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Into the magic shop : a neurosurgeon's true story of the life-changing magic of compassion and mindfulness / Dr James R. Doty.

By: Doty, James R. (James Robert), 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Yellow Kite, 2016Description: 276 pages : black and white illustration ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1444786180; 9781444786187.Subject(s): Doty, James R. (James Robert), 1955- | Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography | Compassion | Altruism | Mind and bodyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 617.48 Summary: "This book tells the remarkable story of a neurosurgeon's quest to unravel the mystery of the link between our brains and our hearts. From the moment in his childhood when a simple act of kindness changed the course of his own life to his founding a center to study compassion at Stanford University. Jim Doty's life illustrates how each of us can make a difference. I'm sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others" His Holiness the Dalai Lama-- Back cover.
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The award-winning New York Times bestseller that inspired BTS's K-pop song 'Magic Shop'.

The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life.

Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround: the remarkable woman he met at the Cactus Rabbit Magic Shop, who devoted the summer to transforming his mind and opening his heart.

In this uplifting memoir, Jim explains the visualisation techniques Ruth taught him that gave him the self-esteem to imagine a new future for himself. He examines the science behind mindfulnes s and why the skills he learned - of focus and attention - now help him to think fast and keep calm in the operating theatre. And he shows us what is possible when you start to change your brain and your heart. Into the Magic Shop imparts some powerful life lessons about how to live better , and inspires us to believe that we all have inside us the capacity to change our own destiny.

'I'm sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others' - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Published in the USA by Avery under the title: Into the magic shop : a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart.

"This book tells the remarkable story of a neurosurgeon's quest to unravel the mystery of the link between our brains and our hearts. From the moment in his childhood when a simple act of kindness changed the course of his own life to his founding a center to study compassion at Stanford University. Jim Doty's life illustrates how each of us can make a difference. I'm sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others" His Holiness the Dalai Lama-- Back cover.