Stop Missing Your Life (Hardcover)

How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World

By Cory Muscara

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738285290, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2019

List Price: 28.00*
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What Tim Ferriss did for life design and Brene Brown did for vulnerability, Stop Missing Your Life will do for presence.

In Stop Missing Your Life, mindfulness instructor Cory Muscara takes readers on a journey from "being present" to embodying "presence," helping peel back the layers that prevent us from being our full, honest, integrated selves in the world. Muscara explains that most of us are living on autopilot, often so guarded that we aren't experiencing the potential richness that life has to offer. Stop Missing Your Life reveals:
  • How we build internal walls, which Muscara refers to as a "Pain Box," that both protect us and inhibit us from living a deeply connected and meaningful life
  • A four-part FACE model (Focus, Allow, Curiosity, Embodiment) that helps chip away at the walls and find presence
  • Why it's a risk to be our true selves in the world, and why safety (which does not mean comfort) is one of the missing ingredients to finding presence
  • How we can make technology a part of our mindfulness practice--meditating with our devices, and also creating parameters around when and how we use technology
Stop Missing Your Life ultimately teaches how we can create new behaviors, stop self-sabotaging our growth, and let go of the things that hold us back.

About the Author

Cory Muscara is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, where he utilizes his extensive professional training in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Integrative Health Coaching to facilitate a client's creation of, and movement toward, their optimal vision of health and wellbeing. Muscara completed his Integrative Health Coach training at Duke Integrative Medicine, is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, and holds a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Praise For Stop Missing Your Life: How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World

down-to-earth, clear, and compassionate book is one of the best distillations
of the benefits of mindfulness I've ever read.
It will help you savor the good in your life as well as bring out the
immense good that already lies within you.
Stop missing the wonder, beauty, and connection in your life and read
this book right now!"—Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, professor of Psychology at Columbia University and host of The Psychology Podcast

"If you ever worry that you've become more of a
'human doing' than a human being -- STOP the madness, put down your screen and
READ THIS BOOK NOW! Cory Muscara is a great new voice bringing effort,
insight, and humility to his wonderful discoveries of how to live a more
satisfying life."—Sarah Robb O'Hagan, executive, activist and author of Extreme YOU: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat