The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary

Finding Happiness Right Where You Are

Ronald D. Siegel

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Ronald Siegel discusses The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary with Tara Brach, Judson Brewer, Christine Padesky, Chris Germer, and Christopher Willard.
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I. The Self-Evaluation Trap

1. Are We Doomed? sample

2. It’s Darwin’s Fault

II. The Essential Toolkit

3. The Liberating Power of Mindfulness

4. Discovering Who We Really Are

III. Catching Ourselves in the Act

5. The Failure of Success

6. Resisting Selfie-Esteem

7. Conspicuous Consumption and Other Status Signals

8. Treating Our Self-Esteem Addiction

IV. Breaking Free: Finding Trustworthy Paths to Happiness

9. Make a Connection, Not an Impression

10. The Power of Compassion

11. You Have to Feel It to Heal It

12. Separating the Doer from the Deed

13. You’re Not That Special—and Other Good News

14. Beyond I, Me, Mine



List of Audio Tracks

Audio Downloads:

What Matters to Me? (07:10)

Riding the Self-Evaluation Roller Coaster (05:10)

Mindfulness of Breath (20:45)

Identifying Emotions in the Body (06:40)

The Joys of Self-Transcendence (04:10)

Urge Surfing (05:00)

Embracing a Self-Esteem Injury (04:10)

Loving-Kindness Practice (15:35)

R.A.I.N. for Self-Esteem Injuries (06:15 )

It All Changes (18:25)

The Future of Our Social Self (08:20)