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Real Happiness at Work : Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace
by Sharon Salzberg


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Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most--the workplace. And it's written by one of the world's leading meditation teachers.

A follow-up to Real Happiness , the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most--the workplace. And it's written by one of the world's leading meditation teachers.

A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It's about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work.

Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Sprinkled throughout the book are short "stealth" meditations, the kind that are quick, private, and doable anywhere--"Let the phone ring three times, follow your breath, then pick it up" and "For an upcoming one-on-one conversation, resolve to listen more and speak less."

Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings--all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761168997
  • ISBN-10: 0761168990
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Self-Help > Meditation
Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - Happiness
Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - Success

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Given that a “dream job” may be unlikely for most adults, influential American Buddhist teacher and author Salzberg (Real Happiness) presents “pragmatic tools… for becoming more productive, satisfied, and peaceful at work.” While her fundamental advice—meditate—is a given, non-practitioners will find many useful strategies to shift inner attitudes towards common challenges. Using as a framework eight “pillars” such as balance, compassion, resilience, and integrity, Salzberg explores how Buddhist principles can be applied to the workplace. Richly detailed testimonies illustrate the ways in which individuals—police officers, business executives, and many others—have found ways to change their experiences on the job; observations are supported by current findings in science and psychology. In addition to detailed meditation practices, Salzberg includes quick “stealth meditations,” such as reading an email twice before responding, or focusing on just one task at a time. This wise guide offers hope that employees can find meaning in even the most mundane jobs, learn to start over, and have a positive impact, however small. Among the many books that apply Buddhism to everyday life, this is a standout. (Jan.)

 
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