Meditation is Better Than Cookies

Meditation is Better Than Cookies

Dr Ashley CurielAfter listening to one of my sample meditations on the free Insight Timer app, Dr Ashley Curiel got in touch. She read my new book and listened to the 10 companion meditations for 10 days. Here’s what she had to say about them:

Studies continuously document the psychological benefits of mindfulness and meditation. As a clinical psychologist, I know both personally and professionally just how beneficial a mindfulness meditation practice can be.”

“I frequently suggest establishing a meditation practice to my clients. Those who are able and willing to try it are able to experience their emotions without letting their feelings take over and run their lives; meditation facilitates their ability to stay in the driver’s seat of their lives rather than be relegated to the back seat, with anxiety, depression, or other strong feelings driving the car.”

“One difficulty consistently emerges when I suggest my clients begin to meditate. They are not sure where or how to begin. Once they start, they are often confused about how to sustain their practice.

In The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness, Tom Evans masterfully designed a program to introduce the modern individual to a timeless tradition. He demonstrates how, in just 10 minutes per day, one can re-shape the experience of his or her world. His meditations meet and address the needs of society today and offer real-world suggestions to encourage initiating and maintaining a mindfulness meditation practice.”

“I have been listening to the meditations that accompany this guide daily and have witnessed the serendipities and benefits he describes. I recommend this book and the corresponding meditations to my clients nearly every day. When they are able to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, they are more likely to be able to effect positive and lasting change in their lives.”

“I now listen to at least one of the ten meditations daily and I love them; in fact, my mind has come to crave them! Sometimes I’ll be having a rough moment and I think “I need one of Tom’s meditations right now!” I used to consistently reach for a cookie, now I crave mindfulness meditation. What progress!”

Learn more about Ashley’s work and philosophies in this podcast from the Zone Show

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Find out more about Ashley and her transformative work here
Listen to my sample meditations for free here

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Just a Month

Just a Month

Calendar MonthThere’s something intriguing happening to time that I feel I should share with you. Time as we know it is a’changin’ and the speed of its passage becoming controllable by our state of consciousness.

While many people claim to be time poor these days and need another hour in the week but I have uncovered some of the secrets of why time isn’t as fixed as we think.

I’ve just looked back at my last month and all of this has happened when I have also ‘spent’ loads of time caring for some family members and had every weekend off. It all comes down to learning to #LiveTimefully.

Here’s what I have generated in the last 30 days :

FFBFE_front_ACX_333#1. Produced the audiobook version of Freedom From Bosses Forever
It’s written by the brilliantly maverick and wise Tony Robinson. Apart from being an enjoyable romp of a story, Tony sprinkles the story with nuggets of business wisdom, called Leonorisms, designed to help microbusinesses both survive and thrive, with a Terry-Prachett style of humour.
Listen to Freedom from Bosses Forever today

#2. Recorded and produced six new Zone Show podcasts

Chantal Cooke on Marketing your Business Book
Helene Segura : The Inefficiency Assassin
Dr Jamie Turndorf on Why Love Never Dies
PMH Atwater on Children of the Fifth World
Sally Francis on Remembering Who Truly Are
Dr Karen Tate on the Voice of the Sacred Feminine

#3. Published three new blogs
After a bit of a hiatus, I am blogging again every Friday – this blog being a fourth!
Mindblowing Indecision
Living in the Loving Zone
Streams of Thought

Just for Me#4. Recorded four new meditative visualisations and remastered three more to create a new seven day meditative experience
In just one week, spending just 10 minutes a day, learn how to calm your mind and create a new world where magic happens.
Just for Me meditations

#5. Remastered and published four new meditative journeys to the Insight Timer app
I’ve deepened and widened the scale of my free meditations on the Insight Timer app to share some of my more esoteric explorations.
Insight Timer free for iOS & Android

Just for Today#6. Written two and a half more months worth of Just for Today daily nuggets of mindfulness
At the start of May, the 180 nuggets I wrote last summer ran out, so I’ve written a whole set of new aphorisms. Note that when I get to 365, I will publish a book of them – an example of how to write a book slowly!
Get Just for Today nuggets of mindfulness free today

Authority Guides#7. Written a brand new 20k word book I had no idea I was going to write
By way of contrast, I started writing a new book in Sue Richardson’s Authority Guide series last week and yesterday sent off the first draft of around 20,000 words. The trick I use here is to channel my future self who knows the words I have yet to write. When we do this, we jump outside time and space and time-as-we-know-it disappears.

The Authority Guides

p.s. this was also in a month when I had a cataract removed and replaced so I can now ‘half-see’ what I am doing (2nd one done next week).
Tom Evans Eye Patch

I really am not making this up, or trying to brag, and I genuinely have not put in 25 hour days or 8 day weeks. I would love to share the secrets of how I manage this so more people can make the most of their time by getting more done with less of it.

So, for the rest of Summer, until the Autumn Equinox, my Living Timefully self study programme is available for just £99 – a Summer Saving of £100.

As for planting a tree the best time to start Living Timefully is yesterday, the second best time is today !!

Just use MYBESTSUMMER on checkout to take advantage of this offer and to start taking control of your Personal Time Machine – your mind !!

Start Living Timefully today
Living Timefully