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A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and…

by Tim Ryan

Hay House | March 27, 2013 | Trade Paperback

A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Sp is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
       All across America, people are running faster and faster yet falling farther behind. The economy struggles, wars rage on, and every week brings news of another environmental disaster.      Despite this bleak outlook, strands of quiet hope and confidence are emerging. People are beginning to face challenges in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and becoming aware of their inner resources.      Based on the timeless practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, determination, and getting the job done, this new way is affecting every sector of our society.       In A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan connects the dots between what's happening in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and military bases across the country. He explores the scientific findings that support the beneficial effects of mindfulness and shares powerful stories from the field, showing how this simple practice is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more effective leaders. Ryan also provides practical tips for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life today.      A Mindful Nation paints a picture of emerging solutions that benefit both you and society as a whole, showing us that there is something we can do, right here and right now. With a hard-nosed understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get something done, Ryan combines a practical approach with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can help reinvigorate the American Dream.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.94 × 5.23 × 0.67 in

Published: March 27, 2013

Publisher: Hay House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401939309

ISBN - 13: 9781401939304

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An ideal world It's absolutely refreshing and heartening that a US politician has the courage to write such a book. The cover of the book makes it look like it's about the US, but the values that espouses is application to any country. If more of us and our politicians practiced mindfulness on a regular basis, I am sure we would have a healthier and happier country...world.
Date published: 2012-09-08

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A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Sp

A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and…

by Tim Ryan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.94 × 5.23 × 0.67 in

Published: March 27, 2013

Publisher: Hay House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401939309

ISBN - 13: 9781401939304

From the Publisher

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp All across America, people are running faster and faster yet falling farther behind. The economy struggles, wars rage on, and every week brings news of another environmental disaster. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Despite this bleak outlook, strands of quiet hope and confidence are emerging. People are beginning to face challenges in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and becoming aware of their inner resources. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Based on the timeless practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, determination, and getting the job done, this new way is affecting every sector of our society.&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp In A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan connects the dots between what's happening in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and military bases across the country. He explores the scientific findings that support the beneficial effects of mindfulness and shares powerful stories from the field, showing how this simple practice is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more effective leaders. Ryan also provides practical tips for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life today. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp A Mindful Nation paints a picture of emerging solutions that benefit both you and society as a whole, showing us that there is something we can do, right here and right now. With a hard-nosed understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get something done, Ryan combines a practical approach with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can help reinvigorate the American Dream.

About the Author

Tim Ryan was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, at the age of 29, and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio's 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its Subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committeeand co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice. He has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness practice as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. During his tenure in the House, he has helped to get mindfulness and social and emotional learning programs established in several schools in his district. He also spearheaded a conference at a medical school in his district on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Before being elected to Congress, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate, as president of the Trumbull County Young Democrats, as chairman of Earning by Learning in Warren, Ohio, and as a congressional aide.