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Best Mindfulness Books

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Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn - 2005-01-05 (first published in 1994)
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In this book, the author maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. It speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone who cares deeply about reclaiming the richness of his or her moments....
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Rick Rubin
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Full Catastrophe Living
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn - 2013-09-24 (first published in 1990)
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2005 15th anniversary edition reprintKabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and down...
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The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer - 2007-10-03
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What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a #1 New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the...
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The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle - 2004-08-19 (first published in 1997)
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Eckhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive voice and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered what exactly "living in the now" means. Foremost, Tolle is a wor...
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The Miracle of Mindfulness
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Thich Nhat Hanh - 1999-05-01 (first published in 1975)
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In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-und...
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Kevin Rose
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I Am Peace
A Book of Mindfulness (I Am Books)
Susan Verde - 2017-09-26
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Discover the power of mindfulness in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!   Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imaginati...
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A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World [With CD (Audio)]
Mark Williams - 2011-05-01 (first published in 2007)
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MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at...
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Will MacAskill
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Mindfulness in Plain English
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana - 2011-09-06 (first published in 1992)
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Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great reso...
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Vinod Khosla
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Sitting Still Like a Frog
Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
Eline Snel - 2013-12-03
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Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions.  Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn.Mindfulness—the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is—is gaining broad acceptance am...
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What Does It Mean to Be Present?
Rana Diorio - 2020-05-01
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A Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner! Being present means... Noticing when someone needs help Waiting patiently for your turn Focusing on what's happening now Follow a group of friends at school, at home, and at the beach as they experience just what it means to be present. More Awards for What Does It Mean to Be Present? The Living Now: Books For Bett...
Get Some Headspace by Andy Puddicombe
Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey
Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean
A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale
Waking Up by Sam Harris
Crab and Whale by Mark Pallis, Christiane Kerr
Breathe and Be by Kate Coombs
Declutter Your Mind by S. J. Scott
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia
Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
No Worries! (Mindful Kids, #2) by Lily Murray, Katie Abey
Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day by Jennie Marie Battistin MA LMFT
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim
The Little Book of Mindfulness by Patrizia Collard
Breathe with Me by Mariam Gates
Happy by Nicola Edwards
Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland
How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
Meditation Is an Open Sky by Whitney Stewart
The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution by Lynn Rossy
Mindfulness by Yesenia Chavan
Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance
Rama Speaks by Lawrence Borok
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies by Patrizia Collard
Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race
The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams
The Little Book of Being by Diana Winston
Elmer's Walk by MCKEE DAVID
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jeffrey Holloway