author and globally recognized management consultant Subir Chowdhury tackles an issue that has haunted him in his work with many of the world’s largest organizations. Why is it that some improve only incrementally, while others improve 50 times that? The ideas and training are exactly the same. What is the difference? The difference, Chowdhury explains, is the ability to nurture the skills, loyalty and passion of the people who make up an organization. It is a culture built on straightforwardness, thoughtfulness, accountability and resolve. Organizations and individuals that embrace all of these “STAR” attributes—not just one or two of them—will shine. He goes further, showing us why having a caring mindset outside of work is integral to both personal and professional success. A powerful guide to living a successful life and career, The Difference will inspire you to be the difference — at work or home. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Fly Fishing For Bonefish

Author : Chico Fernandez
ISBN : 081170095X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 34.33 MB
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Essential background on the bonefish's environment and food. Learn what tackle and flies to take and how to cast efficiently in the flats.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Rise Of Superman

Author : Steven Kotler
ISBN : 9781477800836
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85.62 MB
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Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets to ultimate human performance and the state of consciousness called “flow." 25,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

Author : Millman Dan
ISBN : 9780982428504
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 90.78 MB
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20th Anniversary Edition with New Afterword and Revisions by the Author Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite all his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, a blend of autobiographical fact and narrative fiction, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears-even moments of illumination-as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Photographic Field Guide To The Birds Of India Pakistan Nepal Bhutan Sri Lanka And Bangladesh

Author : Bikram Grewal
ISBN : 9780691176499
Genre : Nature
File Size : 33.86 MB
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This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies—some 1,375 in all—is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent. Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more
Category: Nature

Boston Bruins

Author : Stan Fischler
ISBN : 1582613745
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 68.52 MB
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The second in a series of books written by hockey's most authoritative author, Stan Fischler, examines the storied history of the Boston Bruins. Formatted like his first book for SPI, The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers, Fischler's Bruins book contains all of Boston hockey's most famous names -- Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt, Schmidt, John Bucyk, and many others. Of the "Original Six" NHL clubs, only the Montreal Canadiens have a better all-time winning percentage than the Boston Bruins. Stories and trivia about all five of the Bruins' Stanley Cup championship teams are also included.
Category: Sports & Recreation