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Discover the transformative effects of being kind to yourself   

"This brilliant book offers us both the science and practice of how self-kindness is the secret sauce of fulfillment, transformation, and joy." (Lorin Roche, meditation teacher and author of The Radiance Sutras)

Many of us yearn to feel a greater sense of inner calm, ease, joy, and purpose. We have tried meditation and found it too difficult. We judge ourselves for being no good at emptying our minds (as if one ever could) or compare ourselves with yogis who seem to have it all together. We live in a steady state of "not good enough". It does not have to be this way.   

In Good Morning, I Love You, Dr. Shauna Shapiro brings alive the brain science behind why we feel the way we do - about ourselves, each other, and the world - and explains why we get stuck in thinking that doesn’t serve us. It turns out that we are hardwired to be self-critical and negative! And this negativity is constantly undermining our experience of life.   

"It is never too late to rewire your brain for positivity - for calm, clarity, and joy," writes Dr. Shapiro. "I know this is possible because I experienced it. Best of all, you can begin wherever you are." In short, lively chapters laced with science, wisdom, and story, Shapiro, one of the leading scientists studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain, shows us that acting with kindness and compassion toward ourselves is the key.   

With her road map to guide you, including her signature "Good Morning, I Love You" practice, in which you deliberately greet yourself each day with these simple words, you can change your brain's circuitry and steady yourself in feelings of deep calm, clarity, and joy. For good.

©2019 Shauna Shapiro (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Beautiful

This is a beautiful practice of love I would recommend to everyone. I will be keeping this in my emotional and spiritual toolkit. ❤️

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Very helpful and insightful! life changing!

Ive always been interested in the practice of meditation and mindfulness, but I always felt that I lacked motivation or meaning when practicing it. this audible helped me understand how those practices can be applied on more specific/concrete examples. I love how she explain the importance of 1) intention 2) attention 3) attitude. Also there are many great simple exercises. The exercises are not always "fun" because it sometimes forces us to recall not so great memories, but I like how she guides us gently in those exercises and shows us the importance of facing those difficulties. I didn't feel any pressure or jugement about facing those thoughts, it really feels like I'm sharing them to a wise and kind friend who then comforts me and helps me feel okay with what has happened.

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Would highly recommend this book. So happy I came across it. I never thought a book could make me cry so many times.

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Loved it!!!

Thank you Shauna, brilliantly written and spoken, beautiful information to live by, all the best🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Loved it! Amazing book!

I'm ready to start listening to it again! Everyone needs to listen to this book

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MUST read/listen!!!

I feel like this book is underrated and I'm still wondering why is it in top rankings!!
Very good understanding of Mindfulness, Self compassion and its practice.
Nicely described the bridge between Eastern Philosophy with science!!
It can be also used for guided meditation(some parts of it).

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J'ai pleuré...

Tant ce livre m'a touché. Essentiel pour toutes les personnes bilingues et en quête d'amour de soi.

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Life-changing.

I couldn’t recommend this book more; and I’m thrilled I was able to listen to it being read by the author. So many parts I had to go back and listen to again as the were very meaningful. I found myself compelled to write notes while I listened; so much so I’ve decided I want the hardcopy.

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A Fantastic Mindfulness Guide and engaging story.

Loved listening to this book and the content. The story helped learning about mindfulness easy and entertaining.

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loved it!

Made me rethink the way I lived my life and self-improvement.
Gave me a new perspective moving forward.

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  • Robert B. Davis
  • 2020-01-30

Eureka! Thars gold in this book.

Good morning, I love you adroitly dovetails mindfulness and self-compassion into a sturdy nest to lay one's heartmind. The content is a well-constructed weaving of research, storytelling, and meaningful practices relevant to everyday life. The invitations to reflect upon and identify gold nuggets (golden eggs) and to write them in a journal at the end of each chapter is a helpful process. The narration is also easy on the ears. It will be worthwhile to listen to repeatedly.

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  • Janice S
  • 2020-02-28

This book is for you if...

you want very practical tools to help you manage this journey we call life. Shauna is very down to earth and relatable and has a heart filled with love for humanity and an eagerness to want to help all. This book could save your life, if you do the practices she teaches. I also love the golden nuggets at the end of each chapter, very helpful in reminding me what I just learned...just like she said it would...Shauna blends neuroscience and mindfulness beautifully, making it very easy to understand and also inspiring us to use these different practices daily. Whether you're new to mindfulness or meditation or have been practicing for years, I highly recommend listening to this book...it could...save...your...life.
Thank you Dr. Shapiro, for such a wonderful offering!

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  • Gina Sutor
  • 2020-02-06

Good morning I love you


I wish I could have Shawna narrate every book I buy from this point forward !!!! Please consider getting into that business as well. Or write more books! Her voice is the voice I look forward to every day now. She is so calming articulate and speaks at the perfect pace and tone. The contents of this book is even more perfect. I am not easily impressed so to hear this from me is almost unheard of. Do not hesitate for one second to get this book. It literally changed my life. I went through the first breakup of my life in my 50s at the same time I was hit from behind in my car. This book instantly took away my sadness. I feel as happy as I did when I was a little girl . Is hopeful for the future every day. I feel genuine joy because of this book. Her voice makes you want to listen to it over and over again. I get so annoyed by a great book with a terrible narrator. I can’t even concentrate when that’s the case. Please Shauna write more books and Narrate them!

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  • Joe
  • 2020-03-06

Don’t let the sappy title fool you....

Don’t let the sappy title fool you, there is some substantive stuff in here. A fair balance of science, meditation techniques and personal anecdotes. It’s meaningfully and succinctly written to make this little book well worth your while.

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  • Kerah Cottrell
  • 2020-01-30

Perfect guide to train your brain for happiness!

In this awesome Audible version, Dr. Shauna Shapiro's beautifully calm voice wisely guides us up the path to neuroplasticity and its resulting happiness through meditation and mindfulness. 
 
As an added bonus, Dr. Shapiro actually leads us through powerful (yet accessible) guided meditations.  She is a master, one of the absolute best for sure. 

This book is a joy and a gift, that I know will be "the gift that keeps on giving" as I further develop my mindfulness practice with its guidance.

Thank you so much Shauna from the bottom of my heart and mind.  Good morning, I love you.

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  • 2020-05-13

This was the first book that helped me quell anxiety

Lovely, easy voice to hear. I’ve listened repeatedly to parts.
This amazing book is conscious-altering. It changed the way I approach each day, grounding me first thing in the morning with a simple task: telling myself “Good Morning, I love you.” It isn’t a primer on selfishness; rather, it guides you in regarding yourself with kindness and compassion, allowing you to feel less self-critical and, ultimately, less anxious.

This book is both educational and practical, giving nuggets at the end of each chapter that you hold on to. Favorite: What you practice becomes stronger.

The author explains brain functioning in an understandable way. The idea that we can change the way we think is empowering. Changing the way I initially think about — and process — events and thoughts, helps me be less reactive, more responsive. The suggestions work! I am so grateful that I found this — it has dramatically improved my inner state of mind.
Thank you, Dr. Shapiro!!

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  • Syd
  • 2020-05-04

Living a joyful life

I learned many wonderful, practical ways to live a more joyful, calm life. Thanks so much!

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  • Gregory D Mitchell
  • 2020-04-22

Just what I needed

Gifted by the universe exactly when I needed it most. Cracked open my heart to the wisdom and importance of cultivating compassion and providing permission for self-compassion. I am grateful for Dr. Shapiro’s message of love, compassion and forgiveness and for providing the tools of practice.

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  • Rae
  • 2020-03-20

Really Enjoyed!

Very simple fact based reasons & techniques for practicing mindfulness. Narration great. Not too crunchy.

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  • Michelle Delaney
  • 2020-02-13

Insightful

I consider myself a beginner of the mindfulness practice and this book was so insightful and taught me so many important things. Shauna goes through the actual science behind the power of mindfulness and meditation but she also includes helpful tools that can help you to achieve the most out of the practice. I recommend listening to her book as her I find her voice to be soothing and comforting. I wish I could thank her for writing this book, it truly has helped me find compassion for myself and I am now able to feel it deeply for others as well.

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