In Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers, Dr. Diane Gehart combines wit, wisdom, and a touch of sweetness to help you uncover playful ways to transform any aspect of your life. An honored and accomplished professor, psychotherapist, author, and chocolate connoisseur, Dr. Gehart identifies surprisingly efficient and fun ways to increase your daily dose of joy. Drawing on positive psychology, Eastern wisdom, and three decades of psychotherapist know-how, she outlines a no-nonsense yet good-humored path to get you where you want to go. She will teach you step-by-step how to:
Identify the essential elements necessary for life-long happiness and add them to your everyday habits.
Develop an unshakable sense of inner joy that sustains you through good times and bad.
Engage your most painful experiences to dramatically improve your life for the better.
Navigate common pitfalls and challenges, including skillfully handling the most difficult personalities and relationships.
Transform how you journey through life—making it a joy ride.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Would You Rather Eat Chocolate than Meditate?
Chapter 1: Chocolate Meditation: A Taste of the Good Life
Chapter 2: From Chocoholism to Chocolate Snobbery: Becoming a Seeker of Extraordinary Happiness
Chapter 3: Chocolate Is a Vegetable: Mapping the Truths You Live By
Chapter 4: Who Moved My Chocolate: Befriending Problems, Befriending Life
Chapter 5: One Bite Is All It Takes: Mindfully Waking Up to Your Life
Chapter 6: With or Without Nuts: Crazy Wisdom and the Backdoor to Happiness
Chapter 7: Fierce Compassion: Opening Your Heart to Milk, White, and Dark
Chapter 8: There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese’s… or Is There? Ethics and Happiness
Chapter 9: Artificial Chocolate and Comfort Foods: Dangers and Pitfalls on the Path
Chapter 10: The Art of Savoring: Joyfulness as a Way of Life
Academic Bits and Pieces: End Notes
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