Juggling continues this week, as packages arrive at my doorstep containing inventory for my first photography exhibit on May 31 at Vienna, Virginia’s Historic Freeman Store, momentum on production of my book accelerates (I found an awesome cover designer a few days ago — yay!!), and development of my new website moves forward.
Always looking for efficiencies (remnants of my former economist self), today’s post is a preview of the new website’s “Mindfulness Resources” page. Though the lists are numbered, the titles and websites are not in order of priority. And I may tweak things a bit in advance of the new site’s launch in a few weeks.
I have only included resources that I have used and benefitted from myself. Not all of the authors would call their books “mindfulness books” per se (Ann Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift From the Sea is a good example) — but each has helped to demonstrate to me the importance of mindfulness and how to practice it.
I’m still pretty new to all of this. With a lifetime of learning ahead of me, this list will grow over time.
If you have favorite books or other mindfulness resources to recommend, please share them in the comments! They may eventually be added to this list!
My Favorite Mindfulness Books
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
- 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Dan Harris [Check out my blog review here.]
- My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
- Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day, Andy Puddicombe
- Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
- A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit, Tim Ryan
- Dying to be Me: My Journey From Cancer, To Near Death, and True Healing, Anita Moorjani
- The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, Gretchen Rubin
- How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness, Jan Chozen Bays
- Gift From the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Back Yard, Margaret Roach
- The Art of Mindful Gardening: Sowing the Seeds of Meditation, Ark Redwood
- Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind, edited by Jocelyn K. Glei, Editor-in-Chief and Director of the website 99U. [Check out my blog review here.]
Fiction (with plotlines and character development reflecting mindfulness — many more to add here!)
- The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
My favorite mindfulness websites
On My “Must Read” List (i.e., still stacked next to my nightstand)
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life, Gretchen Rubin
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hahn
The Best Teachings of the Dalai Lama, Journey to a Happy, Fulfilling and Meaningful Life, The Dalai Lama
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny, Robin Sharma
Once again, if you have any recommendations for me to check out, please slap them down in the comments.
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