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Meditation Illuminated: Simple Ways to Manage Your Busy Mind

Want to learn how to meditate?

Whether you’re new to meditation, you don’t have time to practice, or your mind won’t settle down, this down-to-earth primer will guide you every step of the way.

Meditation Illuminated is designed to give you a full understanding of how to meditate, even if you have a busy mind. With its straightforward language, simple concepts, illustrative stories, and clear instructions for 21 varied techniques, you can now discover the profound benefits of meditation. Learn simple ways to reduce stress, increase focus, enhance well-being, and more.

Joy often speaks of teaching her 80 year-old mother how to meditate—and believes that at any age, it’s always a good time to learn!

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I "GET" meditation at last!

Joy Rains has a gift. A gift for explaining abstract concepts like meditation through clever analogies and metaphors. FOR THE FIRST TIME in my hectic, harried life I actually UNDERSTAND how meditation is supposed to work and WHY I should give it a TRY! This book is fabulously basic yet beautifully profound. I was skeptical that I could learn something like meditation by reading about it. I thought surely I'd need a guru, a sage, to meet with me in person and show me the way. WRONG! Joy IS that person, one of the most sought-after meditation coaches in the nation's capital... now available to YOU and ME! Read Meditation Illuminated and let her guide you --with wisdom and humor-- toward a less cluttered, chaotic mind.

-Elisabeth Leamy, Columnist, The Washington Post

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Meditation Illuminated – Now Available in Audiobook!

My motivation for writing Meditation Illuminated was to teach people how to meditate and offer the simple explanations I longed for when I first started meditating in the mid-1980s. Since the book contains 21 different guided meditations, I’m excited to announce that the audiobook version is now available. Whether you listen to the book, or read it in paperback or Kindle, my hope is to offer you accessible ideas and practices that can help you learn how to meditate and find clarity, inspiration, and peace on your path.

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Book reviews

With a calming tone and clear explanations, Meditation Illuminated introduces beginners to meditation in a way that is completely accessible, even for those with the busiest of minds.

Washington Parent Magazine

It’s a beautiful book that feels good in the hand. . . Not a word is wasted, yet the writing throughout is graceful and generous. . . The simple language, short sentences, and easy flow of the writing will calm even the most hurried reader. . .

Midwest Book Review, May 2014

Ignite Your Sales Power! Mindfulness Skills for Sales Professionals

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This book is designed to teach you how to apply mindful sales skills—so you can navigate a path to the sale, realize your potential, identify customers’ needs and challenges, establish a loyal customer base, and stay motivated. With its straightforward language, simple concepts, and clear instructions, you can discover how to ignite your sales power today!

This book takes my breath away. Every paragraph has either wisdom or new and useful information, or actionable items. Joy Rains has written a masterpiece. Oh, and on top of all this, she writes in an appealing, personal, easily accessible style.

Mitzi Perdue (Mrs. Frank Perdue) Author of How To Make Your Family Business Last

IGNITE YOUR SALES POWER tells it like it truly is. Cultivating mindfulness will make you more sensitive to customers, more empathetic to their needs, and better able to respond to their concerns. They will like, trust, and choose to do business with you.”

Orvel Ray Wilson, Co-Author Of 6 Guerrilla Marketing Books, Including Guerrilla Selling

Listen to Joy carefully. Her depth of expertise in meditation and how it can impact your results can be a vital force in growing your business or career.

Mark LeBlanc, President, Small Business Success, and author of Build Your Consulting Practice and Never Be The Same

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