Living Your Best Life: Mindfulness and Meditation

“The stiller you are the calmer life is.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru 

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Dancing with elephants : mindfulness training for those living with dementia, chronic illness, or an aging brain / Jarem Sawatsky.

“Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges?Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES.” (book description)

The foundations of mindfulness : how to cultivate attention, good judgement, and tranquility / Eric Harrison.

A brilliant, fresh, essential book for everyone seriously interested in mindfulness—a  sparklingly clear, step-by-step explanation of the Buddha’s original teachings on the subject, here considered wholly (paradoxically!) from a secular, non-Buddhist perspective (Workman Press)

Integral meditation : mindfulness as a way to grow up, wake up and how up in your life / Ken Wilber.

A radical approach to mindfulness—combining an ancient meditation technique with leading-edge theory, resulting in a powerful new method of self-transformation.  (Random House)

Llewellyn’s complete book of mindful living : awareness and meditation practices for living in the present moment.

Draws on the expertise of professionals in the field to share exercises and techniques for achieving mindfulness through meditation, covering such topics as breathing, diet and nutrition, sex, self-love, and identifying stressful behaviors. (Baker & Taylor)

Meditation for fidgety skeptics : a 10% happier how-to book / Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler.

The co-anchor of Nightline and author of the best-selling 10% Happier presents a lighthearted, practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions and self-deceptions that make everyday people reluctant to participate (Atlas Pub.)

Mindfulness for dummies / Shamash Alidina.

Presents an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, describing how such self-control techniques as body posture, sitting practice, and breathing exercises can be used to achieve a concentrated and more focused state of mind. (Baker & Taylor)

Mindfulness is better than chocolate / David Michie.

Drawing on both Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, Michie teaches us how to experience a mind free of stress and dullness. By harnessing the power of mindfulness and meditation, we can find everything we need to be fulfilled, productive, and content! (book description)

Modern mindfulness : how to be more relaxed, focused, and kind while living in a fast, digital, always-on world / Rohan Gunatillake.

Filled with over 60 practical exercises from his mobile mindfulness approach, the creator of the buddhify app gives readers ideas, principles and techniques to bring awareness, composure and kindness to whatever they are doing.  (Atlas Pub.)

The stress-proof brain : master your emotional response to stress using mindfulness and neuroplasticity / Melanie Greenberg.

A clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original and comprehensive approach—based in mindfulness, neuroscience and positive psychology—that will help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good. (Atlas Pub.)

Why can’t I meditate? : how to get your mindfulness practice on track / Nigel Wellings.

An accessible guide from an expert on Mindfulness on how to get the most out of meditation--and make the practice a permanent part of your daily life. (Penguin Putnam)