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  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Essays & Travelogues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:222
  • Paperback ISBN:9780988205949

Inward Traveler

51 Ways to Explore the World Mindfully

by Francine Toder View author's profile page

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Overview
  • Learn how Eastern philosophy and practices can enhance your travels.
  • Find out how to energize or quiet yourself on the road.
  • Discover how your personality and time-perspective affects travel, with others or solo.
  • Get tips to supercharge your five senses, on any journey.
  • Find out how a distracted mind can boost creativity—on trips of any length.
  • Discover ways to enhance relationships while traveling.
  • Realize your strengths when the unanticipated happens.
  • Come away with new strategies for traveling mindfully.
Description
Inward Traveler: 51 Ways to Explore the World Mindfully offers a series of adventures big and small, near and far, designed to make every moment richer and more mindfully experienced. From the smells of the Istanbul spice market, to the stark and wind swept tip of southern Chile, and to the dead-silent mountaintops on the island of Kauai, each stand-alone mini-chapter takes the reader on a journey to explore inner thoughts, feelings and sensations while investigating the surrounding world. Photos of places discussed, and illustrations, accompany the text. Rather than a traditional travel book recommending places and providing advice about packing or where to eat, Inward Traveler provides cues to enrich any experience through the process of heightened attention and immersion in experiences. Through travel stories, anecdotes, and metaphors, readers will explore the process of living fully and in the moment, through journeys of any dimension. Making the most of travel is what this book is all about. It's a tech manual that teaches readers how to bathe in positive experiences encountered, as well as ways to deal with trials and tribulations faced along the way. By conscious reframing readers will learn how to alleviate some of the problems and stresses in life, while substituting positive feelings. Whether the travels take the reader across an ocean or just across a street, Inward Traveler provides ways to sense the world deeply and in the present moment. Change may require a shift from the busy and somewhat distracted daily patterns that characterize the 21st century life style. Prompts in each of the 51 chapters guide readers' explorations.
About the author
Francine Toder, Ph.D. is an emeritus faculty member of California State University, Sacramento and is a clinical psychologist retired from private practice. She is also the author of When Your Child Is Gone: Learning to Live Again; Your Kids Are Grown: Moving On With and Without Them; and The Vintage Years: Finding your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty. Her extensive writing on diverse topics appears in magazines, professional journals, newspapers, blog sites such as Huffington Post, Next Avenue and Thrive Global, as well as edited book chapters. She resides with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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