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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Congressman Tim Ryan Narrator: Congressman Tim Ryan Publisher: Hay House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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In one of the most optimistic audio books to come out of Washington during these trying times, Congressman Tim Ryan presents us with an inspiring and hopeful view of our country's future - and a roadmap for how to get there. Across America, people are feeling squeezed, exhausted, and running faster and faster while falling farther behind. The economy continues to struggle, wars rage on, and every week brings news of another environmental disaster. Everything seems broken and people feel helpless to make a difference. Despite this bleak outlook, there are strands of quiet hope and confidence. People are beginning to take action in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal.

This new way is based on the timeless and universal practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, stick-to-it-iveness, and getting the job done. And it's manifesting in every sector of our society - it's helping sick people work with their pain, school children improve their learning, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more inclusive and effective leaders. All these benefits - and more - are supported by scientific research on mindfulness that is regularly reported by the mainstream media, such as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

In A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan - an all-American guy from the heartland who is also a thoughtful, committed leader - takes this story about the benefits of mindfulness to the next level. He connects the dots between what's happening with mindfulness in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and army bases across the country by sharing his interactions with experts in education, defense, health care, criminal justice, and the environment. A Mindful Nation paints a picture of emerging solutions that both benefit the reader and address the societal di... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Winfield | 2/16/2014

    " I really liked this book. I would have liked to find out more about Charlotte but it was still good.i hope to read more by Olivia Newport. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 2/14/2014

    " Love the time period. Great plot but the love story between Will and Lucy seemed to play out outside the narrative, so I was a little lost on how well they connected as the novel went on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lady Jane Grey | 2/13/2014

    " Downton Abbey in Chicago ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin T | 1/17/2014

    " This book started of good but near the end took a really random turn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katelyn Shear | 1/11/2014

    " Hmm, it wasn't as great as I thought it would be, but it was still a very good book. I will most likely read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skeeter Jorgensen | 12/8/2013

    " I liked this book, set in the late 1800s, in Chicago just before the Chicago World's Fair. I liked the character Lucy Banning, there was no bad language or sex scenes. It was a good historical romance book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 11/14/2013

    " Free on kindle. I had a tough time liking these characters and respecting their choices. With some books that would be okay. Not with this one because it made me want to stop reading. This was a miss for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caryl Brown | 9/16/2013

    " This is a "gentle" read. A bit of mystery, a bit of action, and a bit of very vanilla romance, but it still held my attention to the end. I'd feel comfortable recommending this to my mother and her friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 8/18/2013

    " I liked this story, the historical setting, and the main character. I wish the author hadn't skipped over major events in the characters' relationships--I felt cheated at times. But it is still a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrill | 8/9/2013

    " Fun read...set in Chicago in the late 1800s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 6/4/2013

    " I loved the historical aspect of this book very much. If you like historical, you will love reading this historical Chicago point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camiba | 3/24/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars would be a more accurate reflection of this book. At times I felt the story lollygagged getting to a point, while at others reader was left wanting. Cute story, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 1/3/2013

    " This was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/12/2012

    " I liked it. It was a fun, non-deep, clean romance story. "

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