Whether you are looking for a last-minute holiday gift or a book for yourself, we’ve put together a list of five of our favorite books about mindfulness that are especially helpful during the hectic holidays.
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace - Jack Cornfield
In this beautiful and graceful little book, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, modern stories, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, peace, and compassion into our daily lives.
Mindfulness in the Marketplace - Allan Hunt Badiner
Mindfulness in the Marketplace suggests a reorientation of consumers from passive purchasers to aware, responsible citizens who see the dynamic connection between their purchases and their values. The Middle Path of Buddhism is not to avoid all consumption, but to consume mindfully in a manner that protects ourselves and all living systems.
Mindfulness - An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World - Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into your daily life and to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappyines and exhaustion. It promotes a kind of happiness and peace that stays with you.
Wherever You Go There You Are - Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life - Jon Kabat-Zinn
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.
The Awakened Family - A Revolution in Parenting - Shefali Tsabary
Parenting should not be a competition with winners and losers. Parents need to recognize their children for who they are, and in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Shefali Tsabary challenges the modern myths of parenting that define how a child is “supposed to be.” Dr. Shefali teaches us how to control our expectations, embrace the present moment, and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent our children.
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