Stop Missing Your Life

STOP MISSING YOUR LIFE: How To Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World
by Cory Muscara
December 2019 – Da Capo Press (US)

In STOP MISSING YOUR LIFE, 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.

She prescribes:

– 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.

Cory Muscara is an international teacher of mindfulness and positive psychology. He has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University and currently serves as an assistant instructor for the graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of the 2-year Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training, Cory also has several years of extensive professional training including in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is an Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine. He has been featured multiple times on the Dr. Oz show, is a teacher on the Simple Habit and 10% Happier meditation apps, and his meditations have been heard more than 5 million times in over 50 countries.